ATP rankings: Djokovic back to No 1, Miami champion Medvedev up to No 4

Novak Djokovic makes his return to the top of the ATP rankings for the eighth time, as Carlos Alcaraz drops to No 2.

Novak Djokovic at the Dubai Open Novak Djokovic at the Dubai Open Image Credit: AI/Reuters/Panoramic

This year’s Sunshine double kicked off with a title run at Indian Wells by Carlos Alcaraz that propelled the Spaniard to the top of the ATP rankings for the second time. It ended with a triumph by Daniil Medvedev that helped Novak Djokovic take the top spot back.

The 22-time major champions sits atop the ATP rankings table once again as the clay-court season kicks off, and begins his eighth stint and 381st week at No 1.

The 35-year-old owns a 380-point advantage over No 2-ranked Alcaraz – we’ll be keeping a close eye on both over the course of the clay-court season.

Djokovic, who did not play at Indian Wells and Miami due to US regulations that do not allow unvaccinated travelers into the country, will kicks off his clay season in Monte-Carlo next week. Djokovic can pick up some more ranking points in short order in the Principality – he lost his first match to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at Monte-Carlo in 2022.

Medvedev rises to No 4

Red-hot Daniil Medvedev makes his return to the top four on Monday, leapfrogging Casper Ruud thanks to his brilliant title run in Miami. A winner in 24 of his last 25 matches, Medvedev has risen eight spots from his post Australian Open ranking of 12.

Per the ATP, Medvedev trails World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas by just 620 points in the ATP Live Rankings. However, the Greek is defending 2,230 points during the clay-court season – 2,050 more than Medvedev.

Sinner back at career-high No 9

Thanks to his semi-final at Indian Wells and runner-up performance at Miami, Jannik Sinner is back at his highest ranking of No 9. The Italian occupies a top 10 slot for the first time since last August, and is currently playing like he may stay there for a while.

Sinner is in a good spot to continue climbing – he is only defending 630 points on clay this spring.

Khachanov + 5 to No 11

On the strength of his semi-final run at Miami, which ended at the hands of Medvedev, Karen Khachanov rises five spots to the edge of the top 10, at No 11. The 26-year-old, who has reached the semi-finals of the last two Grand Slams, improves to 13-6 on the season.

Career-high for Ruusuvuori, who reached quarters at Miami

Emil Ruusuvuori, who reached the quarter-finals at Miami, jumps 17 spots to a career-high ranking of 37. The 24-year-old Finn became the first man from his country to reach a Masters 1000 quarter-final in a decade in Miami this week.

Biggest riser – Chris Eubanks

Ruusuvuori is the biggest riser inside the top 50, but American Chris Eubanks made the biggest jump inside the top 100. Eubanks rises 34 spots to No 85 in the world after reaching his first Masters 1000 quarter-final. Eubanks is one of 14 Americans inside the top 100 this week.

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In the race to the ATP’s year-end championships, the Russian has the lead over Djokovic, by 600 points, with Alcaraz and Sinner a close third and fourth…

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