World ranking: Medvedev keeps top spot

-Ikenna Okafor

Daniil Medvedev remains the world No. 1 having not missed out any points at the last Wimbledon. 

Despite winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic dropped significantly and will suffer further pain in the rankings if he is unable to play at the US Open. 

Tennis world rankings are calculated by the ATP,  they 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. Both the ATP and WTA update their rankings every Monday when tournaments aren’t running. So in general there are weekly updates aside from when Grand Slams are being competed. 

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 consecutive weeks in the top spot with 237.

Now aged 40 and battling injuries, Federer finds himself unranked in the ATP standings.Federer made it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2021 but hasn’t managed to play a Grand Slam since. 

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