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History for Bopanna, Breakthroughs for Borges, Cazaux, Mannarino

Mannarino: Airline Lost My Racquets

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday January 30 2024

There werenโ€™t many significant changes in the Top 5 of the ATP rankings this week, but the gap between the names has significantly decreased thanks to some surprises at the Australian open.

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Novak Djokovic still sits atop the table, but the 24-time Grand Slam champion drops 1200 points after failing to defend his Australian Open title in Melbourne. That, combined with stellar point gains of 2024 Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner, runner-up Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz, make things pretty tight at the top.

1545 points now separate the four players, with Alcaraz inching within 600 points of Djokovic, Medvedev now 1090 points back, and Sinner rising to within 1545.

Djokovic is spending his 410th week at No.1, 100 more than any other man in history.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Hubert Hurkacz clicked to a career-high No.8 ranking, while Taylor Fritz rose three spots to re-enter the Top 10 at No.9. Holger Rune rose a spot to No.7, while Stefanos Tsitsipas dropped to No.10, his lowest ranking since April of 2019.

Career High for Mannarino and Borges

After reaching the fourth round at the Aussie Open, Franceโ€™s Adrian Mannarino clicks up to No.17 in the rankings (+2 from 19). The seemingly ageless 35-year-old is the No.1-ranked Frenchman at the moment.

Portugalโ€™s Nuno Borges also cracks a big milestone. The first man from Portugal to ever reach the round of 16 at Melbourne jumps 22 spots to No.47, making his Top 50 debut.

Chinaโ€™s Zhang Zhizhen also made his Top 50 debut, rising four spots to No.50.

Cazaux Biggest Mover

Franceโ€™s Arthur Cazaux, who reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open is the biggest mover in the Top 100 this week. The Frenchman, who had never won a main draw match at a major before this year, rises 39 spots to make his Top 100 debut at No.83.

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