Djokovic Ends Season At No. 1, Alcaraz In 2nd In Year-End ATP Rankings

Djokovic Ends Season At No. 1, Alcaraz In 2nd In Year-End ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic will finish the 2023 season as the year-end No. 1 for the eighth time in his career, while there are notable changes in the world's Top 10.

The men's tennis season drew to a close on Sunday, with Djokovic lifting his 7th ATP Finals title with a resounding victory over Jannik Sinner in the final. Djokovic brings the curtain down to an incredible year with a five-digit points tally.

With 11,245 points, Djokovic finished top, and clear of second-placed Carlos Alcaraz who earned 8,855 points. The Top 10 places did not change during the week in Turin. That means Daniil Medvedev finished third ahead of ATP Finals runner-up Sinner in fourth.

Taylor Fritz will end 2023 as the top-ranked American man and inside the world's Top 10. But Casper Ruud exits that exclusive club. It's the first time since 2020 that Ruud will have a double-digit year-end ranking after failing to qualify for the ATP Finals.

Aside from Fritz, there are three more Americans in the world's Top 20. These are Tommy Paul (13th), Frances Tiafoe (16th), and rising star Ben Shelton (17th). Chile's Nicolas Jarry (19th) and France's Ugo Humbert (20th) will begin the new season at career-high marks.

At least six Russian men feature in the Top 50. Apart from the familiar names, there is a new wave of talent being led by 22-year-old Alexander Shevchenko who broke that barrier after reaching his first ATP final in Metz this month.

Germany's Maximilian Marterer has finished the season with a bang. After his big fall from grace a few years ago, he's enjoyed a resurgent year on the Challenger tour. The 28-year-old lefty won his second title of the season at that level in Danderyd on Sunday and rose to his best ranking since 2019 (89th).

Argentina's Facundo Diaz Acosta was another winner at the weekend after bagging the Montevideo Challenger, beating Brazil's Thiago Monteiro in the final. He equals his previous best ranking of 93rd.

USA's Alex Michelsen fell short in his quest to land back-to-back titles at the Champaign Challenger (lost to Patrick Kypson) but also finished with a career-high ranking of 94th. You can track all the movements by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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