Novak Djokovic returned to the tennis world after two months at the Monte Carlo Masters. Unfortunately, the Serb was defeated during the second round by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Luckily, Nole has managed to stay on top of the ATP rankings. On Monday, he began his record 366th week as the World No. 1. Last month, Djokovic lost the top position to Daniil Medvedev after the Serb could not participate in major tournaments this year. However, a defeat at the Indian Wells finale cost the Russian the top spot. Novak returned to the top of the rankings and has been the ranking leader.

Davidovich Fokina has made a giant leap in the ATP rankings after making it to the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old failed to lift his first title after his defeat in the finals against Stefano Tsitsipas. The young Spaniard revealed that it was his dream since childhood to lift a tennis title. However, Fokina might have to wait a little while to win his first title. Although he was happy to reach the finals. The Spaniard progressed 19 spots and broke into the top 30 for the first time in his career. He started the week at number 27 on the ATP rankings.

Djokovic & Fokina

Moreover, Gregor Dimitrov, who made it to the semi-finals in Monte Carlo, rose six positions to secure the 23rd spot. On the other hand, Carlos Alcaraz had to face a disappointing defeat against Sebastian Korda during the second round. The surprising win allowed the American to reach his career-best ranking of 37.

2019 Winner Fabio Fognini’s ATP Rankings Falls Down After Early Monte Carlo Loss

As the fans are well aware, Fabio Fognini lifted the Monte Carlo title in 2019. The Italian tennis player carried points from the 2019 tournament into this year’s event. Unfortunately, Fognini had to face a 6-3, 6-0 defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round. The early loss in Monte Carlo turned out to be a huge hit for the Italian tennis player. He dropped down 30 spots to the 62nd position in the ATP rankings.

Fabio Fognini at the 2022 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Fabio Fognini

The 2019 Monte Carlo runner-up Dusan Lajovic also lost in the second round. As a result, the Serbian moved down 29 places to the 78th rank. Moreover, Roberto Carballes Baena also fell down 18 spots and currently stands at the 96th rank.

Meanwhile, Holger Rune has continued to rise in the ATP rankings after making it to the top 100 in January. The Danish teenager jumped seven positions to number 72 after the Monte Carlo and reached a new career-high rank. Meanwhile, after reaching the third round at Monte Carlo, Lorezo Mussetti and Laslo Djero progressed to the 68th and 50th ranks.5All suggestions5 more suggestions

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