PIF ATP Live Rankings Projection

What Sinner must do to climb to No. 1 in the ranking

The Italian could achieve it after Rome

April 26, 2024

Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

Jannik Sinner is number 2 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Jannik Sinner can increase the pressure on Novak Djokovic in the battle for world No. 1 at the Mutua Madrid Open.

The first favorite in Spain is No. 2 in the live ranking (PIF ATP Live Ranking), behind Djokovic by 1,365 points. However, the 22-year-old can reduce the gap to 375 points if he lifts the trophy at the Caja Mágica.

Ranking en vivo (PIF ATP Live Rankings)

Player Current points Max points after Madrid
1) Novak Djokovic 9,990
2) Jannik Sinner 8,625 9,615
3) Carlos Alcaraz 7,155 8,145
4) Daniil Medvedev 7,005 7,995

Sinner did not compete in the ATP Masters 1000 event last year, so each match will be an opportunity to get a little closer to his Serbian rival. He will begin the tournament against his compatriot Lorenzo Sonego in the second round.

The World No. 2 owns a 25-2 record in 2024, a season in which he captured his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, a Masters 1000 crown in Miami and a crown in Rotterdam.

“I don’t want to put pressure on myself. “I am having a very positive moment, winning many matches, I will try to continue like this,” Sinner said during his pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday. “In my opinion, I know that I can and must improve if I want to win more.”

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If Sinner reaches the semifinals in Madrid (400 points), he will be within striking distance of the world No. 1 in Rome, where the Serbian will defend 180 points compared to the Italian’s 90. If Sinner wins Madrid and Rome, he is guaranteed promotion to World No. 1 for the first time.

That’s not the only battle at the top of our sport. World No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz only leads No. 4 Daniil Medvedev by 150 points in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.

Although Alcaraz has won the last two editions of the Madrid tournament and Medvedev has never made it past the round of 16, they are still within striking distance. However, Medvedev will defend 1,000 points in Rome, where Alcaraz will only defend 45 points. So even if Medvedev reaches third place after Madrid, it probably won’t be for long.

There could also be a lot of movement towards the bottom of the Top 10. Only 650 points separate No. 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas (3,860) and No. 12 Holger Rune (3,210) in the PIF ATP Live Rankings.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/sinner-madrid-2024-rankings-projection

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