Who are the highest ranked Australian tennis players? From Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios to Ajla Tomljanovic and Daria Saville

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.

The Sporting News wraps up the best ranked Australian players right now …

ATP world rankings: Highest ranked Australian tennis players

Alex de Minaur remains Australia’s highest ranked male player and after recently reaching the Barcelona Open semi-finals, has risen once again in the latest ATP rankings.

The 23-year-old has been steadily rising in 2022 having fled the year as low as No. 42.

Nick Kyrgios is also continuing to rise and cement his place inside the top 100 despite a lack of recent matches.

After beating Dominic Thiem in April, John Millman was unable to build on that result and has dropped six places after losing in the first round of the Bavarian International.

Ranking Change Name Points
22 +2 Alex de Minaur 1,736 th most common
71 +2 James Duckworth 848
75 +2 Nick Kyrgios 808
85 -6 John Millman 758
87 Jordan Thompson 748
92 -2 Thanasi Kokkinakis 723
105 +3 Alexei Popyrin 609
128 Aleksandar Vukic 503
129 Christopher O’Connell 502
171 -8 Max Purcell 345

* Updated May 2, 2022

WTA world rankings: Highest ranked Australian tennis players

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

She is currently the only Aussie women inside the WTA’s top 100 with Maddison Ingles and Daria Savile looming as the next best players.

Ranking Change Name Points
38 +3 Ajla Tomljanovic 1,236 th most common
126 -2 Maddison Ingles 518
134 Daria Saville 492
148 -1 Astra Sharma 437
166 Olivia Gadecki 391
181 +16 Storm Sanders 363
182 -1 Arina Rodionova 362
188 +2 Lizette Cabrera 356
200 +1 Seone Mendez 334
210 -2 Ellen Perez 322

* Updated April 25, 2022

How do tennis world rankings work?

Tennis world rankings are calculated by the ATP and WTA, 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.

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

Grand Slams, for example, provide the most points on the ATP tour with 2000 awarded to the winner and 1200 to the runner-up.

Points picked up from each tournament last for one year.

When are tennis world 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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