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ATP rankings: Wawrinka in the rise! Sinner returns to top-10 as Djokovic targets Turin

Stan Wawrinka jumps 93 points in this week’s rankings and makes a return to the top-200, while Jannik Sinner returns to the top-10.

Wawrinka Mets 2022 Stan Wawrinka || Mao / Panoramic

Stan Wawrinka started his climb up the rankings last week in Metz, reaching his first semi-final on tour since 2020 and rising 91 spots to 193 in the rankings. The former world No 3, who has undergone multiple knee and foot surgeries in recent years, has not been inside the top-100 since January 10th of this year.

The 37-year-old took a big step in that direction this week, defeating Daniil Medvedev in Metz before being forced to retire from the semi-finals.

Wawrinka wasn’t the only player making noise in the ATP rankings. Scroll down for a look at other players who are on the rise…

Jannik Sinner re-enters top-10, Sonego and Nakashima surge

Italy’s Jannik Sinner is the only mover inside the top-10 this week. The 21-year-old jumps a spot and arrives at No 10, leapfrogging Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.

Sinner is the only player moving inside the top-20 this week. There wasn’t a lot of movement inside the ATP’s top-100, but there were a few notable exceptions.

Former world No 21 Lorenzo Sonego, the title winner in Metz, jumped 40 spots from 65 to 45, while American Brandon Nakashima rises to a career-high ranking of 48 (from 69) thanks to his maiden title in San Diego.

Alcaraz continues to lead the Race to Turin

Though he was inactive this week, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz enters his second week atop the ATP’s rankings and is one of two qualifiers (along with Rafael Nadal) for this year’s Nitto ATP Finals at Turin.

We can expect Novak Djokovic to be joining that lofty field as well…

With all four Grand Slams in the books in 2022, the Race to Turin heads down the home stretch; there are less than two months to play until the Nitto ATP Finals (Nov 13-20).

Novak Djokovic is currently 15th in the race but the 21-time Slam champion will make the field provided that he finishes inside the ATP’s top-20. The Serb talked about his intentions of playing in Turin on Sunday after the Laver Cup was completed.

“The goal is to try to make the Turin,” Djokovic said. “I’m in a good position, still I think 15 or 16 in the race. You’ve got to be top 20 as a Grand Slam winner. That’s the rule in order to make cut and qualify for Turin.

“I will play Tel Aviv next week and play a 500 in Kazakhstan, and then the schedule was to play Bercy and Turin. So let’s see if it stays this way or something changes.”

Here are the current top-10 in the Race to Turin (not including Djokovic, who will likely qualify)

  1. Carlos Alcaraz, 6460 (qualified)
  2. Rafael Nadal, 5810 (qualified)
  3. Casper Ruud, 4885
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4630
  5. Daniil Medvedev, 3375
  6. Andrey Rublev, 3055
  7. Felix Auger-Aliassime, 2860
  8. Alexander Zverev, 2700
  9. Hubert Hurkacz, 2635
  10. Taylor Fritz, 2385
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