Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev has broken into the top five in the latest men's singles rankings released by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) after clinching his maiden title at the recently-concluded Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday.
Medvedev reaped rewards of his consistent performance throughout the event with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win over his Belgian opponent David Goffin in the final clash of the men's singles event of the Cincinnati Open that lasted one hour and 39 minutes.
The victory not only saw the Russian clinch his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title but also helped him occupy fifth spot in the updated men's singles rankings for the first time in his career.
Meanwhile, Goffin's runner-up finish in Cincinnati saw him move up by four places to stand at the 15th spot.
Novak Djokovic, who made a semi-final exit from the Western and Southern Open after slumping to a 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 defeat at the hands of Medvedev, continues to maintain the numero-uno spot in the rankings and maintains a lead of 3,740 points over Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal.
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and Austria's Dominic Thiem retained their third and fourth place, respectively.
The latest ATP top 10 are as follows:
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 11,685
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7,945
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,950
4. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,925
5. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 4,195
6. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,005
7. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,005
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) 3,455
9. Karen Khachanov (Russia) 2,890
10. Roberto Bautista (Spain) 2,575