Big changes are coming Monday when the new edition of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings is released following the Australian Open, starting at the very top.
The winner of Sunday’s men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas will rise to World No. 1, ending Carlos Alcaraz’s 20-week rain as the ATP Tour’s leading man. The Spaniard will slip to No. 2 regardless of the result in Melbourne, with the runner-up at No. 3.
Tsitsipas could become the first Greek and the 29th man overall to top the Pepperstone ATP Rankings since they debuted in 1973; he is assured of matching his career high of No. 3 behind his run to his second major final. Djokovic is bidding to add to his record 373 weeks as World No. 1 by returning to the top spot for the first time since last June.
The Serbian would make the biggest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings — rising four spots from No. 5 — if he wins is 10th Australian Open title. Tsitsipas would match the biggest move to No. 1 — three places — if he claims his first Grand Slam crown.
The chart below lists the four men who are currently tied for the biggest jump to World No. 1, with each rising from No. 4 on the date below. Both Alcaraz and Carlos Moya debuted atop the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on the same occasion.
|Carlos Alcaraz||12 Sept. 2022|
|Pete Sampras||11 Sept. 2000|
|Andre Agassi||5 July 1999|
|Carlos Moya||15 March 1999|
Other notable upward movers in Monday’s edition of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings will include Melbourne semi-finalists Karen Khachanov (up seven places to No. 13) and Tommy Paul (up 16 places to No. 19).
Both 2022 Australian Open finalists are set to fall after early exits at the year’s first Grand Slam. Rafael Nadal, last year’s champion, will drop four spots to No. 6, while 2022 finalist Daniil Medvedev moves outside the Top 10, dropping four places to No. 12. Matteo Berrettini, a semi-finalist one year ago Down Under, will fall eight places to No. 22.