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There is a new leader in the ATP rankings. Hubert Hurkacz returns to the elite

Grand Slam tournaments are by far the highest scoring events on the tennis calendar. The winner of the singles game saves 2000 points, which allows for a significant advancement, regardless of the position occupied before the start of the competition.

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This was confirmed by Novak Djokovic, who was ranked No. 5 two weeks ago, losing almost 2,000 points to the leader Carlos Alcaraz, who could not appear in Melbourne due to a leg injury. Only the aforementioned Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas, defeated by the Serbian in Sunday’s Australian Open final, had a chance to jump over the young Spaniard, the leader since winning the US Open 2022.

Finally, on Monday morning, the 35-year-old champion again jumped to the first place in the official ATP ranking. The Serbian currently has 7,070 points, ahead of Alcaraz by 140 points. In third place was the young Greek, who is already 875 points behind the leader.

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After improving the best result in his career at the Australian Open, Hubert Hurkacz also moved up in the ATP ranking. The Pole, after losing to Sebastian Korda in the fourth round of the event, added a very valuable 135 points to his achievements, which, with the stumbles of some rivals, and above all Daniil Medvedev, allowed the 25-year-old tennis player to return to the top ten of the men’s singles. What’s more, the loss of the Wroclawian to the sixth Rafael Nadal is only 820 points, although now, ahead of the best Polish tennis player since Wojciech Fibak, among others. defending points in the Masters in Miami.

Historic promotion

There have also been several significant reshuffles in the top 50 of the ATP rankings. Three players, who are the key figures of the Australian Open, scored very high promotions. After advancing to the semi-finals of the Grand Slam event, Tommy Paul advanced to a record 19th place. The young and promising Jiri Lehecka is currently ranked 39th, reaching 32 places after reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament. On the other hand, Ben Shelton jumped to the 44th place, who for the first time in his life, going outside the USA, managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, which gave him a promotion by 45 places.

ATP ranking after Australian Open 2023:
1. Novak Djokovic – 7070
2. Carlos Alcaraz – 6730
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas – 6195
4. Casper Ruud – 5765
5. Andrei Rublev – 4200
6. Rafael Nadal – 3815
7. Felix Auger-Aliassime – 3715
8. Taylor Fritz – 3410
9. Holger Rune – 3046
10. Hubert Hurkacz – 2995

104. Kamil Majchrzak – 523 (suspended for doping)
273. Daniel Michalski – 194
369. Philip Peliwo – 130
383. Max Kasnikowski – 120

Source: Sport.PL


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