Djokovic extended his separation from Nadal against Roland Garros
The defeat in the finals of Rome Masters but Novak Djokovic remained the world’s number one, as well as in the race to London at the end of the 2019 season.
Before Roland Garros 2019 kicked off in late May, Djokovic still maintained a safe distance of 4,410 points compared to Rafael Nadal – who successfully defended 1,000 points with the 9th championship at the Rome Masters. Before going to Rome, Djokovic and Nadal are 4,170 points apart.
Roger Federer ranked 3rd ATP with 5,950 points but was under pressure from pursuers. Dominic Thiem has 4,845 points, while Alexander Zverev has 4,155 points.
Stopping in the semi-finals in Rome recently, Stefanos Tsitsipas accumulated 360 more points to climb up to take the 6th position of Kei Nishikori with 4,080 points.
Spanish tennis showed impressive progress after the clay Masters in Rome. Roberto Bautista remained in the top 20 ATP, Fernando Verdasco added 12 places, to 26th with 1,370 points.
Only winning the Rome Masters 2019 runner-up title, Djokovic has an extra 600 points accumulated to continue leading the race to London to attend the ATP Finals at the end of this season with 4,005 points.
However, that number one position is very fragile because the distance from the person behind Nadal has shortened from 900 points to only 500 points.
In turn, there were Stefanos Tsitsipas (2,760 points), Roger Federer (2,640 points) and Dominic Thiem (2,105 points). Roberto Bautista, a Spanish compatriot with Nadal, took the No. 10 position of John Isner, and was only 270 points from Kei Nishikori’s eighth place.