Struff rockets up the JFB World Ranking into the Top 30

By Jürgen Fritz, Wed 10 May 2023, Cover photo: © JFB

This is how the current World Tennis Ranking looks if you count all official tournaments, including Wimbledon, Davis Cup, Laver Cup and the ATP Next Gen Finals.

Alcaraz defends his Madrid title and stays hot on Djokovic’s heels

Carlos Alcaraz followed up his Barcelona title with a defence of his Madrid one and remains a clear second with five tournament wins in the last 52 weeks, including the US Open (A) and two Masters 1000 events (C). Novak Djokovic, who did not compete in Madrid, remains in first place with over 400 points. The Serb won three of the five most important tournaments in the world in the last 52 weeks: Wimbledon (A), the Australian Open (A) and the ATP Finals (B), plus the Masters 1000 in Rome. There he is the defending champion this week and next and has 40 points to defend, while Alcaraz can improve his score with every win, since he did not play in Rome last year. Stefanos Tsitsipas has 24 points to defend as a 2022 Rome finalist, while Ruud and Zverev have 14 points as semi-finalists. Alexander Zverev, who did not play a match from the beginning of June 2022 to the beginning of January 2023 due to injury, has dropped out of the top 20 for the first time in years after Madrid.

Struff rockets up the JFB World Ranking into the Top 30

On the other hand, another German has literally shot up into the top 30: Jan Lenard Struff, who was not even eligible for the main draw in Madrid due to his ranking position, therefore first had to play the qualifying tournament, where he was eliminated in the second round by Aslan Karatsev, and then still made it to the main draw as a lucky loser, where he made the most of his second chance, beating Sonego, Shelton, Lajovic (all top 50 players) and Cachin in succession, then top five player Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals to meet Karatsev again in the semi-finals, who had beaten him in the qualifiers. But this time Struff managed to win in three sets and only lost in three sets to Alcaraz in the final. Struff thus shoots up from beyond the top 50 to 28. Sebastian Korda, who was injured from the Australian Open in January until the beginning of May, dropped out of the Top 30 and was able to play in a tournament in Madrid for the first time, but lost in the first round.

The True Tennis World Ranking

This is how the current JFB Tennis World Ranking look if you count all official tournaments, including Wimbledon, Davis Cup, Laver Cup and the ATP Next Gen Finals:




Here you can read how The True Tennis World Ranking works

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