Last Monday, Carlos Alcaraz rose to No. 5 for the first time after reaching his fifth final of the year in Hamburg, and this Monday the 19-year-old inches up one more spot to a new career-high of No. 4 after reaching his sixth final of the year in Umag.

He’s just the eighth man to reach the Top 4 as a teenager in ATP rankings history.

1974: Bjorn Borg (reached Top 4 at age 18 on September 27, 1974)
1979: John McEnroe (reached Top 4 at age 19 on January 3, 1979)
1983: Mats Wilander (reached Top 4 at age 19 on October 17, 1983)
1986: Boris Becker (reached Top 4 at age 18 on April 7, 1986)
1988: Andre Agassi (reached Top 4 at age 18 on August 1, 1988)
1994: Andrei Medvedev (reached Top 4 at age 19 on May 16, 1994)
2005: Rafael Nadal (reached Top 4 at age 19 on June 6, 2005)
2022: Carlos Alcaraz (reached Top 4 at age 19 on August 1, 2022)

He’s the sixth-youngest man to reach the Top 4 in ATP rankings history—Agassi is the youngest man to achieve the feat, doing it at 18 years, 3 months and 2 days, followed by Borg and Becker (who were also 18) and then Nadal and Wilander (who were 19).

The man who beat Alcaraz in the Umag final, Jannik Sinner, remains at No. 10 this week, though he’s made up ground—last week he trailed No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime by 260 points (3,445 to 3,185) but now he’s only 50 points behind (3,445 to 3,395).

The winners of the other two ATP events last week are also among the upwards movers this week: former No. 9 Roberto Bautista Agut rises from No. 20 to No. 18 after capturing the 11th ATP title of his career in Kitzbuhel, while former No. 15 Alex de Minaur jumps from No. 30 to No. 21 after claiming the sixth ATP title of his career in Atlanta.

And despite falling in the second round in Umag, Lorenzo Musetti makes his Top 30 debut, inching up from No. 31 to No. 30 after American John Isner dips out of the elite. Musetti only just made his Top 50 debut a week ago, soaring from No. 62 to No. 31 after winning his first ATP title in Hamburg (defeating Alcaraz in the final).

With 42, Alcaraz is tied with Stefanos Tsitsipas for most ATP match wins so far this year.

With 42, Alcaraz is tied with Stefanos Tsitsipas for most ATP match wins so far this year.


The two women who won WTA titles last week also make notable moves today, with former No. 4 Caroline Garcia going from No. 45 to No. 32 after winning her ninth WTA title in Warsaw—where she took out No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek along the way—and Marie Bouzkova soaring from No. 66 to No. 46 after winning her first WTA title in Prague, a return to the career-high she set almost two years ago on August 31st, 2020.

And Anastasia Potapova continues her rapid ascent this week too, rising from No. 59 to No. 48—her Top 50 debut—after reaching the final of Prague. She had reached back-to-back semifinals the two weeks before, too, in Lausanne (which propelled her from No. 79 to No. 63) and in Hamburg (which bumped her from No. 63 to No. 59).

Also, there’s a new youngest woman in the Top 100, as 17-year-old Czech Linda Noskova breaks into the elite after reaching her first WTA semifinal in Prague, rising from No. 112 to No. 94. At 18, Coco Gauff was previously the youngest in the elite.