The mantle of world No.1 in tennis is something every player aspires for but few ever achieve.
When it comes to men’s singles, only a handful of names have held top spot over the past two decades.
But a new generation of talent is coming through with young players pushing their way up the rankings.
Who is the world No.1 in men’s tennis?
Carlos Alcaraz remains in second even after his title win in Madrid, with Novak Djokovic still the world No.1 in men’s tennis.
There has been minimal movement elsewhere in the top 10, with Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz exchanging places.
ATP singles rankings top 10
*Last updated May 16, 2023
Check out the full ATP rankings here.
How do tennis rankings work?
Tennis world rankings are calculated by the ATP, who award points based on a player’s performance at particular tournaments.
The further a player progresses in a sanctioned event, the more points they will be awarded.
Grand slams provide the most points with 2000 awarded to the winner and 1200 to the runner-up.
Points picked up from each tournament last for one year with rankings updated each week.
When are tennis rankings updated?
Both the ATP and WTA update their rankings every Monday when tournaments aren’t running.
So in general you can expect weekly updates aside from when Grand Slams are being competed.
Published at Tue, 16 May 2023 01:36:01 +0000