Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the latest ATP Rankings released on Monday after winning his 10th Australian Open title in Melbourne.
The Serbian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the final at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday to equal Rafael Nadal’s all-time men’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic, jumped four places from World No. 5, the biggest ever in the history of ATP Rankings, and began a record-extending 374th week as the top-ranked men’s player.
If Djokovic is still No. 1 on February 27, he will break Steffi Graf’s all-time record (across both ATP and WTA Tours) of being World No. 1 for 377 weeks.
Nadal’s title defense in Melbourne ended with a second-round loss to USA’s Mackenzie McDonald. As a result, he lost 1955 ranking points and dropped from second to sixth. His compatriot and reigning US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz lost his No. 1 ranking to Djokovic as he sat out of the Australian Open due to an injury. The teenager is now World No. 2.
The 24-year-old Tsitsipas, who reached the second Grand Slam final of his career, moved up one place, returning to his career-high ranking of World No. 3.
Danish teenager Holger Rune reached a new career-high ranking of World No. 9 after making it to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Daniil Medvedev, who was the runner-up in Melbourne for the last two years, dropped out of top 10 after his third-round loss to USA’s Sebastian Korda. The Russian is World No. 12 while Korda reached a new career-high ranking of 26 with his run to the quarterfinals.
Losing semifinalists Karen Khachanov and Tommy Paul made significant gains. Russia’s Khachanov jumped seven places to 13th while Paul (19th) entered top 20 for the first time in his career.
Other players who had massive jumps in their rankings post the first Major of the year include Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka (moved up 32 places to 39th), USA’s Ben Shelton (moved up 45 places to 44th), J.J. Wolf (moved up 19 places to 48th) and Michael Mmoh (moved up 24 places to 83rd), France’s Ugo Humbert (moved up 20 places to 86th) and Australia’s Alexei Popyrin (jumped 23 places to 90th).
|1||Novak Djokovic (SRB)||7070|
|2||Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)||6730|
|3||Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)||6195|
|4||Casper Ruud (NOR)||5765|
|5||Andrey Rublev (RUS)||4200|
|6||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||3815|
|7||Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)||3715|
|8||Taylor Fritz (USA)||3410|
|9||Holger Rune (DEN)||3046|