By Jürgen Fritz, Sun 26 Jun 2022, Cover photo: © JFB
With his first tournament win on grass at the Mallorca Championships, Tsitsipas can overtake Alcaraz and Ruud again in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking and is the new No. 5. Taylor Fritz moves up from 15 to 14 with his win in Eastbourne.
Tsitsipas wins in Mallorca, Fritz in Eastbourne
Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the final of a grass court tournament for the first time in his career at the Mallorca Championships (E: ATP 250). Yesterday, he beat the very strong playing Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut after 2:31 h in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 in a top-class match. Thus, the 23-year-old Greek overtakes Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud and moves up to position 5 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Bautista Agut moves up from 23 to 22. Looking only at the results in 2022, Tsitsipas (160.2 points) is now in second position, just behind Rafael Nadal (266 points) and very close to Carlos Alcaraz (159.5 points).
Daniil Medvedev could not defend his title in Mallorca. He already lost to Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals. In terms of points, he falls back a little, but can hold the number 1 position, as Zverev and Djokovic have not played a tournament since Roland Garros. Last year Medvedev won six tournaments, four in singles plus the ATP Cup (T) and the Davis Cup (T) with Russia. In 2022, the Russian remains winless in any tournament and now holds just three titles from the second half of 2021, two in singles and the Davis Cup win.
In Eastbourne (E: ATP 250), Taylor Fritz won the final against Maxime Cressy in three sets 6-2, 6-7, 7-6. Fritz thus overtakes Karen Khachanov, the Tokyo silver medallist, to become the new world No 14. Cressy rises to 46th and is now in the top 50. Alex de Minaur could not defend his title in Eastbourne. He lost to Fritz in the semi-finals and drops from 26 to 28.
The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking
And this is how the current 52-week men’s world ranking looks after Mallorca Championships (E) and Eastbourne (E):
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