Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep retain top spots in men’s and women’s singles rankings

first_imgRafael Nadal retained the top spot in the latest men’s singles Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer.Austria’s Dominic Thiem moved one place up to seventh while Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who was seventh earlier, went down a spot to No.8. Thiem’s win at St. Petersburg Open on Sunday helped him gain a spot in the men’s rankings.Thiem claimed his 11th career title and his first on indoor hard court by winning 6-3, 6-1 over Slovakia’s Martin Klizan in just one hour and eight minutes.Meanwhile, Gilles Simon of France jumped 10 positions to be ranked 29th, after winning the Moselle Open title on Sunday. Simona Halep was knocked out of the US Open in the first round (Reuters Photo)In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) women’s singles rankings, Romania’s Simona Halep maintained the No. 1 spot ahead of Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki.Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic climbed one spot up to seventh over Japan’s Naomi Osaka, after defeating her 6-4, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, reports Efe.Germany’s Julia Goerges entered the top-10 list after qualifying for the second round of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in China, by beating Markela Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4).Further down the rankings, Kazakh Yulia Putintseva jumped 16 positions to be ranked 45th, thanks to being a runner up at the Guangzhou International Women’s Open.The current top-10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,760 points2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,900advertisement3. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6,4454. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 5,9805. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,8906. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,7157. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,8258. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 3,7559. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,59510. John Isner (US) 3,470.The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Simona Halep (Romania) 8,061 points2. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 5,5063. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,2954. Caroline Garcia (France) 4,7255. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,5856. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,5557. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4,4758. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 4,3909. Sloane Stephens (US) 3,91210. Julia Goerges (Germany) 3,730.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more