By Jürgen Fritz, Mon 02 Aug 2021, Cover picture: Sportschau-Screenshot
First of all, forget the ATP ranking. This does not reflect the true situation. The ATP (because of the pandemic break in 2020) not only evaluates results that already lie two to three years in the past, it also does not award a single point for Olympia, one of the five most important tournaments in the world. If only the results of the last 52 weeks are taken into account and the Olympics are included, the world ranking looks as follows.
Zverev moves from 3 to 2, Khachanov from 24 to 10, Ruud from 15 to 13 and Norrie from 19 to 16
Alexander Zverev achieved the greatest success of his career so far in Tokyo. The four-time ATP Masters 1000 and ATP Finals winner is now the first German in history to win Olympic gold in the men’s singles in Tokyo (75 points). Zverev played an outstanding tournament, beating the big tournament favourite Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals after already trailing 1-6, 2-3 with a break even in the second set. But from then on, the 24-year-old only gave up a single game and won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. Silver went to the Russian Karen Khachanov (45 points), bronze to the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta (30 points), who beat Novak Djokovic in the match for third place (20 points).
The week before, Cameron Norrie won his first ATP tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico (E: ATP 250), as did Carlos Alcaraz in Umag, Croatia (E). Norrie rises from 19 to 16 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, while 18-year-old Alcaraz approaches the top 30 and is now 34th. In addition, Norwegian Casper Ruud won his third consecutive E tournament (ATP 250) in Kitzbühel on Saturday after Bastad and Gstaad within three weeks and rises further in the JFB Ranking from 15 to 13. Then last night in Atlanta (E), 36-year-old John Isner won his first tournament in more than two years (10 points) and thus rises to 47th in the JFB ranking.
The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Rankings as of 02 Aug 2021
And here’s how the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Rankings look after Los Cabos (E), Umag (E), Gstaad (E), Kitzbühel (E), Tokyo Olympics (B) and Atlanta (E):
The Citi Open in Washington D.C. with Rafael Nadal
The Citi Open (D: ATP 500) begins today in Washington, D.C. The following (Top 50) players will be competing there:
- Rafael Nadal (8)
- Félix Auger-Aliassime (15)
- Cameron Norrie (16)
- Jannik Sinner (17)
- Alex de Minaur (20)
- Daniel Evans (27)
- Sebastian Korda (29)
- Alexander Bublik (30)
- Frances Tiafoe (33)
- Grigor Dimitrov (38)
- Kei Nishikori (40)
- Taylor Fritz (42)
- Ilya Ivashka (45)
- Lloyd Harris (46)
- Reilly Opelka (48)
Here you can read how the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking works.
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