Djokovic Begins 410th Week As World No. 1 In Latest ATP Rankings

Djokovic Begins 410th Week As World No. 1 In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic's reign as king of Melbourne Park came to a screeching halt this past week, but the Serbian star was assured of remaining as World No. 1.

Djokovic was beaten by eventual champion Jannik Sinner in the semifinal of the 2024 Australian Open and dropped 1,200 points. But the scant consolation for his failure to add to his ten titles at the tournament is that he has clocked a 410th week as the top-ranked player.

Djokovic has exactly 100 more weeks than the next man closest to his record for most weeks at No.1, and that is retired Swiss Roger Federer, who was ranked No. 1 for 310 weeks. Carlos Alcaraz now sits just 600 points below Djokovic, but the Spaniard is defending six titles in the next six months.

Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner occupy third and fourth spots after contesting the first Grand Slam final of 2024. Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas lost three spots in the latest rankings and dropped into 10th place - narrowly escaping a Top 10 exit.

That means Alex de Minaur's Top 10 stay was short-lived, with the Australian man cascading to 11th. Adrian Mannarino continues to move up in the rankings and to the 17th spot after reaching the second week of the Australian Open. While Britsh No. 1 Cameron Norrie re-enters the Top 20.

Serbia's Miormir Kecmanovic soared 19 spots and into the Top 50 after defying the odds to reach the fourth round in Melbourne. At the same time, Nuno Borges was also another player who turned heads in the year's first Grand Slam.

Borges became the first Portuguese player to reach the second week of the Australian Open. He makes his Top 50 debut at a career-high mark of No. 47. Jack Draper's dream of breaking into the Top 20 is going to plan. He stands on the cusp of rejoining the half-centurion club.

This is a good time for Italian men's tennis. While Sinner took all the acclaim in Melbourne for winning his first major, and rightly so, 21-year-old Flavio Cobolli also made waves.

He reached the third round of the Australian Open as a qualifier, earning a shock win over Nicolas Jarry in the opening round. Cobolli rises 24 spots to a career-high ranking of No. 76.

Another 21-year-old who excelled was Arthur Cazaux of France, who scored a memorable Top 10 win over Holger Rune at the Australian Open. Cazaux reached the fourth round, where he was beaten by Hubert Hurkacz. He celebrates his Top 100 debut this week (83rd).

Be sure to track all the movements in the freshly published ranking of January 2024 on our dedicated rankings page.


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