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ATP Rankings: Mannarino, Djere leap as top 10 remains static before US Open full of possibilities
After a quiet week in the ATP rankings, there could be a major shake up coming up as five players have a shot of becoming world No 1 after the US Open
With most of the top players not competing the week before the US Open, the top 10 ATP rankings remain unchanged heading into the final Grand Slam of the season where as many as five players have a shot of coming out as world No 1.
Daniil Medvedev, the defending US Open champion, remains at No 1 as he begins his 15th week at the top of the rankings. The Russian is followed by Germany’s Alexander Zverev (who will not compete in New York) at No 2, Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz at No 3 and No 4, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at No 5, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (also not competing at Flushing Meadows at No 6), Casper Ruud at No 7, Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime at No 8, Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie at No 9 and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz at No 10.
The only change in the top 20 sees Italy’s Matteo Berrettini climb one spot to No 14, swapping places with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.
Outside the top 20, 34-year-old Frenchman Adrian Mannarino jumps 20 spots to No 45 in the ATP rankings after winning the Winston-Salem Open title. Serbia’s Laslo Djere, who lost in the Winston-Salem Open final to Mannarino, jumps 25 spots to No 64.
Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler, who qualified and reached the semi-finals in Winston-Salem, move sup 17 spots to a new career-high of No 85.
Djokovic and Zverev will slide down the ATP Rankings after missing 2022 US Open
Wtih novak Djokovic unable to enter the United States to compete at the US Open, the Serb will not be able to defend his runner-up points from No 2021 and will slide the rankings. Alexander Zverev, who pulled out as he recoevrs from ankle surgery, will also drop his semi-final points from 2021 and slide down.
As the final Grand Slam of the season kicks off on Monday, there are five players with a chance to come out of the US Open as the world’s rop-ranked player/ Medvedev, Nadal, Alcaraz, Tsitsipas and Ruud all have a shot of becoming the world No 1after two weeks depending on how the results pan out in New York.