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ATP rankings: Novak Djokovic begins record-extending 379th week as No 1; Medvedev, De Minaur and Jarry climb
The Serb’s No 1 ranking could be in danger, though, as he will not be able to play in Indian Wells and most likely, Miami too
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic begins his record-extending 379th week as world No 1 despite a semi-final exit at the Dubai Open. The Serb has a total of 7,160 points in the latest ATP rankings, released on Monday, with a lead of 380 points over second-ranked Carlos Alcaraz, who pulled out of Acapulco last week due to injury.
But with Djokovic having pulled out of Indian Wells after failing to get an exemption against Covid-19 entry rules (which require people to be vaccinated) and with Miami looking distinctly unlikely too, his top spot could well come in danger over the course of the ‘Sunshine Double’.
Djokovic and Alcaraz are followed by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at No 3, Norway’s Casper Ruud at No 4, and American Taylor Fritz, who reached the Acapulco semis, at No 5.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who won his third title on the trot in Dubai on Saturday, moves up a notch to No 6 while Dubai runner-up Andrey Rublev drops one spot to No 7 (he won the title in 2022). Denmark’s Holger Rune, a semi-finalist in Acapulco, moves up two spots to a career-high No 8.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who has pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, drops one spot to No 9. The Spaniard will drop out of the top 10 after Indian Wells. That would mark the first time that Nadal is not in the top 10 since April 25, 2005, ending a record-breaking stint of 912 weeks (almost 18 years) in the top 10. Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime also drops one spot to No 10.
De Minaur moves up to No 18 and becomes Australian No 1
Outside the top 10, Australia’s Alex de Minaur moves up four spots to No 18 after winning his seventh career singles title, and first ATP 500 title, in Acapulco. De Minaur, who is now three notches below his peak ranking of No 15, is also the top-ranked Australian in the latest rankings.
American Tommy Paul, who lost in the Acapulco final to De Minaur, moves up four spots to No 19, one spot below his career-best from last month. Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who reached the semis in Dubai, moves up two spots to No 14.
American Mackenzie McDonald, a quarter-finalist in Acapulco, jumps 10 spots to No 52 and Australia’s Max Purcell, who won his third successive ATP Challenger title in Pune, India on Sunday, makes his top 100 debut at No. 95.
Jarry soars 35 spots to No 52
Nicolas Jarry is up to No 52 in the rankings after beating Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the Movistar Open final on Sunday. Previously 87th, the Chilean triumphed in front of the home fans for the second ATP title of his career.
Etcheverry climbed 15 places from No 76 to No 61. His previous career-high was 72nd.