Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the head of the ATP world rating forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal, after a brand new week with out main modifications in the prime ten of the classification and at the gates of placing his reign into play.Djokovic, who regained primary after successful the Australian Open, the first ‘large’ of the 2020 season, maintains an earnings of 325 factors on Nadal, similar margin as final week, and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, which closes the podium on the listing and shall be out a number of months for his knee operation.The primary two classifieds return to motion this week in the tournaments of Dubai, Belgrade, and Acapulco (Mexico), Manacor, with the quantity at stake. To get better it, the Balearic should win his third title on the Mexican arduous observe and that the Serbian doesn’t cross the quarterfinals in the Asian occasion.Exterior the High-100, the rise of Carlos Alcaraz stands out. After successful his first sport on the ATP Tour in the Open River, Murcia wins 92 positions and stays very near the High-300 (at place 314) with 127 factors, remaining as the finest under-17 tennis participant on the circuit.Classification of the ATP as of February 241. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,3953. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.1304. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.0455. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,8906. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,7457. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,8858. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,8609. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,86010. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,555… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2,36027. (27) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1,500 45. (41) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,08551. (49) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 99052. (53) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 95354. (59) PABLO ANDUJAR (ESP) 93297. (93) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 61498. (90) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 611Australian tennis participant Ashleigh Barty continues yet one more week at the head of the WTA rating forward of Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, whereas the Hispanic-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza stays sixteenth.Barty has seen his benefit over Halep minimize considerably, after the Romanian received the title in Dubai on Sunday, though it stays at virtually 2,300 factors (2,291). In the remainder of the High 10, highlights the decline of 5 locations of the Swiss Belinda Bencic, which occurs to be the 9 in the world, and the ascents of the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (fourth), the American Sofia Kenin (fifth) and the Dutch Kiki Bertens (sixth).As for the Spanish illustration, Garbiñe Muguruza, who couldn’t cross the quarterfinals in Dubai, remains to be sixteenth, whereas Carla Suárez loses eleven locations and it’s 70 in the world, Sara Sorribes is 80 and Paula Badosa, 91.Classification of the WTA as of February 241. (1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,367 factors.2. (2) Simona Halep (RUM) 6.076.3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,200.4. (5) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,665.5. (7) Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,490.6. (8) Kiki Bertens (PBA) 4,335.7. (6) Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,301.8. (9) Serena Williams (USA) 3,915.9. (5) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,875.10. (10) Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,625.… / …16. (16) GARBIÑE MUGURUZA (ESP) 2,522.70. (59) CARLA SUAREZ (ESP) 822.80. (80) SARA SORRIBES (ESP) 767.91. (93) PAULA BADOSA (ESP) 698.
WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation bills, and the president signed them into law. But in recent years the shutdown scenario has become so routine that it raises the question: Have shutdowns as a negotiating tool lost their punch?Monday brought few signs of progress. A partial shutdown that could occur at midnight Friday risks disrupting government operations and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working without pay over the holiday season. Costs would be likely in the billions of dollars.Trump was meeting with his team and getting regular updates, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump was also tweeting Monday to keep up the pressure.Exiting a Senate Republican leadership meeting late Monday, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said, “It looks like it probably is going to have to build for a few days here before there’s a solution.”