Rublev back in the Top Eight, Auger-Aliassime rises to 11

(Jürgen Fritz, 17.10.2022) Andrey Rublev wins his fourth tournament this season in Gijon, Spain, to move back into the Top Eight in The True Tennis World Ranking. Felix Auger-Aliassime wins his second singles title of the season and career in Florence and is now very close to the Top Ten.

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Berrittini passes Rublev, Alcaraz nears top 20, Tiafoe, Cilic and Fritz now in top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.11.2021) Alexander Zverev’s tournament win in Vienna sneaks a little closer to the two leaders, Djokovic and Medvedev. Matteo Berrittini overtakes Andrey Rublev, who could neither defend his title in Vienna nor the one in St. Petersburg. Jannik Sinner is back in the top ten, Carlos Alcaraz moves very close to the top 20. St. Petersburg winner Cilic and the finalists from Vienna and St. Petersburg, Tiafoe and Fritz, move into the Top 30.

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Zverev, Tsitsipas and Berrittini rise in the JFB 52 Week Ranking, Rublev and Nadal fall back

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.06.2021) Novak Djokovic scored a historic win at Roland Garros, has now won every Grand Slam tournament at least twice and remains the world No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Daniil Medvedev can defend position 2 with his good performance in Paris, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas rise two places each, Berrittini four. Andrey Rublev, Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman, on the other hand, fall back.

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ATP 500 king Rublev also wins in Rotterdam

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.03.2021) Seventh tournament win since 2020. No other player on the planet has won as many ATP titles since then as Andrey Rublev. The 23-year-old Russian has reached ten singles finals in his career so far, winning eight of them – all of the last seven. After his win in Rotterdam, he rises from 5 to 3 in the ATP Race to Turin. And his match record against top ten players is the fifth best in the last 24 months.

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Norrie is the new world No. 10

(Jürgen Fritz, 18.10.2021) It was not Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Andrey Rublev who won the Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells, but Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who was not even among the top 20 seeds. He beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final of the C tournament to move into the top ten of the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking for the first time.

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Nadal and Thiem not in the Top 25 in the ATP Race, Federer not in the Top 200

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.04.2021) If we look back at the first quarter of 2021, we can see: For five top eight players the new season started quite well, especially for Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, but for three others extremely badly. Rafael Nadal is not in the top 25 in the ATP Race, Dominic Thiem not in the top 35 and Roger Federer not even in the top 200. Instead, we see three big surprises among the top eight.

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Sinner and Hurkacz in the Miami Open final

(Jürgen Fritz, 03.04.2021) The Miami Open 2021 is the tournament of surprises. In the final of the first Masters 1000 event of the year, the fifth largest tournament in the world (96-player main draw), it is not Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem or Rafael Nadal, nor Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev or Andrey Rublev, but two completely different players that hardly anyone would have expected: Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz. How it came to this.

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Zverev operated on his foot: What does that mean for Wimbledon and the US Open?

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.06.2022) The pictures of Alexander Zverev twisting his ankle so badly in the Roland Garros semi-final against Nadal that he tore several ligaments in his right foot went around the world. Now the world No. 1 in the JFB Ranking had to undergo surgery. What does this mean for Wimbledon, which starts in just under three weeks, and what for the US Open starting at the end of August?

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Nadal rises from 8 to 5 in JFB Ranking, Djokovic remains No. 1

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.01.2022) Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open for the second time on Sunday, his 21st Grand Slam title. This has never been achieved by a male player since 1877. In the JFB Ranking, the Spaniard rises from 8 to 5 with only eight tournaments played in the last 52 weeks. Djokovic remains No. 1 thanks to Zverev’s early elimination and Medvedev’s defeat again in the final.

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Australian Open without Federer, Thiem, Djokovic and Nadal?

(Jürgen Fritz, 30.12.2021) On Saturday, 1 January 2022, the new tennis season begins with the ATP Cup in Sydney. However, the list of players who will not be competing at the ATP Cup is getting longer and longer. And for some of them, the question also arises as to whether they will take part at the Australian Open, which begins on 17 January.

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