How would the ATP Rankings look with Wimbledon points? Novak Djokovic at No 3, Nick Kyrgios top 20

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Nick Kyrgios reacts Credit: PA Images
Nick Kyrgios reacts Credit: PA Images

The 2022 Championships, Wimbledon, is done and dusted and Novak Djokovic walked away with the winner’s trophy while Nick Kyrgios finished runner-up after memorable fortnight, but sadly they will not be rewarded with ATP Ranking points.

Of course all the players knew what they signed up for when they agreed to compete at the grass-court Grand Slam after the ATP stripped the tournament of ranking points. The move was in retaliation to the All England Tennis Club’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon due to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

Now that the trophies have been handed out, it is time to look at a few “ifs and buts”.

Daniil Medvedev plays a shot Credit: PA Images
Daniil Medvedev at Wimbledon

Here are the top 10 in the ATP Rankings after the Wimbledon points from 2021 have been removed.

ATP Rankings top 10

1. Daniil Medvedev – 7,775 (-180)
2. Alexander Zverev Germany 6,850 (-180)
3. Rafael Nadal Spain 6,165 (-360)
4. Stefanos Tsitispas Greece 5,150 (-)
5. Casper Ruud Norway 5,050 (-)
6. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 4,845 (-45)
7. Novak Djokovic Serbia 4,770 (-2,000)
8. Andrey Rublev – 3,700 (-170)
9. Félix Auger-Aliassime Canada 3,445 (-315)
10. Jannik Sinner Italy 3,185 (-)

But how would things look if points were added after this year’s Championships?

Medvedev would have stayed top even if ranking points were awarded. In fact, if he was allowed to play then he only needed to move past the third round to increase his tally of 7,775.

However, with Alexander Zverev missing the tournament due to injury, Rafael Nadal would have moved up to No 2 as he had picked up 720 points for making it to the semi-final.

He would have been followed by Djokovic as the Serbian would have remained on 6,770 points after retaining his Wimbledon title.

It is a case of as you were for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud as they improved on last year’s results as the former would have added 90 points to his total and Ruud 45.

Alcaraz dropped 45 points, but he would have picked up 180 for reaching the fourth round while Félix Auger-Aliassime lost in the first round.

Cameron Norrie is one of the big losers as the British No 1 finds himself at No 11 with 3,155 points after dropping 45 points, but he would have been comfortably at No 8 with 3,875 points (+720) for reaching the semi-finals.

Jannik Sinner moves up three places due to other movements around him, but he would have picked up 360 points for reaching the quarter-final with Auger-Aliassime dropping out of the top 10.

Last year’s runner-up Matteo Berrettini was always going to drop down the rankings due to the 1,200 points coming off his total. However, he never even made it onto the court at Wimbledon as he pulled out at the last-minute due to Covid-19. The Italian sits at No 15 with 2,280.

This year’s runner-up Kyrgios is at No 43 with 980 points, but he would have 2,180 points after adding 1,200 to his total, which would put him at No 16.

Quarter-finalist Taylor Fritz is at No 13 with 2,975, but he would have moved to 3,335 points while Cristian Garin will drop 13 places to No 56 with 875 points despite also reaching the last eight.

ATP Rankings top 10 if points were awarded (points added after Wimbledon)

1. Daniil Medvedev – 7,775 (-)
2. Rafael Nadal Spain 6,885 (+720)
3. Alexander Zverev Germany 6,850 (-)
4. Novak Djokovic Serbia 6,770 (+2,000)
5. Stefanos Tsitispas Greece 5,240 (+90)
6. Casper Ruud Norway 5,095 (+45)
7. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 5,085 (+240)
8. Cameron Norrie Great Britain 3,875 (+720)
9. Andrey Rublev – 3,700 (-170)
10. Jannik Sinner Italy 3,545 (+360)

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