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Who are the highest-ranked Australian tennis players? Updated ATP and WTA rankings

highest-ranked Australian tennis players: Australia has long been blessed with talented tennis players and the current generation is no different.

While Ash Barty has retired at the top of the game, a promising crop of men and women remain.

Sporting News has just rounded up the best-rated Australian athletes…

ATP Rankings: Highest-ranked Australian tennis players
Alex De Manor is Australia’s highest-ranked male player, but Nick Kyrgios is now just six places behind him.

Both Australians will be awarded seedings at the upcoming US Open as a result of their higher rankings.

Five Australian men currently sit in the ATP top 100 players.

RANKING CHANGE NAMEPOINTS
20Alex de Minaur1,665
26+2Nick Kyrgios1,430
70+5Thanasi Kokkinakis697
82-6Alexei Popyrin644
84-2James Duckworth622
103+3Jordan Thompson521
104-3John Millman516
116+2Jason Kubler475
121+1Christopher O’Connell460
134-3Aleksandar Vukic415

WTA Rankings: Highest-ranked Australian tennis players

Following Ash Barty’s retirement, Ajla Tomljanovic has taken over as Australia’s highest-ranked female player.

Tomljanovic has enjoyed a return to her WTA rankings after reaching the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters where she defeated world number three Paula Budosa.

Daria Saville is the only other Australian woman in the WTA Top 100 players.

RANKINGCHANGENAMEPOINTS
48+15Ajla Tomljanovic1100
73-1Daria Saville818
135+5Maddison Inglis462
152-2Jaimee Fourlis426
164-1Olivia Gadecki391
168+6Priscilla Hon381
191+1Astra Sharma340
227+3Arina Rodionova295
229+3Lizette Cabrera294
262-1Seone Mendez250

How do the tennis world rankings work?

The tennis world rankings are calculated by the ATP and WTA, which award points based on a player’s performance in specific tournaments.

The further a player advances in a sanctioned event, the more points he is awarded.

Prestigious tournaments like Grand Slams and Masters also provide more points.

For example, Grand Slams award the most points on the ATP Tour with 2000 points awarded to the winner and 1200 points to the runner-up.

Points earned from each tournament last for one year.

When are the tennis world rankings updated?

Both the ATP and WTA update their rankings every Monday when tournaments are not underway.

So generally you can expect weekly updates except when the Grand Slams are being contested.

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