Djokovic Increases Lead After Geneva In Latest Rankings But Not Certain To Remain No. 1

Djokovic Increases Lead After Geneva In Latest Rankings But Not Certain To Remain No. 1

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic will begin his 2024 Roland Garros campaign ranked World no. 1, but he is not guaranteed to remain there at the end of the fortnight.

Djokovic added 100 points to his tally after reaching the Geneva semifinals, breaking a trend and playing in a tournament a week before a Grand Slam.

But failure to end his trophyless start to 2024 will mean Jannik Sinner will have the ball in his court in Paris for the right to become the new No. 1. If the Italian reaches the final at the clay-court Grand Slam, he will dethrone Djokovic from the top spot.

The rest of the Top 10 remains unchanged at the start of Roland Garros, but Casper Ruud added 240 points after winning a third Geneva Open title last weekend. He remains in sixth with 4425 points but must defend runner-up points in the next two weeks to avoid slipping.

Daniil Medvedev is the player with a lot to gain in the French capital after losing in the first round last year. He could re-enter the top four depending on how results unfold between him, Alexander Zverev, and Carlos Alcaraz.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Hubert Hurkacz, and Grigor Dimitrov remain in the Top 10. It promises to be an interesting battle, with Alex de Minaur and Taylor Fritz standing on the doorstep of returning to the elite group.

Tomas Machac rose 10 places to a career-high running of No. 34 after a runner-up finish in Geneva. But Frenchman Arthur Fils dropped outside the Top 30 after missing his title defense in Lyon.

Luciano Darderi has made it four Italians in the world's Top 40. The 22-year-old rises to 40th after reaching the Lyon semifinals. Flavio Cobolli is not far off from breaking the Top 50 (53rd) after losing to Ruud in the Geneva semis.

The biggest mover in the Top 100 is Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, who bagged a maiden ATP title in Lyon, his home city. The 20-year-old makes his Top 100 debut at the dizzying height of 66th in the rankings. Be sure to track all your favorite players by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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