Who is the world No. 1 in men’s tennis? Updated ATP rankings and explainer

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The mantle of world number one 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 current men’s world No. 1?

Daniil Medvedev remains the world No. 1 ahead of the US Open.

Closest rival Alexander Zverev is close to being replaced by Rafael Nadal in second spot, while Cameron Norrie has jumped inside the top 10.

ATP men’s singles rankings

Ranking Change Name Points
1 – Daniil Medvedev 6,885
2 – Alexander Zverev 5,760
3 – Rafael Nadal 5,630
4 – Carlos Alcaraz 5,190
5 +2 Stefanos Tsitsipas 4,890
6 – Novak Djokovic 4,770
7 -2 Casper Ruud 4,695
8 +1 Felix Auger-Aliassime 3,625
9 +2 Cameron Norrie 3,415
10 – Hubert Hurkacz 3,355

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.

Where is Roger Federer ranked now?
For many years Swiss maestro Roger Federer reigned supreme as the best men’s tennis player.

In total, he spent 310 weeks as world number one and holds the record for most consecutive weeks in the top spot with 237.

Now aged 40 and battling injuries, Federer finds himself unranked in the current ATP rankings

Federer made it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2021 but hasn’t managed to play a Grand Slam since.


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