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ATP Ranking Update: Alcaraz’s Loss, New Talent Emerges, and Top-10 Battles

The ATP ranking is experiencing a new update, this time without changes in positions in the top-10, but with Carlos Alcaraz having lost 300 points, something that distances him from his pursuit of Novak Djokovic. The highlights were the stellar performances of Jordan Thompson and Sebastián Báez, but also the quality leaps of Mensik, Navone and Fonseca.

It is anecdotal that a week in which there has been no alternation of positions in the top-10 of the ranking ATP, may be remembered for a long time for the beginning of two careers that seem more than exciting. Although it is true that no one emerged champion, both Jakub Mensik as Joao Fonseca They were great protagonists of a week in which Mariano Navone It was also made known to the world. In the noble area of ​​the table, the missed opportunity due to his right ankle stands out for a Carlos Alcaraz that loses weight in the pulse with Novak Djokovic for that long-awaited number 1 in the world that the Serbian treasures, already on his way to 500 weeks at the top, a goal that is still long-term but that can motivate the Serbian.

– Djokovic gains distance and Alcaraz sees second place in danger

Considering the fact that the Serbian does not defend a single point in Indian Wells or Miami, it is assumed that it would be normal for him to maintain his position at the top during the coming weeks, something that has been reaffirmed by the impossibility of Alcaraz to score points in Brazil, or at least defend the 300 that were at stake this week. The Murcian saw how with that fateful ankle sprain his hopes of seeing his score grow were diluted, and now he already feels the breath of Jannik Sinnerjust 535 points behind Carlitos, and even Daniil Medvedevwho will compete in Dubai with the hope of closing the gap with respect to the top-3.

– The battle for the top-10 tightens

For the second week in the entire Open Era, there will be no player with a one-handed backhand among the top ten in the world, and the main catalyst to change this situation, Stefanos Tsitsipashas lost ground in his desire to return to this select club, finding himself surpassed by Casper Ruudwhich is only 30 points away from Taylor Fritz. Furthermore, the title of Karen Khachanov in Doha allows him to return to the top-15 and dream of continuing to add successes that return him to a position of maximum honor.

– Splendid week for Argentine tennis and Jordan Thompson

Now entering the fight to be among the 20 best in the world, it is worth mentioning the return to this group of Francisco Cerúndolo, to the detriment of Jarry who will try to return this week, with his performance in Santiago de Chile. But if there is a proper name that deserves to be valued, it is that of Sebastian Baezwhose title in Rio de Janeiro gives him the opportunity to taste the joys of presenting the best record of his professional career, already being 21st in the world.

Cameron Norrie he loses six places (29) and sees his position as seed in upcoming events compromised, a privilege for which he is applying Jordan Thompson, who has risen eight positions to be 32nd in the ranking, the best situation of his career. Other tennis players who present their best ranking this week are Alexei Popyrin (38), Zhizhen Zhang (46), Facundo Díaz Acosta (52) and, above all, Mariano Navone, whose finalist position in Rio de Janeiro has allowed him to climb a whopping 53 places, debuting in the top-100 as 60 in the world. In addition, Thiago Tirante debuts among the top 100, adding a new Argentine member to this club.

– Mensik and Fonseca, two young people destined for great levels of success

Perhaps the Czech and Brazilian performances were the highlight, or at least the most exciting, of everything that happened this week. Jakub Mensik He breaks the top-100 barrier, ranking 87th in the world and, at 18 years old, he displays truly impressive sensations of maturity and power. It will be interesting to see if she continues her good work and can climb further positions in the near future. For its part, Joao Fonseca He has given a coup of authority by improving 312 places thanks to his results in Rio de Janeiro, which place him at 343rd in the classification. His objective in the coming months is to put a stop to the top-100, something that would cause his leap to professionalism definitively, renouncing the siren song of American university tennis. In short, many incentives for the coming weeks in the ranking ATP.

2024-02-25 23:04:47
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