ATP Rankings (04/03/24): Ugo Humbert - Shanghai Masters 2023, Matteo Berrettini - Australian Open 2022

ATP Rankings (04/03/24): Humbert continues rise, Berrettini keeps falling

It has been a chaotic past week on the tour, with numerous players reaching their career-highs in the ATP rankings after ongoings in Dubai, Acapulco and Santiago.

Ugo Humbert continued his 100% record in ATP finals this week, after beating Alexander Bublik in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

As a result, both players are upto career-highs with Humbert at No.14 and Bublik entering the top 20 for the first time.

Dubai was not the only ATP 500 tournament taking place this week, with Alex de Minaur defending his title in Acapulco by beating Casper Ruud in the final.

Despite this, De Minaur has actually dropped a place in the rankings and has been leapfrogged by Ruud.

The final title winner of the week was Sebastian Baez, who is now on a nine-match winning streak after claiming titles in both Rio de Janeiro and Santiago.

Like Bublik, Baez is also making his top 20 debut this week, with the Argentine upto No.19 in the world.

Big Movers

Jack Draper is one of the biggest upward movers this week, after reaching his maiden ATP 500 semi-final in Acapulco.

Although the Brit retired from his semi-final due to feeling unwell, Draper has risen 13 places to a new career-high ranking of No.37.

Alejandro Tabilo also continued to impress after reaching his home final in Santiago, Chile, but could not go all the way after being beaten by the aforementioned Baez.

The Chilean has still climbed 12 places to break inside the top 40 for the first time in his career.

Other significant upward movers this week are Dominik Koepfer (+9 to No.49), Flavio Cobolli (+7 to No.62), Thiago Seyboth Wild (+8 to No.65), Yoshihito Nishioka (+10 to No.72), Luciano Darderi (+7 to No.73), Arthur Cazaux (+9 to No.77), Arthur Rinderknech (+7 to No.83), Pedro Martinez (+12 to No.89) and Corentin Moutet (+35 to No.105).

It was not a great week for everyone, with Matteo Berrettini continuing his tumble down the ATP rankings after more inactivity due to injury.

The Italian has fallen 29 places to No.154, but is set to return to the match court next week at a stacked Challenger event in Phoenix.

However, Berrettini is not on his own, with Lorenzo Sonego (-7 to No.55), Yannick Hanfmann (-8 to No.57), Mackenzie McDonald (-7 to No.68), Taro Daniel (-12 to No.76), Botic van de Zandschulp (-7 to No.82), Luca Van Assche (-14 to No.86), Alexandre Muller (-7 to No.88) and Denis Shapovalov (-11 to No.131) also doing so.

ATP Rankings Top 20 (04/03/24)

Here is the most recent update of the current top 20 ranked ATP players:

Ranking Player Tournaments Played Points
1 Novak Djokovic 18 9,675
2 Carlos Alcaraz 18 8,805
3 Jannik Sinner 20 8,270
4 Daniil Medvedev  19 7,715
5 Andrey Rublev 24 5,010
6 Alexander Zverev 26 4,950
7 Holger Rune 23 3,720
8 Hubert Hurkacz 24 3,405
9 Casper Ruud 24 3,405
10 Alex de Minaur 25 3,210
11 Stefanos Tsitsipas 25 3,170
12 Taylor Fritz 25 3,015
13 Grigor Dimitrov 24 2,880
14 Ugo Humbert 29 2,415
15 Karen Khachanov 23 2,300
16 Ben Shelton 27 2,145
17 Tommy Paul 27 2,120
18 Frances Tiafoe 23 2,115
19 Sebastian Baez 30 1,985
20 Alexander Bublik 30 1,984

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

Race to the ATP Finals in Turin (04/03/24)

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.

All three of the title winners this week are now in the top eight of the race to Turin, with Novak Djokovic on the brink of falling out:

1. Jannik Sinner – 2500 points

2. Daniil Medvedev – 1500 points

3. Alex de Minaur – 1295 points

4. Alexander Zverev – 1235 points

5. Andrey Rublev – 1000 points

6. Sebastian Baez – 1000 points

7. Ugo Humbert – 925 points

8. Novak Djokovic – 860 points

9. Hubert Hurkacz – 800 points

10. Alexander Bublik – 790 points

Next week

The next fortnight is all about Indian Wells, with both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both returning to action.

Carlos Alcaraz is the defending champion in California, and will need to defend big points if he is to keep Jannik Sinner from overtaking him in the rankings.

Main draw action in the desert will begin on Wednesday 6th March, in the first part of the sunshine double.

READ MORE – Tennis on TV Next Week: How to watch Indian Wells!

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.