With the on-going Davis Cup in Madrid, tennis fans all over the world are rooting for their favorite players. The new Davis Cup Finals are being played in World Cup-style, with 18 teams from all over the world playing. The rubber format is best-of-three to determine the winner.
This year started out great for Spain, Australia, Russia, and Canada as the group heads to the Quarterfinals. The semifinals will happen this November 23rd, with winning teams meeting in the venue. After the matches on Saturday, the winning teams will face off for finals on November 24th.
Whether you need an update on the best tennis players of 2019 or want to know their statistics and rankings, this article can help. We will tell you the rankings of the best tennis players.
ATP Best Players of 2019: Men’s Singles
Under the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the best players for Men’s Tennis are the following:
Rafael Nadal (9,985 pts)
The tennis player who ranked number one in men’s singles is Rafael Nadal from Spain. Nadal holds the record for the most titles won at a single tournament, which is 12. At the age of 33, he had won 84 ATP singles, 19 Grand Slam singles, and 35 ATP Masters.
Nadal recently won against Croatia’s Borna Gojo and secured a spot for quarter-finals for the Davis Cup. Still, his ranking is way above other tennis players playing singles.
Novak Djokovic (9,145 pts)
Another hotshot when it comes to men’s tennis is Novak Djokovic. The 32-year-old Serbian tennis player has a total of 890 wins, which is the sixth-most career match wins in the history of tennis.
Although he only ranked second for the ATP singles, Djokovic still plays with grit on the tennis court. The latest update on the Davis Cup is, Djokovic, slammed Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka and gave Serbia a good start for the tournament.
Roger Federer (6,590 pts)
Roger Federer’s forehand shots are simple and clean, yet he can win a match on its own. Garnering a total of 1,237 wins, the Swiss tennis player holds the second-most career match wins in the Open Era.
Federer secures the third spot for the ATP Men’s Singles with 6,590 points. He plays alongside Nadal and Djokovic for the Grand Slam titles.
Dominic Thiem (5,825 pts)
Austrian’s very own Dominic Thiem is the country’s second-highest-ranked player in history, following Thomas Muster. At the age of 36, Thiem has already won 16 ATP singles titles and reached 24 finals.
Thiem ranked fourth in the ATP Singles with 5,825 points. He ousted Djokovic on hard courts in Shanghai and even defeated Federer in Indian Wells final. Overall, Thiem is a ball-striker and one of the biggest hitters when it comes to tennis.
ATP Best Players of 2019: Women’s Singles
The Women’s Tennis Association recognizes the following best players of the sport.
Ashleigh Barty (6,501 pts)
Women also rule in the world of tennis, and Ashleigh Barty proved that being young is not a disadvantage. The 23-year-old Australian tennis player holds the first spot for the singles category, recognized by the Women’s Tennis Association.
Recently, Barty won over France’s Caroline Garcia. She got ahead of Garcia in the best-of-five format for the Fed Cup final.
Karolina Pliskova (6,125 pts)
Before Barty landed in the first spot, it was Karolina Pliskova, who was on top. The Czech professional tennis player won fifteen singles and five double titles on the WTA tour. Pliskova is currently in the second spot for the WTA’s best women’s singles player.
Earlier this year, Pliskova defeated Serena Williams at the Australian Open tournament.
Elina Svitolina (5,032 pts)
The woman in the third spot is 25-year-old Elina Svitolina who won 13 WTA singles titles and three of five Premier 5-level tournaments in 2017. The Ukrainian tennis player also regained the sixth spot this year, after the match with Sofia Kenin.
Naomi Osaka (4,846 pts)
The reigning champion in the Australian Open tournament is the 22-year-old Naomi Osaka. The Japanese tennis player won the US Open last year with a 14-3 score. Osaka is the first-ever Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles tournaments.
Tennis is known for being a highly competitive sport, and many professional tennis players are known for their discipline in the court, skills, and mental abilities. Besides physical challenges, tennis players also deal with stress and pressure to think ahead and create the best strategies to win.