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ATP Rankings Report – As of June 24, 2024

A pair of competing ATP 500s ended up with a more expected outcome in the Halle final, and a surprise one in the Queen’s Club final.

The winners of the week are world No. 1 Jannik Sinner in Halle, and American Tommy Paul at Queen’s Club, where he was the No. 5 seed.

Sinner extends his lead over No. 2 to more than 1,500 points.

Paul is now the No. 1 American.

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

 

Novak Djokovic (SRB): No. 3 ==========> No. 2 (Novak Djokovic, just a couple of weeks post a procedure on his knee, has arrived at Wimbledon and is still hopeful of playing the tournament. If he doesn’t, it will have been 25 years since at least one of the “Big 3” wasn’t there. He moves back to No. 2 because Carlos Alcaraz didn’t defend all of last year’s Queen’s Club points).

Hubert Hurkacz (POL): No. 9 ==========> No. 7 (There’s probably no reason Hurkacz hasn’t had major results on grass yet. But that could start to change as he reaches the Halle final. He’s at a new career high).

Tommy Paul (USA): No. 13 ==========> No. 12 (Paul slides past Taylor Fritz to become the new American No. 1, and wins the biggest title of his career at Queen’s Club. He practically had to wrestle his influencer girlfriend for the trophy, though).

Sebastian Korda (USA): No. 23 ==========> No. 20 (A long-awaited arrival into the top 20 for the 23-year-old American, who made the Queen’s Club semifinals).

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA): No. 30 ==========> No. 25 (A nice little move by the 22-year-old Italian, who makes the Queen’s Club final).

Jack Draper (GBR): No. 31 ==========> No. 29 (Inside the top 30 for the first time it is for the 22-year-old Brit, who will be seeded at Wimbledon after making the Queen’s Club quarterfinals).

Zhizhen Zhang (CHN): No. 42 ==========> No. 33 (At 27, perhaps a late bloomer. But this charismatic chap is poised to break out as a major star in his country, which hasn’t yet really had one on the men’s side, after making the Halle semifinals. He’s at a career high. And with Jiri Lehecka having bowed out last week, will be seeded for the first time at a major. He’s still playing Eastbourne this week, where he’ll meet Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round).

Marcos Giron (USA): No. 53==========> No. 46 (Back into the top 50 the week he’s nominated for the Olympic team, the 30-year-old makes the Halle quarterfinals and is two shy of his career high).

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA): No. 67 ==========> No. 59 (Another career high for the 20-year-old French flamethrower, who finds himself in the odd position of being the No. 1 seed in the qualifying despite that impressive number. He qualified at Queen’s Club and lost a tough one to Draper in the second round. Countryman Ugo Blanchet will be his first-round opponent at Roehampton).

Matteo Berrettini (ITA): No. 65 ==========> No. 60 (Another step up for Berrettini, who lost in the second round at Halle but will be on the list of players that none of the seeds want to meet early on at Wimbledon).

Rinky Hijikata (AUS): No. 98 ==========> No. 75 (It’s been a quiet rise for the 23-year-old Aussie, who already is a Grand Slam championi in doubles. He qualified and reached the quarterfinals at Queen’s Club. Hijikata will face Luca Nardi in the first round in Mallorca).

David Goffin (BEL): No. 109 ==========> No. 82 (Goffin entered the Ilkley Challenger with the likely goal of trying to win it, and earn the Wimbledon main draw wild card that traditionally has been awarded to the champion. Well … late last week the All-England Club decided that no, in fact, that wasn’t going to happen this year and upgraded a qualifying wild card for one of their British players to a main-draw one instead. Nice switcheroo, to say the least. Goffin is back inside the top 100 and is one of seven such players whose ranking improvement came too late for the Wimbledon main draw; they’ll all have to play the qualifying. Goffin, the No. 9 seed, meets Marc Polmans first up at 10 a.m. Monday).

Camilo Ugo Carabelli (ARG): No. 114 ==========> No. 100 (Carabelli jumps into the top 100 with a final at the Poznan Challenger on clay. Not much time to rest as he clearly doesn’t fancy his chances on the grass – moving to play the first round of qualifying on Monday against Joris de Loore of Belgium on a short turnaround).

Andy Murray (GBR): No. 129 ==========> No. 115 (With his participation at Wimbledon in doubt after a back procedure, Murray inches up the rankings after winning a round at Queen’s Club, before being forced to retire with a scary pain in the back that, despite his longtime back woes, he’d never felt before).

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Jesper de Jong (NED): No. 146 ==========> No. 119 (A career high for the 24-year-old Dutchman, who wins the Sassuolo Challenger. He plays Denis Kudla in the first round of qualifying at Wimbledon).

Billy Harris (GBR): No. 162 ==========> No. 139 (Another new career high, after a career high last week, as the 29-year-old makes the Queen’s Club quarterfinals. He also got a main-draw wild card at Wimbledon. Haris plays fellow wild card Jacob Fearnley in the first round of Eastbourne).

Milos Raonic (CAN): No. 186 ==========> No. 157 (Snubbed for a wild card at Wimbledon, the former finalist there won a round at Queen’s Club. But he’s taking a pass on the Wimbledon qualifying and will get on the clay to start preparing for the Olympics. His rise in the rankings, improbably, makes him the No. 3 Canadian).

Gabriel Diallo (CAN): No. 176 ==========> No. 166 (Diallo qualified at the Ilkley Challenger, although he lost in the first round. He’ll face Aziz Dougaz in the first round of Olympic qualifying).

Martin Klizan (SVK): No. 466 ==========> No. 369 (Still kicking around at 34, the former No. 24 qualifies and reaches the semifinals at the Sassuolo Challenger and moves up nearly 100 spots).

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP): No. 872 ==========> No. 796 (Out for a long time and just back in Paris, the former world No. 10 and future Paris Olympian loses in the second round of the Poznan Challenger, and then loses in the first round of the Mallorca event on grass after getting a wild card. Still, he moves his actual ranking into the top 800).

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP): No. 2 ==========> No. 3 (Alcaraz won Queen’s last year; this. year, he lost in the second round to Draper, and made public his displeasure about the new enforcement of the 25-second rule between serves – i.e., that the chair umpire start the clock three seconds at the end of the previous point and not – somewhat, at least – at his discretion. He’ll have to figure that one out).

Alexander Bublik (KAZ): No. 17 ==========> No. 23 (Bublik, who just made the top 20, slips out after losing in the second round of Halle to Chris Eubanks. Last year, he won Halle. After a first-round bye, he’ll play Fabian Maroszan or a lucky loser in the second round of Eastbourne).

Cameron Norrie (GBR): No. 39 ==========> No. 44 (Norrie drops out of the top 40 after bowing out in the first round of Queen’s Club, and will be unseeded at Wimbledon. He meets Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round of Eastbourne).

Alexandre Muller (FRA): No. 78 ==========> No. 103 (Muller slips out of the top 100 after he loses in the first round of the Challenger in Sassuolo, after winning a similar event in Parma a year ago).

Denis Shapovalov (CAN): No. 111 ==========> No. 120 (Shapovalov is in the Wimbledon main draw on his protected ranking. But he didn’t do well on the grass and in fact withdrew last week, and isn’t playing this week. He drops points from a second-round effort in Halle a year ago).

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP): No. 83 ==========> No. 122 (Bautista drops out of the top 100 for the again after losing in the Halle qualifying. A year ago, he made the semis. Good news is that he won his first-round in Mallorca Sunday against Taro Daniel).

Quentin Halys (FRA): No. 180 ==========> No. 223 (Idle last week after retiring during the Lyon Challenger, Halys drops out of the top 200 after dropping points from winning the Blois Challenger a year ago. He meets countryman Grégoire Barrere, the No. 7 seed, in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying Monday).

Jason Kubler (AUS): No. 255 ==========> No. 461 (Just over a year ago, the Aussie was at a career high No. 27. But he’s been out since losing in the first round of the Australian Open, and drops points from winning the Ilkley Challenger a year ago. It looks like a shoulder injury – just another body part that’s let him down during a star-crossed career).

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