ATP Rankings (01/04/24): Jannik Sinner - Miami Open 2024, Chris Eubanks - Wimbledon 2023

ATP Rankings (01/04/24): Sinner leapfrogs Alcaraz, Eubanks knocked out of top 40

The ATP rankings have seen another significant update, after ongoings at the Miami Open caused eventual champion Jannik Sinner to reach a new career-high.

Sinner beat Grigor Dimitrov in the the final in Miami, and as a result has overtaken rival Carlos Alcaraz for the world No.2 ranking.

This has made the 22-year-old the highest ranked Italian in ATP singles history, following up on his success at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Although Dimitrov could not get over the line in the final, the Bulgarian’s success in Miami means that he has climbed back inside the top 10 for the first time since 2018.

Big Movers

The completion of the sunshine double sees Fabian Marozsan as one of the top upward movers, after continuing to impress at Masters 1000 level by reaching his first quarter-final in Miami.

Marozsan has consequently risen 19 places to a new career-high of No.38, with the Hungarian being rewarded for victories over the likes of Holger Rune and Alex de Minaur.

Tomas Machac also reached his first Masters 1000 quarter-final in Miami, with the Czech continuing his rapid rise up the rankings.

This time last year Machac was ranked outside the world’s top 120, but is now up to a career best of No.43 after a consistent set of good results in recent times.

The player inside the top 100 who rose the most places in the ATP rankings this week actually lost in the first round of Miami Open qualifying.

Luca Nardi, who famously beat Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells, did not reach the main draw in Miami, but instead won the Challenger title in Naples the following week.

As a result, the Italian has climbed a considerable 21 places up the ATP rankings to a new career-high of No.75.

Some of the other significant upward movers this week are Christopher O’Connell (+8 to No.58), Thiago Seyboth Wild (+10 to No.66), Pedro Martinez (+11 to No.77), Roberto Bautista Agut (+7 to No.93) and Corentin Moutet (+8 to No.99).

Christopher Eubanks may have emphatically saved two match points to beat Dan Evans in Miami, but that was not enough to stop the American dropping nine places after being unable to defend his quarter-final points from last year.

Emil Ruusuvuori has suffered a similar fate in the latest rankings update, falling 17 places to No.65 after losing in the first round of the Miami Open to Yannick Hanfmann.

There were several other heavy drops in the ATP rankings this week including Sebastian Ofner (-7 to No.47), Lorenzo Sonego (-8 to No.61), Mackenzie McDonald (-7 to No.76), Max Purcell (-11 to No.79), Botic Van de Zandschulp (-10 to No.87) and Luca Van Assche (-14 to No.94).

ATP Rankings Top 20 (01/04/24)

Here is the most recent update of the top 20 ranked ATP players after the conclusion of the sunshine double:

Ranking Player Tournaments Played Points
1 Novak Djokovic 18 9,725
2 Jannik Sinner 20 8,710
3 Carlos Alcaraz 18 8,645
4 Daniil Medvedev  19 7,165
5 Alexander Zverev  26 5,415
6 Andrey Rublev 24 4,890
7 Holger Rune 23 3,795
8 Casper Ruud 24 3,615
9 Grigor Dimitrov 24 3,540
10 Hubert Hurkacz 24 3,425
11 Alex de Minaur 25 3,355
12 Stefanos Tsitsipas 25 3,175
13 Taylor Fritz  25 2,765
14 Ugo Humbert 29 2,380
15 Tommy Paul 27 2,350
16 Ben Shelton 27 2,260
17 Karen Khachanov 23 2,005
18 Alexander Bublik 29 1,992
19 Sebastian Baez 30 1,980
20 Adrian Mannarino 29 1,875

For a full list of the rankings, visit the official ATP website

Race to the ATP Finals in Turin (01/04/24)

The ATP Finals are a highly anticipated event that take place at the end of each year, featuring the top eight singles players and doubles teams from the tennis season.

Jannik Sinner already had the lead going into the Miami Open, and Grigor Dimitrov has now also jumped inside those top eight spots in the race to Turin:

1. Jannik Sinner – 3900 points

2. Daniil Medvedev – 2550 points

3. Alexander Zverev – 1835 points

4. Carlos Alcaraz – 1700 points

5. Alex de Minaur – 1495 points

6. Grigor Dimitrov – 1465 points

7. Andrey Rublev – 1060 points

8. Sebastian Baez – 1060 points

9. Casper Ruud – 1025 points

10. Ugo Humbert – 1025 points

Next week

After a busy month on the American hard courts, the attention now turns to clay in the build-up to the second major of the year, Roland Garros.

This week sees three ATP 250 events taking place, in Houston, Estoril and Marrakech, featuring the likes of Ben Shelton, Casper Ruud and Matteo Berrettini, respectively.

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ATP Rankings rules

ATP rankings track and rank all the players on tour over a 52-week period. Points are awarded for performance, with the biggest tournaments giving out the most points over the course of the year.

Those rankings are then used to determine a number of things, such as seedings at tournaments and deciding who qualifies for the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin.

ATP rankings points awarded/tournament

The following points are awarded for the different tiers of tournaments on the ATP Tour, with some slight alterations made for the 2024 season:

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q
ATP Tour 
Grand Slam 2000 1300 800 400 200 100 50 10 30
ATP Finals +900
(1500 max)
(1000 max)
200 for each round robin match win
(600 max)
ATP Masters 1000 1000 650 400 200 100 50 10 (30) (10) 30 (20)
ATP 500 500 330 200 100 50 (25) 25 (16)
ATP 250 250 165 100 50 25 (13) 13 (8)

Admissible tournaments

To prevent players from manipulating the rankings by playing a large amount of smaller tournaments, only 19 tournaments are admissible over the course of the year to make up a ranking.

That number does not include the ATP Finals, with that treated as an extra earned opportunity to win rankings points. However, the bigger and most prestigious tournaments are considered ‘mandatory’ entries. For example, if a player lost in round one of a Grand Slam, they would not be permitted to omit it from their ranking in favour of an ATP 250 which earned them more points.

Therefore, players who compete at all the mandatory events in a season will have the following breakdown of admissible rankings points:

  • 4 Grand Slams
  • 8 Masters 1000
  • 7 ‘Best Other’ performances

The rankings always cover the previous 52-week period, so any points won further back than that are deducted from a player’s total. That player will, though, have the chance to ‘defend’ their points by repeating or improving upon their previous performance.

An example would be a player who was a defeated finalist at the US Open in 2023 will have 1200 points deducted from their ranking following the 2024 final. Those points would then be replaced by those won at the 2024 tournament.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.