Sinner Strengthens Lead In Latest ATP Rankings After Maiden Grass-Court Title Win

Sinner Strengthens Lead In Latest ATP Rankings After Maiden Grass-Court Title Win

by Nurein Ahmed

Jannik Sinner will kick off his third week as the ATP's world No. 1, and he has increased the gap at the top by winning his fourth title of the season.

Sinner is having the best year of his career and the best by any player this season. He's warmed up for Wimbledon very nicely after winning his first grass-court title at the Halle Open.

The straight-sets victory over his good friend Hubert Hurkacz in the final in Germany took his points tally to 9890. That has created a gap of 1530 points over Novak Djokovic, who replaces Carlos Alcaraz as the World No. 2 this week.

The Spaniard surrendered his crown at Queen's in the second round stage and faced an uphill task to become World No. 1 this year. Daniil Medvedev failed to usurp Alexander Zverev for fourth spot, while Andrey Rublev remained in sixth.

Hurkacz rose two spots to seventh after losing the Halle final, meaning Alex de Minaur dipped to ninth after an early defeat at Queen's. Grigor Dimitrov kept Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the Top 10 by just five points.

Tommy Paul became the new U.S. No. 1 male player, rising to a new career-high ranking of No. 12. He captured the biggest title of his career at the Cinch Championships. Sebastian Korda, meanwhile, is now a Top 20 player (20th) after a semifinal finish at Queen's.

Lorenzo Musetti (queen's runner-up) soars to 25th and will be seeded at Wimbledon, as will Jack Draper, who breaks into the Top 30 for the first time (29th). Zhizhen Zhang continues to make history, raising the bar as the highest-ranked Chinese man in the ATP rankings (new career-high of 33).

Alexei Popyrin re-entered the Top 50 (47th), while a couple more Australians made moves in the standings. Rinky Hijikata rose 23 spots to 75th, while James Duckworth climbed ten places to 78th. To check on all your favorite players, you can visit our ATP Rankings page for this week's changes.


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