The potential seeded players are as follows:-
1 Carlos Alcaraz Ranked 2 - Points 6510
2 Stefanos Tsitsipas Ranked 3 - Points 5805 3 Casper Ruud Ranked 4 - Points 5560 4 Taylor Fritz Ranked 10 - Points 2975
5 Danill Medvedev Ranked 5 - Points 4330
6 Andrey Rublev Ranked 7 - Points 3390 7 Holger Rune Ranked 8 - Points 3325 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime Ranked 6 - Points 3415 9 Hubert Hurkacz Ranked 9 - Points 3065 10 Cameron Norrie Ranked 12 - Points 2 815 11 Jannik Sinner Ranked 13 - Points 2925 12 Alexander Zverev Ranked 14 Points 2580 13 Karen Khachanov Ranked 15 Points 2505 14 Frances Tiafoe Ranked 16 Points 2710 15 Pablo Carreno-Busta Ranked 17 Points 2200 16 Alex de Minaur Ranked 18 Points 2085 17 Tommy Paul 18 Borna Coric 19 Lorenzo Musetti 20 Matteo Berrettini 21 Grigor Dimitrov 22 Roberto Bautista-Agut 23 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 24 Daniel Evans 25 Dennis Shapovalov 26 Miomir Kecmanovic 27 Francisco Cerundolo 28 Botic van de Zandschulp 29 Yoshihito Nishioka 30 Sebastian Baez 31 Tallon Griekspoor 32 Maxime Cressy
When the final seeds are available there will be interim ratings given based on performances last year for the Top 10 players and those will be indicated and updated on a daily basis during the tournament. Please note that when a seeded player is beaten their final ranking will be those indicated in the updated schedule. Before the semi-finals the toral ranking points points will be updated for all the 32 seeded players. So the members will have the ranking of players before it is in the media on 20 March 2023.
Rafael Nadal will definitely be out of the Top 10 players at 11 - but that can change drastically depending on the performances in this tournament of the players ranked below him at present. He is likely to go down further in the rankings.
That could impact drastically on the seedings in Miami as well.
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We are now through basically 2 months ATP tennis having been played and with the Australian Open and 4 ATP 500 tournaments - as well as 12 ATP 250 tournaments having been played. The next big fish tournaments to be played over the next three weeks are the ATP 1000 Indian Wells and Miami Masters Tournaments. Those 2 tournaments will have a serious impact on the ranking of the players in months to come. Djokovic is not affected by those two tournaments as he did not play in the two last year and will not play in this year either - but for the rest of the present Top 10 players it could be very difficult to maintain their positions.
Those on the Potential going up in the rankings from where they are now are the poor performers last year in the two tournaments are Medvedev, Rublev and Ruud - with Tsitsipas being not affected.
Potentially the losses of ranking points by the following players are either already available or possible:-
* Nadal was runner-up last year in Indian Wells and will not play this year and he is bound to lose 600 ranking points. That will take him out of the Top 10 rankings for the first time since 2005 and he is likely to eb ranked somewhere between the number 12 and 15 rankings after this week.
* The next 2 players whose rankings could be affected are Alcaraz - a semi-finalist last year in Indian Wells and winner of the Miami Masters and Taylor Fritz the winner of the Indian Wells tournament in 2022 . In the case of both players the potential for going down in the rankings is quite possible.
There are no other ATP tournaments being played in the coming three weeks and as the Indian Wells tournament is starting in 3 weeks time the performances thus far this year indicates that Medvedev may be the favorite to win in those two tournaments.
I will post the draw in the series asap since the Indian Wells tournament starts on Thursday. Unlike in the tournaments thus far I may provide the match-ups from Round 1 and not Round 2 like I normally do. Qualification matches start tomorrow and since both male and female tennis is involved - the female official matches will start on Wednesday and the male matches on Thursday.
I wll give the draw as soon as it is available - for the men by not later than Tuesday .