Djokovic Keeps Significant Lead Over Sinner In Record-Extending ATP Rankings Update

Djokovic Keeps Significant Lead Over Sinner In Record-Extending ATP Rankings Update

by Erik Virostko

Novak Djokovic still leads the ATP Rankings despite not playing a lot in recent weeks, and he's extended one of his records again.

The Serbian player withdrew from the Miami Open, which was the last ATP Masters 1000 tournament played, and one of his chances to significantly add to his lead over the rest of the field. Still, it doesn't have to worry him much, as he's still the leader in the clubhouse.

With the latest ATP Rankings update on April 8th, 2024, Djokovic still leads with 9,725 points, more than 1,000 points ahead of the second Jannik Sinner, who has 8,710 points and third Carlos Alcaraz with 8,645 points.

For the 24-time major winner, this week is also record-extending in terms of the record that he broke only yesterday, and every week that he starts as the world no. 1 from this moment will be record-extending as well.

Currently aged 36 years and 322 days, Djokovic will be the world no. 1 throughout this week, meaning he's sure to be the world no. 1 until he's 36 years and 328 days old. That further extends the record that he took away from Roger Federer, who was the world no. 1 at the age of 36 years and 320 days.

In the rest of the Top 10, there weren't that many changes, as positions four to seven remained unchanged as well. Daniil Medvedev is currently fourth with 7,165 points, Alexander Zverev is far behind him with 5,415 points, while Andrey Rublev with 4,890 points will have a big week, as he's defending 1,000 points at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Behind them is Holger Rune, with 3,795 points, position after which came the first change in the Top 10. Hubert Hurkacz is eighth after he won the Estoril Open, the same tournament that the tenth Casper Ruud won last year, and as a result, dropped by two positions. Between these two is Grigor Dimitrov with 3,540 points.

Outside of the Top 10, there were a few significant moves. Ben Shelton raised by two positions to 14th, now only one place from becoming the American no. 1, after his Houston Open win. On the other hand, as a result of his loss in the Houston Open final, Frances Tiafoe slipped down by two places to 23rd.

Pedro Martinez, who played the final in Estoril, after stunning Ruud, moved up by 17 positions to 60th, while Miomir Kecmanovic dropped by 16 places to the world no. 66.

The mover of the week is. without a doubt, Matteo Berrettini, who sensationally won the title in Marrakech, moving inside the Top 100, after his rankings slipped as a result of an injury hiatus. The Italian is now ranked 84th after moving up by 51 places.


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