2024 ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic still untouchable, Jannik Sinner makes history, Alex de Minaur reaches milestone
Novak Djokovic started his 413th week at No 1 in the ATP Rankings on Monday and he looks set to remain top for at least another month, but there were two big changes in the rest of the top 10.
Tennis great Djokovic was once again inactive last week as he is taking an extended break following the Australian Open, but his position at No 1 was solidified following Carlos Alcaraz’s shock defeat at the Argentina Open.
Alcaraz was expected to close the gap to the 24-time Grand Slam winner, but instead the points difference grew to 750 after the Spaniard was upset by Nicolas Jarry in the semi-final of the ATP 250 event.
World No 2 Alcaraz will get another opportunity to move closer to Djokovic as he will be in action at the Rio Open, but he has 300 points to defend after finishing runner-up in 2023. A title run will see Alcaraz reduce the deficit to 550, but Djokovic looks set to start the Sunshine Double at No 1.
The big change came at No 3 as Jannik Sinner rose to a career-high No 3 to become the highest-ranked Italian man in ATP Rankings history.
Sinner followed up his maiden Grand Slam title run at the Australian Open by going all the way at the Rotterdam Open to remain unbeaten in 12 matches in 2024. In fact, he has won 32 of the last 34 matches with Ben Shelton (Shanghai) and Djokovic (ATP Finals) the two players to beat him late last year.
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The Italian has the smallest of margins over Medvedev as he is just five points ahead of the Russian, who will once again be absent from the ATP Tours this week as he has opted not to defend his Qatar Open title. It essentially means that Sinner’s lead over Medvedev will be bigger come next Monday.
The other major change sees Rotterdam finalist Alex de Minaur up to a career-best No 9 as he becomes the first Australian since Lleyton Hewitt in 2006 to be in the top 10. De Minaur’s jump sees Stefanos Tsitsipas drop out of the top 10 for the first time since February 2019.
The rest of the top 20 is largely unchanged with Nicolas Jarry moving up two places to No 19 while British No 1 Cameron Norrie drops three places to No 23 as his poor form continues.
Further down the list, Alexander Shevchenko is up to a career-high No 48 as he moved up 12 places after reaching the quarter-final in Rotterdam.
Facundo Diaz Acosta, though, was the big winner as his Argentina Open title run saw him surger 28 places to No 59. The Argentine was handed a wildcard into the tournament and ended up defeating Jarry in the final for his maiden ATP trophy.
ATP Rankings Top 20
1. Novak Djokovic Serbia 9,855 points
2. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 9,105
3. Jannik Sinner Italy 8,270
4. Daniil Medvedev – 8,265
5. Andrey Rublev – 5,105
6. Alexander Zverev Germany 5,030
7. Holger Rune Denmark 3,700
8. Hubert Hurkacz Poland 3,600
9. Alex De Minaur Australia 3,210
10. Taylor Fritz United States 3,065
11. Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 2,990
12. Casper Ruud Norway 2,965
13. Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria 2,925
14. Tommy Paul United States 2,375
15. Frances Tiafoe United States 2,155
16. Ben Shelton United States 2,055
17. Karen Khachanov 2,010
18. Ugo Humbert France 1,990
19. Nicolas Jarry Chile 1,965
20. Adrian Mannarino France 1,950
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