Djokovic falls further behind, Ruud the new world No. 3

(Jürgen Fritz, 19.09.2022) Novak Djokovic did not want to play for Serbia in the Davis Cup this year. The Wimbledon winner, who played very successfully in the Davis Cup last year, thus loses quite a few points and falls back to fourth place. Medvedev and Rublev also lose many Davis Cup points from last year. Casper Ruud moves up to position three.

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Alcaraz is the new No. 1 of the world

(Jürgen Fritz, 13.09.2022) The world has a new Grand Slam winner and a new No. 1. It’s the youngest No. 1 ever in men’s tennis. 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz beats 23-year-old Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the youngest US Open final in 32 years. There are two Spaniards at the top of the world now.

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Musetti in the Top 50 for the first time

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.07.2022) In Hamburg, 20-year-old Lorenzo Musetti won an ATP tournament for the first time. In a high-class final, he beat Carlos Alcaraz. Musetti thus moves into the top 50 of The True Tennis World Ranking for the first time. The previous Hamburg champion Pablo Carreño Busta falls out of the top 15. In Gstaad, world No. 7 Casper Ruud successfully defended his title in the final against Matteo Berrettini.

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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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Zverev is No. 1 in the world for the first time in the JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.06.2022) Djokovic was unable to defend his Roland Garros title. He was eliminated by Nadal in the quarter-finals and drops from 1 to 3 in the JFB Ranking. Medvedev was even eliminated in the round of 16. This means that Zverev, who reached the semi-finals, takes over the top position for the first time and Rafael Nadal moves up from 5 to 4 with his victory, the finalist Ruud from 9 to 5.

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One of these four will win Roland Garros 2022

(Jürgen Fritz, 20.05.2022) Two days to go until the start of Roland Garros, the highlight of the clay court season. In the women’s singles, world number one Iga Swiatek is the clear favourite to win the tournament after her five tournament wins in a row. In the men’s singles, there are four players who are likely to win the title this year.

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Zverev und Medvedev scheitern in Miami im Viertelfinale – Djokovic bleibt die Nr. 1

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.04.2022) Es bleibt dabei: Alexander Zverev und Daniil Medvedev können 2022 nicht an ihre Erfolge ihrer 2021er Saison anknüpfen. Beide scheiden in Miami bereits im Viertelfinale aus und bleiben weiter ohne Turniersieg in der laufenden Saison. Zverev scheitert in Florida an Casper Ruud, Medvedev an Hubert Hurkacz. So bleibt Novak Djokovic weiter die Nr. 1, obschon er seit Monaten kaum spielen darf.

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Auger-Aliassime rises from 10 to 7 in JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.02.2022) Felix Auger-Aliassime won the 500 tournament in Rotterdam, Reilly Opelka and Casper Ruud the 250 tournaments in Dallas and Buenos Aires. The week before Alexander Bublik won the 250 tournament in Montpellier, Albert Ramos-Vinolas the one in Cordoba and Joao Sousa in Pune. As a result, Auger-Aliassime rises from 10 to 7 in the JFB Ranking, Opelka from 24 to 18.

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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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