The Grand Slams for the 2021 season has ended and the season is now into the final quarter with the two Masters tournaments and the Year-End championships along with the Next-Gen finals being the bigger tournaments that are remaining for the season.
Novak Djokovic won the first 3 Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships to enter the 20-Grand Slam titles club along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Daniil Medvedev‘s stopped Djokovic’s run at the Slams defeating him in the finals of the US Open to claim his maiden Grand Slam title in the 3rd Grand Slam finals of his career.
Within the Top-100 ATP Rankings, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is the oldest and the highest-ranked player as he is ranked World No. 9 as per the latest rankings that were released after the conclusion of the US Open. The top-5 oldest players in the Top-100 are listed below.
- Roger Federer – 40 (World No. 9)
- Andreas Seppi – 37 (World No. 88)
- Gilles Simon – 36 (World No. 100)
- Stan Wawrinka – 36 (World No. 49)
- John Isner – 36 (World No. 22)
Carlos Alcaraz, highest ranked young player in the ATP Rankings
The young brigade showed their prowess at the US Open with youngsters like Carlos Alcaraz and Jenson Brooksby making deep runs much to the surprise of many. Italian Jannik Sinner also impressed a whole lot of people as apart from a Round of 16 run at the US Open, he also won the ATP-500 Washington Open.
While Carlos is the only Spaniard in the top-5 highest-ranked youngsters, Italian tennis that has seen a resurgence in the past few years has 2 players while 2 Americans also feature in the list. The top-5 youngest players in the Top-100 are listed below.
- Carlos Alcaraz – 18 (World No. 38)
- Lorenzo Musetti – 19 (World No. 57)
- Jannik Sinner – 20 (World No. 14)
- Brandon Nakashima – 20 (World No. 86)
- Jenson Brooksby – 20 (#81)
With quite a lot of Tour matches left before the season concludes, we may see the ranks being updates, especially on the younger side as they are all ready and geared up to challenge the veterans.