Tennis: Zverev closes on top six after Cologne win

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 27 2020 10:09 AM

Germany's Alexander Zverev wears a protective face mask after winning his final match against Argentina's Diego Sebastian Schwartzman. Thilo Schmuelgen, Reuters.

PARIS, France -- German Alexander Zverev edged closer to the world's top six on Monday after his weekend triumph in Cologne, while Novak Djokovic chalked off another week in his bid for the record amount of time as world number one.

Zverev beat Diego Schwartzman on home soil in Sunday's final to secure a second straight title.

He remains seventh in the ATP rankings, but cut the gap to world number six Daniil Medvedev and the fifth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Roger Federer has been world number one for a record 310 weeks in his career.

But Djokovic, who is at the ATP tournament in Vienna this week having not played since Roland Garros earlier this month, has now spent 292 weeks as the world's best player.

ATP top 20:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,740 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850

3. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125

4. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,925

6. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,015

8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3,429

9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3,285

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,075

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,830

13. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,710

14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555

15. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,400

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,400

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,265 (+2)

18. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,245 (-1)

19. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2,230 (-1)

20. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,215

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