Year End Number Ones Tennis

Year end number ones tennis. The ATP Rankings are the Association of Tennis Professionals’ merit-based method for determining the rankings in men’s tennis. The top-ranked player is the player who, over the previous 52 weeks, has garnered the most ATP ranking points. Points are awarded based on how far a player advances in tournaments and the category of those tournaments. The ATP has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since 23 August 1973. Starting in 1979, an updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each week.

Since 1973, 26 men have been ranked number 1 by the ATP of which 17 have been year-end number 1. The current world number one is Rafael Nadal. Nadal set another record in august 2017 when he ones again reach the top spot of the rankings. Nadal became the ATP player with the longest time span between first and most recent dates at world No. 1 in the history of the ATP Tour. He did so on August 21, 2017 9 years after first becoming No. 1 on August 18, 2008.

Rafael Nadal became the oldest world number one and also the oldest player to finish the year as number one. Nadal won 6 titles during 2017, amongst them his 15th and 16th Grand Slam titles. In february 2018 Roger Federer broke the record for oldest number one when he won the Rotterdam ATP. Federer stayed number one for 6 weeks before losing to Thanassi Kokkinakis in Miami in the second round. Nadal once again became the highest ranked player in the world. Nadal won his 17th Grand Slam at Roland Garros and seemed to be safe at the top. All of a sudden Novak Djokovic found his old level of tennis and won Wimbledon – Cincinatti – US Open and Shanghai to challenge Nadal for number one at the Paris Masters.

Year end number ones tennis

1973 Ilie Năstase
1974 Jimmy Connors (1/5)
1975 Jimmy Connors (2/5)
1976 Jimmy Connors (3/5)
1977 Jimmy Connors (4/5)
1978 Jimmy Connors (5/5)
1979 Björn Borg (1/2)
1980 Björn Borg (2/2)
1981 John McEnroe (1/4)
1982 John McEnroe (2/4)
1983 John McEnroe (3/4)
1984 John McEnroe (4/4)
1985 Ivan Lendl (1/4)
1986 Ivan Lendl (2/4)
1987 Ivan Lendl (3/4)
1988 Mats Wilander
1989 Ivan Lendl (4/4)
1990 Stefan Edberg (1/2)
1991 Stefan Edberg (2/2)
1992 Jim Courier
1993 Pete Sampras (1/6)
1994 Pete Sampras (2/6)
1995 Pete Sampras (3/6)
1996 Pete Sampras (4/6)
1997 Pete Sampras (5/6)
1998 Pete Sampras (6/6)
1999 Andre Agassi
2000 Gustavo Kuerten
2001 Lleyton Hewitt (1/2)
2002 Lleyton Hewitt (2/2)
2003 Andy Roddick
2004 Roger Federer (1/5)
2005 Roger Federer (2/5)
2006 Roger Federer (3/5)
2007 Roger Federer (4/5)
2008 Rafael Nadal (1/4)
2009 Roger Federer (5/5)
2010 Rafael Nadal (2/4)
2011 Novak Djokovic (1/4)
2012 Novak Djokovic (2/4)
2013 Rafael Nadal (3/4)
2014 Novak Djokovic (3/4)
2015 Novak Djokovic (4/4)
2016 Andy Murray
2017 Rafael Nadal (4/4)

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Will it be Roger Federer who equals Pete Sampras record for a 6th time as Year end number one or will Rafael Nadal reach his 5th time as year end number one…or can Marin Cilic or Juan Martin del Potro end the year number one?

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No. 1 ranked players without a previous Grand Slam tournament title

Ivan Lendl got to the top of the rankings at February 28, 1983 without having won a Grand Slam tournament. At the 1984 French Open he won his first out of 8 Grand Slams defeating John McEnroe in the finals with 3 sets to 2.
Marcelo Ríos of Chile got to number one on March 30, 1998 and never won a Grand Slam Tournament.

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