Djokovic Back to No.1, Americans Surging
By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday January 30, 2023
Novak Djokovic’s long, strange trip outside the Top-2 of the ATP rankings has ended. The 22-time Grand Slam champion celebrates his 10th Australian Open title with a return to No.1 in the ATP rankings. Djokovic begins his 374th week at No.1, and is just three weeks shy of passing Steffi Graf on the all-time list for weeks at No.1.
The world-beating 35-year-old isn’t the only one making moves inside the ATP’s Top-100 – enjoy a breakdown of this week’s movers and shakers below.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic, +4 (Joint Career High)
Djokovic begins his seventh stint at the top of the ATP rankings. He will bid to break his own record by finishing the 2023 season as the ATP’s year-end No.1 for the eighth time.
Tsitsipas had a chance to reach No.1 by winning the final in Melbourne, but instead lands at No.3, matching his previous high.
No. 13 Karen Khachanov, +7
Russia’s Karen Khachanov is closing in on the Top-20 again after reaching semi-finals at the last two majors.
No. 19 Tommy Paul, +16 (Career High)
It’s a Top-20 debut for Paul, who reached his first career Grand Slam semi-final at Melbourne.
No. 39 Jiri Lehecka, +32 (Career High)
21-year-old Lehecka is the second-biggest riser inside the ATP’s Top-100, thanks to his run to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
No. 44 Ben Shelton, +45 (Career High)
20-year-old Shelton is the biggest riser inside the Top-100 in this week’s rankings. He jumps from 89 to 45 on the strength of reaching the quarterfinals in Melbourne.
Here are some of the other career-highs made in this week’s ATP rankings.
No. 5 Andrey Rublev, +1 (matches career high)
No. 8 Taylor Fritz, +1 (matches career high)
No. 9 Holger Rune, +1 (matches career high)
No. 15 Frances Tiafoe, +2 (Career High)
No. 26 Sebastian Korda, +5 (Career High)
No. 48 J.J. Wolf, + 19 (Career High)
No. 83 Michael Mmoh, +24 (Career High)
No. 86 Ugo Humbert, +20
No. 90 Alexei Popyrin, +23
No. 93 Denis Kudla, +15
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