WATCH: Former World No. 1 congratulates Jannik Sinner as he dethrones Novak Djokovic to achieve top spot

Tennis star Jannik Sinner is now in the new world number one spot in the men's singles ATP rankings. Notably, the latest rankings came just after the finish of Roland Garros 2024.

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Tennis star Jannik Sinner is now in the new world number one spot in the men's singles ATP rankings. Notably, the latest rankings came just after the finish of Roland Garros 2024. Sinner is the first Italian to be ranked number one in the world in the singles category since 1973. Sinner was magnificent in the semi-finals; however, Carlos Alcaraz defeated him in the last and decider set to win the game magnificently and clinch the title on June 9.

Meanwhile, legendary star Novak Djokovic currently sits third, followed by newly-won French Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, who defeated Sinner in a five-set semi-final. The Serbian had a great chance to prolong his world number-one spot; however, he was injured during the fourth round of the marquee event, which allowed Jannik Sinner to claim the top spot.

On the other hand, the fourth-ranked player is Alexander Zverev, who lost to Carlos Alcaraz in five sets on Sunday in the Roland Garros final. Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner has joined the elite list after becoming the world number one. Following the same, a plethora of former World Number One's have congratulated him.

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I’m very happy to be in this position: Jannik Sinner

“It represents a great result of work ethic,” Sinner said. “Me and my team, it was one of our goals these years. But the most important goal is always to improve as a player and as a person, surrounding myself with great people. I think I can be very happy and pleased with what I’m doing and what my team is doing. In the last period, I’ve played some really good tennis. I’m very happy to be in this position.”

Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said: “Jannik’s rise to World No. 1 has been nothing short of remarkable. This is our sport’s most challenging and impressive accomplishment, requiring immense dedication, determination and self-belief. It’s reflected by the exclusive list of tennis greats who have held the top spot, with Jannik becoming only the 29th player to achieve the No. 1 ranking in over 50 years of history.

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