Grand Slam tournaments often offer the best chance for players to make significant moves in the rankings, and the 2023 Australian Open is no different.
Before the first major of the season started, five men had a chance to be a world no. 1 after it. Two of them already lost their chance, as both Casper Ruud and Rafael Nadal were eliminated from the tournament.
That gave current world no. 1, Carlos Alcaraz, some breathing room, as the Norwegian was the only player that didn't need not win the event to overtake him.
The only two men that can now dethrone the Spaniard are Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who are separated only by 75 points. If any of them wins the event, they will move ahead of Alcaraz, but participation in the final will move them only closer.
But there weren't only positive movements for players in the ATP Rankings. Last year's champion, Rafael Nadal will drop by at least four places to the sixth position and so will last year's finalist, Daniil Medvedev.
The Russian will leave the Top 10, as he'll drop to at least the 12th spot in the rankings.