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ATP Rankings Report – April 5, 2021

The ATP Tour doesn’t have the same “return to normality” ranking system as the WTA Tour does.

Otherwise, Roger Federer wouldn’t have dropped one spot, he’d have dropped two as he’d have lost all of the 1,000 points he earned for winning Miami in 2019.

As it stands, he’d down just half that, or 500 points. So while he drops one spot, he remains at No. 7.

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ON THE UPSWING

Alexander Zverev (FER): No. 7 ==========> No. 6 (Wrapped up everywhere after his title in Acapulco, Zverev lost his opener in Miami. And after taking a wild card into this week’s new clay event in Marbella, he took a last-minute pass. But he moves up a spot because Federer drops the points).

Hubert Hurkacz (POL): No. 37 ==========> No. 16 (The likeable 24-year-old Pole emerged from the embers of a compromised Miami Open to win the title as the No. 26 seed. It comes just at the right time to move. Hurkacz vaults from No. 37 and into the top 16).

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Jannik Sinner (ITA): No. 31 ==========> No. 23 (It’s a nice leap to a career high for the 19-year-old, for whom Sunday was just not the day. Had he won Miami, he’d have been in the top 15).

Sebastian Korda (USA): No. 87 ==========> No. 65 (Another great effort for the 20-year-old, and another career high).

Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN): No. 83 ==========> No. 75 (Another career high for the 22 year-old from Finland).

Gianluca Mager (ITA): No. 102 ==========> No. 91 (Mager wins the Marbella Challenger).

James Duckworth (AUS): No. 104==========> No. 97 (Duckworth’s third-round effort in Miami moves him back into the top 100).

Nikola Milojevic (SRB): No. 148 ==========> No. 129 (The 25-year-old from Serbia reaches a career high as points from winning the Zadar Chellenger, and a quarterfinal in Marbella are added on. He plays Canadian Steven Diez in the final round of qualifying at the Marbella ATP event Monday).

Ernesto Escobedo (USA): No. 205 ==========> No. 184 (Escobedo qualified and made the second round in Miami).

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS): No. 243 ==========> No. 224 (The comebacking Aussie qualifies and reaches the second round in Miami).

Zizou Bergs (BEL): No. 329 ==========> No. 265 (The 21-year-old Belgian with the distinctive name reaches another career high by going from the qualifying to the title at the Lille Challenger).

Dominic Stricker (SUI): No. 874 ==========> No. 425 (No pressure, as the 18-year-old Swiss cuts his ranking in half  by winning the Lugano Challenger).

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE): No. 1,020 ==========> No. 675 (Lu has been working a protected ranking of No. 71 for what seemes like a decade now – not really, just seems like it. Making the second round in Miami allowed his real ranking to rise 347 spots).

ON THE DOWNSWING

Roger Federer (SUI): No. 6 ==========> No. 7 (Half the points from his 2019 Miami Open title drop off).

Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN): No. 18 ==========> No. 22 (The Canadian was a semifinalist in Miami in 2019. After losing in the third round this year, he drops half those points. Still, he’s only 12 points out of the top 20).

Borna Coric (CRO): No. 24 ==========> No. 27 (Coric missed Miami, and appears to be missing Monte Carlo as well).

John Isner (USA): No. 28 ==========> No. 38 (The 35-year-old American had a super Miami Open, making the fourth round despite barely having played this year. But he reached the final in 2019. So that means 10 spots off in the new rankings).

Nick Kygrios (AUS): No. 51 ==========> No. 55 (The Aussie hasn’t played since Australia, although he remains on the list for Monte Carlo. It’s how lowest ranking since March 2019).

Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 58 ==========> No. 67 (The American got to the fourth round, but loses ground).

Pablo Andujar (ESP): No. 61 ==========> No. 70

Kyle Edmund (GBR): No. 65 ==========> No. 71 (He’ll be back … when? We don’t know).

Kevin Anderson (RSA): No. 91 ==========> No. 108 (Anderson played Miami, but was out in the first round and seems far from healthy this year. After working so hard after knee problems to get back into the top 100, he slips out).

Donald Young (USA): No. 320 ==========> No. 346 (Yeah, we’re at a bit of a loss, too, about the 31-year-old former No. 38)

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