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Goffin, despite defeat, still among ten best tennis players in the world, Mertens drops two places

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David Goffin continues Monday on the tenth place in the new world of the mannentennis. Elise Mertens have two places to submit and state nineteenth.

Belgium’s best player reached last week in the semi-finals on the clay courts of Barcelona. There did he Rafael Nadal, the tournament for the eleventh time would win. The 31-year-old Spaniard retains Monday, first place on the world ranking for Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev. Also the rest of the top ten does not change.

The Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas surprised in Catalonia, with a place in the final. He is rewarded with nineteen places of profit in the ATP rankings. Tsitsipas is now 44th.

The biggest leap in the top 100 in the name of the Italian Marco Cecchinato. On his 25th he won on Sunday in Budapest, as a lucky loser, his first-ever ATP tournament. Cecchinato is jumping 33 positions to move forward and ends up Monday on place 59. Losing finalist John Millman also makes beautiful things. The Australian nip of 94 to 69.

Ruben Bemelmans will remain at position 106 (+1) the second Belgian to Steve Darcis (145th, -6).

In the women drops Elise Mertens Monday, two places on the new WTA ranking. Belgium’s best tennis player is nineteenth. The top ten does not change and is still led by the Romanian Simona Halep.

Mertens this week to get started in the Moroccan city of Rabat. The 22-year-old Limburg plays there as the first seed against the Slovakian Kristina Kucova (WTA 281).

Alison Van Uytvanck wins a place and is 48th, Kirsten Flipkens drops three places to number 73. Yanina Wickmayer (-2) reserves net to place her in the top one hundred.

At the top, there are no changes. Halep is 1 for the Danish Caroline Wozniacki and the Spanish Garbine Muguruza. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko make the top five vol. Czech Karolina Pliskova remains, despite its title, in Stuttgart sixth.

Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier does the best thing of the week. Thanks to her title in Istanbul, she wins 46 positions and is now 76th.

The ATP ranking on Monday, april 30, (in brackets, the ranking on 23 april):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal (Spa) 8770 points

2. (2) Roger Federer (Sui) 8670

3. (3) Alexander Zverev (Ger) 5195

4. (4) Marin Cilic (Kro) 4985

5. (5) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 4950

6. (6) Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) 4470

7. (7) Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3545

8. (8) Kevin Anderson (ZAf) 3390

9. (9) John Cheney, Who (VSt) 3125

++ 10.(10) David Goffin (Bel) 3020

11.(11) Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 2440

12.(12) Novak Djokovic (Ser) 2220

13.(13) Sam Querrey (Usa) 2220

14.(15) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 2175

15.(16) Jack Sock (Usa) 2155

16.(17) Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 2130

17.(18), Tomas Berdych (Ch) 2060

18.(14) Lucas Pouille (Fra) 1995

19.(20) Fabio Fognini (Ita) 1840

20.(21) Milos Raonic (Can) 1835

The WTA ranking on Monday, april 30, (in brackets, the ranking on 23 april):

1. (1) Simona Halep (Roe) 8055 points

2. (2) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 6790

3. (3) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) 6065

4. (4) Elina Svitolina (M) 5450

5. (5) Jelena Ostapenko (Note) 5382

6. (6) Karolina Pliskova (Ch) 5100

7. (7) Caroline Garcia (Fra) 4700

8. (8) Venus Williams (Usa) 4276

9. (9) Sloane Stephens (Usa) 3939

10.(10) Petra Kvitova (Ch) 3271

11.(12) Angelique Kerber (Ger) 3025

12.(11) Julia Görges (Ger) 2980

13.(16) Coco Vandeweghe (Usa) 2738

14.(13) Madison Keys (Usa) 2722

15.(14) Daria Kasatkina (Rus) 2570

16.(15) Anastasija Sevastova (Let) 2505

17.(18) Magdalena Rybarikova (Slk) 2350

18.(19) Ashleigh Barty (Aus) 2318

++ 19.(17) Elise Mertens (Bel) 2270

20.(21) Kiki Bertens (Ned) 2135

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