Tennis, ATP ranking: Djokovic overtakes Alcaraz and returns to number 1

The Serbian again at the top of the standings after his triumph at Roland Garros

Change at the top in the ATP ranking. The triumph at Roland Garros, which made him the most successful Grand Slam champion ever and the only one to have won all the majors at least three times, reported Novak Djokovic tops the standings. Thanks to his 23rd Grand Slam success, the Serbian will start his 388th week as world number 1 420 points ahead of Carlos Alcaraz, whom he defeated in the semifinals. It is the third time this year that Djokovic occupies the first position in the ATP ranking, the second after winning a major. In February, after his triumph at the Australian Open, he had become the tennis player, man or woman, with the most weeks active as world No. 1, breaking Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks. At this point, in September Nole could become the first to reach 400 weeks at the top of the chart.

This is the top 20 of the ATP ranking: 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7,595 points; 2 Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 7,175; 3 Daniel Medvedev 6,100; 4 Casper Ruud (NOR) 4,960; 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,920; 6 Holger Rune (DEN) 4,375; 7 Andrey Rublev 4,000; 8 Taylor Fritz (USA) 3,515; 9 Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3,300; 10 Karen Khachanov 3,125; 11 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2,850; 12 Frances Tiafoe (USA) 2,835; 13 Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2,565; 14 Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 2,435; 15 Borna Coric (CRO) 2,430; 16 Tommy Paul (US) 2,205; 17 Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 2,095; 18 Alex de Minaur (AUS) 1.905; 19 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 1,730; 20 Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 1,655.

Matteo Arnaldi’s rise continues among the blue tennis players. The Sanremo native, who said he was inspired by Djokovic, won his fourth career Challenger title in Heilbronn after successes in Francavilla al Mare in 2022, Tenerife and Murcia this year. With this success Arnaldi goes from number 106 in the world to number 72, becoming the fifth Italian in the world ranking after Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Sonego. This is the top ten Italian tennis players: 1 (9) Jannik Sinner 3,300 points; 2 (17) Lorenzo Musetti 2,095; 3 (21) Matteo Berrettini 1.582; 4 (41) Lorenzo Sonego 970; 5 (72) Matteo Arnaldi 737; 6 (79) Marco Cecchinato 707; 7 (122) Fabio Fognini 513; 8 (128) Giulio Zeppieri 477; 9 (129) Andrea Vavassori 472; 10 (138) Francesco Passaro 445.