Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final of the 2022 Miami Open, USA
Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final of the 2022 Miami Open, USA ¦ © TENNIS PHOTO NETWORK/Getty Images

Tennis | Rankings Report | Alcaraz and Jabeur earns career high rankings after Madrid triumphs

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Alcaraz rises to six in the world with historic Madrid title victory
  • Jabeur climbs up to seven in the world after earning maiden WTA1000 title
  • Sabalenka and Berrettini fall down rankings while Murray and Evans earn ranking rise after positive Madrid run
MADRID, SPAIN – Carlos Alcaraz and Ons Jabeur earn career high rankings after winning their respective title in Madrid while Andy Murray and Dan Evans also earn ranking rise.

 

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ATP Rankings and Brits Top 10

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There is only one place to start on the men’s tour this week and that is 19 year-old sensation Carlos Alcaraz after the Spaniard claimed a second masters 1000 title with a straight sets win over defending champion Alexander Zverev. The Spaniard’s impressive win over Zverev in the final was only the tip of the iceberg as Alcaraz became the first person ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days at a clay court tournament. As a result Alcaraz earns a new career high at number six in the world with all eyes turning to Roland Garros in a couple of weeks time where he will look to break even more ground.

As for Zverev he will still be hugely encouraged by his week given his poor form prior to that tournament as he looks to build his confidence heading into Paris. Despite losing 400 ranking points the German stays at number three in the world and will look to keep that ranking ahead of the second grand slam of the year. Meanwhile last year’s finalist Matteo Berrettini suffered the consequences of not playing in Spain this year as he drops down two places to eighth in the world as he recovers from a hand injury.

In other significant ranking moves Dominic Thiem fell outside the top 100 for the first time since 2014 as he moves down 71 places to 162 in the world. While Alexander Bublik fell down eight places to 41 in the world as the Kazakh continues to hate life on the clay. While David Goffin and Lorenzo Musetti both climbed up 12 places in the world rankings. Goffin moves to 48 in the world while Musetti rises to 51 in the world.

Finally in Brit news Andy Murray moved up nine places to 69 in the world after a tournament that saw him reach the third round with wins over Thiem and Denis Shapovalov. While Dan Evans’ two wins in Madrid saw him climb up three places to 33 in the world. There was also a sudden surge for Jack Draper who’s valiant second round exit to Andrey Rublev earned him a rise of 15 places up to 106 in the world.

ATP

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 8,260 points
  2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) – 7,990
  3. Alexander Zverev (GER) – 7,020
  4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) – 6,435
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) – 5,750
  6. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – 4,773
  7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) – 4,115
  8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) – 4,895
  9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) – 3,760
  10. Casper Ruud (NOR) – 3,760

 

ATP Brits

  1. Cameron Norrie (11 in the world) – 3,380 points
  2. Dan Evans (33) – 1,242
  3. Andy Murray (69) – 865
  4. Jack Draper (106) – 589
  5. Liam Broady (142) – 448
  6. Jay Clarke (160) – 360
  7. Ryan Peniston (200) – 291
  8. Paul Jubb (230) – 231
  9. Alastair Gray (304) – 157
  10. Aidan McHugh (310) – 155

 

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WTA Rankings and Brits Top 10

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On the women’s tour, it was a big tournament for Ons Jabeur as she won her first WTA1000 title of her career as she defeated Jessica Pegula in the final. Jabeur also managed to defeat the likes of Belinda Bencic and Simona Halep as the Tunisian won the biggest title of her career in Madrid. As a result Jabeur climbs up three places to a career high ranking of number seven in the world.

However it wasn’t a bad week for Pegula either with the American reaching her first WTA1000 final as she broke new ground on clay. The American now climbs up three place to number 11 in the world as she is on the brink of surging into the world’s top ten. There was also massive climbs for Ekaterina Alexandrova and Sara Sorribes Tormo who both had good tournaments in Madrid. Alexandrova is up 14 places to number 31 in the world while Sorribes Tormo climbs ten places to number 37.

Meanwhile it wasn’t a good tournament in Madrid for defending champion Aryna Sabalenka who crashed out to Amanda Anisimova in the opening round. After reaching the final in Stuttgart, the Belarusian’s early exit in Madrid means she falls down by four places to number eight in the world.

Finally in Brits news most of the top Brits did drop down the rankings including Emma Raducanu even though she won back-to-back matches in Madrid. The biggest faller among the Brits though was Harriet Dart, who drops down 11 places to 113 in the world.

WTA

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL) – 7,061 points
  2. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) – 5,011
  3. Paula Badosa (ESP) – 4,720
  4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) – 4,596
  5. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – 4,446
  6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – 4,152
  7. Ons Jabeur (TUN) – 3,895
  8. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – 3,721
  9. Danielle Collins (USA) – 3,211
  10. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) – 3,135

 

WTA Brits

  1. Emma Raducanu (12 in the world) – 2,914
  2. Heather Watson (107) – 621
  3. Harriet Dart (113) – 594
  4. Katie Boulter (140) – 459
  5. Francesca Jones (180) – 365
  6. Katie Swan (212) – 305
  7. Yuriko Miyazaki (230) – 302
  8. Jodie Burrage (260) – 271
  9. Sarah Beth Grey (311) – 206
  10. Samantha Murray Sharan (334) – 179

 

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