ATP Rankings: Daniil Medvedev at No 1, Alexander Zverev at No 2, Big Three out of top two for first time since 2003
Daniil Medvedev has started his second stint at No 1 in the ATP Rankings, replacing Novak Djokovic at the top with the Serbian dropping two places.
With this year’s French Open returning to its normal slot, the ranking points from the clay-court Grand Slam only came into full effect on June 13 as last year’s event took place a week later due to the coronvirus pandemic.
It means Djokovic’s 2,000 ranking points that he lost after failing to successfully defend his Roland Garros crown only dropped off on Monday morning.
As a result, the 20-time Grand Slam winner slips to third in the rankings with 6,770 points.
Medvedev, who reached the fourth round of the French Open, returns to the top for his second spell. His first stint lasted only three weeks from February 28 to March 20.
Alexander Zverev, who is currently out injured after suffering a serious ankle injury during his semi-final against Rafael Nadal in Paris, climbs to a career-high No 2.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 13, 2022
It means for the first time since November 2003, none of the Big Three of Djokovic, Nadal or Roger Federer occupies the top two spots in the ATP Rankings as Nadal is fourth and the injured Federer sits at No 68.
There is more bad news for Djokovic as he is set to drop further down the list as there will be no points awarded at Wimbledon following the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players.
For now the rest of the top 10 is completed by French Open runner-up Casper Ruud, who is at a career-best No 5, Stefanos Tsitispas, Carlos Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime (career high No 9) and Hubert Hurkacz.
Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie sits just outside the top 10 at No 11 while Andy Murray jumped 27 places to No 47 after finishing runner-up at Stuttgart.
The biggest mover of the week was Tim van Rijthoven after the Dutch wildcard went from No 205 in the rankings to No 102 following his incredible title-run in s-Hertogenbosch.
Playing in his first ATP Tour event, Van Rijthoven beat top seed Medvedev, second seed Auger-Aliassime and third seed Jack Sock en route to lifting the trophy.
ATP Rankings Top 20
1. Daniil Medvedev 7,950 points
2. Alexander Zverev Germany 7,075
3. Novak Djokovic Serbia 6,770
4. Rafael Nadal Spain 6,525
5. Casper Ruud Norway 5,050
6. Stefanos Tsitispas Greece 4,945
7. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 4,893
8. Andrey Rublev – 4,125
9. Felix Auger-Alliasime Canada 3,625
10. Matteo Berrettini Italy 3,570
11. Cameron Norrie Great Britain 3,455
12. Hubert Hurkacz Poland 3,258
13. Jannik Sinner Italy 3,185
14. Taylor Fritz United States 2,920
15. Denis Shapovalov Canada 2,473
16. Diego Schwartzman Argentina 2,325
17. Marin Cilic Croatia 2,130
18. Reilly Opelka United States 2,100
19. Pablo Carreno Busta Spain 1,965
20. Roberto Bautista Agut Spain 1,858
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