ATP Race Update: Alcaraz Moves Into Top Three And Chases Leader Sinner

ATP Race Update: Alcaraz Moves Into Top Three And Chases Leader Sinner

by Nurein Ahmed

Carlos Alcaraz made a substantial leap into the top three of the ATP race and has reduced the gap to leader Jannik Sinner thanks to his first Roland Garros title win.

Sinner set the early pace when he won his first Grand Slam at the 2024 Australian Open, amassing 2000 points. Since then, he has won titles in Rotterdam and Miami to steadily establish a big gap at the top.

But after the conclusion of the French Open, in which Alcaraz defeated Sinner in a decisive semifinal, the Spaniard cut his lead by winning the tournament. He now sits on 3900 points, a gap of 1400 from the Italian.

Alexander Zverev is sandwiched between the pair in second place. He was the runner-up at Roland Garros and now has 4385 points, putting him close to Sinner.

Casper Ruud, who lost in the semifinals at the clay major, is fourth, ahead of Daniil Medvedev. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex de Minaur, and Andrey Rublev occupy the remaining spots in the top eight.

The ATP race will determine the eight best players who will qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin. The race will also be used to crown the world's best player at the end of the season, also known as the year-end ATP No. 1.

Grigor Dimitrov is in ninth place, while Novak Djokovic has re-entered the Top 10. The Serbian's title defense in Paris came to a premature end when a knee injury forced him to pull out from the tournament before his quarterfinal match.

Djokovic is facing the prospect of missing out on the ATP Finals spot for the first time since 2017. That year, an elbow injury prevented him from competing after he shut down his season because of an elbow injury. This time, he has undergone surgery and is expected to miss only a few weeks.

Taylor Fritz, in 11th, is another player who could lose ground in the race in the coming weeks as he is nursing a back injury. The likes of Hubert Hurkacz, Holger Rune, and Tommy Paul can all eclipse him.

2024 ATP Race as of June 10, 2024:

Rank Player Points
1 Jannik Sinner 5300
2 Alexander Zverev 4385
3 Carlos Alcaraz 3900
4 Casper Ruud 3435
5 Daniil Medvedev 3150
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas 2465
7 Alex De Minaur 2255
8 Andrey Rublev 2220
9 Grigor Dimitrov 2075
10 Novak Djokovic 1860
11 Taylor Fritz 1780
12 Hubert Hurkacz 1760
13 Tommy Paul 1525
14 Holger Rune 1375
15 Alejandro Tabilo 1373
16 Felix Auger-Aliassime 1355
17 Sebastian Baez 1320
18 Ugo Humbert 1285
19 Nicolas Jarry 1195
20 Karen Khachanov 1160
21 Alexander Bublik 1120
22 Jiri Lehecka 1035
23 Ben Shelton 1000
24 Mariano Navone 923
25 Tomas Martin Etcheverry 910
26 Francisco Cerundolo 900
27 Cameron Norrie 815
28 Jan-Lennard Struff 805
29 Nuno Borges 805
30 Luciano Darderi 784
31 Tomas Machac 763
32 Tallon Griekspoor 760
33 Pedro Martinez 734
34 Matteo Arnaldi 725
35 Lorenzo Musetti 700
36 Arthur Fils 690
37 Sebastian Korda 675
38 Jordan Thompson 675
39 Flavio Cobolli 650
40 Facundo Diaz Acosta 644
41 Frances Tiafoe 620
42 Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 617
43 Fabian Marozsan 590
44 Jack Draper 585
45 Brandon Nakashima 580
46 Miomir Kecmanovic 575
47 Dusan Lajovic 565
48 Zizou Bergs 562
49 Zhizhen Zhang 560
50 Dominik Koepfer 541


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