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ATP rankings – Djokovic remains No 1, Alcaraz rises to 11

Novak Djokovic remains at the top of the ATP rankings table, stretching his record number of weeks at No 1 to 364, while Carlos Alcaraz tops out at 11.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match at the Dubai Tennis Championships Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match at the Dubai Tennis Championships Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

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Daniil Medvedev’s loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the Miami Open quarter-finals means that Novak Djokovic will remain at the top of the ATP’s rankings.

The Serb, now in his sixth stint as the ATP rankings alpha dog, begins his record 364th week at the top of the rankings, despite the fact that he has only played three matches in 2022 due to complications that have arisen from his decision to remain unvaccinated.

Djokovic, who is just nine wins from his 1,000th career victory, plans to take the court again in a weeks’ time, at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Casper Ruud (NOR) hits a backhand during his men's singles quarterfinal match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.
Casper Ruud (NOR) hits a backhand during his men’s singles quarterfinal match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Ruud Rises to career-high No 7

Casper Ruud’s excellent week at Miami landed him in his first Masters 1000 final. Though he was not able to claim the title, the Norwegian cracks another career-high ranking at No 7 in the rankings. Ruud will have chances to improve his ranking on his best surface in the spring, but the 23-year-old has a lot of points to defend. He was a semifinalist at Monte-Carlo, Munich and Madrid last year, then won the title in Geneva. But he didn’t play Rome and only reached the third round at Roland-Garros.

Carlos is coming for the top-10

The man of the hour on Sunday was Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz. He became the youngest champion in Miami Open history and will rise to a career-high ranking of No 11 as a result. The 18-year-old’s pre-season goal was to reach the top-15; he’s already way ahead of those expectations.

“I’m running steps so fast,” Alcaraz said in television interview after the final. “I didn’t expect that. My goal was to end the year in the top-15, and now I’m 11, close to the top-10. I’m growing up so fast and I think that means that all the hard work that I put in every day – I’m so happy with the work, with my team, with everything I’ve done.”

Alcaraz will enter the week less than 30 points behind world No 10 Cameron Norrie – stay tuned.

Francisco Cerundolo, Miami 2022
Francisco Cerundolo, Miami 2022 © Zuma / Panoramic

Biggest riser – Francisco Cerundolo

Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo made the most of his ATP Masters 1000 debut, reaching all the way to the semi-finals, where he was finally taken out by Ruud. For his efforts Cerundolo gets the biggest rankings bump in the top-100, rising 52 spots to a career-high ranking of 51 in the world.

Cerundolo, who defeated Reilly Opelka, Gael Monfils, Frances Tiafoe and Jannik Sinner (via retirement at 4-1 in the first set) in Miami, will become a fixture in ATP main draws with that ranking.

Also deserving mention are Miomir Kecmanovic, who rises ten spots from 48 to 38 after reaching the quarter-finals at Miami, and Nick Kyrgios who returns to the top-100, rising eight spots to No 94.

Career-highs – Norrie cracks top-10, Brooksby to 36

There are plenty of career-high rankings on Monday, with Cameron Norrie joining Casper Ruud inside the top-10. The British No.1 rises two spots to come in at No 10.

Here are the other career-highs inside the top-100:

  • Casper Ruud | +1 | No 7
  • Cameron Norrie | +2 | No 10
  • Carlos Alcaraz | +5 | No 11
  • Tommy Paul | +3 | No 34
  • Jenson Brooksby | + 3 | No 36
  • Pedro Martinez | +1 | No 46
  • Francisco Cerundolo | +52 | No 51
  • Hugo Gaston | +5 | No 63
  • Daniel Altmaier | +2 | No 67
  • Oscar Otte | + 2 | No 72

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