After the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season, there are some changes in the world rankings.
After a half-year break, Novak Djokovic is back on top of the ATP rankings.
Nole moved from No. 5 to No 1. This is the largest jump to the top spot in history.
Also, Serbian holds the record for most weeks spent as number one (374). From Monday, his record continues to grow.
“You never know how much time is left in your career. Of course, I’m happy to win another Grand Slam slam trophy and take the number 1 spot. it’s an awesome feeling”,– Novak said after the AO final.
As a result, Carlos Alcaraz dropped to second place. Last year, the Spaniard became the youngest number 1 in history at the age of 19.
Alcaraz played the last official match on November 4 at the Paris Masters. He missed this year’s Australian Open due to a leg injury.
Rafa Nadal suffered a larger reverse: He dropped from 2nd to 6th place.
Matador could not represent himself fully in Melbourne due to a hip injury. He was eliminated from the competition in the second round, against Mackenzie MacDonald.
In addition to winning the maiden Grand Slam title against Djokovic in the final, Stefanos Tsitsipas also missed the chance to take the top spot in the ATP rankings.
However, the hard work paid off. The Greek switched his place with Casper Ruud and returned to the third.
Tommy Paul entered the Top 20 for the first time in his career. American reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam for the first time and raised from the 35th position to the 19th.
Aryna Sabalenka has the best start of the 2023 season in women’s tennis.
Belarusian beat Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the final to win the maiden major trophy.
Despite the defeat in the final, Rybakina made a big jump in the rankings: She moved from 25th and entered the top ten for the first time.
Sabalenka now has a career-high ranking and takes second place. Only Iga Swiatek is ahead of her.
The two-time Grand Slam finalist Ons Jabeur dropped to third. The Tunisian only made it to the second round in Australia this year.
Jessica Pegula and Caroline Garcia fill in the fourth-fifth place.