ATP Race Update: Sinner Still Top, But A New Name Enters Top 8

ATP Race Update: Sinner Still Top, But A New Name Enters Top 8

by Nurein Ahmed

The ATP Race to Turn continues to conjure surprises even though it is still early days to make any pronouncement on who will qualify for the ATP Finals.

The top four remained unchanged from the start of the month. Jannik Sinner is still top of the race with 2,500 pints. The Italian is unbeaten in 2024, winning his first Grand Slam at the Australian Open and the ATP 500 in Rotterdam this month.

The next time Sinner will be in action will be in Indian Wells, so he is unlikely to be caught between now and the first ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Daniil Medvedev is playing in Dubai this week and can bridge the gap between himself and Sinner.

Medvedev sits in second place with 1,300 points and can win a maximum of 500 points in the Middle East, where he is playing his first tournament in the company of new coach Gilles Simon. Germany's Alexander Zverev has suffered a shock loss in Los Cabos.

He remains in third place on 1,235 points and ahead of Novak Djokovic, who is on an extended break after losing to Sinner in the Australian Open semifinal. Andrey Rublev is in fifth place, with Alex de Minaur sitting at a high of sixth.

Argentina's Sebastian Baez is a surprise entrant into the Top 10. The 23-year-old captured the Rio Open on Sunday, his biggest triumph on the ATP Tour. With 500 points added to his tally, Baez climbs to 7th place.

Grigor Dimitrov, Hubert Hurkacz and Taylor Fritz complete the Top 10. World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz ranks 14th in the ATP Race, which is worrying after a modest return on the South American in February.

Alcaraz will look to shake off a minor ankle injury and return to winning ways in Indian Wells to ascend the ATP race ladder. He could realistically climb into the Top 5 if he retains his title at the desert.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has qualified for the ATP Finals each year since 2019, is 29th and has a lot of work to do. A snippet of the ATP Race from this past week can be seen below.

2024 ATP Race as of February 26, 2024:

Rank Player Points
1 Jannik Sinner 2500
2 Daniil Medvedev 1300
3 Alexander Zverev 1235
4 Novak Djokovic 860
5 Andrey Rublev 800
6 Alex de Minaur 795
7 Sebastian Baez 750
8 Grigor Dimitrov 715
9 Hubert Hurkacz 700
10 Taylor Fritz 695
11 Tommy Paul 565
12 Karen Khachanov 550
13 Jordan Thompson 525
14 Carlos Alcaraz 500
15 Cameron Norrie 495
16 Facundo Diaz Acosta 473
17 Alexander Bublik 460
18 Ugo Humbert 425
19 Alejandro Tabilo 403
20 Nuno Borges 400
21 Casper Ruud 395
22 Mariano Navone 393
23 Emil Ruusuvuori 390
24 Holger Rune 365
25 Jakub Mensik 360
26 Adrian Mannarino 335
27 Arthur Cazaux 325
28 Jiri Lehecka 325
29 Stefanos Tsitsipas 315
30 Brandon Nakashima 311
31 Tallon Griekspoor 300
32 Ben Shelton 300
33 Marcos Giron 300
34 Valentin Vacherot 295
35 Luciano Darderi 294
36 Flavio Cobolli 280
37 Borna Coric 279
38 Alex Michelsen 276
39 Leandro Riedi 276
40 Felix Auger-Aliassime 275
41 Nicolas Jarry 255
42 Federico Coria 254
43 Facundo Bagnis 254
44 Miomir Kecmanovic 250
45 Frances Tiafoe 250
46 Francisco Cerundolo 250
47 Aleksandar Kovacevic 241
48 Alexander Shevchenko 235
49 Zizou Bergs 226
50 Sebastian Korda 225


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