Alcaraz Sends Djokovic Out Of Top 2 In Rankings With Roland Garros Title Win

Alcaraz Sends Djokovic Out Of Top 2 In Rankings With Roland Garros Title Win

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic's withdrawal meant that he wouldn't be number one after the 2024 Roland Garros, but Carlos Alcaraz's tournament win means he won't be number two either.

Being number two or number three on the ATP Rankings is the least of Djokovic's problems right now, as the Serbian is currently using crutches to walk. He underwent a meniscus repair surgery recently after tearing it during a match at Roland Garros.

The injury forced him to withdraw from the event, which ensured that Jannik Sinner would be number one after the tournament. After the final, Alcaraz ensured that the Serbian would not be number two after the season's second major.

By beating Alexander Zverev in the final, Alcaraz ensured that he earned 2000 ATP points in the French capital, which will put him at 8580 points on Monday.

Sinner will be on top with 9525 points, and Djokovic will be number three in the rankings with 8360 points to his name. The Serbian has a lot of points to defend at Wimbledon, and there is a decent chance that he won't play at the event because of the surgery.

It takes a few weeks to recover from that operation, and Wimbledon is four weeks away. Alcaraz, of course, has even more points to defend at Wimbledon because he's the defending champion, which means he'll be defending 2000 points.

Sinner is in the best position to be on top of the rankings after the grass-court major, but none of that will concern Djokovic. He was quite adamant that rankings and being number one weren't the priority anymore because he had spent a lot of time as number one already in his career - in fact, the most out of any tennis player ever.

He holds a few records regarding that, and what he's chasing are the Grand Slams. Everything else comes second, and that's what he'll focus on as he works his way back to the sport.


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