ATP Rankings (15/04/24): Stefanos Tsitsipas - Indian Wells 2024, Diego Schwartzman - Wimbledon 2023

ATP Rankings (15/04/24): Tsitsipas returns to top 10, Schwartzman continues fall

The Monte Carlo Masters have had a drastic impact on the ATP rankings, with Stefanos Tsitsipas returning to the top 10 after claiming his third title at the tournament.

Tsitsipas had not been in an ATP final of any sort since winning the Los Cabos Open title back in August, causing the Greek to fall outside the top 10 for the first time since 2019.

However, after claiming the Monte Carlo title for the third time in four years, Tsitsipas has risen five places back up to world No.7.

As a result, there are now two players inside the ATP top 10 with one-handed backhands, with both Tsitsipas and Grigor Dimitrov in the region.

Beaten Monte Carlo finalist Casper Ruud has also climbed the rankings, rising four spots upto world No.6.

Big Movers

The biggest upward mover of the week is Sumit Nagal, who became the first Indian in history to win an ATP Masters 1000 main draw match on clay.

Nagal has subsequently continued his steady rise up the rankings, climbing 13 spots this week to a new career-high of No.80.

Although the Monte Carlo Masters were the main talking point of the week, there was also action elsewhere on the Challenger circuit.

Sarasota, Florida, was one of the locations hosting a Challenger tournament last week, with Thanasi Kokkinakis claiming the title to rise 12 places to No.94.

Some of the other upward movers this week include Ugo Humbert (+2 to a new career-high of No.13), Lorenzo Sonego (+6 to No.51), Miomir Kecmanovic (+6 to No.60), Federico Coria (+6 to No.83), Roberto Bautista Agut (+6 to No.84), Corentin Moutet (+9 to No.92).

Some players may have been returning to the top 10 this week, but former world No.8 Diego Schwartzman is continuing to fall down the rankings.

After losing in the first round of Monte Carlo Masters qualifying, Schwartzman has dropped 19 ranking places to No.142, his lowest ranking in 11 years.

Schwartzman is not the only former top 10 player to drop significantly, with Matteo Berrettini and Dominic Thiem also doing so.

Berrettini could not back up his title in Marrakech at the Monte Carlo Masters, suffering a first round exit, and has dropped 14 places to No.98.

And 2020 US Open champion Thiem did not even get past the first round of qualifying, and has dropped back out of the top 100 (No.105) as a result.

Holger Rune reached the final in Monte Carlo last year, but after losing in the quarter-final to Jannik Sinner has slipped five spots to outside the top 10 (No.12).

Other players to suffer significant drops this week are Jack Draper (-7 to No.46), Alexander Shevchenko (-8 to No.63), Daniel Altmaier (-14 to No.66), Stan Wawrinka (-7 to No.86), Pedro Cachin (-6 to No.88) and Daniel Elahi Galan (-8 to No.93).

ATP Rankings Top 20 (15/04/24)

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

Ranking Player Tournaments Played Points
1 Novak Djokovic  18 10,035
2 Jannik Sinner 20 8,750
3 Carlos Alcaraz 18 8,645
4 Daniil Medvedev  19 7,085
5 Alexander Zverev  26 5,425
6 Casper Ruud ↑4 24 4,025
7 Stefanos Tsitsipas ↑5 25 3,995
8 Andrey Rublev ↓2 24 3,935
9 Hubert Hurkacz ↓1 24 3,675
10 Grigor Dimitrov ↓1 23 3,640
11 Alex de Minaur 25 3,510
12 Holger Rune ↓5 23 3,395
13 Ugo Humbert ↑2 29 2,535
14 Ben Shelton 26 2,490
15 Taylor Fritz ↓2 25 2,450
16 Tommy Paul 26 2,350
17 Karen Khachanov 23 2,115
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 (15/04/24)

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 is continuing to extend his lead at the top of the race to Turin, while Monte Carlo Masters champion Stefanos Tsitsipas has moved inside the top eight for the first time this year:

1. Jannik Sinner – 4300 points

2. Daniil Medvedev – 2650 points

3. Alexander Zverev – 1935 points

4. Casper Ruud – 1775 points

5. Carlos Alcaraz – 1700 points

6. Alex de Minaur – 1695 points

7. Grigor Dimitrov – 1565 points

8. Stefanos Tsitsipas – 1525 points

9. Novak Djokovic – 1310 points

10. Hubert Hurkacz – 1260 points

Next week

There are three tournaments on the ATP Tour this week, with 250 events in Munich and Bucharest, as well as the prestigious Barcelona Open.

Carlos Alcaraz will continue his absence from the ATP Tour due to a right arm injury, after withdrawing from the Barcelona tournament where he is a two-time defending champion.

However, there is still big Spanish interest at the event, with record 12-time champion Rafael Nadal set to play his first match since January.

Some of the other top stars competing this week include Monte Carlo champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev (Barcelona), Alexander Zverev, Holger Rune and Taylor Fritz (Munich), as well as Stan Wawrinka and Denis Shapovalov (Bucharest).

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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 Australian Open in 2024 will have 1300 points deducted from their ranking following the 2025 final. Those points would then be replaced by those won at the 2025 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.