ATP Rankings Winners and Losers from Monte Carlo: Tsitsipas in top 10, Ruud +4, Rune -5

Stefanos Tsitsipas has secured a return to the top 10
Stefanos Tsitsipas will be back in the top 10 after Monte Carlo

A thrilling and at times controversial week at the Monte Carlo Masters has set up a final few would have expected, with Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas gunning for glory on Sunday.

For the first time since 2010 the world No 1 and 2 both lost at the semi-final stage of the same Masters 1000 event, with Jannik Sinner stunned by Tsitsipas before Novak Djokovic fell to Ruud.

Ruud and Tsitsipas’ runs will mean a noticeable change in the upper echelons of the ATP Rankings next Monday.

ATP Top 10 before Monte Carlo

1) Novak Djokovic, Serbia – 9,725 points
2) Jannik Sinner, Italy – 8,710
3) Carlos Alcaraz, Spain – 8,645
4) Daniil Medvedev – 7,165
5) Alexander Zverev, Germany – 5,415
6) Andrey Rublev – 4,890
7) Holger Rune, Denmark – 3,795
8) Hubert Hurkacz, Poland – 3,665
9) Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria – 3,540
10) Casper Ruud, Norway – 3,465

Thanks to his run through the draw, Djokovic has extended his advantage at No 1, while Sinner’s semi-final performance was enough to stay ahead of Carlos Alcaraz in the battle for world No 2.

Finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas is also set to return to the top 10 after a resurgent week on his beloved clay, while Casper Ruud has strengthened his position inside the top ten with his run to the final.

But Holger Rune faces a disappointing drop, with the Dane projected to fall to 12th next week.

‘As it stands’ ATP Top 10 after Monte Carlo

1) Novak Djokovic, Serbia – 10,035 points
2) Jannik Sinner, Italy – 8,750
3) Carlos Alcaraz, Spain – 8,645
4) Daniil Medvedev – 7,085
5) Alexander Zverev, Germany – 5,425
6) Casper Ruud, Norway – 4,025
7) Andrey Rublev – 3,935
8) Hubert Hurkacz, Poland – 3,675
9) Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece – 3,650
10) Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria – 3,595

The Big Winners

The biggest winners are undoubtedly Ruud and Tsitsipas, who are getting well-deserved rankings boosts for their efforts this week.

No matter what happens in Sunday’s final, Ruud will be back up to No 6 in the world, while Tsitsipas will be world No 9 if he loses, but world No 7 if he wins his third Monte Carlo title tomorrow.

Though he will be disappointed with his semi-final loss, Djokovic may be happy with this week rankings-wise also, with his cushion at the top now over 1000 points; that’ll likely keep him at No 1 until at least the French Open.

Elsewhere in the top 20, Ugo Humbert’s run to the quarter-final saw him continue his strong start to 2024, and he will be at a new high of 13th come Monday.

The Big Losers

The biggest drop at the top of the game is Rune’s, with the 20-year-old projected to fall five spots – and significantly be outside the top 10 come Monday.

Lower down the rankings, Jack Draper is projected to fall seven spots to 46th, while Daniel Altmeier is currently set to fall 14 spots to world No 66.

After rising over 50 spots to return to the top 100 last week, Matteo Berrettini is now at risk of falling out of the top 100 once again

Following his opening round loss in Monte Carlo, the Italian is projected to fall 13 spots to world No 97, just 25 points above world No 101 JJ Wolf.

And Dominic Thiem has again slipped after failing to make it out of Monte Carlo qualifying, with the Austrian projected to fall seven spots to 104th.

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