`

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest since Rafael Nadal to enter top-five in ATP rankings

Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic acquires the seventh position as the grass-court Grand Slam tournament was stripped of ranking points for banning Russian and Belarusian players.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 26 July 2022 11:58 AM

Carlos Alcaraz web ST

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz has been putting impressive performances in the past few months and as a result has he has broken into the top-five of ATP rankings. After Alcaraz made it to the final of Hamburg Open over the weekend, it was confirmed on Monday that the 19-year-old has become the second yopungest player in the tennis history to break into top-five of ATP rankings.

The 19-year-old Spaniard is the youngest man to achieve the feat since his illustrious compatriot first climbed into the top five in 2005 while still 18. Although Carlos Alcaraz failed to win the clay-court title in Germany losing to Italian youngster Lorenzo Musetti on Sunday despite saving five match points, he has achieved his career-best ranking.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Italian Musetti rose 31 places to 31st in the rankings and is now set to be seeded for the US Open, which starts on August 29. As the ranking stands for now, Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev still holds the top position followed by Alexender Zverev of Germany. 22-time Grand Slam champion acquires the third position having won the Australian Open and French Open this year.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece sits in fourth place while Carlos Alcaraz completes the top five. The 19-year-old is followed by Casper Rudd in the sixth position. Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic acquires the seventh position as the grass-court Grand Slam tournament was stripped of ranking points for banning Russian and Belarusian players.

Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Jannik Sinner complete the top ten by acquiring the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions respectively.

ATP Top 20

1. Daniil Medvedev 7,775 pts

2. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,850

3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6,165

4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,045

5. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4,895 (+1)

6. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4,890 (-1)

7. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4,770

8. Andrey Rublev 3,575

9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3,445

10. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3,185

11. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,025 (+1)

12. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2,960 (+1)

13. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2,928 (-2)

14. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,430 (+1)

15. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2,325 (-1)

16. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,130

17. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2,055

18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1,740

19. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,615 (+1)

20. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1,600 (-1)

HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH TOP STORIES IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS

Join our Family Today!