Djokovic wins in Belgrade his 83rd title and is world No. 1 again, Korda wins in Parma

By Jürgen Fritz, Sun 30 Mai 2021, Cover picture: © JFB

For just two weeks, Daniil Medvedev was No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. With his victory in Belgrade, his 83rd title overall, Novak Djokovic has regained the top spot in the world rankings. In Parma, 20-year-old Sebastian Korda won his first ATP title, having previously won two tournaments on the Challenger Tour. Korda rises from 31 to 25 in the JFB ranking, meaning the USA once again has a player in the top 30.

Djokovic wins in Belgrade his 83rd ATP tournament, Korda in Parma his first

Novak Djokovic, as expected, had little difficulty in getting his second tournament win of the season, the third in the last 52 weeks, in his hometown of Belgrade. On Saturday, he beat Alex Molcan of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the E tournament (ATP 250). It was Djokovic’s 83rd tournament win on the ATP Tour.

Sebastian Korda also had little problem in Parma. After the US player surprisingly knocked out top seed Lorenzo Sonego in the round of 16, the 20-year-old marched through the E tournament with ease, not dropping a single set in all five rounds. In the final, he beat Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 in just 75 minutes. This was Korda’s first ATP title and the first tournament win by a US American on European clay since 2010. The 20-year-old has already won two Challenger tournaments (F) at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021. In the JFB ranking, Korda thus rises from 31 to 25 and there is once again a US American among the top 30 in the world.

The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Rankings as of 30 May 2021

And here’s how the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Rankings look after the Belgrade Open and the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma:



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Clay showdown at Roland Garros

Today at 11 a.m. local time, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year begins in Paris. The defending champion at Roland Garros is 13-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal, who has 100 points to defend.

These are the points the players have to defend for the next two weeks at the French Open:

  • Rafael Nadal: 100
  • Novak Djokovic: 60
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas: 35
  • Diego Schwartzman: 35
  • Andrey Rublev: 20
  • Dominic Thiem: 20
  • Pablo Carreno Busta: 20
  • Jannik Sinner: 20
  • Sebastian Korda: 11 (10 point for reaching R16, 1 point for the victories in the qualifying tournament)
  • Alexander Zverev: 10
  • Lorenzo Sonego: 10
  • Grigor Dimitrov: 10
  • Karen Khachanov: 10
  • Marton Fucsovics: 10

Here you can read how the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking works.


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