Novak Djokovic has created a huge lead at the top of the ATP rankings after his Australian Open triumph. Djokovic who was eliminated in the quarterfinals in 2014 is now 3,800 points ahead of second-placed Roger Federer, last year’s Australian Open semi-finalist, who lost 630 points after a third round elimination this year in Melbourne.
Andy Murray and Milos Raonic made big moves in the top 10. Murray’s trip to his fourth Australian Open final allowed him to return to the Top 4 for the first time in 12 months. Murray fell as low as No. 12 in September but made his way back to the top with strong finish of 2014 when he won three ATP titles and good start of the 2015. Milos Raonic climbed back to his career best position as World No. 6 in the after getting into the quarterfinals of Australian Open for the first time. They both jumped ahead of Stanislas Wawrinka, who failed to defend his crown in Melbourne and dropped five places to ninth spot.
Two Australians made big climbs in the ATP Rankings after strong performances in Melbourne. 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios jumped to a career-high No. 35 after reaching Grand Slam quarterfinals while 22-year-old Bernard Tomic climbed 18 places to No. 48.
Serena Williams has reinforced her position at the top of the WTA rankings after winning her sixth Australian Open title. She is now 1,500 points ahead of Australian Open finalist Maria Sharapova. The other Williams sister, Venus, made the biggest move in the rankings this week as she climbed seven places to No.11 after reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2010.
Rising star, young American Madison Keys, jumped into the WTA Top 20 for the first time in her career after she reached the semifinals of the Australian Open last week. Keys is now the first player born in 1995 or later to reach the top 20 of the world rankings.
Next ATP rankings list will be available next Monday after men’s tournaments in Quito, Montpellier and Zagreb while ladies are having a break from tournaments this week.