The back and forth between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic at No. 1 continues this week, as Alcaraz reclaims the top spot on the ATP rankings from Djokovic after capturing his fifth ATP title of the year—and the first of his career on grass—at Queen’s Club.

Having previously won Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona and Madrid, Alcaraz is now tied with Daniil Medvedev for most ATP titles this year with five. And with his five wins en route to the Queen’s Club title he’s now 40-4 on the season—at .909, it’s the best winning percentage on the men’s tour in 2023.

This will be Alcaraz’s 26th career week at No. 1 on the ATP rankings, and with neither Alcaraz nor Djokovic playing this week, the Spaniard is guaranteed to hold it for his 27th and 28th career weeks during the Wimbledon fortnight.

There’s only 80 ranking points separating the Top 2 (7,675 to 7,595).

It’s also a good rankings week for Alexander Bublik, the winner of the other ATP 500 event last week in Halle—the Kazakh soars from No. 48 to a new career-high of No. 26, jumping past his previous career-high of No. 30 and guaranteeing him a seed for Wimbledon.

It was the second and biggest ATP title of Bublik’s career, his first coming at an ATP 250 event in Montpellier last year.

Alcaraz won his first ATP title in 2021, then another five in 2022, and now five more so far in 2023.

Alcaraz won his first ATP title in 2021, then another five in 2022, and now five more so far in 2023.


Two more Queen’s Club standouts also make notable moves this week: Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti rises from No. 16 to No. 15, his Top 15 debut, after reaching the quarterfinals in London; and American Sebastian Korda jumps from No. 32 to No. 25, his Top 25 debut, after a run to the semifinals.

And over on the WTA rankings, Barbora Krejcikova makes a long-awaited return to the Top 10, rising from No. 12 to No. 10 after reaching the 10th WTA final of her career in Birmingham.

This is Krejcikova’s first time in the Top 10 in more than a year—she was last in the elite during the two weeks of Roland Garros last year, when she was at her career-high of No. 2, but she dropped to No. 14 after falling in the first round of her title defense on the terre battue.

She’s now one of two Czechs in the Top 10 (alongside No. 9 Petra Kvitova) and one of four in the Top 20 (also No. 16 Karolina Muchova and No. 18 Karolina Pliskova).