Alcaraz Loses Ground On Djokovic's No. 1 Spot In Latest ATP Rankings

Alcaraz Loses Ground On Djokovic's No. 1 Spot In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Carlos Alcaraz's subpar Golden Swing meant that he fell even further from the World No. 1 ranking that Novak Djokovic currently holds.

Alcaraz was beaten in the semifinal of Buenos Aires two weeks ago and retired from his first-round match at the Rio Open after only two games. He lost 300 points this past week for failing to defend his runner-up finish from last year.

That means Djokovic is assured of staying as the World No. 1 until April 1st. The Serb is only dropping 180 points this week in Dubai after skipping the tournament and will instead look to rack up a maximum of 2,000 points during the Sunshine Swing next month.

The world's Top 10 remained unchanged, with Jannik Sinner retaining third place ahead of fourth-placed Daniil Medvedev, who will return to action at this week's Dubai Championships.

Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas had the opportunity to re-enter the Top 10 but must settle for 11th and 12th, respectively. Neither of them was able to get their hands on hardware in Los Cabos. Karen Khachanov (15th) moved two spots into the Top 15 after winning the Qatar Open.

Argentina's Sebastian Baez motored to a career-high ranking of World No. 21 after winning the biggest title of his young career at the Rio Open. Jordan Thompson was also another player who topped the ATP podium this past week.

The Aussie sensationally lifted the Los Cabos Open against all the odds after clocking over 10 hours on a match court during the week. Thompson's maiden ATP title takes him to the dizzying heights of No. 32.

Alexei Popyrin makes it three Australians in the world's Top 40. He rises to 38th. Gael Monfils ascends to 54th after reaching the Doha semifinal. A number of ATP players are celebrating a place in the world's Top 100.

Czech teenager Jakub Mensik reached his first ATP final in Doha (lost to Khachanov) and climbed to 87th. Argentina's Mariano Navone was a runner-up in Rio (lost to Baez) and rose to a career-high of World No. 60.

Navone's countryman, Thiago Agustin Tirante, cracked the Top 100 by default despite losing in the qualifying rounds of the Rio Open. You can check on all the movements by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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