LIVE RANKINGS. Novak Djokovic will be no.3 if Alcaraz wins the French Open

The ATP live rankings are shifting, with Novak Djokovic currently leading the rankings. However, Jannik Sinner is expected to overtake him. Carlos Alcaraz, currently third, has a significant opportunity to disrupt the rankings. If Alcaraz wins the French Open, he would gain 2000 points, potentially surpassing Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic Tumbling In The Rankings
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In the dynamic world of professional tennis, the ATP live rankings are a constantly shifting landscape that reflects the latest achievements of the players. As we approach the climax of the French Open, one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments, the potential outcomes have fans and analysts buzzing with anticipation.

Currently, Novak Djokovic, a name synonymous with excellence in tennis, holds the top spot in the rankings. However, he wil lbe overtaken in the ATP rankings by Jannik Sinner.

The young Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz is hot on his heels, positioned at number three but with a significant opportunity to disrupt the status quo. If Alcaraz emerges victorious at the French Open, the points he gains would catapult him past Djokovic, causing a ripple effect in the rankings.

Here’s a simplified breakdown of the situation: Djokovic, as the defending champion, entered the tournament with a hefty sum of points to defend (2000). Unfortunately, his journey ended earlier than expected, resulting in a loss of points. On the other hand, Alcaraz, who had fewer points to defend from the previous year’s semifinal (720), has made a deep run into the tournament. Each victory brings him closer to the coveted title and a substantial boost in ranking points.

The French Open is renowned for its generous allocation of points, with the winner receiving a grand total of 2000 points. This massive injection of points is enough to propel any player within striking distance of the top into the upper echelons of the rankings. For Alcaraz, winning the French Open would not only be a personal milestone but also a strategic leapfrog over Djokovic in the rankings (8580 pts vs. 8360 pts)

Should Alcaraz lift the trophy on the clay courts of Roland Garros, he would secure enough points to surpass Djokovic, relegating the Serbian star to the third position.

Live Rankings

Alcaraz at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz

25 - 5win/loss

Hard
13-2
Clay
12-3
21 year old
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2024 Highlights

Currently the world no.3, Carlos has managed to achieve a composed 24-5 match record in 2024. Carlos is playing at the moment at the French Open where he beat the world no.107 Jeff Wolf 6-1 6-2 6-1, the world no.176 Jesper De Jong 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-2, the world no.28 Sebastian Korda 6-4 7-65 6-3, the world no.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-3 6-1, the world no.9 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-63 6-4 and the world no.2 Jannik Sinner 2-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Carlos Alcaraz will fight against the world no.4 Alexander Zverev in the final. Their actual head to head record is 7-4 for Zverev.

Carlos clinched 1 title in 2024 in Indian Wells.

Carlos won 14 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 7 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 2 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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French Open
Alcaraz's Record
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Djokovic at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2024

Novak Djokovic

18 - 6win/loss

Hard
8-3
Clay
10-3
37 year old
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2024 Highlights

At the moment ranked no.1, the Serbian has managed to achieve a composed 18-6 match record in 2024. Djokovic is playing at the French Open where he ousted the world no.142 Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 7-63 6-4, the world no.63 Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4 6-1 6-2, the world no.30 Lorenzo Musetti 7-5 6-76 2-6 6-3 6-0 and the world no.27 Francisco Cerundolo 6-1 5-7 3-6 7-5 6-3.

Djokovic will play next at the Wimbledon (Wimbledon). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 1st of July.

Djokovic
French Open
Djokovic's Record
Djokovic
Projected
Draw

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic clashed against each other 5 times. Their actual head to head record is 3-2 for Djokovic. The last time they squared off, Novak Djokovic won 6-3 6-2 in the semifinal in Turin (Nitto ATP Finals) in November 2023.

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