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

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?

Novak Djokovic maintained his commanding lead after winning the ATP Finals.

Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner sit in a tier of their own before a congested pack of players battle to remain in the top 10.

ATP singles rankings top 10

Ranking Change Name Points
1 Novak Djokovic 11,245
2 Carlos Alcaraz 8,855
3 Daniil Medvedev 7,600
4 Jannik Sinner 6,490
5 Andrey Rublev 4,805
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas 4,235
7 Alexander Zverev 3,985
8 Holger Rune 3,660
9 Hubert Hurkacz 3,245
10 Taylor Fritz 3,100

*Last updated December 18, 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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