Monthly World Rankings for January 2023

Monthly World Rankings for January 2023 - Title Image

Men’s Singles

Table

 
Rank Player Strength Matches (Month) Last Match
1 ±0  DEN Viktor Axelsen 27.13 +0.02 119 5 2022-12-11
2 ±0  CHN Shi Yuqi 21.72 -0.01 37 2022-11-20
3 ±0  MAS Lee Zii Jia 21.19 ±0.00 87 2022-11-17
4 ±0  DEN Anders Antonsen 20.39 +0.05 67 2022-09-03
5 ±0  SIN Loh Kean Yew 20.07 -0.16 92 3 2022-12-09
6 ±0  THA Kunlavut Vitidsarn 20.05 +0.02 75 2022-11-04
7 ±0  TPE Chou Tien Chen 19.77 -0.23 85 3 2022-12-09
8 +2  INA Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 19.67 +0.24 79 5 2022-12-11
9 ±0  INA Jonatan Christie 19.62 +0.10 76 4 2022-12-10
10 -2  JPN Kodai Naraoka 19.56 +0.02 65 4 2022-12-10
11 +1  CHN Li Shi Feng 18.62 ±0.00 46 2022-11-17
12 -1  CHN Lu Guang Zu 18.46 -0.32 58 3 2022-12-09
13 +4  IND Prannoy H.S. 18.45 +0.41 71 3 2022-12-09
14 -1  CHN Weng Hong Yang 18.42 +0.05 44 2022-11-17
15 -1  IND Srikanth Kidambi 18.28 +0.02 85 2022-11-05
16 -1  IND Lakshya Sen 18.18 +0.02 78 2022-11-01
17 -1  JPN Kento Momota 18.10 +0.01 49 2022-08-31
18 ±0  HKG Ka Long Ng 18.04 +0.02 47 2022-11-03
19 ±0  DEN Rasmus Gemke 18.00 ±0.00 64 2022-10-30
20 ±0  JPN Kenta Nishimoto 17.93 +0.02 45 2022-11-17
21 ±0  CHN Zhao Junpeng 17.91 +0.01 42 2022-11-01
22 ±0  TPE Wang Tzu Wei 17.67 +0.01 51 2022-10-27
23 +1  JPN Kanta Tsuneyama 17.50 +0.02 47 2022-11-16
24 -1  INA Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 17.49 +0.01 45 2022-11-16
25 ±0  MAS Ng Tze Yong 17.25 +0.02 88 2022-12-04
26 ±0  TPE Lin Chun-Yi 17.22 +0.05 62 2022-11-19
27 ±0  INA Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 16.86 +0.01 50 2022-11-16
28 ±0  KOR Hyuk Jin Jeon 16.76 +0.04 36 2022-10-20
29 ±0  IND Sameer Verma 16.66 +0.04 33 2022-10-27
30 ±0  THA Thammasin Sitthikom 16.42 +0.01 35 2022-11-16
31 +1  FRA Arnaud Merkle 16.35 +0.04 85 2022-12-02
32 -1  FRA Toma Junior Popov 16.34 +0.01 64 2022-11-05
33 ±0  KOR Son Wan Ho 16.33 +0.05 19 2022-10-22
34 ±0  JPN Koki Watanabe 16.29 +0.02 26 2022-11-18
35 ±0  HKG Lee Cheuk Yiu 16.25 +0.01 57 2022-11-03
36 ±0  CHN Lanxi Lei 16.10 +0.08 32 2022-11-13
37 +1  MAS Daren Liew 15.81 +0.04 35 2022-11-03
38 +1  JPN Minoru Koga 15.58 +0.04 43 2022-11-18
39 +1  FRA Christo Popov 15.52 +0.02 53 2022-12-02
40 +1  JPN Yushi Tanaka 15.40 +0.04 43 2022-11-17

Women’s Singles

Table

 
Rank Player Strength Matches (Month) Last Match
1 +2  JPN Akane Yamaguchi 22.79 +0.33 95 5 2022-12-11
2 -1  CHN He Bingjiao 22.47 -0.45 80 4 2022-12-10
3 -1  KOR An Se Young 22.23 -0.39 104 3 2022-12-09
4 ±0  CHN Chen Yufei 22.00 -0.04 85 4 2022-12-10
5 ±0  TPE Tai Tzu Ying 21.76 +0.38 79 5 2022-12-11
6 ±0  ESP Carolina Marin 20.22 +0.05 52 2022-11-04
7 ±0  THA Ratchanok Inthanon 20.06 -0.07 76 3 2022-12-09
8 ±0  CHN Fangjie Gao 19.82 +0.06 25 2022-11-13
9 ±0  IND Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 19.39 +0.07 102 2022-08-08
10 ±0  THA Chochuwong Pornpawee 19.27 +0.06 92 2022-11-19
11 ±0  CHN Han Yue 19.02 +0.05 52 2022-11-19
12 ±0  CHN Zhiyi Wang 18.66 +0.05 59 2022-10-27
13 ±0  INA Gregoria Mariska 18.38 +0.45 62 3 2022-12-09
14 ±0  JPN Nozomi Okuhara 17.47 +0.03 47 2022-11-18
15 ±0  JPN Sayaka Takahashi 17.44 +0.05 37 2022-08-30
16 +1  KOR Ga Eun Kim 16.45 +0.06 50 2022-11-16
17 +1  THA Busanan Ongbumrungpan 16.40 +0.27 80 3 2022-12-09
18 +1  JPN Saena Kawakami 16.11 +0.05 39 2022-11-18
19 +1  CHN Yiman Zhang 15.94 +0.03 38 2022-11-16
20 +1  VIE Nguyen Thuy Linh 15.64 +0.06 33 2022-11-06
21 +1  TPE Wen Chi Hsu 15.55 +0.04 96 2022-11-16
22 +1  KOR Joo I Jun 15.17 +0.02 11 2022-10-20
23 +1  JPN Aya Ohori 15.14 +0.03 36 2022-11-17
24 +1  DEN Mia Blichfeldt 14.88 +0.03 64 2022-12-02
25 +1  USA Iris Wang 14.87 +0.05 92 2022-11-10
26 +1  INA Putri Kusuma Wardhani 14.77 +0.04 58 2022-11-17
27 +1  CAN Michelle Li 14.71 +0.06 62 2022-10-25
28 +1  THA Supanida Katethong 14.67 +0.04 46 2022-11-17
29 +1  THA Pattarasuda Chaiwan 14.66 +0.04 54 2022-11-03
30 +1  JPN Riko Gunji 14.47 +0.03 55 2022-11-19
31 +1  USA Zhang Beiwen 14.39 +0.05 37 2022-10-25
32 +1  JPN Asuka Takahashi 14.35 +0.05 30 2022-11-17
33 +1  SIN Yeo Jia Min 14.09 +0.05 53 2022-11-16
34 +1  RUS Evgeniya Kosetskaya 13.99 -0.05 41 2022-01-21
35 +1  DEN Line Kjaersfeldt 13.89 +0.05 93 2022-11-10
36 +1  JPN Tomoka Miyazaki 13.88 +0.06 19 2022-11-27
37 +1  SCO Kirsty Gilmour 13.82 +0.02 69 2022-11-10
38 +1  THA Pitchamon Opatniput 13.81 +0.04 43 2022-12-04
39 +2  JPN Nidaira Natsuki 13.75 +0.05 39 2022-11-19
40 ±0  TPE Pai Yu Po 13.75 +0.04 47 2022-11-18

Men’s Doubles

Table

 
Rank Player Strength Matches (Month) Last Match
1 ±0  JPN Yuta Watanabe 25.26 -0.05 22 2022-05-13
2 ±0  INA Muhammad Rian Ardianto 23.12 +0.06 89 4 2022-12-10
3 ±0  INA Fajar Alfian 23.11 +0.06 88 4 2022-12-10
4 ±0  JPN Keigo Sonoda 21.78 -0.04 16 2022-09-30
5 +2  TPE Wang Chi-Lin 20.71 ±0.00 65 2022-11-18
6 -1  JPN Takuro Hoki 20.71 -0.40 83 3 2022-12-09
7 -1  JPN Yugo Kobayashi 20.68 -0.40 80 3 2022-12-09
8 ±0  TPE Lee Yang 20.43 +0.01 70 2022-11-18
9 +1  IND Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 20.24 -0.02 76 2022-11-04
10 +12  CHN Liu Yuchen 20.22 +0.82 60 5 2022-12-11
11 ±0  CHN Liang Wei Keng 20.13 +0.03 41 2022-11-18
12 ±0  CHN Chen Boyang 19.98 -0.09 18 2022-11-13
12 ±0  CHN Liu Yi 19.98 -0.09 18 2022-11-13
14 +25  CHN Xuanyi Ou 19.88 +0.92 56 5 2022-12-11
15 +4  INA Mohammad Ahsan 19.88 +0.36 84 5 2022-12-11
16 +4  INA Hendra Setiawan 19.85 +0.37 80 5 2022-12-11
17 -3  MAS Nur Izzuddin Rumsani 19.82 ±0.00 63 2022-10-27
18 -3  MAS Sze Fei Goh 19.81 +0.01 64 2022-10-27
19 -3  IND Chirag Shetty 19.78 -0.02 80 2022-11-04
20 -11  DEN Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 19.67 -0.62 116 3 2022-12-09
21 +3  KOR Kim Won Ho 19.64 +0.28 44 3 2022-12-09
22 +4  KOR Choi Sol Kyu 19.56 +0.25 58 3 2022-12-09
23 -5  CHN Wang Chang 19.55 +0.02 44 2022-11-18
24 +5  KOR Ko Sung Hyun 19.33 +0.05 10 2022-04-15
24 +5  KOR Shin Baek Choel 19.33 +0.05 10 2022-04-15
26 +2  CHN Xiangyu Ren 19.31 +0.03 34 2022-11-16
27 -2  INA Leo Rolly Carnando 19.31 -0.01 58 2022-11-03
28 -1  INA Daniel Marthin 19.30 -0.01 59 2022-11-03
29 +2  KOR Seung Jae Seo 19.24 ±0.00 51 2022-11-18
30 +2  MAS Ee Yi Teo 19.24 +0.06 82 4 2022-12-10
31 +4  MAS Yew Sin Ong 19.16 +0.07 80 4 2022-12-10
32 +1  INA Gideon Markus Fernaldi 19.15 -0.01 58 2022-10-26
33 +1  CHN Qiang Tan 19.10 ±0.00 46 2022-11-16
34 -17  DEN Kim Astrup Sorensen 19.09 -0.55 109 3 2022-12-09
35 +1  INA Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 19.07 -0.02 62 2022-10-26
36 -15  MAS Teng Fong Aaron Chia 19.03 -0.42 97 3 2022-12-09
37 -14  MAS Wooi Yik Soh 18.97 -0.42 95 3 2022-12-09
38 -1  INA Pramudya Kusumawardana 18.95 -0.02 65 2022-10-23
39 -1  CHN Haodong Zhou 18.95 -0.01 54 2022-11-19
40 ±0  CHN He Ji Ting 18.94 -0.01 62 2022-11-19

Women's Doubles

Table

 
Rank Player Strength Matches (Month) Last Match
1 ±0  CHN Chen Qingchen 24.86 +0.37 82 5 2022-12-11
2 ±0  CHN Jia Yifan 24.79 +0.39 84 5 2022-12-11
3 ±0  CHN Huang Dong Ping 22.86 +0.01 15 2022-05-14
4 ±0  KOR Hee Yong Kong 21.51 -0.02 74 2022-10-28
5 ±0  KOR Kim So Young 21.38 -0.02 71 2022-10-28
6 ±0  INA Greysia Polii 21.00 -0.03 38 2022-03-16
7 ±0  JPN Nami Matsuyama 20.96 -0.02 77 2022-11-16
8 ±0  JPN Chiharu Shida 20.93 -0.03 72 2022-11-16
9 +1  CHN Yu Zheng 20.74 +0.29 69 4 2022-12-10
10 +1  KOR Lee So Hee 20.41 +0.01 81 2022-10-29
11 +6  CHN Zhang Shuxian 20.35 +0.37 60 4 2022-12-10
12 ±0  KOR Ha Na Baek 20.32 +0.01 39 2022-10-29
13 -4  INA Apriani Rahayu 20.30 -0.21 76 3 2022-12-09
14 -1  JPN Yuki Fukushima 20.25 +0.02 54 2022-11-18
15 ±0  THA Sapsiree Taerattanachai 20.02 -0.04 27 2022-08-27
16 +3  JPN Sayaka Hirota 19.92 +0.01 39 2022-11-18
17 +4  JPN Mayu Matsumoto 19.77 +0.01 63 2022-11-18
18 -2  MAS Pearly Tan Koong Le 19.60 -0.39 78 3 2022-12-09
19 +4  JPN Wakana Nagahara 19.56 +0.02 47 2022-11-18
20 -6  KOR Hye Jeong Kim 19.52 -0.57 56 4 2022-12-10
21 -1  MAS Thinaah Muralitharan 19.49 -0.38 78 3 2022-12-09
22 ±0  INA Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti 19.42 -0.12 58 3 2022-12-09
23 -5  KOR Jeong Na Eun 19.41 -0.56 54 4 2022-12-10
24 ±0  KOR Shin Seung Chan 19.10 +0.01 76 2022-10-25
25 ±0  CHN Li Wenmei 18.94 +0.05 48 2022-10-19
26 ±0  CHN Du Yue 18.92 +0.04 47 2022-10-19
27 ±0  KOR Yu Rim Lee 18.67 ±0.00 28 2022-10-25
28 ±0  JPN Ayako Sakuramoto 18.28 ±0.00 32 2022-11-18
29 +1  THA Supajirakul Puttita 17.90 -0.02 44 2022-10-27
30 -1  THA Jongkolphan Kititharakul 17.74 -0.18 102 3 2022-12-09
31 ±0  THA Prajongjai Rawinda 17.73 -0.17 102 3 2022-12-09
32 +4  THA Aimsaard Nuntakarn 17.67 +0.97 68 5 2022-12-11
32 +4  THA Benyapa Aimsaard 17.67 +0.97 68 5 2022-12-11
34 -2  JPN Rena Miyaura 17.45 +0.01 24 2022-11-18
35 -2  BUL Gabriela Stoeva 16.99 ±0.00 79 2022-11-10
35 -2  BUL Stefani Stoeva 16.99 ±0.00 79 2022-11-10
37 +1  CHN Liu Sheng Shu 16.74 +0.09 19 2022-11-13
38 +1  CHN Liu Xuan Xuan 16.48 ±0.00 36 2022-10-27
39 +1  CHN Tan Ning 16.44 +0.08 14 2022-11-13
40 +1  INA Ribka Sugiarto 16.34 ±0.00 46 2022-12-04

Mixed Doubles

Table

 
Rank Player Strength Matches (Month) Last Match
1 ±0  CHN Zheng Si Wei 25.80 +0.48 70 4 2022-12-11
2 ±0  CHN Huang Ya Qiong 25.67 +0.47 78 4 2022-12-11
3 +3  THA Dechapol Puavaranukroh 23.22 +0.36 98 5 2022-12-11
3 +3  THA Sapsiree Taerattanachai 23.22 +0.36 98 5 2022-12-11
5 -2  JPN Yuta Watanabe 23.02 -0.06 82 2022-10-21
5 -2  JPN Arisa Higashino 23.02 -0.06 82 2022-10-21
7 -2  CHN Wang Yi Lyu 22.78 -0.30 67 3 2022-12-09
8 ±0  CHN Huang Dong Ping 22.55 -0.27 84 3 2022-12-09
9 ±0  KOR Seung Jae Seo 21.08 -0.07 42 2022-11-20
10 ±0  KOR Yoo Jung Chae 20.97 -0.07 40 2022-11-20
11 ±0  CHN Feng Yanzhe 20.00 -0.06 30 2022-11-19
12 ±0  CHN Xuanyi Ou 19.12 -0.08 15 2022-04-17
13 ±0  CHN Jiang Zhenbang 18.90 -0.04 23 2022-11-13
14 ±0  HKG Tang Chun Man 18.79 -0.06 50 2022-09-02
14 ±0  HKG Tse Ying Suet 18.79 -0.06 50 2022-09-02
16 ±0  CHN Yaxin Wei 18.50 -0.04 26 2022-11-13
17 ±0  INA Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto 18.35 -0.07 37 2022-11-06
17 ±0  INA Lisa Ayu Kusumastuti 18.35 -0.07 37 2022-11-06
19 +2  INA Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 17.94 -0.06 54 2022-11-19
20 -1  RUS Rodion Alimov 17.88 -0.26 37 2022-01-14
20 -1  RUS Alina Davletova 17.88 -0.26 37 2022-01-14
22 ±0  INA Dejan Ferdinansyah 17.65 -0.05 41 2022-11-19
23 ±0  KOR Ko Sung Hyun 17.53 -0.07 30 2022-09-02
23 ±0  KOR Eom Hye Won 17.53 -0.07 30 2022-09-02
25 ±0  INA Praveen Jordan 17.22 -0.07 45 2022-06-15
26 ±0  NED Selena Piek 17.22 -0.04 89 2022-11-10
27 +4  IND Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 17.20 +0.02 14 2022-07-30
28 +11  INA Rinov Rivaldy 17.12 +0.41 63 4 2022-12-10
28 +11  INA Phita Haningtyas Mentari 17.12 +0.41 63 4 2022-12-10
30 +2  NED Robin Tabeling 17.10 -0.04 89 2022-11-10
31 +4  SIN Hee Terry 16.87 -0.05 54 2022-11-17
32 +5  CHN Liu Sheng Shu 16.85 ±0.00 15 2022-10-30
33 -4  MAS Soon Huat Goh 16.81 -0.39 66 2 2022-12-08
33 -4  MAS Shevon Jemie Lai 16.81 -0.39 66 2 2022-12-08
35 +1  DEN Mathias Christiansen 16.81 -0.04 89 2022-11-10
36 -9  FRA Thom Gicquel 16.79 -0.42 78 3 2022-12-09
36 -9  FRA Delphine Delrue 16.79 -0.42 78 3 2022-12-09
38 ±0  SIN Wei Han Tan 16.77 -0.05 55 2022-11-17
39 +2  MAS Tang Jie Chen 16.65 +0.01 46 5 2022-12-11
40 -7  THA Supak Jomkoh 16.48 -0.59 53 3 2022-12-09
40 -7  THA Supissara Paewsampran 16.48 -0.59 53 3 2022-12-09

Methodology

These are the rankings that I publish on the first monday of each month. This table shows the rankings for January 2023. The ranking was simulated for January 2nd, 2023 and takes into account matches since December 13th, 2020. The values in gray show the comparison to the previous month's ranking, that were simulated for December 5th, 2022.
To be eligible for the rankings, we demand that within the last 750 days, a player played at least ten matches that ended orderly. Moreover we demand that the most recent of these matches was within the last year. In the doubles disciplines, the ranking is for each player seperately. Thus if players play with different partners, they will differ in their ranks and strengths. If however two players only competed as a pair, they will be given the same rank and strength.
The table gives the following data:
  • The current rank,
  • The difference to previous month's rank, shown as an arrow and as the difference in ranks, or 'new' if the player was not in the previous rankings,
  • The player's name next to the flag of his or her country,
  • The current strength as estimated by the simulation,
  • The difference to previous month's strength, shown as an arrow and as the difference in strength,
  • The number of matches used for estimating the strength of this player. Smaller in gray also the number of matches used for the previous ranking is shown
  • (only on wide screens) The number of matches since the last monthly ranking,
  • (only on wide screens) The date of the player's last match that was included in the estimation of the strength.

For more information how these rankings are generated, see the page about the Simulation.