ATP: Carlos Alcaraz number 1 again, Jan-Lennard Struff replaces Alexander Zverev
While Carlos Alcaraz was able to regain the top spot in the ATP charts from Novak Djokovic , Jan-Lennard Struff displaced his compatriot Alexander Zverev as the top-ranked German tennis player.
last edit: May 22, 2023, 11:57 am
Changes at the top of the ATP world rankings: Carlos Alcaraz is back in first place after a strong clay court season so far. The Spaniard had won the classics in Barcelona and Madrid. The previously leading Grand Slam (co-)record winner Novak Djokovic from Serbia fell back to third place behind Rome winner Daniil Medvedev.
In the absence of record winner Rafael Nadal, the three top players with great ambitions will start in Paris at the French Open. US Open champion Alcaraz is aiming for the second Grand Slam title of his career, while "Djoker" with his 23rd major title could become the sole record holder for Grand Slam championships won.
Struff and Hanfmann flying high
There was also a change at the top among the German men: Jan-Lennard Struff has officially replaced Alexander Zverev as number one of the DTB men. In the new ATP ranking, the 33-year-old is also in 26th place thanks to his entry into the final at the Masters in Madrid around two weeks ago - one place ahead of Zverev, who is still looking for his top form after his serious ankle injury around a year ago.
For Struff, before the highlight of the clay court season in Paris, it is the best placement of his career. Yannick Hanfmann, who recently knocked out two top ten players on his way to the quarter-finals at the Masters in Rome, also advances into previously unachieved spheres in 64th place.
Ofner with career best
The Austrian tennis aces are baking smaller rolls: Dominic Thiem is in 91st place with the Teufel number of 666 ATP points - hopefully not a bad omen for the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Styrian Sebastian Ofner achieved his best career result to date with 118th place.
Here is the current ATP world ranking.