Alcaraz Cuts Djokovic’s Lead As De Minaur Rises Into Top 10 In Latest ATP Rankings


January 8, 2024

By Score More Staff

Novak Djokovic, the formidable force in men’s tennis, has seen his substantial lead in the ATP Rankings slightly trimmed after opting to skip the Adelaide International tournament. The Serbian maestro, who clinched last year’s ATP 250 event and went on to secure his 10th Australian Open title, made his debut at the United Cup. However, the Serbian team was eliminated in the quarterfinals, and Djokovic earned only 60 points in the mixed-gender team competition, defending 250 points from the previous year.

As a result, Djokovic’s lead over Carlos Alcaraz has now narrowed to 2,200 points, setting the stage for a potentially riveting competition at the upcoming 2024 Australian Open. Alcaraz, along with Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner, won’t be participating in any warm-up ATP tournaments, maintaining the status quo in the Top 4.

Andrey Rublev, victorious at the Hong Kong Open, has accumulated 5,010 points, solidifying his position at fifth. Alexander Zverev’s outstanding performance at the United Cup propels him to the sixth spot, contributing to Germany’s triumph in the second edition of the competition.

A notable addition to the Top 10 is Australia’s Alex de Minaur, marking a historic moment for Australian tennis. De Minaur, 24, is the first Australian man to hold a Top 10 spot since Lleyton Hewitt in July 2006. His remarkable victory over Djokovic during the United Cup and Australia’s impressive run to the semifinals further propelled him into this distinguished position.

Taylor Fritz exits the Top 10, making way for the ascent of Grigor Dimitrov, who moves up to 13th after winning his first ATP title since 2017 in Brisbane.

The latest rankings also witness the resurgence of Australian players, with Jordan Thompson re-entering the Top 50 (47th) after his noteworthy performance, including a win against Rafael Nadal in Brisbane. Meanwhile, Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori joins the Top 50 (50th) after his runner-up finish in Hong Kong.

Germany’s Dominik Koepfer’s victory in the prestigious Canberra Challenger has seen him rise 16 places to secure the 61st position. Additionally, James Duckworth’s impressive journey from qualifying to the quarterfinals at the Brisbane tournament earns him a spot in the Top 100.

As we approach the 2024 season, tennis enthusiasts are eager to witness the battles and surprises that the ATP circuit promises, with players like Alcaraz posing a significant threat to Djokovic’s longstanding dominance.

Top 10 in ATP Rankings as of January 8th, 2024:

  1. Novak Djokovic – 11,055 points
  2. Carlos Alcaraz – 8,855 points
  3. Daniil Medvedev – 7,555 points
  4. Jannik Sinner – 6,490 points
  5. Andrey Rublev – 5,010 points
  6. Alexander Zverev – 4,275 points
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas – 4,025 points
  8. Holger Rune – 3,815 points
  9. Hubert Hurkacz – 3,320 points
  10. Alex de Minaur – 2,950 points

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