ATP Rankings After Montreal Masters: Novak Djokovic Distances Himself from Field
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Novak Djokovic claimed another Masters Series 1000 title this weekend as the Serbinator defeated Mardy Fish in the championship match from Montreal.
With the title, Djokovic consolidated his position as the top-ranked player on the ATP Tour.
However, the news for the Djokovic contingent is better than that as the world No. 1 increased his lead over his main contenders. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray went out early in Montreal and that has helped Djokovic increase his lead over his rivals substantially.
Djokovic now how 13,500 ranking points and he holds a lead of over 2,000 ranking points over second-ranked Nadal. There are not many changes in the top 10 with the August 15 update, however, Mardy Fish and Gael Monfils flipped positions. Fish, following his run to the final where he actually took a set of Djokovic in Montreal, is now at a career-high ranking of seventh on tour.
Monfils is down to eighth while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a semifinalist from Montreal, jumped up six spots to re-crack the top 10 on tour as Nicolas Almagro slid down to 11th.
Other significant jumps in the rankings see Stanislas Wawrinka up three spots to 14th while Janko Tipsarevic is into the top 20 for the first time as he moved up four spots from 24th following his semifinal run in Montreal.
American Andy Roddick continues to slide on tour as the former world No. 1 is down three spots to 15th heading into the Cincinnati Masters.
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