Tennis: Zverev joins top 10 after Italian win

Germany's Alexander Zverev poses with his trophy after winning the ATP Tennis Open final.
Germany's Alexander Zverev poses with his trophy after winning the ATP Tennis Open final. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Germany's Alexander Zverev broke into the top 10 of the latest ATP men's tennis rankings released on Monday (May 22), a day after stunning world No. 2 Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters.

The 20-year-old claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over four-time Rome champion Djokovic.

It was just a fourth career title and third this year for Zverev, who moves up seven places to 10th ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros from May 28 to June 7.

The top 10 list remains unchanged, with Britain's Andy Murray world No. 1 ahead of Serb Djokovic, the reigning Roland Garros champion.

Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, moves up four places to 30th after reaching the Rome quarter-finals.

The top 10: 1 Andy Murray (Gbr). 2 Novak Djokovic (Srb). 3 Stan Wawrinka (Sui). 4 Rafael Nadal (Esp). 5 Roger Federer (Sui). 6 Milos Raonic (Can). 7 Dominic Thiem (Aut). 8 Marin Cilic (Cro). 9 Kei Nishikori (Jpn). 10 Alexander Zverev (Ger).