ATP RANKING. With his victory at the Madrid Masters 1000, Carlos Alcaraz is now at the gates of the top 5 before Roland-Garros.
How far will Carlos Alcaraz stop? According to the latest ATP ranking published this Monday, May 9 after the Masters 1000 in Madrid, the Spaniard is now 6th and close to the top 5 after his final victory in the tournament against Alexander Zverev and especially his impressive victories against Rafael Nadal. and Novak Djokovic. "I will be 6th in the standings on Monday, so there are still five in front of me" had launched the Spaniard before his final against the German.
The ATP ranking, however, remains stable for the rest of the top 10 with no big changes. As indicated by Eurosport, they are 10 to record their best ranking in the Top 100: Carlos Alcarzaz (6th, 3 places), Miomir Kecmanovic (31st, 1), Sebastian Baez (37th, 3), Pedro Martinez (40th, 4 ), Holger Rune (42nd, 3), Lorenzo Musetti (51st, 12), Jiki Lehecka (79th, 9), Alejandro Tabilo (82nd, 2), Tomas Martin Etcheverry (90th, 4) and Quentin Halys (100th, 1) can smile while for others it's a tumble like Dominic Thiem now 162nd: Alexander Bublik (41st, -8 places), Cristian Garin (45th, -6), Roger Federer (46th, -5), Fabio Fognini (56th, -5), Marcos Giron (61st, -9), Tallon Griekspoor (67th, -10), Kei Nishikori (74th, -8), Dominik Koepfer (75th, -6), Pablo Andujar (86th, -7), Yoshihito Nishioka (91st, -5), Ricardas Berankis (102nd, -7) and Dominic Thiem (162nd, -71)
According to the most recent Race classification, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, winner of the Australian Open, is at the top of the Race classification ahead of his compatriot Alcaraz and Tsitsipas.
Unlike the "classic" ATP ranking, which is updated weekly taking into account points earned over the previous 52 weeks, the ATP Race ranking only takes into account points earned during the current season and gradually accumulates the ten -eight best results.
The ATP ranking consists of awarding points based on the performance of each player during major competitions. In total, 18 competitions are taken into account and the points accumulated are valid for 52 weeks. So, for example, the winner of a grand slam gets 2000 points, the runner-up 1200 points, the semi-finalist 720 points and so on. For each major tournament the points are not the same, because in the masters 1000 the victory awards 1000 points, the final 600 points, and the semi-final 360.
The leaderboard is updated weekly and the points are valid for one year, but instead of being added up, they are compared. In other words, the performance of the player on a competition of the current year is compared to that of the same competition the past year. The points obtained are added to his total to obtain a new total for the week, for a new ranking that comes out every Monday.