Houdet returns to No.1 in the men’s world rankings

Gordon Reid dropped to No.3, whilst Dutch Jiske Griffioen is the new No.1 in women’s doubles, same as British Andy Lapthorne in quad doubles. 31 Jan 2017
Stephane Houdet of France in action in his Men's Wheelchair Singles Final against Shingo Kunieda of Japan during the Australian Open 2015 Wheelchair Championships

Stephane Houdet of France

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By ITF and IPC

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) published the new wheelchair tennis world rankings following last week’s Australian Open, with new No.1 players in the men’s singles, women’s doubles and quad doubles.

After being eliminated by Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in the quarter-finals of the first Grand Slam of the year, Great Britain’s Gordon Reid dropped from No.1 to No.3 in the men’s singles rankings, whilst his victor climbed to No.2.

Despite losing to Argentina’s world No.4 Gustavo Fernandez in the semi-finals in Melbourne, France’s Stephane Houdet returned to the top of the world rankings.

The Netherlands’ Diede de Groot reached a career-best world No.3 in the women’s singles, whilst British player Jordanne Whiley is back to No.4.

Dutch player and women’s singles world No.1 Jiske Griffioen returned to the top of the women’s doubles rankings after winning the Australian Open title in partnership with compatriot Aniek van Koot.

Another major change could be seen in the quad doubles rankings, with Great Britain’s Andy Lapthorne returning to world No.1 ahead of USA’s David Wagner.

Check the full rankings on the International Tennis Federation’s website.