ATP Race Update: Sinner Maintains Pace At The Top As Djokovic Drops To 7th

ATP Race Update: Sinner Maintains Pace At The Top As Djokovic Drops To 7th

by Nurein Ahmed

There was significant movement in the ATP Race to Turin this past week, where two men picked up titles in Dubai and Acapulco.

Jannik Sinner was not in action but maintained his pace at the top of the race. Sinner's 2,500 points garnered from two tournaments remain unmatched so far. He was a first-time Grand Slam champion at this year's Australian Open and kept his undefeated streak intact by winning in Rotterdam.

Daniil Medvedev failed to defend an ATP title after losing to Ugo Humbert in the Dubai semifinal. However, the Russian sat in second place and added to his points tally (now up to 1,500). Alex de Minaur picked up his first title of the season by retaining his Acapulco crown.

The Australian rises to third place and ranks ahead of Alexander Zverev, who is down in fourth after a shock first-round defeat to Daniel Altmaier in Acapulco. Argentina's Sebastian Baez continues his ascent in the ATP race after capturing his second title during the Golden Swing.

Baez defeated Alejandro Tabilo in the Chile Open final and motors to the fifth spot with 1,000 points. He is just ahead of sixth-placed Ugo Humbert by a mere 75 points after the Frenchman's exploits in Dubai saw him walk away with his second ATP 500 career title.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic dipped to 7th spot in the early race. But it is pertinent to note that Djokovic hasn't played since the Australian Open and could realistically rise as high as third if he wins Indian Wells, which he will play in during the next two weeks.

Djokovic's drop is not surprising from this week's race. But Holger Rune and Carlos Alcaraz are down in 17th and 19th respectively. The ATP race will determine the eight players who qualify for the 2024 ATP Finals in Turin and crown the PIF year-end World No. 1.

2024 ATP Race as of March 4, 2024:

Rank Player Points
1 Jannik Sinner 2500
2 Daniil Medvedev 1500
3 Alex de Minaur 1295
4 Alexander Zverev 1235
5 Sebastian Baez 1000
6 Ugo Humbert 925
7 Novak Djokovic 860
8 Andrey Rublev 800
9 Hubert Hurkacz 800
10 Alexander Bublik 790
11 Casper Ruud 725
12 Grigor Dimitrov 715
13 Taylor Fritz 695
14 Karen Khachanov 600
15 Alejandro Tabilo 568
16 Tommy Paul 565
17 Holger Rune 565
18 Jordan Thompson 525
19 Carlos Alcaraz 500
20 Facundo Diaz Acosta 498
21 Cameron Norrie 495
22 Jiri Lehecka 425
23 Stefanos Tsitsipas 415
24 Jack Draper 415
25 Jakub Mensik 410
26 Arthur Cazaux 400
27 Nuno Borges 400
28 Ben Shelton 400
29 Mariano Navone 393
30 Emil Ruusuvuori 390
31 Flavio Cobolli 355
32 Miomir Kecmanovic 350
33 Tallon Griekspoor 350
34 Luciano Darderi 344
35 Adrian Mannarino 335
36 Sebastian Korda 325
37 Aleksandar Kovacevic 316
38 Brandon Nakashima 311
39 Nicolas Jarry 305
40 Dominik Koepfer 301
41 Valentin Vacherot 301
42 Frances Tiafoe 300
43 Marcos Giron 300
44 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 280
45 Borna Coric 279
46 Federico Coria 279
47 Alex Michelsen 276
48 Leandro Riedi 276
49 Felix Auger-Aliassime 275
50 Facundo Bagnis 261


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