Nick Kyrgios has been making waves in the tennis world for quite some time now and his efforts were rewarded by the UTR Rankings despite his fight with an injury.
Kyrgios has always been a crowd favorite and in 2022 he showed why as he reached the Wimbledon final. However, in the latest UTR rankings, the Australian tennis star has proven that he is not just a showman, but also a force to be reckoned with on the court.
The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system is a global tennis player rating system that aims to provide an objective, consistent, and accurate index of players' skill in the game of tennis. It rates all players on a single 16-point scale.
In the latest rankings, Kyrgios is ranked fifth, with a UTR rating of 16.06. Kyrgios' rise in the UTR rankings is not surprising, given his impressive performance in 2022. The Australian tennis star reached the Wimbledon final, where he put up a valiant fight against current world number one Novak Djokovic. He also had a good run in other tournaments, which helped him earn a spot in the top 5 UTR rankings.
At the top of the rankings is none other than Novak Djokovic, with a UTR rating of 16.38. The Serbian tennis player has been in scintillating form in recent years, winning multiple Grand Slam titles and establishing himself as one of the greatest players of all time. In the early part of the 2023 season, he won the Australian Open, tying Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slam titles.
Following Djokovic is Daniil Medvedev, who has a UTR rating of 16.23. The Russian tennis player has been steadily climbing up the rankings in recent years, thanks to his consistent performances on the court. In 2023, he won two consecutive titles in Rotterdam and Doha, showing his undeniable qualities.
Next up is Holger Rune, the 19-year-old Danish tennis player who has taken the tennis world by storm in recent years. Rune has a UTR rating of 16.17 and is ranked third in the latest rankings. In 2022, he won his first ATP 1000 title in Paris, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. Rune is considered one of the brightest prospects in tennis today and has a bright future ahead of him.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is ranked fourth in the UTR rankings, with a rating of 16.10. The Canadian tennis player has been a consistent performer on the ATP Tour and has established himself as one of the top players in the game. Auger-Aliassime has a strong all-round game and is capable of beating the best players on his day.