ATP Rankings Updates June 26th 2023 – Brilliant Bublik and Carlitos Dominate The Grass

Ready for another exciting instalment of ATP rankings updates? This most recent update has a direct impact on the seedings for Wimbledon, especially concerning the top guys. In case you haven’t seen the news for Alcaraz at Wimbledon 2023, the Spaniard has taken the top spot away from Djokovic by winning Queen’s on Sunday, June 27th. This is huge as it means that the 7-time champion, Novak Djokovic, won’t be the top dog at the All England Club this year. However, it’s not just the results from the Queen’s Club Championships that have caused changes in the ATP rankings.

Coinciding with the Queen’s Club Championships, there was also the Terra Wortmann Open played last week. Both events had a grade of 500, so plenty of points were floating around over the last seven days. Yet there were just two players that captured the tournaments, of course. These players were Carlos Alcaraz for Queen’s and Alexander Bublik for the Terra Wortmann Open, also known as the Halle Open. So as you’ve no doubt gathered, it was a great week for these two players, and both of them moved up the ATP rankings as a result.

ATP rankings updates June 26th 2023

Yet there are other guys out there who also enjoyed a terrific week, while some guys had a bit of a shocker. And below, you will find out which players have fallen into each of these categories according to the June 26th ATP rankings updates.

ATP Rankings Updates – Week Commencing June 26th

Because both of the tournaments from last week had a 500-level grading, this has prompted a fair bit of movement up and down the rankings. Additionally, there were several Challenger levels events being played too, which is what several of the top movers chose to compete in last week. Impressively, due to the results that went down in these tournaments, there are three guys that climbed the ATP rankings by more than 20 spots. And just as impressively, in a negative sense, there were three guys that slid by more than 10 positions.

Ready to see who these players are and why they’ve experienced such changes? Read on for a full breakdown.

The Week’s Biggest Climbers – Kubler, Bublik, and Muller

Being in ‘the green’ is always an objective for ATP players on a weekly basis. This means that they have managed to improve their ranking compared with the last rankings update, which is always a positive thing. On that note, the three guys that have enjoyed the most significant gains in rankings spots this week include Jason Kubler, Alexander Bublik, and Alexandre Muller. As referenced earlier, all three guys have climbed the rankings ladder by 20+ spots, yet it’s Kubler that takes the crown for the ‘biggest climber’.

The Australian managed to win a Challenger event known as the Ilkley Trophy, and he has improved his points tally by +115 in doing so. This takes him to 74 in the world, which is an improvement of 23 places compared with the previous week. But nipping at his heels, we have Alexander Bublik. It would seem that Bublik is finally showing the world how talented he is, and how well he can play, as reflected by his title run at the Halle Open last week. In winning the Halle Open, Bublik captured just his 2nd ATP title, which was a special moment. And in terms of his ranking, this title takes him up 22 positions to 26 in the world, meaning he will actually be seeded for Wimbledon 2023. 

As for the final guy in the green this week, we have Alexandre Muller. He also played in a Challenger event in Italy, and he won the tournament. This takes him 21 spots up the rankings to 82.

The Week’s Biggest Fallers – Draper, Bonzi, and Cressy

Now it’s time to discuss the players that have been absorbed by the dreaded red zone this week. And as you can see, there are three guys that have posted significant drops over the previous seven days. These guys include Maxime Cressy, Benjamin Bonzi, and Jack Draper.  Each of these individuals has dropped by 10+ positions in the rankings based on the June 26th update, yet it’s Jack Draper that is the week’s biggest faller. Because he is suffering from yet another injury, Draper didn’t compete last week, and he has dropped 19 places as a result. 

This takes Draper down to 75 in the rankings, and he has also been added to the list of Wimbledon 2023 withdrawals. Naturally, this is far from ideal to miss your home Grand Slam, and I am sure that Draper is majorly disappointed. And speaking of disappointed tennis players, both Benjamin Bonzi and Maxime Cressy will be experiencing similar emotions right now. Bonzi is the 2nd biggest faller of the week having dropped 15 places down to 93 in the world. This occurred because Bonzi was in the qualifying draw for the Halle Open, yet he lost in the first round of qualifying to Safiullin.

Finally, Bonzi is followed by Cressy in the red zone, who has slid by 13 positions after crashing out in the first round of the Queen’s Club Championships. He lost to Holger Rune in straight sets, which isn’t exactly a bad loss, but I’m sure he would have hoped for better.

Top Rankings Stories – First Grass Court Title for Alcaraz and Back to World Number One

Did you watch the Queen’s Club Championships last week? If so, you’d have witnessed the start of a potentially very promising grass-court career for Carlos Alcaraz. Of all the surfaces that tennis is played on, it would be fair to say that pundits were most concerned about Alcaraz’s ability on grass compared with hard or clay courts. Yet based on the incredible level of tennis that he produced in this event, understandably, any belief that Alcaraz will struggle on the grass has been eliminated.

Alcaraz managed to beat Alex De Minaur in a straight-set final at the Queen’s Club on June 25th. And not only does he take back the ATP number one ranking this week, but he also takes the number one seed from his main rival, Novak Djokovic. So this puts some extra spice into the coming Grand Slam, and I cannot wait to watch the tournament unfold.

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