Sinner Replaces Alcaraz As World No. 2 And Bridges On Djokovic In Latest ATP Rankings

Sinner Replaces Alcaraz As World No. 2 And Bridges On Djokovic In Latest ATP Rankings

by Nurein Ahmed

2024 is shaping up to be Jannik Sinner's season, and the man from San Candido has attained a new career highlight in the newly published ATP rankings.

Sinner sensationally defeated Grigor Dimitrov with a dazzling performance to win his first Miami Open on his third try. The Italian knew victory in the final would take him to a new career-high of No. 2 and, simultaneously, close the gap on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the rankings.

He becomes the highest-ranked Italian player in the Open Era, smashing his own record. The 22-year-old is now on course to become the top-ranked men's player by June with less than 600 points to defend in the upcoming clay-court swing.

Djokovic stays on top for now and celebrates his 419th week there. He already has twice as many weeks at No. 1 as the next active player on tour, his longtime rival Rafael Nadal.

Alcaraz, meanwhile, sinks to a new two-year low of No. 3. Daniil Medvedev lost further ground on the top three but remains in fourth place, while Alexander Zverev is in fifth.

Grigor Dimitrov ran out of gas in the Miami Open final, but his hard work throughout the week will be rewarded with a place in the world's Top 10 for the first time in six years (up to ninth). It also means there is a one-handed backhand in the ATP's elite group as of this week.

Hungary's Fabian Marozsan has broken into the Top 40 for the first time, settling at 38th after a terrific run to the Miami quarterfinals. Tomas Machac becomes a Top 50 debutant, sitting at 43rd after an impressive run of his own in Miami (he was also a quarterfinalist).

Christopher O'Connell jumped eight spots into the Top 60 (58th) but is still five spots from his previous career-best ranking. Finland's No. 1 Emil Ruusuvuori dropped to 65th while Thiago Seyboth Wild motored to 66th.

Luca Nardi made quite a name for himself when he defeated Djokovic in Indian Wells. He just won the Napoli Challenger last weekend on home soil and rose to a new best ranking of 76th. Be sure to track all your favorite players by visiting our dedicated rankings page.


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