News : Tennis: Alexander Zverev overtakes his idol Roger Federer in the world rankings
Alexander Zverev has overtaken his idol Roger Federer (Switzerland) in the tennis world rankings despite his early defeat in Miami. The 23-year-old, who had already lost in the second round of the hard court Masters in Florida, climbed one place to sixth. The front runner remains Novak Djokovic (Serbia), who, like Federer, is currently on pause.
The newcomer of the week is the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who jumped 21 places to 16th after his surprising title win in Miami. He was the first Polish player to win a Masters category tournament.
Hurkacz, for whom it was the third title after the successes at the 250 tournaments in Winston-Salem (2019) and Delray Beach (2021), collected $ 300,000 for the final success, which he sealed after 1:43 hours with the first match point . His opponent in the final, Jannik Sinner, is now on the 22nd place, also as high as never before.
In the women’s category, Ashleigh Barty secured first place ahead of Naomi Osaka (Japan) with her triumph in Miami. The Australian had successfully defended her title when she prevailed against the 20-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who gave up Barty at 6: 3, 4: 0.
The best German in the world rankings is still Angelique Kerber in 25th place. The 33-year-old from Kiel was eliminated in Florida in the third round.