ATP Rankings (08/04/23): Matteo Berrettini - Miami Open 2024, Dominic Thiem - Australian Open 2024

ATP Rankings (08/04/24): Berrettini is back, Thiem is tumbling

The clay season got underway last week, with three tournaments on the main tour causing some significant shifts in today’s ATP rankings update.

Matteo Berrettini spent nearly seven months on the injury sidelines, after going off in a wheelchair at the US Open last year, but is now back in the winner’s circle.

The Italian claimed victory in Marrakech after beating defending champion Roberto Carballes Baena in the final, winning his first title since June 2022.

Other title winners this week are Hubert Hurkacz and Ben Shelton, who claimed their first clay court titles in Estoril and Houston, respectively.

Big Movers

Berrettini is unsurprisingly the biggest top 100 mover of the week, with the 2021 Wimbledon finalist rising 51 places to No.84 after claiming his eighth career title in Morocco.

The aforementioned Hubert Hurkacz beat Pedro Martinez in the Estoril final, but the Spaniard has still risen 17 spots after going on a nine-match winning streak, that includes winning the Girona Challenger in the previous week.

Mariano Navone made his ATP Tour breakthrough in Rio de Janeiro back in February after reaching the final, and backed this up in Marrakech this week by advancing to the semi-finals before losing in three sets to eventual champion Berrettini.

As a result, the Argentine has continued his rise up the ranks and has climbed nine spots upto a career-high of No.51.

Other significant upward movers this week include Gael Monfils (+5 to No.40), Luciano Darderi (+8 to No.64), Marton Fucsovics (+8 to No.77), Thiago Agustin Tirante (+17 to No.91), Fabio Fognini (+6 to No.94) and Cristian Garin (+9 to No.103).

Dominic Thiem picked up his first main draw ATP win of the year last week against Maximilian Marterer in Estoril, but has still fallen down to No.97 in the rankings this week.

The 2020 US Open champion is set for a further drop next week, after a heavy defeat in the first round of Monte Carlo qualifying to Roberto Bautista Agut.

Miomir Kecmanovic reached the final of the Estoril Open in 2023, but after losing in the first round this year has dropped 140 points from his ranking.

Consequently, the Serbian has fallen 16 places to world No.66 and faces a tough opening round in Monte Carlo against Marrakech champion Berrettini.

Some of the other players slipping down the ranking this week are Brit Dan Evans (-8 to No.50), Yannick Hanfmann (-8 to No.61), Roberto Carballes Baena (-9 to No.73), Hugo Gaston (-6 to No.95) and Alexandre Muller (-26 to No.112).

ATP Rankings Top 20 (08/04/24)

Novak Djokovic has become the oldest world No.1 in history this week, at 36 years and 321 days old, overtaking rival Roger Federer.

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

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 Hubert Hurkacz 24 3,665
9 Grigor Dimitrov 24 3,540
10 Casper Ruud 24 3,465
11 Alex de Minaur 25 3,355
12 Stefanos Tsitsipas 25 3,175
13 Taylor Fritz  25 2,765
14 Ben Shelton 27 2,490
15 Ugo Humbert 29 2,425
16 Tommy Paul 26 2,350
17 Karen Khachanov 23 2,005
18 Alexander Bublik 29 1,992
19 Sebastian Baez 29 1,955
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 (08/04/24)

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.

After winning his first clay court title, Hubert Hurkacz has climbed into the top eight spaces in the race to qualify for the year-end tournament in Turin:

1. Jannik Sinner – 3900 points

2. Daniil Medvedev – 2550 points

3. Alexander Zverev – 1845 points

4. Carlos Alcaraz – 1710 points

5. Alex de Minaur – 1505 points

6. Grigor Dimitrov – 1465 points

7. Hubert Hurkacz – 1160 points

8. Casper Ruud – 1125 points

9. Sebastian Baez – 1070 points

10. Andrey Rublev – 1060 points

Next week

The coming week is all about the Monte Carlo Masters on the main tour, with the first clay ATP 1000 event featuring Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and many more.

Andrey Rublev claimed the title in Monaco last year, and the world No.6 will be hoping to recreate some of that form after losing three of his last four singles matches.

While they will not get the same attention as the tournament in Monte Carlo, there are also five ATP Challenger tournaments taking place this week in Split, Morelos, Busan, Madrid and Sarasota.

READ MORE – Tennis on TV Next Week: How to watch the Monte Carlo Masters!

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.