Draw: This is how the round of 16 could look in Indian Wells

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.10.2021) The seventh and penultimate Masters 1000 tournament (C category) starts on Thursday. 96 players will be competing in the men’s main draw in Indian Wells. 48 are fighting for the last 12 free places in the main draw in the qualifying tournament. 17 Top Twenty players will be competing in California.

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Ruud in the top eight for the first time

(Jürgen Fritz, 05.10.2021) Hubert Hurkacz won the E tournament (ATP 250) in Metz the week before last, Team Europe won the Laver Cup for the fourth time in a row against Team World, Jannik Sinner defended his title in Sofia (E) on Sunday and Casper Ruud won in San Diego (E). With his fifth ATP 250 title this year, Ruud moves up to position 8 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking for the first time.

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Alexander Zverev is No. 2 in the world again

(Jürgen Fritz, 24.08.2021) After his Olympic victory, Alexander Zverev was the world No. 2 for a fortnight. But then Daniil Medvedev overtook him again with his victory in the Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto last week. After his title win at the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, his sixth tournament win in the last 52 weeks, Zverev is now back at No. 2 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking.

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Alexander Zverev is the new No. 2 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 02.08.2021) 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.

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Pablo Carreno Busta is the new world No. 9

(Jürgen Fritz, 20.07.2021) Pablo Carreno Busta beat Tsitsipas defeater Filip Krajinovic 6:2, 6:4 in the final of the Hamburg European Open, the biggest tennis tournament in Germany. The Spaniard thus won a D tournament (ATP 500) for the first time in his career and is the new world No. 9 in the JFB 52 Week Ranking. In Bastad (E), Sweden, Casper Ruud won, thus moving back into the top 15, and in Newport (E), USA, Kevin Anderson won his seventh ATP title.

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