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Sinner supplants Djokovic in ATP rankings; Swiatek keeps top spot

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Sinner supplants Djokovic in ATP rankings; Swiatek keeps top spot

Jannik Sinner supplanted Novak Djokovic in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, even as Iga Swiatek stayed on top.

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SINNER SUPPLANTS DJOKOVIC AS MEN’S WORLD NO.1 IN ATP RANKINGS

Sinner replaced Djokovic as the new men’s world No.1 after the latest ATP rankings were released on Monday.

The 22-year-old Sinner is now the first Italian to reach No.1 since the computerized rankings began in 1973.

Sinner is currently sporting a 33-3 win-loss record this season that comes along with three titles, including his first Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January.

The Italian started at 19-0 before absorbing two losses against new world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain.

Sinner lost to Alcaraz at the French Open semifinals, which the Spaniard won by beating Alexander Zverev in the final.

Djokovic slid to No.3, followed by Zverev at No.4.

SINNER JOINED BY SWIATEK ON TOP AS GAUFF NO.2 AMONG WOMEN

Swiatek kept her position as world No.1 among women after she won her fourth French Open title on Sunday.

American Coco Gauff, who lost to Swiatek in Paris in the semifinals, rose from No.3 to No.2.

She would later win her first French Open women’s doubles title along with Katerina Siniakova.

Two-time Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka is now at No.3 after swapping places with Gauff, while 2022 Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina is at fourth.

Interestingly, Jasmine Paolini rose to a career-best No.7 after she reached the French Open final.

Despite losing to Swiatek in the final, the 28-year-old Italian barged into the women’s top 10 for the first time.

Paolini was No.15 before the French Open.

FRENCH OPEN OFFICIALS DISAPPOINTED IN SOME EMPTY SEATS IN STADIUM

Meanwhile, French Open officials were disappointed upon seeing the sight of some empty seats in the main stadium during the singles semifinals.

Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo vowed to implement “a number of ideas” to avoid it in the future.

“We’re not satisfied. Who knows? I’m not in their heads,” Mauresmo said.

“We can’t force people to go to the stands,” added French tennis federation president Gilles Moretton.

The officials, nonetheless, reported that more than 650,000 spectators came to watch at Roland Garros during the French Open, along with the qualifying rounds.

“Not everything was perfect. We want to improve,” Moretton said.

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