Ups and downs – How has the Miami Open shaken up the ATP rankings?
A Miami Open without 5 of the top-10 players in the world has made for plenty of movement in the ATP rankings to start the week.
The final of the Miami Masters was contested by two men, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz, who went into the match outside the ATP rankings top-30. This was the first such Masters 1000 final since Tim Henman defeated Andrei Pavel at the 2003 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
As such, the ATP rankings have shifted a fair amount. Here, Tennishead takes a look at the new top-10, the climbers and the tumblers following the Miami Open.
In truth, almost nothing has changed about the top 10 spots in the ATP rankings following Miami.
The only move will be a welcome sight for Alexander Zverev. Despite a shock early exit in Miami, he finally swaps places with Roger Federer to move to 6th from 7th in the standings.
The German had been complaining about his position considering Roger Federer’s lack of match play over the past year, but perhaps now he will be happy with where he stands.
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Of course, given their previous placings and the weight of Masters 1000 points, champion Hubert Hurkacz and finalist Jannik Sinner make significant gains and reach career-high rankings.
Hurkacz rises 21 spots from 37th to 16th with his maiden Masters title, while Jannik Sinner shifts up 8 places from 31st to 23rd.
Another big mover is 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda, who off the back of an impressive run to the quarter-finals, jumps the furthest, 22 places from No. 87 to No. 65, a new career high.
The story for youngsters and Sinner’s fellow Italians are also notable. Finn Emil Ruusuvuori continues to make his way steadily higher, moving 8 spaces from 83 to a career-high 75 in the world after a last-16 run in Miami. Fellow Scandinavian Mikael Ymer also moves from 95 to 92.
Lorenzo Musetti likewise continues to hike gradually, backing up his break into the top-100 by moving 4 spaces higher to No. 90. After winning a Challenger title in Marbella, Gianluca Mager climbs 11 spots to break back into the top-100, just behind Musetti at world No. 91.
Finally, Australian James Duckworth also break back into the top-100 after a run to the Round of 32 in Miami, moving up 7 places from 104 to 97.
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While Americans can be happy with the rise of representative Sebastian Korda, a number of his compatriots have suffered falls as a result of the Miami tournament.
Two of them represent two of the three largest downward movements in the top-100, as John Isner drops 10 spots from No. 28 to 38 and France Tiafoe 9 places from No. 58 to 67. Reilly Opelka also falls 4 spots from No. 41 to 45.
South African Kevin Anderson continues to fight for his place at the top of the men’s game, with a first round Miami loss meaning he dropped 17 places and out of the top-100, from No. 91 to 108.
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