Men’s Tennis: Worldwide ATP Tennis Rankings
|Rank||+/- Rank||Country||Player||Age||Points||+/- Points||Tourn Played||Dropping||Next Best|
|12||Alex de Minaur||24||2,685||24||0||0|
|25||Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||24||1,435||26||0||0|
|31||+4||Tomas Martin Etcheverry||24||1,316||+31||30||20||15|
|42||Roberto Bautista Agut||35||1,050||25||0||0|
|61||Roberto Carballes Baena||30||870||29||0||0|
|67||+3||Juan Pablo Varillas||27||825||+10||27||0||0|
|68||Botic van de Zandschulp||27||825||23||20||0|
|69||Luca Van Assche||19||825||30||54||15|
|72||+2||Bernabe Zapata Miralles||26||766||27||0||0|
|74||+2||Thiago Seyboth Wild||23||752||27||20||6|
|88||+1||Juan Manuel Cerundolo||21||684||-7||29||80||7|
|91||-4||Daniel Elahi Galan||27||664||-35||27||0||0|
*Updated every Monday
How do ATP Tennis Rankings Work?
- Points System: The ATP rankings are points-based, with players earning points based on their performance in ATP tournaments over the past 52 weeks. The number of points a player earns depends on the round they reach in a tournament and the category or level of the event.
- Tournament Categories: ATP tournaments are classified into various categories based on their importance and prize money. The most prestigious events are the four Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open). Other significant categories include the ATP Tour Masters 1000, ATP Tour 500, ATP Tour 250, and the ATP Finals.
- Point Allocation: The higher the tournament category, the more points are available. Grand Slam winners receive the most points, followed by ATP Tour Masters 1000, ATP Tour 500, and ATP Tour 250 events. The points earned by a player decrease as they progress through the rounds, with the winner receiving the most points and subsequent rounds earning fewer points.
- Ranking Calculation: A player’s ranking is determined by totaling their best 18 tournament results over the past 52 weeks. However, players must count points from at least four Grand Slam tournaments and eight other tournaments. The ranking points earned in a tournament remain on a player’s record for 52 weeks, after which they start to drop off.
- Tournament Weighting: The most recent tournaments have a higher impact on a player’s ranking, as points earned in the past 52 weeks are weighted according to a sliding scale. Points from tournaments in the last 52 weeks are added, while points from the same tournaments from the previous year start to decrease.
- Weekly Rankings: The ATP rankings are updated every Monday, reflecting the points accumulated by players in tournaments completed up to the previous Sunday.
- Ranking Changes: Players can improve or drop in the rankings based on their performance in tournaments. By accumulating more ranking points, a player can move up the rankings. Conversely, if a player fails to defend points from previous tournaments or has a poor performance, they may drop in the rankings.
It’s important to note that the ATP rankings are solely based on the performances in ATP tournaments and do not consider other factors such as head-to-head records or performance in team competitions like the Davis Cup or Olympics.
The ATP rankings provide a dynamic snapshot of the current standing of male tennis players, which is essential for seeding players in tournaments and determining eligibility for prestigious events.
Tennis Rankings - Frequently Asked Questions
Which male tennis players had the longest streaks ranked at world #1?
Roger Federer (Switzerland): Federer held the world No. 1 ranking for a record 310 weeks, from February 2, 2004, to August 17, 2008. This streak is the longest consecutive stretch at the top of the rankings in men's tennis history.
Novak Djokovic (Serbia): Djokovic's longest streak as world No. 1 lasted 334 weeks, starting from July 4, 2011, until November 7, 2016. However, this streak was not consecutive, as he regained the top spot on multiple occasions. Djokovic has a total of 387 weeks spent as world #1 as of May 2023 (ahead of Roger Federer with 310 and Pete Sampras with 286).
Jimmy Connors (United States): Connors had a remarkable run as the world No. 1 player, accumulating a total of 268 weeks at the top between July 29, 1974, and August 29, 1983.
Which female tennis players had the longest streaks ranked at world #1?
Steffi Graf (Germany): Graf's reign as world No. 1 lasted 377 weeks, the longest in the history of women's tennis. She held the top spot from August 17, 1987, to March 10, 1991, and then regained it from March 11, 1991, to March 10, 1997.
Serena Williams (United States): Williams had two notable streaks as the world No. 1. Her first stretch lasted 186 consecutive weeks, from February 18, 2013, to September 11, 2016. She then regained the top spot and held it for another 88 weeks from January 30, 2017, to September 8, 2019, accumulating a total of 319 weeks as world No. 1.
Martina Navratilova (United States): Navratilova dominated women's tennis during her career, spending a total of 332 weeks as the world No. 1 player. Her streak began on July 10, 1978, and ended on August 21, 1988.