Djokovic maintains top spot for 87th successive week

Serbian star, Novak Djokovic,  maintained his dominance in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, topping it for the 87th consecutive week, according to a list released on Monday.

Djokovic joins the list of tennis players who have topped the rankings for the most consecutive weeks, as he came fifth after legendary players Swiss Roger Federer (237 weeks) , America’s Jimmy Connors (160), Czech Ivan Lendl (157) and America’s Pete Sampras (102).

The Serbian has been leading the rankings since July 7, 2014.

This week’s rankings did not witness any changes, as Scottish Andy Murray came second, followed by Swiss Roger Federer.

In the female circuit, American tennis queen, Serena Williams, kept her lead for the 160th consecutive week with 9,245 points.

The 34-year-old multiple Grand Slam winner is followed by Angelique Kerber of Germany with 5,700 points, then Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland with 5,450 points.

Spaniard, Garbiñe Muguruza and Simona Halep of Romania completes the top five with 4,831 and 4,745 points respectively.

The current ATP ranking for men and point scores are as follows:

  1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 16,540 points
  2. Andy Murray (Scotland) 8,685
  3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,295
  4. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6,325
  5. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4,810
  6. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,980
  7. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 3,900
  8. David Ferrer (Spain) 3,505
  9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 2,950
  10. Richard Gasquet (France) 2,715.