Jannik Sinner solidifies top spot in latest ATP Power Rankings

Latest Power Rankings after Jannik Sinner's win at the Miami Open.

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With the conclusion of this year's Sunshine Double, we have a pretty good idea of how the top ATP stars are faring in 2024. Some have shone whilst others have struggled and we've seen a number of names enter and exit the top ten. This year has already been a classic for tennis, and it's only just the beginning.

This year's Miami Open saw all the top dogs make deep runs into the competition, with four of the top five in Lob and Smash's Power Rankings making it to the last eight. A breakout performance from the resurging Grigor Dimitrov was another highlight, and it may well have been enough to see him break into our top ten. On the other hand, Novak Djokovic chose not to play in Florida, which could cost him a spot in the rankings.

With all that to look forward to, it's now time to take a look at who's risen and who's fallen in the latest ATP Power Rankings. Did Dimitrov's fairy tale run see him return to full power? Did Fritz's early exit cost him a place in the top ten? Let's take a look!

ATP Power Rankings following Jannik Sinner's win in Miami

1. Jannik Sinner (Previous Ranking - 1)

Four tournaments played, three titles. Sinner is having the year of his life, and his place at number one looks more deserved every time he steps on the court. The Italian isn't just beating opponents, but at times he is wiping the floor with them. Daniil Medvedev is a top hard-court player, but Sinner made him look amateurish as he advanced to the final, before he dispatched Dimitrov to claim his second Master's title. Sinner looks incredible, and if he can carry this form onto the clay, it may be a while before we see anyone else at number one.

2. Novak Djokovic (Previous Ranking - 2)

The only player in the top ten not to play in Miami, Djokovic might find himself lucky not to have fallen further down the rankings. A title for either of the two below may well have seen the Serb take a tumble but he holds on to second place for now. Sinner is growing a gap out front however, and it may now take Djokovic a few titles to return to the top spot.

3. Carlos Alcaraz (Previous Ranking - 3)

Alcaraz couldn't quite complete the sunshine double, with a quarter-final defeat to eventual finalist Grigor Dimitrov ending those hopes. It wasn't a bad week though by any means, and after a tricky start to the season, things are definitely looking up for the 20-year-old. A move to clay may be even more good news for Alcaraz, who will certainly be looking to pick up a number of trophies in the next couple of months.

4. Daniil Medvedev (Previous Ranking - 4)

Medvedev backed up his appearance in the final at Indian Wells with a semi-final in Miami this week. Solid weeks, but on both occasions the eventual defeats were somewhat worrying for the Russian. He was well beaten by Alcaraz at Indian Wells, but never even looked competitive against Sinner in Miami. There is no debate that Medvedev is a top player on hard courts, but defeats like these are certainly making some question whether he will ever be 'the' top hard-court player.

5. Alexander Zverev (Previous Ranking - 5)

Zverev is quietly having a very solid season on the ATP tour. A semi-final in Miami, following a quarter-final the week prior, proves that the German is on the right track. He hasn't had a breakout tournament quite yet, but he's done great things on clay before, and if he can have a couple of good months on the red stuff, he could just push his way into the top four.

6. Alex de Minaur (Previous Ranking - 7)

Moving up a spot with a last 16 exit is probably a bit over the top I admit. But the Australian has had a solid season, and I just don't think there is a strong enough argument for the player below to justify holding on to the sixth spot anymore. Whether De Minaur can hold on to the position is yet to be seen, as he'll need to have a solid clay season if he wants to remain amongst the ATP elite.

7. Andrey Rublev (Previous Ranking - 6)

Things aren't going well for Rublev at the minute. Attempting to bounce back from a default in Dubai, the Russian won just one match at the Sunshine Double. He had been holding on to sixth place with others faltering around him, but now seemed like a fair time for him to make the drop. Moving on to clay courts, and Monte Carlo, a tournament where he will be defending his title, Rublev will hope that he can start turning things around.

8. Grigor Dimitrov (Previous Ranking - Unranked)

Dimitrov has had a very strong 2024, but he hasn't quite had the results or performances to get the wider tennis world talking. He has now! Runner-up to Sinner in Miami, Dimitrov gave it a good go in his third final defeat of the season and showed why he deserves a place in these rankings. Moving on to his weaker surface, clay, the 32-year-old will hope that he can produce some more magic to keep him in the top ten.

9. Casper Ruud (Previous Ranking - 9)

The Norwegian holds onto ninth place with a last-16 defeat in Miami. It wasn't a great week by any means, but reaching the last eight and last 16 in the sunshine double is certainly enough to warrant a place in the top ten. The only player in our top ten headed to Estoril this week, Ruud has a golden opportunity to jump a few spots, before Monte-Carlo the week after.

10. Taylor Fritz (Previous Ranking - 8)

A first-round exit in Miami wasn't quite what Fritz would have hoped for after a few poor weeks on tour. The American has struggled for form since winning in Delray Beach and is now under a lot of threat from those lurking outside the top ten. Failing to capitalise on his favoured hard courts, he'll need to show some improvement on clay, or this could be the last we see of Fritz in the top ten for some time.

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