ATP Rankings Winners & Losers Pre-Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic’s boost, Hubert Hurkacz & Sebastian Korda reach milestones

Ewan West
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Novak Djokovic celebrates at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has received an unexpected ATP Rankings boost ahead of Wimbledon at the expense of Carlos Alcaraz, while Hubert Hurkacz and Sebastian Korda have both secured new milestones. 

Djokovic dropped from world No 1 to third position after the French Open, but he is set to climb back to second spot despite not playing since Roland Garros.

The 37-year-old Serbian underwent surgery on his right knee after suffering a meniscus tear at the Paris Grand Slam and he faces a race to be fit for Wimbledon, which will begin in just over a week.

If Djokovic does compete at the All England Club, he will be the No 2 seed, while reigning Wimbledon champion Alcaraz would be seeded third.

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The cutoff date for the Wimbledon seedings is Monday June 24, the day after the finals at the Queen’s Club Championships and the Halle Open. Besides Djokovic, Casper Ruud is the only player in the ATP top 10 who did not compete this week.

ATP Top 10 Before Queen’s/Halle

1. Jannik Sinner – 9,480 points
2. Carlos Alcaraz – 8,580
3. Novak Djokovic – 8,360
4. Alexander Zverev – 6,885
5. Daniil Medvedev – 6,485
6. Andrey Rublev – 4,710
7. Alex de Minaur – 4,085
8. Casper Ruud – 4,025
9. Hubert Hurkacz – 3,950
10. Grigor Dimitrov – 3,775

Alcaraz occupied the No 2 position in the ATP Rankings heading into the ATP 500 tournament at Queen’s Club, where he was the defending champion.

The 21-year-old Spaniard’s second round defeat to Jack Draper in London means he will drop 450 points, taking his points total from 8,530 to 8,130 — allowing Djokovic to leapfrog him.

Alex de Minaur reached a career-high ranking of world No 7 after winning the Stuttgart title last week, but he will slip to ninth place following his opening round exit at Queen’s. The 25-year-old Australian is set to drop 255 points, having been a runner-up at the grass-court event in 2023.

Hubert Hurkacz will swap places with de Minaur on the back of his run to the final at the ATP 500 tournament in Halle, where he will take on Jannik Sinner today. Seventh position will be the 27-year-old’s Pole new career-best ranking.

Sinner has extended his lead as the world No 1 with his success in Halle and he will be over 1,500 points clear of second-placed Djokovic if he claims his first grass-court title.

Live ATP Top 10 Before Queen’s/Halle finals

1. Jannik Sinner – 9,720 points (9,890 if he wins Halle)
2. Novak Djokovic – 8,360
3. Carlos Alcaraz – 8,130
4. Alexander Zverev – 6,905
5. Daniil Medvedev – 6,445
6. Andrey Rublev – 4,420
7. Hubert Hurkacz – 4,235 (4,405 if he wins Halle)
8. Casper Ruud – 4,025
9. Alex de Minaur – 3,830
10. Grigor Dimitrov – 3,750

The Big Winners

Sebastian Korda will break into the top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time on Monday, with his semi-final run at Queen’s Club moving him from 23rd to 20th position.

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Lorenzo Musetti has jumped five places from 30th to 25th in the live ATP Rankings after reaching the final at Queen’s, and he could go as high as 21st if he takes the title. Jack Draper will climb from 31st to a new career-high ranking of 29th after making the quarter-finals in London.

Rinky Hijikata is set to make a 23-place leap from 98th to 75th for his run to the last eight in Queen’s, while Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard will move up eight positions to a new career-best of 59th.

Billy Harris will jump 23 spots to a new career-high of world No 139 for making the quarter-finals at Queen’s as a wildcard.

Zhang Zhizhen will climb nine places from 42nd to a new career-best ranking of 33rd following his run to the last four in Halle, while Marcos Giron is set to jump from 53rd to 46th for reaching the quarter-finals.

The Big Losers

Alexander Bublik will drop six places from 17th to 23rd as he will lose 450 points for falling in the second round in Halle, having won the title in 2023. Cameron Norrie will fall five spots from 39th to 44th after his opening round exit at Queen’s Club.

Alexandre Muller and Roberto Bautista Agut are both set for big drops that will see them exit the top 100. Muller will fall 25 places to 103rd, while Bautista Agut will slide a huge 39 places to 122nd.