Djokovic Stays Top As Alcaraz Retains No. 2 Spot Ahead Of Sinner In Latest ATP Rankings

Djokovic Stays Top As Alcaraz Retains No. 2 Spot Ahead Of Sinner In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Carlos Alcaraz successfully defended the Indian Wells Open thanks to a masterful performance in Sunday's final, which cemented his spot in the top two.

Alcaraz was under immense pressure from immediate rival Jannik Sinner to keep the number two ranking. But a semifinal victory over the Italian ensured he would remain there. Although the World No. 1 ranking is out of reach for now, he made significant inroads to topple Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic, who leads the PIF ATP rankings, has a huge cushion over the Spaniard (920 points), but this could be truncated to as low as 280 points should Alcaraz win in Miami. The Serbian has already confirmed his withdrawal from the second Masters of 2024.

Sinner remains in third spot ahead of two-time Indian Wells runner-up Daniil Medvedev. Alexander Zvrev has officially replaced Andrey Rublev in the top five after the Russian was reinstated into that position following his Dubai default.

Holger Rune stays in seventh, while fellow Scandinavian Casper Ruud moves up a spot to eighth. Hubert Hurkacz and Alex de Minaur complete the Top 10. Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to occupy unfamiliar territory in 11th.

Meanwhile, Tommy Paul rose to 14th and is now the second-best American man in the rankings after his run to the Indian Wells semifinal. Gael Monfils rose seven places to inside the Top 50 (47th) and is now the oldest player in that group (37), ahead of Djokovic.

Czech teenager Jakub Mensik soars to a new career-high of No. 70. The 18-year-old won his first match at Masters level almost two weeks ago in California. Juan Pablo Varillas re-enters the Top 100 (95th) after winning the Santiago Challenger this past weekend.

Italy's Luca Nardi made the most of his lucky loser opportunity in Indian Wells, where he stunned Novak Djokovic with his career-best win. He makes his Top 100 debut (up to 96th). Be sure to check on all player movements by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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