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ATP Rankings Report – As of March 18, 2024

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner were playing for the No. 2 spot in the rankings on Monday when they met in the semifinals.

Alcaraz prevailed, stays No. 2 – and won the tournament, defending all his points from a year ago.

He’s less than 1,000 points behind Novak Djokovic. But Djokovic didn’t play Miami last year and so is defending nothing; Alcaraz is defending semifinal points.

Medvedev, still way ahead of No. 5, is defending champions’ points.

For the complete, updated ATP Tour rankings for Monday, click here.

Alexander Zverev (GER): No. 6 =========> No. 5 (Back in the top five, as he moves up with a quarrterfinal effort, and Rublev drops a few points).

Tommy Paul (USA): No. 17 =========> No. 14 (A semifinal for Paul, who displayed great variety and speed and, but for a rolled ankle at just the wrong moment in his match against Medvedev, might well have been at least a finalist).

Alexander Bublik (KAZ): No. 20 =========> No. 18 (First time inside the top 20 for the Kazakh, who made the third round).

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA): No. 26 =========> No. 24 (Musetti makes the third round, doffs his shirt in practice – and dashes home for the birth of his first child. It’s a lot for a just-turned-22-year-old).

Gael Monfils (FRA): No. 54 =========> No. 47 (He looked awfully good in the desert, didn’t he? Made the fourth round and is back inside the top 50).

Jakub Mensik (CZE): No. 81 =========> No. 70 (Mensik, 18, got a wild card into Indian Wells and won a round, moving up to a career high. His reward? He’s back in the qualifying in Miami. And his opponent is another young up-and-comer, Luca Nardi).

Juan Pablo Varillas (PER): No. 110 =========> No. 95 (The 28-year-old from Peru is back inside the top 100 after winning the Challenger on clay in Santiago last week).

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Luca Nardi (ITA): No. 123 =========> No. 96 (The 20-year-old breaks into the top 100 for the first time, after qualifying and making the fourth round. He, like Mensik, didn’t get much of a break in the Miami qualifying as they will meet on Monday).

Milos Raonic (CAN): No. 224 =========> No. 197 (Raonic gets back into the top 200 by winning a round at Indian Wells before retiring with an calf injury before he was to face Holger Rune in the second round. He won’t be back for awhile).

Liam Draxl (CAN): No. 305 =========> No. 257 (A nice leap to a career high for the 22-year-old Canadian, just taking his first real steps in the pros after a standout career at the University of Kentucky. He adds points from an ITF semifinal, an ITF second rounder and his semifinal at the Santiago Challenger last week. He’s playing another clay Challenger in Paraguay this week).

Joao Fonseca (BRA): No. 342 =========> No. 341 (As much hype as Fonseca received last month, it was back to the Challenger grind for him last week, where he lost in the first round in Santiago. The 17-year-old is just getting started, so let’s all calm down a little).

Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 18 =========> No. 22 (Out of the top 20 for ‘Foe, who lost rather dispiritedly in the third round and didn’t defend his points. It’s not going in the right direction).

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP): No. 23 =========> No. 28 (Davidovich Fokina didn’t manage to defend last year’s points, with a second-round loss. And so he drops).

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN): No. 31 =========> No. 36 (It’s the lowest the Canadian has been for awhile, even though he won a match and got to the third round. But he was nothing like his best against eventual champion Alcaraz. He has 45 points to defend this week in Miami).

Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA): No. 65 =========> No. 76 (Seyboth Wild didn’t defend in the desert, even though he qualified and reached the third round. A year ago, he qualified and won the title at the Santiago Challenger. He has a TON of Challenger – and Roland Garros – points coming up for renewal in the next few months).

Stan Wawrinka (SUI): No. 70 =========> No. 83 (Wawrinka, who hit the South American clay before Indian Wells, was out in the first round and drops a few spots. He also withdrew from Miami. Time to reset).

Benoit Paire (FRA): No. 109=========> No. 138 (Paire lost in the first round of the Indian Wells qualifying. He lost in the second round of the Phoenix Challenger. He’ll try again in the Miami qualifying on Monday).

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