The Top 10 men's tennis players by UTR Rating shows Jannik Sinner taking top spot from Novak Djokovic.

UTR Rating Top 10 Men's Tennis Players: Sinner Takes Over No. 1 Spot

It's official: Jannik Sinner has broken the internet. The 22-year-old Italian won his first major at the 2024 Australian Open and the feat launched him to the top of the UTR rankings.

January 2024 Top 10 Men’s Tennis Players by UTR Rating

1. Jannik Sinner (UTR Rating 16.20)

It’s the first time Sinner has held the top spot in the UTR rankings and the first time it’s been held by someone not named Novak Djokovic or Carlos Alcaraz in years. In Melbourne, he scored wins over Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev, Djokovic, and Daniil Medvedev.

Sinner’s still not at the pinnacle of the ATP rankings (he’s actually No. 4), but there are a lot of tournaments left in 2024 for him to work towards that goal.

Here’s the rest of the Top 10 by UTR rating:

2. Novak Djokovic (16.14)

3. Daniil Medvedev (15.95)

4. Carlos Alcaraz (15.86)

5. Andrey Rublev (15.86)

6. Alexander Zverev (15.79)

7. Grigor Dimitrov (15.73)

8. Taylor Fritz (15.72)

9. Hubert Hurkacz (15.68)

10. Roman Safiullin (15.63)*

*Rafael Nadal would be No. 6 with a UTR Rating of 15.83 but he remains inactive. UTR Ratings as of February 1, 2024.

2023 Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of the Year by UTR Rating

December 5, 2023

The Top 10 men's tennis players by UTR Rating: Who were they in 2023, and how much does the Top 10 list change from year-to-year and month-to-month?

UTR Sports dives into who are the Top 10 men's tennis players by UTR Rating, a list that is topped by Novak Djokovic and also includes Carlos Alcaraz but the rest may surprise you.

1. Novak Djokovic (16.39)

Some things change – others stay the same. Novak Djokovic remains the highest-rated tennis player in the world by UTR Rating.

Djokovic has a UTR Rating of 16.39, and on the 1-16.50 scale of the UTR Rating, he’s nearing the top.

Djokovic, who will turn 37 in May, recently wrapped up another dominant season on the ATP Tour.

The Serbian won three of the four Grand Slam titles – his 10th Australian Open title, third French Open title, and fourth US Open – and finished as the year-end No. 1 for a record eighth time.

His only falter at the Grand Slam level came against Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final.

Djokovic also won his sixth ATP Finals title, a record-tying tally, and owns the ATP/WTA record for most weeks at No. 1.

2. Jannik Sinner (UTR Rating 16.33)

Jannik Sinner finally got the best of Djokovic at the ATP Finals in Turin. But the Italian hasn’t caught up to the Serbian on the list of top players by UTR Rating. Sinner comes in second with a UTR Rating of 16.33.

Sinner had been 0-3 against Djokovic until his win last month in Italy. Sinner backed up that three-set win against Djokovic with another at the Davis Cup Finals in Spain en route to helping the green, white, and red take the team title.

The 22-year-old Sinner finished 2023 with a career-best 57 wins, including his first ATP Masters 1000 title at Toronto, one of the four titles he won this year.

3. Daniil Medvedev (UTR Rating 16.31)

In 2022, Medvedev was the No. 1 player in the ATP Rankings, and he remained one of the top players on the ATP Tour with one of his best seasons yet in 2023.

The 27-year-old began the year with titles in Rotterdam, Doha, and Dubai.

At the Masters 1000 level, the Russian reached the BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells, claimed his fifth title at the level in Miami, and won his first clay-court tour-level title at the Masters 1000 tournament in Rome.

His five titles and 66 wins in 2023 were both the most Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion, has won in a season.

4. Rafael Nadal (UTR Rating 16.27)

Nadal played just four matches in 2023 but plans to return for another full season in 2024, starting in Brisbane.

5. Carlos Alcaraz (UTR Rating 16.25)

After back-to-back seasons as the year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings, Alcaraz dropped a smidge in 2023 as Djokovic made more history. But that’s not to say that Alcaraz had a down 2023. No, not by any measure.

The Spaniard upset seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic in an epic five-set final at Wimbledon.

The title was Alcaraz’s first at the grass-court Grand Slam and his second major championship title (2022 US Open, d. Ruud).

Overall, Alcaraz finished 2023 with six titles, although none after Wimbledon and his lone Grand Slam triumph at SW19 will have the young Spaniard extremely motivated as he begins 2024 Down Under.

UTR Rating Top 10 men's tennis players, Nos. 6-10

6. Alexander Zverev (UTR Rating 16.21)

Zverev bounced back from his injury-derailed 2022 with a strong showing in 2023, including an appearance at the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin.

The 27-year-old German won two titles, and reached the semifinals of Roland Garros, falling to Norway’s Casper Ruud.

7. Andrey Rublev (UTR Rating 16.20)

Rublev is oh-so-close to cracking the highest echelon of players in the men’s game, as his UTR Rating of 16.20 shows.

The Russian finished 2023 at No. 5 in the ATP Rankings and reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals. He also won his first Masters 1000 title in Monte-Carlo.

But Rublev also fell to 0-9 in major championship quarterfinals.

8. Grigor Dimitrov (UTR Rating 16.12)

Tennis fans want to write off Grigor Dimitrov time and time again, but the Bulgarian has staying power like few on the tour.

Just when you think his best tennis is completely behind him, he surprises again.

In 2023, for instance, the 32-year-old reached the semifinals or better in the final two Masters 1000 tournaments of the season, including his run to the final at the Paris indoors event, where he fell to Djokovic.

9. Hubert Hurkacz (UTR Rating 15.97)

The nicest guy in tennis will forever be known as the player who beat Roger Federer in his final Wimbledon match.

Hurkacz is working to make sure tennis fans remember him for far more than that as well.

The 6’5” Pole finished in the top 10 of the year-end ATP Rankings for the third consecutive season, a result backed by his second Masters 1000 title in Shanghai.

10. Karen Khachanov (UTR Rating 15.93)*

Khachanov finished on top for the first time since 2017 with his title in Zhuhai.

* No. 10 Marin Cilic (UTR Rating 15.95) has been inactive, as has No. 11 Matteo Berrettini (UTR Rating 15.94).

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UTR Ratings as of December 1, 2023.

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