Frances Tiafoe, the American tennis player who was crowned champion at the Stuttgart tournament last Sunday, has made it into the ‘Top 10’ of the ATP rankings for the first time, according to the ranking published today. The list is still led by Novak Djokovic, followed by Carlos Alcaraz.
Tiafoe is now ranked 10th, having gained two positions and overtaken Russia’s Karen Khachanov and Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime. This is the best ranking the 25-year-old tennis player has achieved so far after standing out as a semifinalist at the last US Open.
In addition to Tiafoe, other players have also improved their positions in the rankings. His compatriot Tommy Paul is ranked fifteenth, while Argentina’s Francisco Cerúndolo is in nineteenth place. Both have gained one position compared to the previous list.
With the presence of Taylor Fritz in the eighth position, this is the first time since May 2012 that two American tennis players are inside the world’s ‘Top 10’.
Below are the updated ATP rankings as of June 19:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB): 7595 points.
2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP): 7175 points.
3. Daniil Medvedev (RUS): 5845 points.
4. Casper Ruud (NOR): 4960 points.
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE): 4875 points.
6. Holger Rune (DEN): 4375 points.
7. Andrey Rublev (RUS): 4000 points.
8. Taylor Fritz (USA): 3515 points.
9. Jannik Sinner (ITA): 3300 points.
10. Frances Tiafoe (USA): 3085 points (+2).
It is clear that there is fierce competition in the tennis world, and these changes in the rankings reflect the performance and achievements of players in recent tournaments. Tennis fans will be watching future tournaments to see how these rankings evolve and what new talent emerges on the scene.