The Best Tennis Players of 2022

The year 2022 concluded with no shortage of surprises in the tennis world: unexpected victories and unexpected successes. In the meantime, however, Spain dominates, taking the first two positions in the ATP rankings in 2022. By the way, who were the best tennis players of 2002? Let’s take the official ranking as a reference and retrace the successes of the current top 5 in the world of tennis.

Top 5 tennis players of 2022: the year’s best 


  1. Carlos Alcaraz is the best tennis player of 2022.
    Total points: 6820

Today, in first place in the ATP rankings, is Carlos Alcaraz. Are you wondering how old he is? More than normal: he has only recently been in the spotlight, but he has already established himself as one of the best in the world, ready to take up the legacy of the Big Three. Alcaraz was born in 2003 (yes, you read that right: 2003), is only 19 years old, and is the youngest tennis player to ever reach the first position in the ATP rankings. Not a negligible detail: in 2022, he moved from the 32nd to the 1st position. An incredible upgrade for this extraordinary player.

The Spaniard succeeded thanks to a leading year: he is the tennis player who has won the most ATP Tour titles (5), and he is also the one who has won the most finals (7). As a result, he is the one who has amassed the most points and the most… earnings (almost 7.4 million dollars). Surely the most important and significant victory was the one at the US Open in the final against Casper Ruud.

  1. Rafael Nadal

Total points: 6020

Rafa Nadal has gone from being a student to a master. He is always near the top of the ATP rankings. The Spaniard won the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, thus reaching 21 Grand Slams in his career. Nadal also triumphed at Roland Garros, which is his specialty; in his career, Rafa has achieved 14 triumphs at the French Open. And now there are 22 Grand Slams in all. Yet another extraordinary result from a tennis player who never ceases to amaze.

  1. Casper Ruud

Total points: 5820

Casper Ruud also holds the 2022 record for the number of ATP finals played together with Alcaraz, but the Norwegian stops only in third place in the standings. Right in the final, he surrendered to Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros, while in the last act of the US Open; the aforementioned Carlos Alcaraz defeated him. Djokovic always stopped him in the final of the ATP Finals.

Next year he will try again, aware that he is one of the best tennis players around.

  1. Stefanos Tsitsipas

Total points: 5550

For Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seven finals were also played: no Grand Slam ring, but plenty of substance for another memorable tennis player. The success achieved in Monte Carlo during the April Masters 1000 stands out. In Italy, we got to see him nearly win the Internationals in Rome; in that case, he had to give up in the final against Novak Djokovic.

  1. Novak Djokovic

Total points: 4820

So let’s close with Nole: 7 finals for him too, with the most important victory undoubtedly being won at Wimbledon. In addition, there, Berrettini’s absence (outside the Covid cause) made itself felt, fortunately for Djokovic, who instead was able to participate and win as the favorite he was. The successes were different (the last one came in the aforementioned ATP Finals), but the functioning of the ATP ranking is ruthless. Nole knows it well, and for this year, he has to settle for fifth place. But young tennis players are warned: the Serbian still has a lot to give…