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ATP Rankings: Injured Alcaraz remains No 1 but faces threat from rivals at Australian Open
With Alcaraz pulling out of the Australian Open, his hold on the top of the ATP rankings could come under threat at Melbourne Park
The Spanish teenager, who has 6,820 points, will miss next week’s Australian Open. As a result, he will see his No 1 ranking under threat from his main rivals at Melbourne Park. Nadal remains at No 2 with 5,770 points while Ruud holds firm at No 3 with 5,720 points.
The rest of the top 10 includes Russia’s Andrey Rublev (+2 to No 6), Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime (-1 to No 7), Russia’s Daniil Medvedev (-1 to No 8), American Taylor Fritz (no change at No 9) and Danish teen Holger Rune (+1 to No 10).
Musetti climbs to career-high of No 19 in ATP rankings
Outside the top 10, Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie moves up two spots to No 12; Italy’s Matteo Berrettini is up two to No 14; and American Frances Tiafoe is up two positions to No 17.
Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti climbs four spots to No 19 to break into the top 20 for the first time. The 20-year-old won four of his five singles matches at the United Cup to help Italy reach the final.
The Italian earned 80 ranking points (players earn 90 points for reaching the semi-finals of an ATP 250 event and the quarter-finals of an ATP 500 event) for his efforts at the United Cup, where the points earned also depend on the ranking of the opponent as well. On the other hand, Fritz, who also went 4-1 but beat three top 20 players last week, earned 350 ranking points (players earn 360 ranking points for reaching the semi-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 Series event).
Adelaide runner-up Sebastian Korda moves up two pots to No 31, just one spot below his all-time peak ranking. Adelaide semi-finalist Yoshihito Nishioka climbs three spots to a new career high of No 33.
Pune runner-up Benajmin Bonzi returns to the top 50 by climbing 10 spots to No 50 while Pune champion Tallon Griekspoor is up 34 spots to No 61.