Alex de Minaur falls in latest power rankings

An early exit in Los Cabos sees the Australian lose his spot.

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Just a few short months into 2024, we're starting to get a clearer idea of the pecking order on the ATP tour. Novak Djokovic has already lost out on the top spot. We've seen players come and go already in the lower reaches of the top ten.

It was an underwhelming week for our top ten in Doha and Los Cabos, which has prevented any big movements in our rankings this time around. Most of the top ten are in action this coming week in Dubai and Acapulco however. Things could change very quickly.

But, as Dubai and Acapulco get started, let's have a look at what the top ten looks like. There are still a few changes to note.

Power ranking the ATP top ten

1. Jannik Sinner (Previous ranking - 1)

Sinner has only played two tournaments this year, and he's won both. The Italian is set to have another few weeks off before playing at Indian Wells, and if he performs as he did in Melbourne and Rotterdam, he'll be tough to beat. He will have to deal with the pressure of the chasing pack however, and history has told us that whilst getting to the top is hard, staying there is a whole different story.

2. Novak Djokovic (Previous ranking - 2)

We're still yet to see Djokovic since losing in Melbourne, and like Sinner, he'll return in California a few weeks from now. The world number one hasn't appeared at Indian Wells for four years now, but having lifted the trophy five times before, will no doubt be one of the favorites.

3. Daniil Medvedev (Previous ranking - 3)

The Russian is set to make his return this week in Dubai after injury problems forced him out of Rotterdam and Doha. Medvedev will be supported by former world number six, Gilles Simon, who is set to join the team going forward. With the players around him taking a week off to prepare for Indian Wells, Dubai is a great opportunity for Medvedev to start pushing towards the top two.

4. Carlos Alcaraz (Previous ranking - 4)

Alcaraz was in need of a good week in Rio, and unfortunately for the two-time Grand Slam winner, it couldn't have gone a whole lot worse. Just a few games into his opener in Brazil, he injured his ankle forcing him to retire. The good news for the Spaniard is that the injury doesn't seem too severe and he should make his return in Indian Wells, where he really will hope to pick up some wins and kickstart his season.

5. Alexander Zverev (Previous ranking - 5)

Zverev was unable to capitalize on being the top seed in Los Cabos, as he was beaten by eventual champion Jordan Thompson in a three-set semifinal. He's set to get straight back into it however, and will be hoping for a slightly better week in Acapulco. That could see him push towards the top four.

6. Andrey Rublev (Previous ranking - 6)

Rublev stays at number six, after a fairly disappointing showing in Doha. Whilst Jakub Mensik was superb in Qatar, a quarterfinal defeat to the teenager certainly didn't do Rublev's case for a top-five berth any favors. He'll be back in action this week in Dubai, where he really can't afford another early exit.

7. Taylor Fritz (Previous ranking - 7)

Fritz took a well-deserved rest after winning in Delray Beach and will head to Acapulco with his sights firmly set on another title. With those above him struggling, another strong week could see Fritz make a quick ascent into the top five.

8. Hubert Hurkacz (Previous ranking - 9)

Hurkacz fell two places last week, which was perhaps unfair on the Pole. But things are looking up as without so much as picking up the racket, he's already got one back. There is very little between the bottom half of this top ten, however, so he'll need a strong week in Dubai to keep him at number eight.

9. Alex de Minaur (Previous ranking - 8)

The Australian looked to be in great form when he touched down in Mexico, but a straight-sets defeat in the first round at Los Cabos was a real reality check. He'll have the chance to go again in Acapulco where he'll try to regain any momentum he just lost.

10. Grigor Dimitrov (Previous ranking - 10)

Dimitrov keeps his place in the top ten despite taking a week to rest. However, he may not be so lucky next week as whilst the Bulgarian takes another week off before Indian Wells, those chasing will be facing off in Acapulco and Dubai. Casper Ruud in particular, who reached the final of Los Cabos, could just be one strong week away from making his way into the top ten.

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