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

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Australia has long been blessed with talented tennis players and the current generation is no different.

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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 rankings: Highest ranked Australian tennis players

Alex de Minaur remains Australia’s highest-ranked male player but Nick Kyrgios is now just six spots behind him.

Both Aussies will be rewarded with a seeding at the upcoming US Open as a result of their high rankings.

Five Australian men currently sit inside the ATP’s top 100 players.

RANKING CHANGE NAME POINTS
20 Alex de Minaur 1,665
26 +2 Nick Kyrgios 1,430
70 +5 Thanasi Kokkinakis 697
82 -6 Alexei Popyrin 644
84 -2 James Duckworth 622
103 +3 Jordan Thompson 521
104 -3 John Millman 516
116 +2 Jason Kubler 475
121 +1 Christopher O’Connell 460
134 -3 Aleksandar Vukic 415

*Last updated August 22, 2022

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 bounce back in her WTA ranking after reaching the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters where she beat world number three Paula Badosa.

Daria Saville is the only other Aussie woman inside the WTA top 100 players.

RANKING CHANGE NAME POINTS
48 +15 Ajla Tomljanovic 1100
73 -1 Daria Saville 818
135 +5 Maddison Inglis 462
152 -2 Jaimee Fourlis 426
164 -1 Olivia Gadecki 391
168 +6 Priscilla Hon 381
191 +1 Astra Sharma 340
227 +3 Arina Rodionova 295
229 +3 Lizette Cabrera 294
262 -1 Seone Mendez 250

*Last updated August 22, 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.

Prestigious 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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