Kevin Anderson climbed one spot on the ATP World rankings despite his early second-round exit at the recent Australian Open.
South Africa’s top singles player moved to fifth place equalling his career-best ranking.
He made a strong start to the 2019 season winning the Tata Open Maharashtra singles title in Pune to claim his sixth career title.
Anderson won his opening match at the Australian Open but lost to American Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round.
Countryman Lloyd Harris, who made his debut at the Aussie Open moved up by eight places to 111th place on the global rankings released on Monday.
Multiple Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic cemented his place as the top-ranked player in the world after the Serbian beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win his seventh Australian Open title.
Swiss maestro Roger Federer slipped three places to sixth on the rankings after his defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open round of 16.
South Africa’s Raven Klaasen climbed two places on the world doubles rankings after he and Kiwi partner Michael Venus
Harris moved up 38 places in the doubles rankings after he won the Burnie International with Israeli partner Dudi Sela.
They beat Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Mirza Basic and Tomislav Brkic 6-3, 7-6, 10-8 to claim the title.