ATP Race Update: Sinner And Medvedev Set Pace After Melbourne

ATP Race Update: Sinner And Medvedev Set Pace After Melbourne

by Nurein Ahmed

With the dust settling after the first Grand Slam of 2024, the ATP Race is beginning to have a familiar look.

After Chile's Alejandro Tabilo briefly led the race mid-January, the ATP's top-ranked players have now taken over. Jannik Sinner became the first Italian in history to win the Australian Open and received 2,000 ranking points.

Even without playing a preparatory warm-up tournament, those points proved sufficient to take Sinner on top of this year's race, and he will likely stay there until the end of February. Sinner and Daniil Medvedev contested this year's final at Melbourne Park and have set the early pace.

Medvedev, for his part, received 1,300 points for his third runner-up finish at the Australian Open. He sits in the second spot ahead of Alexander Zverev, who has tallied 1,135 points after winning the United Cup for Germany and attaining a semifinal finish at the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic has topped the year-end race a record eight times but languishes in fourth place with 860 points. Djokovic will likely be overtaken by the likes of Andrey Rublev, Hubert Hurkacz, and Alex de Minaur, with the trip expected to play at least one tournament in February.

The Serb's return to competition will be in March, where he'll play the Indian Wells Masters for the first time since 2019. Elsewhere, Carlos Alcaraz sits in ninth place with 400 points. The Spaniard's solitary tournament in 2024 has been the Australian Open, where he lost in the quarterfinals.

Alcaraz is expected to soar in the ATP race, having signed up to play in two clay court tournaments in South America this month, where he could win a maximum of 750 points. That would potentially take him up to fourth.

Alexander Bublik won his second Montpellier crown last weekend and added 250 points to his tally. The Kazakh climbed as high as 11th. The ATP Race will determine the eight players who will qualify for the 2024 ATP Finals, which will be held in Turin, and the player who finishes the season as World No. 1.

2024 ATP Race as of February 5th, 2024:

Rank Player Points
1 Jannik Sinner 2000
2 Daniil Medvedev 1300
3 Alexander Zverev 1135
4 Novak Djokovic 860
5 Andrey Rublev 650
6 Hubert Hurkacz 550
7 Alex de Minaur 465
8 Taylor Fritz 445
9 Carlos Alcaraz 400
10 Alejandro Tabilo 378
11 Alexander Bublik 360
12 Grigor Dimitrov 350
13 Arthur Cazaux 325
14 Nuno Borges 325
15 Holger Rune 315
16 Jiri Lehecka 300
17 Cameron Norrie 295
18 Borna Coric 279
19 Brandon Nakashima 270
20 Miomir Kecmanovic 250
21 Adrian Mannarino 235
22 Casper Ruud 230
23 Stefanos Tsitsipas 215
24 Jack Draper 215
24 Emil Ruusuvuori 215
26 Leandro Riedi 212
27 Flavio Cobolli 210
28 Zizou Bergs 201
29 Karen Khachanov 200
30 Juncheng Shang 200
31 Sebastian Korda 200
31 Felix Auger-Aliassime 200
31 Ben Shelton 200
34 Arthur Fils 200
35 Valentin Vacherot 195
36 Taro Daniel 188
37 Aleksandar Kovacevic 178
38 Alex Michelsen 176
39 Jordan Thompson 175
40 Patrick Kypson 164
41 Jakub Mensik 160
42 Pierre-Hugues Herbert 160
43 Pedro Martinez 159
44 Duje Ajdukovic 159
45 Dominik Koepfer 151
46 Tommy Paul 150
47 Michael Mmoh 148
48 James Duckworth 142
49 Tomas Machac 138
50 Luca Van Assche 138


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