2024 ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic extends record, Jannik Sinner putting pressure on Carlos Alcaraz

Shahida Jacobs
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz chat
Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz at the net

Novak Djokovic remains well clear at the top of the ATP Rankings, but the battle between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner for the world No 2 spot is heating up.

World No 1 Djokovic hasn’t played since losing in the semi-final of the Australian Open, but he is still sitting pretty as he has a 1,050-point advantage over Alcaraz in second place.

He extended his record for most weeks at No 1 on Monday as he started his 414th week at the top – 104 weeks clear of Roger Federer’s previous milestone of 310. On top of that, the 24-time Grand Slam is already assured of remaining at No 1 until at least April 1 as he won’t drop any points during the upcoming Sunshine Double.

But the race between Alcaraz and Sinner is set to intensify with the latter now just 535 points adrift in third place after the Spaniard’s injury nightmare at the Rio Open.

Alcaraz dropped 300 points the past week as he was forced to retire from his first-round clash after sustaining an injury in the opening game of the match.

Neither player will be in action again before the Indian Wells Masters and Alcaraz is the defending champion in California so he will drop 1,000 points while Sinner only has 360 points to defend.

Daniil Medvedev remains comfortably fourth, but the gap to third place could widen this week as he has 500 points to defend at the Dubai Tennis Championships.


There are a couple of changes outside the top 10 with Casper Ruud moving up one place to No 11 with Stefanos Tsitsipas dropping a spot. Karen Khachanov moves up two places to No 15 after winning the Qatar Open while Francisco Cerundolo is back in the top 20 after reaching the semi-final at the Rio Open.

Sebastian Baez, the 2024 Rio Open champion climbs nine places to a career-high No 21 while Jordan Thompson, who won the Los Cabos Open, is up eight places to No 32 and also sits at a career high.

However, the biggest winners of the week were Gael Monfils, Mariano Navone, Jakub Mensik and Joao Fonseca.

Monfils moved up 14 places to No 54 after reaching the semi-final in Qatar, Navone surged 52 places to No 56 after his runner’s-up finish in Brazil, Mensik climbed 29 places to No 87 following his run to the final in Doha and the 17-year-old Fonseca surged 312 places to No 343 after reaching the quarter-final in Rio.

Some of the big droppers were Cameron Norrie as he slumped six spots to No 29 after failing to defend his title in Rio, Andy Murray is now down at No 67 after slipping 17 places, Stan Wawrinka is down seven places to No 74

ATP Rankings Top 20

1. Novak Djokovic Serbia 9,855 points
2. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 8,805
3. Jannik Sinner Italy 8,270
4. Daniil Medvedev – 8,015
5. Andrey Rublev – 5,110
6. Alexander Zverev Germany 5,085
7. Holger Rune Denmark 3,395
8. Hubert Hurkacz Poland 3,600
9. Alex De Minaur Australia 3,210
10. Taylor Fritz United States 3,150
11. Casper Ruud Norway 3,120
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 3,080
13. Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria 2,925
14. Tommy Paul United States 2,375
15. Karen Khachanov 2,260
16. Frances Tiafoe United States 2,155
17. Ben Shelton United States 2,055
18. Ugo Humbert France 1,990
19. Adrian Mannarino France 1,950
20. Francisco Cerundolo Argentina 1,840