Djokovic Maintains World No. 1 Spot For Another Week, Alcaraz Closes Up

Djokovic Maintains World No. 1 Spot For Another Week, Alcaraz Closes Up

by Zachary Wimer

Last last updated

Another week of tennis action on the ATP Tour is behind us and Novak Djokovic held onto his spot as world no. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

The Serb couldn't compete in Madrid as he had to withdraw from the event due to an injury. In his absence, Carlos Alcaraz defended his title and 1000 points for the champion with it too. Since Djokovic couldn't defend his last year's 360 points, the result on Monday morning turned out to be a really interesting one.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion leads only by 5 points ahead of the 20-year-old Spaniard. Djokovic has 6775 points and Alcaraz is second with 6770. Coming in third, Daniil Medvedev was only one of two players in the Top 10 that earned some points this week, due to his last year's absence from the clay-court swing.

The Russian lost in the fourth round and added 90 points to his total of 5330 points, creating a bigger margin to fourth Casper Ruud, who has 5165 points. Rounding up the Top 5 is Stefanos Tsitsipas who has 5015 points, and he also won't be happy that he lost 180 points compared to last year's appearance because of a quarterfinal loss.

Andrey Rublev is sixth in the ATP Rankings with 4190 points to his name and right behind him is 20-year-old Dane Holger Rune, who has 3865 points. Another youngster in the mix is Jannik Sinner with 3525 points.

The Top 8 stayed the same as week prior to the Madrid Open, but the last two positions in the Top 10 were swapped. Taylor Fritz is now in 9th with his 3380 points, and Felix Auger-Aliassime dropped to 10th with 3235 points.

The mover of the week is certainly Jan Lennard Struff, who became the first-ever lucky loser at an ATP 1000 event to reach the final. The German moved up by 37 places to his new career-high 28th, almost certainly guaranteeing him a seeded spot at the Roland Garros.

On the other hand, his compatriot Alexander Zverev experienced one of the falls of the week. The German couldn't defend his points from last year's final appearance as he met eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz already in the fourth round this time. Zverev dropped by 6 places and for the first time in six years, he left the Top 20, falling to 22nd place.

But these are not the only moves in the ATP Rankings. To see the full rankings and the latest moves, be sure to check out our dedicated ATP Rankings page.



You may also like