Despite losing in the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic, it was still a successful tournament for Rafael Nadal, who added 840 points to this rankings total of 8,320, creating a comfortable margin of new No. 3 Alexander Zverev (6,475).
While Rafa held on to second spot in the rankings, Roger Federer slipped from third to six place.
Alexander Zverev replaces Federer in third position ahead of Juan Martin del Potro, fourth, who missed the Australian Open.
Despite his early elimination in Melbourne, South African Kevin Anderson moved up a spot into fifth. Kei Nishikori rises two places to seventh after reaching the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
ATP Rankings as of January 28, 2019:
|4.||Del Potro Juan-Martin||Argentina||5060||17|
|5.||Anderson Kevin||South Africa||4845||20|
Race to London: Rafa is second in the year to date rankings, too.
|8.||De Minaur Alex||Australia||385||3|
|10.||Berdych Tomas||Czech Republic||330||2|
Rafa’s next tournament is Abierto Mexicano de Tennis in Acapulco.
Sources: ATP Tour, AFP