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

The Sporting News wraps up the best-ranked Australian players right now…

ATP rankings: Highest ranked Australian tennis players

Alex de Minaur is Australia’s highest-ranked male player at No. 11 after having a solid season to date.

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

Ranking  Change  Name Points
11 Alex de Minaur 3,355
32 +1 Jordan Thompson 1,235
46 Alexei Popyrin 1,047
62 -4 Christopher O’Connell 886
65 +2 Aleksandar Vukic 856
80 Rinky Hijikata 738
81 -2 Max Purcell 731
106 -2 Thanasi Kokkinakis 584
108 -3 James Duckworth 574
133 +5 Adam Walton 464
169 -15 Jason Kubler 346
184 -12 Marc Polmans 322
186 Li Tu 321

*Last updated April 9, 2024

Check out every Aussie with an ATP ranking here. 

WTA rankings: Highest ranked Australian tennis players

Arina Rodionova remains as Australia’s top-ranked women despite not reaching the Australian Open main draw.

However, Daria Saville, Storm Hunter and Taylah Preston will likely challenge this position during the season.

Ranking Change Name Points
94 +14 Daria Saville 751
103 -2 Arina Rodionova 731
116 -2 Storm Hunter 671
126 +9 Astra Sharma 616
136 -2 Taylah Preston 545
171 -1 Olivia Gadecki 444
175 -1 Kimberly Birrell 434
185 -1 Talia Gibson 398
188 +1 Priscilla Hon 394
194 -1 Destanee Aiava 386

*Last updated April 9, 2024

Check out every Aussie with a WTA ranking here. 

Arina Rodionova

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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