Tennis: Alcaraz climbs to fourth in ATP rankings

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 02 2022 09:44 AM

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts during his men's 4th round match against Jannik Sinner of Italy at the Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, Britain, 03 July 2022. File photo. Andy Rain, EPA-EFE.
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts during his men's 4th round match against Jannik Sinner of Italy at the Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, Britain, 03 July 2022. File photo. Andy Rain, EPA-EFE

PARIS, France -- Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz climbed another place to number 4 in the ATP world ranking on Monday, just behind his legendary compatriot Rafael Nadal. 

In spite of losing in three sets on Sunday to Jannik Sinner on the clay final in Umag, where he was defending champion, 19-year-old Alcaraz leapfrogs the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who slips back to fifth. 

Sinner remains 10th in the rankings which are still dominated by the Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Novak Djokovic moved up one place to sixth while Cameron Norrie also edged up one slot to 12th.

ATP top 20:

1. Daniil Medvedev 7,625 pts

2. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,850

3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6,165

4. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 5,035 (+1)

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,000 (-1)

6. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4,770 (+1)

7. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4,685 (-1)

8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3,575

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

10. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3,395

11. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,015

12. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2,893 (+1)

13. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2,825 (-1)

14. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,430

15. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2,245

16. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,085

17. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2,010

18. Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) 1,850 (+2)

19. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1,730 (-1)

20. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,615 (-1)

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