Novak Djokovic is at the top of the ATP rankings after the Madrid Open but could lose his spot to Carlos Alcaraz after the Italian Open.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion dropped 360 points after missing the Masters 1000 tournament with an elbow injury, and now the 20-year-old Spaniard is only five points behind.
Alcaraz remains at 6,770 points A three-set victory over Jean-Leonard Struff As he defends his Madrid Open title on Sunday.
If the US Open champion competes in this week’s Italian Open, he will dethrone the Serbian star and take the world No. 1 spot.
Alcaraz, who will be making his Rome debut, will have 10 points despite losing his opening match at the Foro Italico, and Djokovic will not be able to win the 2022 title. Djokovic can only retain the top spot if Alcaraz withdraws from the tournament and defends his Roman crown.
The only other move in the men’s top 10 will be Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger-Aliasim switching positions. The American scored 90 points after reaching the last 16 in Madrid, while the Canadian dropped 170 points following his second round exit.
Following his fourth-round showing in the Spanish capital, Daniil Medvedev was the only player to score points in this category, but there were no changes in rounds three to eight.
Karen Kachanov defeated Frances Tiafone in 11th place after the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, semifinalist Borna Coric climbed four spots to 16th.
Matteo Berretini did not play in Madrid, although Alexander Zverev dropped six places from 16th to 22nd, making it back into the top 20. The German finished second last year and dropped 510 points after losing in the last 16.
Strouff’s impressive run to the finals saw him climb 37 places to a career-high ranking of world No. 28.
Andy Murray is back in the top 50 following his championship at the Aix-en-Provence Challenger last week. The three-time major champion’s No. 42 is his highest in five years.
ATP level 20 max
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia – 6,775 points
2. Carlos Alcaraz Spain – 6,770 points
3. Daniil Medvedev – 5,330 points
4. Casper Ruud Norway – 5,165 points
5. Stephen Tsitsipas Greece – 5,015 points
6. Andrey Rublev – 4,190
7. Holger Rune Denmark – 3,865
8. Jannik Siner Italy – 3,525
9. Taylor Fritz, United States – 3,380
10. Felix Auger-Aliasime Canada – 3,235
11. Karen Kachanov – 3,025
12. Francis Tiafoe United States – 2,755
13. Cameron Norrie Great Britain – 2,680
14. Rafael Nadal Spain – 2,535
15. Hubert Hurcak Poland – 2,525
16. Borna Coric, Croatia – 2,240
17. Tommy Paul United States – 2,170
18. Alex de Minaur Australia – 1,995
19. Lorenzo Musetti Italy – 1,960
20. Matteo Berrettini Italy – 1,832
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