Russian tennis player Marat Safin, as before, holds second place in the published rating list of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He boasts 397 points, 27 less than the world's best player Lleyton Hewitt from Australia. Tim Henman from Great Britain ranks third with 378 points, and Spaniard Alberto Costa - fourth (341).
Over the past week the position of the athletes in the list of the world's top ten has not changed. Like seven days ago, legendary American Andre Agassi (332 points) holds fifth place.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969