Ivan Dodig finished the year as the second-best player in doubles, just 510 points behind American Austin Krajicek. The Croatian-American duo won five tournaments this year, including Rotterdam, Monte Carlo (Masters), Roland Garros, Queen’s and Beijing. Despite falling on the final step in Adelaide and Eastbourne, their impressive record propelled them to the top of the rankings.
In contrast, Indian Rohan Bopanna is set to end the year as the third-best player in doubles. His partner Matthew Ebden also made it into the Top 10, alongside Horacio Zeballos, Rajeev Ram, Joe Salisbury, Wesley Koolhof, Neal Skupski and Marcel Granollers. Despite ending their collaboration a few months ago, Mate Pavić and Nikola Mektic are still ranked 43rd in doubles.
In the singles competition, Novak Đoković dominated another season and will likely be crowned world champion once again. Carlos Alcaraz emerged as a formidable contender for the title this year, with Danilo Medvjedev and Jannik Sinner also making waves on the court. Andrej Rubljov rounded out the top five players in singles for 2021.
On a down note for some tennis players such as Borna Ćorić ended up at 37th place while Borna Gojo was ranked at 72nd place . While Marin Čilić dropped out of Top 500 altogether