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 new players pushing their way up the rankings.
Who is the current men’s world No. 1?
Novak Djokovic remains as world no.1 after Daniil Medvedev failed to pick up the required ATP points at the Miami Open.
The duo are now seperated by just 10 points ahead of the clay court season beginning
ATP men’s singles world rankings*
How do tennis world 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.
Where is Roger Federer ranked now?
For many years Swiss maestro Roger Federer reigned supreme as the best men’s tennis player.
In total, he spent 310 weeks as world number one and holds the record for most consecutve weeks in top spot with 237.
Now aged 40 and battling injuries, Federer finds himself ranked 44th in the world with just 1,120 ATP points.
Federer made it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2021 but hasn’t managed to play a grand slam since.