With the end of the Australian Open and the conquest of Novak Djokovic , the top 10 of the ATP ranking will have a series of changes starting next Monday. Champion in Melbourne for the tenth time in his career, and now owner of 22 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic will return to being number 1 in the world after seven months.
Record holder for weeks in the lead, with 373 in total, Djokovic has not appeared at the top of the ranking since June last year. He started the Australian Open in fifth position, but without points to defend, since he did not play in the last edition. The Serb’s arrival at the top caps a 20-week spell with 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz at the top of the rankings.
Alcaraz, who missed his first Grand Slam of the season due to an injury to his right leg, will take second place in the ranking. Right behind will be the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, runner-up in Melbourne and who equals the best ranking of his career in third position.
Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev will be in fourth and fifth positions in the ranking. Already Rafael Nadal, champion last year in Melbourne and eliminated in the second round this year, loses four places and drops to sixth place. Just behind, the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime will remain in seventh place.
At the bottom of the top 10, Taylor Fritz, Holger Rune and Hubert Hurkacz gain one position each. They have benefited from the fall of Daniil Medvedev, runner-up last year and who will drop out of the top 10. Former leader of the ranking, Medvedev will only appear in 12th place from Monday.