Petra Kvitova in the 2023 Miami Open semi-final
Petra Kvitova in the 2023 Miami Open semi-final | (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Tennis | Rankings Report | Daniil Medvedev returns to world’s top four, Petra Kvitova makes top ten comeback

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Daniil Medvedev is back into the world’s top four after winning the Miami Open title
  • Petra Kvitova is back into the top ten in the world after being successful in Miami
  • Cameron Norrie, Andy Murray and Dan Evans suffer ranking falls ahead of clay court season
MIAMI, USA – Daniil Medvedev and Petra Kvitova reach new ranking milestones after winning the Miami Open title.


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ATP Rankings and Brits Top 10

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Daniil Medvedev’s resurgence since the Australian Open continues to be the main headline on the ATP tour as he reached a fourth and fifth consecutive final in Indian Wells and Miami. Although Medvedev was unsuccessful against Carlos Alcaraz in California, Medvedev defeated Jannik Sinner to win the title in Florida and win his fifth career Masters 1000 title of his career. As a result Medvedev is now back up to the world number four spot after slipping out of the top ten in Melbourne. This is a huge boost for Medvedev with the clay court season coming up, Medvedev now has limited ranking points as his search to return to the top of the rankings continues.

Speaking of the top of the rankings, Alcaraz had climbed back to the world number one spot after winning the Indian Wells title. However the Spaniard has fallen down to world number two again after failing to defend his Miami Open title. Now Alcaraz will look to regain his momentum over the clay court swing as he has a title to defend in Madrid. This means that Novak Djokovic has returned to the world number one spot despite failing to participate in either Indian Wells and Miami as he looks to extend his lead at the top of the rankings when he starts his clay court campaign in Monte-Carlo.

In other ranking news, Sinner is back into the world’s top ten after his run to a second Masters 1000 final in Miami as he is the new world number nine. While Karen Khachanov moved up five spots to number 11 in the world after his run to the semi-finals in Miami. There were also big rises up the rankings for Emil Ruusuvuori, who climbed up 17 places to 37 in the world, and Christopher Eubanks who is a top 100 player for the first time in his career after climbing up 34 places to 85 in the world after reaching the quarter-finals in Miami.

Finally there have been rankings falls for all the main ATP Brits with no male or female British players winning a match in Florida. Cameron Norrie is down to 13 in the world while Dan Evans is now at 30 in the world with his worst time of year approaching on the European clay courts. Meanwhile Andy Murray fell down five places to 57 in the world while Jack Draper suffered the worst fall down the rankings, losing 18 places as he now sits below Murray at 61 in the world after withdrawing from Miami.



  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 7,160
  2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – 6,780
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) – 5,770
  4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) – 5,150
  5. Casper Ruud (NOR) – 5,005
  6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) – 3,470
  7. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) – 3,450
  8. Holger Rune (DEN) – 3,370
  9. Jannik Sinner (ITA) – 3,345
  10. Taylor Fritz (USA) – 3,065


ATP Brits

  1. Cameron Norrie (13 in the world) – 2,735 points
  2. Dan Evans (30) – 1,345
  3. Andy Murray (57) – 860
  4. Jack Draper (61) – 839
  5. Liam Broady (132) – 433
  6. Ryan Peniston (159) – 374
  7. Jan Choinski (194) – 302
  8. Billy Harris (309) – 168
  9. Jay Clarke (311) – 167
  10. Alastair Gray (363) – 134



WTA Rankings and Brits Top 10

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The biggest story on the WTA tour was the return to the winners circle of Petra Kvitova as she was the one to end Elena Rybakina’s winning streak and claim the Miami title. After winning the Indian Wells title, Rybakina was the firm favourite to take the title but Kvitova produced inspired tennis all week and continued that in the final to claim her first Miami Open title. As a result Kvitova has made her way back into the world’s top ten as she looks to translate her consistent form on the European clay courts.

However Rybakina has nothing to be ashamed of as she continued her impressive start to the season in America. The Kazakh is now the world number seven but has an almost 1,000 point gap on world number eight Daria Kasatkina. However Rybakina will do well to catch-up with Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka with Sabalenka having 1,330 point lead on Jessica Pegula.

In other noticeable ranking changes, Belinda Bencic fell out of the top ten after falling down to number 11 in the world with the Swiss having a poor last couple of tournaments. However there were climbs up the rankings for Martina Trevisan, who climbed four places to world number 20, and Elise Mertens who climbed up ten places to 29 in the world rankings which could be crucial in terms of a Roland Garros seeding. There was also a massive climb up the rankings for Sorana Cirstea who gained 33 places as she climbed up to 41 in the world after her run to the semi-finals.

As for the Brits Emma Raducanu climbed up four places to 68 in the world ahead of defending her clay court ranking points. A massive climb for Jodie Burrage makes her the British number two as he went up by 23 places to 109 in the world while Harriet Dart made a ten place rise up the rankings to 138 in the world. However Heather Watson is out of the world’s top 150 with a 17 place drop to 164 in the world.



  1. Iga Swiatek (POL) – 8,975 points
  2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – 6,945
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA) – 5,605
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA) – 4,990
  5. Ons Jabeur (TUN) – 4,866
  6. Coco Gauff (USA) – 4,346
  7. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) – 4,305
  8. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) – 3,375
  9. Maria Sakkari (GRE) – 3,191
  10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) – 3,162


WTA Brits

  1. Emma Raducanu (68 in the world) – 839
  2. Jodie Burrage (109) – 598
  3. Harriet Dart (138) – 483
  4. Katie Swan (149) – 441
  5. Katie Boulter (153) – 430
  6. Heather Watson (164) – 401
  7. Yuriko Miyazaki (189) – 342
  8. Sonay Kartal (255) – 258
  9. Eden Silva (298) – 206
  10. Nakitha Bains (338) – 175