Djokovic Leads Alcaraz Ahead Of Asia Swing In Latest ATP Rankings

Djokovic Leads Alcaraz Ahead Of Asia Swing In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic will maintain the same gap of 3,260 points over closest rival Carlos Alcaraz as the ATP Tour oscillates to Asia.

The Serbian man will not play this year's Asia swing, announcing on social media he was withdrawing from the Shanghai Masters which begins next week. Djokovic on 11,795 points won't be able to extend his lead. Alcaraz who will play in Beijing and Shanghai has the chance to cut that gap by half.

There was no movement in the world's Top 10, but Germany's Alexander Zverev added 250 ranking points after bagging his second title of the season in Chengdu. Zverev came back from the brink to defeat Roman Safiullin, and boost his hopes of appearing at the ATP Finals, moving in seventh spot in that column.

Karen Khachanov became an ATP titlist for the first time since 2018 after winning the ATP 250 in Zhuhai. The Russian moves up a spot to 14th in the ATP ladder, and he is also mathematically in with a chance of qualifying for the ATP Finals, occupying the same spot in the ATP Race.

Sebastian Korda is back in the world's Top 30 after an encouraging week in Zhuhai, reaching the last four and losing to eventual champion Khachanov. He rises to 28th after adding 45 points. Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka rejoins the Top 40 after a runner-up finish at the same event.

The biggest mover in the world's Top 100 is Roman Safiullin. The 26-year-old soars 14 places to a career-high mark of 41. Compatriot Aslan Karatsev inched closer to a Top 50 return after a fine week in Zhuhai.

The former World No. 14 scored wins over Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie en route to the last four. He'll be ranked in the 52nd position this week. It was a good weekend for British lefty Liam Broady.

Despite falling short of landing the St. Tropez Challenger title, the man from Stockport will make his Top 100 debut at last, rising 10 places to a career-high ranking of 93rd. While the man he won the title, Constant Lestienne re-enters the Top 100, sitting just behind Broady. You can check our dedicated rankings page for all the changes in points and movement this week.


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