Djokovic Tucks Another Week At No. 1 As Ruud Rejoins Top 10 In Latest ATP Rankings

Djokovic Tucks Another Week At No. 1 As Ruud Rejoins Top 10 In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic dropped 180 points for skipping this year's Dubai Championships, but the Serb continued his dominance of the men's World No. 1 ranking.

Djokovic is not expected to relinquish the top spot for the entire month of March, meaning he is assured of reaching 418 weeks at No. 1 by April 1st. That would be twice as many weeks at No. 1 as rival Rafael Nadal (209). He already has at least 100 more weeks over Roger Federer.

Carlos Alcaraz went off the track in February after a costly defeat in the Buenos Aires semifinal and retirement in the first round of Rio. The Spaniard will be unable to topple Djokovic even if he retains the Indian Wells title.

In fact, Alcaraz faces a battle to keep his World No. 2 ranking, with Jannik Sinner hot on his heels. Daniil Medvedev is fourth, and a gap is widening between himself and the Top 3. Andrey Rublev's default in Dubai means that he will forfeit any ranking points he was due to receive there.

He dips to sixth, with Alexander Zverev benefitting as a result. The German re-enters the Top 5 despite his modest return in Acapulco. Casper Ruud is now part of the world's Top 10 after reaching back-to-back finals in Los Cabos and Acapulco.

Alex de Minaur denied the Norwegian on his second final during the Mexican swing to keep his Top 10 spot ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas, who must stay out of it for at least another fortnight. USA's Taylor Fritz is the top-ranked American man but is down in 12th place.

Newly-crowned Dubai champion Ugo Humbert is up to a career-high of 14th. At the same time, Sebastian Baez concluded the South American swing by winning his second title of the season at the Chile Open. The Argentine rises to a best ranking of World No. 19.

Alexander Bublik is now part of the world's Top 20 (20th) after his runner-up finish at the Dubai Championships. British lefty Jack Draper rose 13 spots to break the Top 40 despite retiring in Acapulco.

Alejandro Tabilo's fine start to 2024 has enabled him to climb to 39th in the standings. He was a finalist in Santiago. Miomir Kecmanovic takes his spot in the Top 50 again (47th), while Germany's Dominik Koepfer soared as high as 49th after reaching the Mexican Open quarterfinal.

Spain's Pedro Martinez is back in the Top 100 (89th) after enjoying an upturn in fortunes at the Chile Open (semifinalist). Be sure to check on all your favorite players by visiting our rankings page to track all the movements.


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