Sinner up to career-high No 2 after Miami title; Dimitrov returns to top 10 – ATP rankings update

The Italian moved above Carlos Alcaraz in the latest rankings and is bearing down on Novak Djokovic in the No 1 spot

Jannik Sinner volley Miami Julien Nouet/Tennis Majors

Jannik Sinner showed again why he’s the best player in the world at this moment in time as he crushed Grigor Dimitrov to win the Miami Open on Sunday and his reward, along with a big cheque, is a career-high ranking of No 2.

The 22-year-old moves above Carlos Alcaraz into the No 2 position, becoming the first Italian man ever to be ranked that high. He’s also the first Italian to win multiple Masters 1000 titles and having won his first Grand Slam in Australia at the start of the year, he’s a distance clear at the top of the ATP Race standings.

Novak Djokovic remains No 1 for a record-extending 419th week and on Sunday he’ll become the oldest world No 1 of all time, yet another record to add to his list.

But the Serbian will be starting to look over his shoulder to Sinner, who’s just over 1,000 points behind. With Djokovic defending 2,000 points for winning Roland-Garros last year, Paris could well see a battle for the No 1 spot this time round, though Alcaraz may also have something to say about that.

Dimitrov’s superb two weeks in Miami, where he beat Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev to reach his third Masters 1000 title, means he returns to the top 10 for the first time since 2018.

The 32-year-old re-enters the top 10 in ninth position, above Hubert Hurkacz and pushing Alex de Minaur out of the top 10 in 11th, for now.

ATP top 10 rankings, as of April 1, 2024

1 Novak Djokovic – 9,725 points
2 Jannik Sinner – 8,710
3 Carlos Alcaraz – 8,645
4 Daniil Medvedev – 7,165
5 Alexander Zverev – 5,415
6 Andrey Rublev – 4,890
7 Holger Rune – 3,795
8 Casper Ruud – 3,615
9 Grigor Dimitrov – 3,540
10 Hubert Hurkacz – 3,425

Moroszan cracks top 40, MACHAC INTO TOP 50

Further down the rankings, Fabian Moroszan climbs 19 places to a new career-high of No 38 after reaching the quarter-finals in Miami, maintaining his remarkable record of reaching at least the last 16 in all three of his Masters 1000 appearances.

Tomas Machac is another big mover, rising 17 places to No 43. The 23-year-old Czech reached the quarters in Miami, losing out only to Sinner.

And Italian Luca Nardi, who stunned Djokovic in Indian Wells, is up 21 places to No 75, another new career-high, after winning a Challenger Tour title in Naples.

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