The ATP rankings were put on freeze after the tour was suspended due to the coronavirus. It was decided to ensure that some players don’t get undue benefits while no matches are being played. For professional tennis players, the rankings are very important. These are based on consistency, the number of wins, and better performance in important tournaments. Here are the top-ranking male tennis players in singles rankings at present.
The Serb sensation leads the list of male tennis players in singles ATP rankings. Novak did not lose a single match in 2020 till the tour was on. He led his country to a great victory in the inaugural ATP cup edition. The world number 1 also won his 17th Grand Slam title in February at the Australian Open and then picked up another ATP 500 title in Dubai. Novak is regarded as one of the greatest male tennis players in the game’s history. He has already completed 282 weeks at the top of ATP rankings in the singles category. Novak still has great chances to win many more titles before retiring from the game.
The 19 times Grand Slam champion from Spain is currently the world number 2 among male tennis players in singles. Rafa finished the season 2019 at the top of ATP rankings. The left-handed star was not able to defend his 1200 points at the Australian Open. He lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final match. Nadal has won 19 majors so far. He will be looking to equal Roger Federer’s haul of 20 slams in the French Open in September this year. These illustrious records give the Spanish great a place among best male tennis players ever. On the red clay, Rafa is regarded as the undisputed King because of his unparalleled achievements.
The 26-year-old Austrian star had a career-best season in 2019. Thiem won his first Masters title at Indian Wells. He also reached the finals of 2019 Roland Garros, Nitto ATP finale, and the 2020 Australian Open. This has helped him get the career-best ATP rankings of world number 3. Dominic is one of the top guys among the young male tennis players on the ATP tour. He will be a strong contender for the 2020 French Open if the tournament is played in September this year. The Austrian star has also improved his Harcourt game by many notches in since last year.
There has been no one more popular and successful among male tennis players than Roger Federer. The Swiss star is currently placed at world number 4 in the ATP rankings. Federer is the only one in the tennis players to have spent more than 300 weeks at the top of ATP rankings. He has been world number 1 for 310 weeks which is a record in men’s tennis. The maestro is also the richest tennis player in terms of overall earnings. He has increased the popularity of tennis manifold with his elegant playing style, often called as poetry in motion. His longevity in the game also places the legend in the league of his own.