Djokovic extends lead as world number 1

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Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12 Monte Carlo Masters title.

Djokovic, winner of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, is now over 3000 points clear of old rival Nadal despite a quarter-final defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the Principality last week.

World number two, Nadal dropped ranking points after his title defence ended with a shock semi-final loss to eventual champion Fabio Fognini.

The 31-year-old Italian reached a career-high ranking of 12th after claiming his maiden Masters trophy with a straight-sets win over unheralded Serbian Dusan Lajovic in Sunday’s final.

Fognini jumped six spots to close on the top 10, while Lajovic climbed 24 places.

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