When it comes to the ATP rankings ahead of this year’s Australian Open, the adage ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ has never been more apt.
Cast your eye over the year-end rankings for the 2022 season and you’ll have an idea of the hierarchy, but take into account two key factors and the whole table turns on its head.
The first factor is Wimbledon, which the tennis world so often revolves around but this time did so in a way no one could’ve predicted.
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