1 Carlos Alcaraz
2 Novak Djokovic
3 Danill Medvedev 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas 5 Casper Ruud 6 Holgrr Rune 7 Andrey Rublev 8 Jannik Sinner 9 Taylor Fritz 10 Frabnces Tiafoe 11 Karen Khachanov 12 Felix Auger-Alliassime 13 Cameron Norrie 14 Tommy Paul 15 Borna Coric 16 Alexander Zverev
From the Draw the organizers seem to be uncertain whether Holger Rune and Andrey Rublev will in fact turn up to play - they are not indicated as going through to Round 2 automatically which is the case in all ATP 1000 tournaments.
After Round 1 there was still 15 seeds left to paly in Round 2 8 of the 15 seeds lost their Round 2 matches inclusive of the winner of the Toronto Open last week - Sinner. The net number of seeds going through to the Quarterfinals will be 5 - that is if some of the other seeds do not lose their matches in playing unseeded players. From what we have seen in Round 2 the latter will be quite possible,
The worst preforming seeded player is Coric. He used to be ranked as the number 16 player in the ankings - he is now number 28 in the world. Another player on the skids is Auger-Aliassime whom at the start of 2023 wasa ranked 7 - he is now ranked 15. The sharpest rise in seeding is Davidovich Fokina - who a month ago was ouside o the number 32 rankings and is now ranked the number 21 player in the world,Be it as it may - Alcaraaz had a poor Toronto tournament and his Round 2 match in Cincinnati did not look good enough and if he loses in the next two rounds Djokovic may take over his number 1 ranking in the world.