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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. 

MORE: Who are the highest ranked women’s players? 

Who is the world No.1 in men’s tennis?

Carlos Alcaraz regained the world No. 1 ranking in men’s tennis in late May.

Novak Djokovic – who was most recently in the top spot – has dropped to third, with Daniil Medvedev moving up to second.

ATP singles rankings top 10

Ranking Change Name Points
1 Carlos Alcaraz 6,815
2 Daniil Medvedev 6,330
3 Novak Djokovic 5,955
4 Casper Ruud 4,960
5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 4,775
6 Holger Rune 4,375
7 Andrey Rublev 4,270
8 +1 Taylor Fritz 3,470
9 -1 Jannik Sinner 3,435
10 Felix Auger-Aliassime 3,065

*Last updated May 30, 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. 



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