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Novak Djokovic dropped out of Roland Garros and will lose world No. 1

Novak Djokovic dropped out of Roland Garros and will lose world No. 1

The Serbian, who had just defeated the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo, suffered a knee injury that forced him to abandon the Grand Slam. For the points he will lose, I know who will be the new leader of the ATP ranking.

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Novak Djokovic announced his discharge Roland Garros, due to problems in his right knee. In this way, due to the points that the Serbian will lose, it is confirmed that the Italian Jannik Sinner He will be the new No. 1 in the world.

Djokovic He had suffered serious pain in his right knee during his match this Monday, in which he was able to beat the Argentine after more than four hours and in five sets. Francisco Cerúndolo. The Serbian will fall, at least, to second place in the ATP rankingsince it loses 1600 points from last year.

The news of the loss of Djokovic also causes the classification of Norwegian Casper Ruud (No. 7) to the semifinals. The Serbian had to face the Norwegian in the quarterfinals, a repeat of the final 2023won by Djokovic.

“These last few weeks, I have had a little discomfort in my right knee, nothing to do with a worrying injury. I have played tournaments like this and nothing has happened until today. But in the third game of the second set, I slipped and that affected my knee”he explained at a press conference on Monday.

“I don’t know what will happen tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, or if I will be able to get on the court to play”, he then warned, setting off alarms about the possible seriousness of his injury. The Serbian pointed out the poor condition of the track and the lack of dirt as the cause.

Sinner, the new No. 1 in the ATP world ranking

His successor at the top of the ranking will be the Italian Jannik Sinner22 years old, who this year won the Australian Openhe Miami Masters 1000 and the ATP 500 Rotterdam.

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Jannik Sinner

At 22 years old, Sinner will become next Monday the first Italian to be number 1 in the worldwhatever his result at Roland Garros, where he will play his quarterfinal match against the Bulgarian this Tuesday Grigor Dimitrov (N.10) when the withdrawal of Djokovic.

The Serbian leaves a record of 428 weeks at the top of world tennis.

Source: Ambito

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