Tennis | Rankings Report | Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek seal year-end world number one ranking

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Novak Djokovic became the year-end world number one for the eighth time in his career after claiming the title at the ATP Finals.
  • Iga Swiatek’s maiden WTA Finals title meant that she claimed the year-end world number one ranking for the second consecutive year.
  • Jack Draper moves into the world’s top 60 after reaching the final in Sofia.
TURIN, ITALY – Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek end the 2023 season as world number one after winning the ATP and WTA Finals respectively.


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ATP Rankings and Brits Top 10

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The season’s final rankings report starts with the best player in the world in the form of Novak Djokovic who sealed a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title in Turin. Djokovic was on the brink of elimination in the group stages after losing to Jannik Sinner but the Serb earned revenge over the Italian in the final to claim the title. As a result of Djokovic’s strong end to the season, the Serb has finished the season as world number one for the eighth time in his career and will now spend a combined total of 400 career weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.

As Djokovic has the momentum heading into 2024, so does Sinner who earned 1,000 ranking points after securing one of the best tournaments of his season. The Italian will enter 2024 as the world number four as he looks to challenge for Grand Slam titles next season. In other ranking news over the last few weeks, Grigor Dimitrov will be in the world’s top 15 after reaching the final of the Masters 1000 event in Paris as he continues to improve his game.

Meanwhile from a British perspective, Dan Evans’ season-ending injury in Vienna means he is outside a seeding spot for the Australian Open heading into the new as he is now at 38 in the world. While Jack Draper is into the world’s top 60 and has momentum on his side after reaching the final in Sofia.



  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 11,245 points
  2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – 8,855
  3. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) – 7,600
  4. Jannik Sinner (ITA) – 6,490
  5. Andrey Rublev (RUS) – 4,805
  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) – 4,235
  7. Alexander Zverev (GER) – 3,985
  8. Holger Rune (DEN) – 3,660
  9. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) – 3,245
  10. Taylor Fritz (USA) – 3,100


ATP Brits

  1. Cameron Norrie (18 in the world) – 1,940 points
  2. Dan Evans (38) – 1,131
  3. Andy Murray (42) – 1,050
  4. Jack Draper (60) – 856
  5. Liam Broady (103) – 608
  6. Jan Choinski (157) – 401
  7. Ryan Peniston (176) – 352
  8. Billy Harris (201) – 306
  9. Arthur Fery (270) – 216
  10. Charles Broom (333) – 157



WTA Rankings and Brits Top 10

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On the women’s side Iga Swiatek achieved her goal of reclaiming her world number one before the end of the year after winning her maiden WTA Finals title. The Pole defeated her nearest rivals including Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula to become the year-end world number one for a second year in a row and claim the WTA Finals title in Cancun. Now the momentum with Swiatek as motivation couldn’t be higher in what should be a fiercely competitive 2024 season.

In other rankings news, Pegula’s run to the final in Cancun means the American ends a career-best season at five in the world while Coco Gauff maintains her place in the world’s top three after reaching the semi-finals in Mexico. There also top ten places for Maria Sakkari, Ons Jabeur and Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova after their strong second halves of the season.

As for the Brits, Katie Boulter’s strong season has ended in a place inside the world’s top 60 in the world at number 56. While Jodie Burrage’s rapid improvement has been rewarded with a top 100 finish as she enters the new season at 95 in the world.



  1. Iga Swiatek (POL) – 9,295 points
  2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – 9,050
  3. Coco Gauff (USA) – 6,580
  4. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) – 6,395
  5. Jessica Pegula (USA) – 5,975
  6. Ons Jabeur (TUN) – 4,195
  7. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – 4,075
  8. Karolina Muchova (CZE) – 3,651
  9. Maria Sakkari (GRE) – 3,620
  10. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) – 2,880


WTA Brits

  1. Katie Boulter (56 in the world) – 1,073
  2. Jodie Burrage (95) – 762
  3. Harriet Dart (120) – 602
  4. Heather Watson (165) – 448
  5. Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (191) – 392
  6. Sonay Kartal (234) – 303
  7. Katie Swan (270) – 253
  8. Francesca Jones (286) – 234
  9. Emma Raducanu (289) – 231
  10. Amarni Banks (315) – 205



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