Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic have also gained in the rankings after winning their first Grand Slam of the year. Despite losing to Djokovic, Daniel Medvedev also has a big advantage in the rankings. Naomi Osaka has moved up one place to the second position in the latest WTA World Rankings by winning the Australian Open Tennis tournament. Men’s finalist Daniel Medvedev has finished third on the ATP list.
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic consolidated his position at the top of the men’s category. Jennifer Brady, who finished runner-up in the women’s category, moved up 11 places to 13th. She reached the top 20 in the ranking for the first time. Aslan Kartsev reached the semi-finals of his first Grand Slam tournament, where he lost to Djokovic. With this spectacular performance, he jumped 72 places to 42nd position.
Osaka has won the last two Grand Slam tournaments, but still lags behind Ash Barty, who lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Even if a player did not participate in the tournament due to Kovid-19, arrangements were made not to affect his ranking points, which benefited Barty. Barty did not play for a full year, but won the French Open in 2019 and reached the semi-finals of the 2020 Australian Open. Serena Williams has moved up four places to seventh. She reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open where she lost to Osaka.
Djokovic held his place at the top for the next two weeks after defeating Medvedev 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the final on Sunday. This topped him for a total of 311 weeks, breaking Roger Federer’s ATP record at the top of 310 weeks. Rafael Nadal remains in second place. She lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Dominic Theme slipped to fourth place after losing in the fourth round. Federer missed the Australian Open due to a knee operation but remains in fifth place.