Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz is already number 6 in the world, David Goffin finds way to top 50

Last week, Alcaraz became the first player to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same tournament on clay. In the final, the nineteen-year-old Spaniard also beat the German defending champion Alexander Zverev. It is his second title in a Masters 1,000 tournament.

The top 5 of the ATP ranking remained unchanged. Djokovic still leads ahead of Russian Daniil Medvedev, Zverev, Nadal and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

David Goffin lost in Madrid after a marathon duel in the eighth finals to Rafael Nadal. He is making his reappearance in the top 50, which he had to let go of at the end of April. As a result, he had to complete qualifications in the Spanish capital. That hasn’t happened to him since 2014.

Behind Goffin, Zizou Bergs (ATP 199, -2) and Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 267, -4) lost slightly. Ruben Bemelmans (ATP 296) won three places.

ATP ranking of May 9 (the ranking of May 2 in brackets):

1. (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) 8260 points

2. (2) Daniil Medvedev (Russian) 7990

3. (3) Alexander Zverev (Ger) 7020

4. (4) Rafael Nadal (Spa) 6435

5. (5) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gri) 5750

6. (9) Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) 4773

7. (8) Andrey Rublev (Russian) 4115

8. (6) Matteo Berrettini (Ita) 4495

9. (10) Felix Auger Aliassime (Can) 3760

10. (7) Casper Ruud (Noo) 3760

11. (11) Cameron Norrie (GBr) 3380

12. (14) Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) 3130

13. (12) Jannik Sinner (Ita) 3060

14. (13) Taylor Fritz (USA) 2965

15. (15) Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 2760

16. (16) Denis Shapovalov (Can) 2671

17. (17) Reilly Opelka (VSt) 2440

18. (18) Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 2135

19. (19) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 1993

20. (22) Grigor Dimitrov (Bull) 1830

48. (60) David Goffin 1023

199. (197) Zizou Bergs 293

267. (263) Kimmer Coppejans 189

296. (299) Ruben Bemelmans 165

315. (316) Michael Geerts 150

447. (449) Christopher Heyman 83

Mertens drops five places

Among the women, Iga Swiatek remains the number one on the new WTA ranking. The twenty-year-old Polish, who has not been in action in the past two weeks due to a painful right shoulder, will again receive a new first pursuer with the Czech Barbora Krejcikova. Krejcikova jumps again after barely a week over the Spanish Paula Badosa. Elise Mertens lost five places and is now 33rd.

Only Swiatek remained in her place on Monday in the top 15 of the WTA ranking. The Tunisian Ons Jabeur, Sunday’s final winner at the WTA tournament in Madrid, made three places ahead and is now seventh. Aryna Sabalenka made a small dive and dropped four places to eighth. The Belarusian lost her first game in Madrid.

On the Belgian side, Elise Mertens, who is still struggling with a leg injury, lost ground again. The 26-year-old Limburger had to give up five places and is now 33rd. This week’s tournament in Rome comes too early for Mertens.

Alison Van Uytvanck had to concede one spot after her forfeit for Madrid and is now 60th. Maryna Zanevska (WTA 66, +4), Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 171, +27) and Marie Benoit (WTA 338, +27) made good progress. Greet Minnen (WTA 81, -2) and Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 304, -2) lost slightly.

† WTA ranking on May 9 (the ranking on May 2 in brackets):

1. (1) Iga Swiatek (Pol) 7061 points

2. (3) Barbora Krejcikova (Ch) 5011

3. (2) Paula Badosa (Spa) 4720

4. (5) Mary Sakkari (Gri) 4596

5. (6) Anett Kontaveit (Estonian) 4446

6. (7) Karolina Pliskova (Ch) 4152

7. (10) Our Jabeur (Tun) 3895

8. (4) Aryna Sabalenka (WRu) 3721

9. (8) Danielle Collins (USA) 3211

10. (9) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) 3135

11. (14) Jessica Pegula (USA) 3040

12. (11) Emma Raducanu (GBr) 2914

13. (12) Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) 2725

14. (13) Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 2466

15. (16) Coco Gauff (USA) 2410

16. (17) Victoria Azarenka (WRu) 2336

17. (18) Elena Rybakina (Kaz) 2316

18. (20) Leylah Fernandez (Can) 2191

19. (19) Angelique Kerber (GER) 2178

20. (15) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russian) 2092

33. (28) Elise Mertens 1446

60. (59) Alison Van Uytvanck 1035

66. (70) Maryna Zanevska 964

81. (79) Greet Minns 792

171.(198) Ysaline Bonaventure 380

304.(302) Kirsten Flipkens 211

338.(365) Marie Benoit 174

352.(349) Magali Kempen 161

371.(366) Lara Salden 149

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