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 begun 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.
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* 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.
* 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.