ATP Mid Year Power Rankings

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ATP Mid Year Power Rankings

We are well into 2022. We’ve witnessed three Grand Slams and countless tournaments. As we head into the US Open and the Asian swing, you may be wondering who are the hottest players on tour this year. Here are our midyear power rankings!

1. Rafa Nadal
What can you say about Nadal? Just when you think he’s down and out, he comes back and surprises you. He comes back after a long injury layoff and first wins the Australian Open and a few months later captures his 14th French Open. The man is not of this earth.

2. Carlos Alcaraz
This year has been Carlos’ coming out party. He won Miami, Barcelona and Madrid. He’s also reached two additional finals since then at the German and Croatian Opens. He now finds himself as the number two player in the world.

3. Novak Djokovic
Novak was not allowed to play at the Australian Open. He then did not play Indian Wells and Miami due to vaccination requirements. He played most of the clay court season, picking up the Rome Masters along the way. He then shows up and wins the Wimbledon title without a tune up. Not many players are able to do that.

4. Nick Kyrgios
Kyrgios us up and running this season, with a finals appearance at Wimbledon, a doubles slam victory at the Australian Open, and the Washington DC title. In addition to that, he’s had numerous semifinals appearances at 500 and 250 level events. Unfortunately for Nick, there were no points at Wimbledon. He would be around 14 in the world right now. Instead he must continue his fine form to accumulate enough points to improve his ranking from 34.

5. Daniil Medvedev
This list wouldn’t be complete without the number one player in the world. Although, he has not won a Grand Slam this year, he’s been consistent. He’s made the Australian Open final and picked up Los Cabos as recently as a week ago. He doesn’t seem as dominating as recent years. However, he is the defending US Open champion.

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