Meaning of world-ranking in English:



  • (of an artist, sports player, etc.) among the best in the world.

    • ‘The points received from that tournament moved him to number 746 out of 3385 players on the official world-ranking list.’
    • ‘And the Americans as individual players were, in world-ranking terms, streets ahead of their rivals.’
    • ‘‘Our world-ranking total is pretty stout,’ he said.’
    • ‘This year, they have more experience, more world-ranking points and more major champions in their midst, but Sutton hopes that he can add to that the camaraderie so cherished by the Europeans.’
    • ‘A brief glance at the world-ranking list reveals only three Scots in the top 100, only four in the top 200 and a mere eight in the top 300.’
    • ‘The Spaniard has won four times during 2004, a run of fine form that has lifted him from 100th to 19th on the world-ranking list.’
    • ‘It was a result that cemented the Fijian's hold on second place in the world-ranking list behind the long-time No.1, Tiger Woods.’
    • ‘It was his 35th world-ranking title and his first since being forced to use a new cue after his previous model was broken by baggage handlers two months ago.’
    • ‘During 2001 he has fallen from sixth to 14th on the world-ranking list.’
    • ‘The man who burst on to the scene at Birkdale four summers ago is the only player this year, other than Woods, to have won four world-ranking events.’
    • ‘Scott, though, is still eight majors and 35 world-ranking places behind the world No 1.’
    • ‘Seven of his 12-strong team enjoyed a better world-ranking position a year ago than they do now.’
    • ‘As for the rest of the season, Lawrie is determined to reverse his recent tumble down the world-ranking list.’
    • ‘Twenty-five players from eleven different countries are coming to compete not only for $10,000 in prize money but also coveted PSA world-ranking points.’
    • ‘Athletes in these races were already outside Olympic qualifying positions but races remained solid as future champions gained world-ranking positions.’