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ATP Rankings: Young Lion Alcaraz Roars To Top Spot

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday September 12, 2022

Flushing Meadows, NY—September 12, 2022 will always have a special significance for tennis fans. It marks that day that Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player to ever hold the No.1 ranking.

The Monday after the US Open sees Alcaraz rise from No.4 to No.1, with a lead of 890 points over Casper Ruud.

More: Alcaraz Wins US Open, Rises to No. 1 

Ruud rises from No.7 to No.2 on the strength of his runner-up appearance in New York, while Rafael Nadal ends up at No.3 this week, 40 points behind the Norwegian.


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Norrie new career-high

Inside the Top-10 we have a new career-high for Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie.

The British No.1 reached the round of 16, a career-best for him, and rises to No.8.

Tiafoe Top 20

American Frances Tiafoe became the first American man to reach the semis in New York since 2006, and the first black man to reach the semis at the US Open since Arthur Ashe in 1972. For his efforts, he rises to a career-high 19, making his Top-20 debut.

Russia’s Karen Khachanov rises 13 spots, thanks to his semifinal performance, coming in at 18, while Nick Kyrgios, who fell to Kyrgios in the quarterfinals, comes in at No.20.

There were also new career-highs registered by Tommy Paul (29) and Jack Draper (46).

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