Jannik Sinner to become world No 1 after shocking loss of Novak Djokovic in Italian Open 2024? Check here the possible circumstances

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic suffered a great loss against Alejandro Tabilo during the third round of the Italian Open in 2024. Notably, this shocking defeat can help world-number two Jannik Sinner take over the top spot for the first time

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Tennis legend Novak Djokovic suffered a great loss against Alejandro Tabilo during the third round of the Italian Open in 2024. Notably, this shocking defeat can help world-number two Jannik Sinner take over the top spot for the first time. The Serbian's third-round loss makes him sit with 1090 points in the PIF ATP Rankings. However, the situation will change once the French Open commences on May 26.

Novak Djokovic aims to win the 2000 PIF ATP Rankings on the clay court in Paris. On the other hand, Jannik Sinner will be defending 45 points. This clearly shows that Novak's early defeat can help Jannick Sinner get the world number one ranking with an 865-point advantage over Djokovic. Meanwhile, it sees that Djokovic at least needs to reach the semi-finals to have world number one ranking, as an early defeat will make him sit in the number two spot.

Top Three In Live Rankings

1. Novak Djokovic 9,860

2. Jannik Sinner 8,770

3. Carlos Alcaraz 7,300

Meanwhile, if Novak Djokovic reaches the final but loses, then Sinner needs to reach the semi-finals in Paris to take the top spot. However, star player Tabilo was ecstatic as he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open 2024. The great player reveals his strategy and pragmatic skills to beat world number one Novak Djokovic.

I came onto the court just looking around and soaking it all in, trying to process everything: Alejandro Tabilo

"It’s incredible. I came onto the court just looking around and soaking it all in, trying to process everything. I’m trying to wake up right now. I was trying to keep my nerves in, trying to keep swinging. Obviously, every time you feel like you are closer to the end, your arms start to get a little tighter and you start to swing shorter, so I was just trying to not think about it and take it point by point. It’s crazy, I can’t believe what just happened," said Tabilo.

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