ATP Rankings: Wimbledon champ Alcaraz extends lead over Djokovic; Eubanks puts himself in US Open seeding contention

The Spaniard has a lead of 880 points over the Serb setting up an exciting battle for the year-end world No 1 spot

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic during the trophy presentation at Wimbledon 2023 Chryslene Caillaud / Panoramic

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz retained the world No 1 position in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday July 17th after beating Novak Djokovic to win his first Wimbledon and second Grand Slam singles title.

The Spaniard’s five-set win over Djokovic gives him a lead of 880 points over the Serb and sets up an exciting battle for the year-end world No 1 spot.

With no points being handed out for Wimbledon last year, most players increased their cumulative ranking points but there was no change in this week’s top 10. Alcaraz and Djokovic are followed by Russian Daniil Medvedev at No 3, Norway’s Casper Ruud at No 4, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at No 5, Denmark’s Holger Rune at No 6, Russia’s Andrey Rublev at No 7, Italian Jannik Sinner at No 8, and Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe at No 9 and No 10 respectively.

American Tommy Paul moves up one spot to a new carer high-ranking of No 14 in the world. Elsewhere, former world No 2 Alexander Zverev is up two sports to return to the top 20 at No 19, former world No 3 Grigor Dimitrov jumps three spots to No 21, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is up six spots to No 23 and Chile’s Nicolas Jarry climbs two spots to a new career-high of No 26.

Eubanks climbs to No 31 in latest ATP rankings

Christopher Eubanks, Wimbledon, 2023
Christopher Eubanks wins at Wimbledon 2023 EUBANKS_WIMBLEDON_2023

Chris Eubanks, who lit up the men’s event with a surprising run to the quarter-finals, jumps 12 spots to no 31 – a new career high for the American which puts him in contention for a seeding at the US Open next month. The 27-year-old is defending only 12 points till the start of his home Grand Slam.

Roman Safiullin, who also reached the last eight at Wimbledon, jumps 49 spots to no 43, a new career-high for the 25-year-old Russian. Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan moves up 29 spots to a new career-high of No 56 after reaching the fourth round at the All England Club.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka who lost in the third round in London to Djokovic, moves up 14 spots to no 74 – his highest ranking since November 2021.

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