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It's a real pain in the ass without a date-of-birth in the Excel file but I managed somehow, here we go:


558 Jack Draper 22.12.2001
547 Jannik Sinner 16.8.2001
459 Ch. Hsin Tseng 8.8.2001
177 Rudolf Molleker 26.10.2000
105 Auger-Aliassime 8.8.2000
27 D. Shapovalov 15.4.1999
14 Stef. Tsitsipas 12.8.1998
3 Alex. Zverev 20.4.1997
1 Novak Djokovic 22.5.1987


Honorable mentions to:

(114) Kecmanovic who has to go above FAA to enter the table
(28) De Minaur who has to battle it out with Shapovalov (might happen on the AO already)
(35) Tiafoe - no way he's going above Tsitsipas any time soon but he's still so young that he's eligible for NextGen


Further honorable mentions to players that didn't make this table but recently left "NextGen" zone and are high-ranked and promising:

Khachanov, Coric & Medvedev - all younger than 23 and all in Top 16 (Medvedev is technically 17th but was No.16 only very recently). It will be very difficult for any of them to surpass Zverev but barring for injuries these are some of the most exciting young prospects for Top 10 right now.
 

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563 Jack Draper 22.12.2001
549 Jannik Sinner 16.8.2001
463 Ch. Hsin Tseng 8.8.2001
181 Rudolf Molleker 26.10.2000
106 Auger-Aliassime 8.8.2000
25 D. Shapovalov 15.4.1999
12 Stef. Tsitsipas 12.8.1998
3 Alex. Zverev 20.4.1997
1 Novak Djokovic 22.5.1987


Almost no movements

Popyrin joins Kecmanovic in teenagers-to-watch section, he's a little less than a month older than the Serb. Only 6 places separate them, they have to go above FAA (and Popyrin has to be higher ranked than Kecmanoic) to enter this table. FAA is a whole year younger though.
 

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It's a real pain in the ass without a date-of-birth in the Excel file but I managed somehow, here we go:


558 Jack Draper 22.12.2001
547 Jannik Sinner 16.8.2001
459 Ch. Hsin Tseng 8.8.2001
177 Rudolf Molleker 26.10.2000
105 Auger-Aliassime 8.8.2000
27 D. Shapovalov 15.4.1999
14 Stef. Tsitsipas 12.8.1998
3 Alex. Zverev 20.4.1997
1 Novak Djokovic 22.5.1987


Honorable mentions to:

(114) Kecmanovic who has to go above FAA to enter the table
(28) De Minaur who has to battle it out with Shapovalov (might happen on the AO already)
(35) Tiafoe - no way he's going above Tsitsipas any time soon but he's still so young that he's eligible for NextGen


Further honorable mentions to players that didn't make this table but recently left "NextGen" zone and are high-ranked and promising:

Khachanov, Coric & Medvedev - all younger than 23 and all in Top 16 (Medvedev is technically 17th but was No.16 only very recently). It will be very difficult for any of them to surpass Zverev but barring for injuries these are some of the most exciting young prospects for Top 10 right now.
Can you explain what that means, please? FAA?
 

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Updated before Indian Wells & Miami: (current live rankings)
1. Djokovic (31.7)
3. Zverev (21.8)
10. Tsitsipas (20.5)
23. De Minaur (20)
24. Shapovalov (19.8)
58. Auger-Aliassime (18.5)
179. Molleker (18.3)
324. Sinner (17.5)
557. Draper (17.1)

Honorable mentions:
449. Tseng (17.5, only 8 days older than Sinner)
527. Nakashima (17.5, 5 days older than Tseng)
 

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There will be an interesting update on Monday. Alcaraz Garfia and Musetti enter with a bang, Draper will be out, Sinner and Molleker go up the ranking (Molleker is playing Mikael Ymer later today so might even improve on that), Auger Aliassime considerably higher. All the people on the list are actually at their career highs.

Also, going through the rankings, I noticed something - I recognized some names from the time I first posted here and was surprised to find that they haven't improved substantially.

So let's look at the first post from @coluta almost 4 years ago:

As of 10.08.2015

1. Novak Djokovic - 22.05.1987
4. Kei Nishikori - 29.12.1989
10. Milos Raonic - 27.12.1990
17. Grigor Dimitrov - 16.05.1991
18. Dominic Thiem - 03.09.1993
36. Borna Coric - 14.11.1996
86. Alexander Zverev - 20.04.1997
195. Andrey Rublev - 20.10.1997
272. Frances Tiafoe - 20.01.1998
293. Duckhee Lee - 29.05.1998
747. Felix Auger Aliassime - 08.08.2000
1063. Rayane Roumane - 11.09.2000 - the youngest player ranked

What is worth noting is that the list was much older at that point, especially near the top. Also, this was before the change in the ranking system so Rayane Roumane and probably FAA wouldn't get in under the current rules.

Individually, it's great to see FAA already in there in 2015m it's not surprising that he has achieved the most for the people on the list. Tiafoe has also done well, of course Zverev but he's been stagnating lately (3rd in the rankings but 20th in the race whereas he's biggest competitor, Tsitsipas, is 4th with a 900+ points advantage). Coric has done kind of OK. Rublev has had his ups and downs. Roumane has not done badly but is yet to make the transition to the main tour.

Then, my first post on 31.01.2017:

1381 Chun Hsin Tseng 15 TPE 8.8.2001

1305 Sergey Fomin 16 UZB 1.2.2001

1034 Rudolf Molleker 16 GER 26.10.2000

537 Auger Aliassime 16 CAN 8.8.2000

500 Corentin Moutet 17 FRA 19.4.1999

251 D.Shapovalov 17 CAN 15.4.1999

248 Alex De Minaur 17 AUS 17.2.1999

215 Casper Ruud 18 NOR 22.12.1998

201 St. Tsitsipas 18 GRE 12.8.1998

136 Duckhee Lee 18 KOR 29.5.1998

121 Stefan Kozlov 19 USA 1.2.1998

99 Frances Tiafoe 19 USA 20.1.1998

92 Taylor Fritz 19 USA 28.10.1997

21 Alex Zverev 19 GER 20.4.1997

15 Nick Kyrgios 21 AUS 27.4.1995

8 Dominic Thiem 23 AUT 3.9.1993

4 Milos Raonic 26 CAN 27.12.1990

2 Novak Djokovic 29 SRB 22.5.1987

1 Andy Murray 29 GBR 15.5.1987


Molleker appears, Moutet as well, Shapovalov and Tsitsipas have entered the previous year.

Here are players who spent some time on the list but I think are probably never coming back:
Fomin (I don't see him surpassing Chung Hsin Tseng, let alone Sinner, and now even Nakashima, Draper, Garfia and Musetti are marginally above him),
Kozlov
Duck Hee Lee
Fritz
Ruud
Moutet
Tiafoe - De Minaur, Shapovalov and Tsitsipas are all younger and FAA is very close behind, I see him maybe reaching the Top 10 in 2-3 years when some older players retire and others decline but that's his ceiling (my opinion, not my wish, I like the guy).
De Minaur has an easier task - he has to go "only" above Shapovalov and Tsitsipas (and keep FAA behind).
Raonic - (is it a little bold? maybe not) - currently Zverev, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Khachanov, Coric and Medvedev are all above him with Cecchinato, Basilashvili, Shapovalov lurking behind.
Kyrgios - has 8 younger people above him - with him you never know, but Top 4 material? - I doubt it.
Murray will also (alas) never be above Djokovic again.
 

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What is worth noting is that the list was much older at that point, especially near the top. Also, this was before the change in the ranking system so Rayane Roumane and probably FAA wouldn't get in under the current rules.
I think FAA would have anyway since he got his first points by qualifying for a Challenger and months later, did it again and even reached the QF. If anything, he might actually have been higher since fewer players have an ATP rank now.
 

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I think FAA would have anyway since he got his first points by qualifying for a Challenger and months later, did it again and even reached the QF. If anything, he might actually have been higher since fewer players have an ATP rank now.
Fair point.
 

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501 Alcaraz Garfia 05.05.2003

484 Lorenzo Musetti 03.03.2002

311 Jannik Sinner 16.8.2001

165 Rudolf Molleker 26.10.2000

33 Auger-Aliassime 8.8.2000

20 D. Shapovalov 15.4.1999

8 Stef. Tsitsipas 12.8.1998

3 Alex. Zverev 20.4.1997

1 Novak Djokovic 22.5.1987


As I mentioned last week, all these players are at a career-high. First 5 of them are teen-agers, (by the way, Happy Birthday, Denis Shapovalov, turns 20 today, ranked 20 - a coinkydink? I don't think so:)))). Everyone but Nole are below 22 (Zverev for only 5 days more, though). I really think the numbers show that this year represents the true change of generations. And the GenLost is definitely been skipped. The only people from it that are performing well (at or near a CH) at the moment are Thiem, Cecchinato and Basilashvili and they're all born in the later years of the generation (which I define as mid 1989-mid 1994). Maybe also Nishikori who is the oldest of this generation (currently 6th, CH - 4th) but I don't see him winning a Masters ever or reaching a slam final again.
In the Top 32 we have 1 person from the New Balls Generation (Fed), 11 people Nadal/Nole/Murray Gen (Del Potro being the youngest), 10 players from LostGen (but most of them are crammed at the bottom of the list) and 10 people from the NextGen (one could argue that FAA is even in the generation after that, and Shapovalov is a bit between these 2).
 

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After Roland Garros:

1. Djokovic (32)
4. Thiem (25.7)
5. Zverev (22.1)
6. Tsitsipas (20.8)
21. Auger-Aliassime (18.8)
149. Molleker (18.6)
218. Sinner (17.8)
455. Musetti (17.2)
515. Alcaraz-Garfia (16)
 

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I love this thread too, I was even checking these statistics by myself without even realizing there was a thread about it here. After the US Open:

1. Novak Djoković (32.3)
4. Daniil Medvedev (23.5)
6. Alexander Zverev (22.3)
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (21)
21. Félix Auger-Aliassime (19)
126. Jannik Sinner (18)
329. Jack Draper (17.7)
460. Lorenzo Musetti (17.5)
562. Carlos Alcaraz (16.3)
 
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