List of ATP number 1 ranked singles tennis players

The ATP Rankings are the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) 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 ranking points on the ATP Tour. 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 August 23, 1973.[1] Starting in 1979, an updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each week.[2] Since 1973, 26 men have been ranked No. 1 by the ATP,[3][4] of which 17 have been year-end No. 1. The current world number one is Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

Novak Djokovic, the current world No.1 in men's singles.

Ranking methodEdit

Since the introduction of the rankings, the method used to calculate a player's ranking points has changed several times. As of 2019, the rankings are calculated by totalling the points a player wins in his best eighteen tournaments, subject to certain restrictions. For top players the counting tournaments are the four Grand Slam tournaments, the eight mandatory ATP Masters tournaments, the player's best four eligible ATP Tour 500 tournaments (the non-mandatory ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo may be substituted for one of these), and his best two results from ATP Tour 250 tournaments. Lower-ranked players who are not eligible for some or all of the top tournaments may include additional ATP 500 and ATP 250 events, and also ATP Challenger Tour, and ITF Men's Circuit tournaments. Players who qualify for the year-end ATP Finals also include any points gained from the tournament in his total, increasing the number of tournaments counted to 19.[5]

ATP records and particularitiesEdit

Roger Federer holds the records for both the most total weeks at No. 1 (310) and most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (237).[6] Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic hold the record for the most year-end No. 1 rankings, both men achieving the feat 6 times.[7][8] Patrick Rafter spent the least time at No. 1 (one week).

Lleyton Hewitt is both the youngest world No. 1 (20 years, 268 days) and youngest year-end No. 1,[9][10] while Roger Federer is the oldest No. 1 (36 years, 320 days).[11][12] Novak Djokovic is the oldest year-end No. 1 (33 years, 223 days).[13]

Roger Federer is the player with the longest time span between first and most recent dates at world No. 1 in the history of the ATP. He most recently held the top ranking the week of June 18, 2018, more than fourteen years after first becoming No. 1 on February 2, 2004.[14]

Rafael Nadal has the longest timespan, 11 years, between his first and last year-end No. 1 titles, 2008 and 2019. He is also the only player to be world No. 1 in three decades.

Two players, Ivan Lendl and Marcelo Ríos, have reached No. 1 without previously having won a Grand Slam tournament.[15] Lendl reached No. 1 on February 21, 1983, but did not win his first Grand Slam title until the 1984 French Open.[16] Ríos reached No. 1 on March 30, 1998, but retired without ever having won a Grand Slam singles title, making him the only No. 1 player with that distinction.[17][18]

Since 1973 when the ATP rankings started, there have been twelve years in which one player held the top spot for the entire year: Jimmy Connors in 1975, 1976, and 1978; Ivan Lendl in 1986 and 1987; Pete Sampras in 1994 and 1997; Lleyton Hewitt in 2002; Roger Federer in 2005, 2006, and 2007; and Novak Djokovic in 2015. In contrast to this, 1999 saw five players hold the No. 1 ranking (the most in any single year): Pete Sampras, Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Andre Agassi, and Patrick Rafter.

John McEnroe held the No. 1 ranking on a record 14 occasions, and Pete Sampras is the only other player to have held it on 10 or more occasions with 11 stints.

World No. 1 ranked playersEdit

The statistics are updated only when the ATP website revises its rankings (usually every Monday morning except when tournament finals are postponed).
 
Roger Federer has spent a total of 310 weeks at world No. 1, including a record 237 consecutive weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
 
Ivan Lendl spent the most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings in the '80s.
 
Jimmy Connors spent the most weeks at world No. 1 in the '70s.
 
Ilie Năstase became the first ATP world No. 1 ranked player on August 23, 1973.
Key
  ATP Ranking record Current No. 1 player[19][20]
No. Player Start date End date Weeks Total
1   Ilie Năstase Aug 23, 1973 Jun 2, 1974 40 40
2   John Newcombe Jun 3, 1974 Jul 28, 1974 8 8
3   Jimmy Connors Jul 29, 1974 Aug 22, 1977 160 160
4   Björn Borg Aug 23, 1977 Aug 29, 1977 1 1
  Jimmy Connors (2) Aug 30, 1977 Apr 8, 1979 84 244
  Björn Borg (2) Apr 9, 1979 May 20, 1979 6 7
  Jimmy Connors (3) May 21, 1979 Jul 8, 1979 7 251
  Björn Borg (3) Jul 9, 1979 Mar 2, 1980 34 41
5   John McEnroe Mar 3, 1980 Mar 23, 1980 3 3
  Björn Borg (4) Mar 24, 1980 Aug 10, 1980 20 61
  John McEnroe (2) Aug 11, 1980 Aug 17, 1980 1 4
  Björn Borg (5) Aug 18, 1980 Jul 5, 1981 46 107
  John McEnroe (3) Jul 6, 1981 Jul 19, 1981 2 6
  Björn Borg (6) Jul 20, 1981 Aug 2, 1981 2 109
  John McEnroe (4) Aug 3, 1981 Sep 12, 1982 58 64
  Jimmy Connors (4) Sep 13, 1982 Oct 31, 1982 7 258
  John McEnroe (5) Nov 1, 1982 Nov 7, 1982 1 65
  Jimmy Connors (5) Nov 8, 1982 Nov 14, 1982 1 259
  John McEnroe (6) Nov 15, 1982 Jan 30, 1983 11 76
  Jimmy Connors (6) Jan 31, 1983 Feb 6, 1983 1 260
  John McEnroe (7) Feb 7, 1983 Feb 13, 1983 1 77
  Jimmy Connors (7) Feb 14, 1983 Feb 27, 1983 2 262
6   Ivan Lendl Feb 28, 1983 May 15, 1983 11 11
  Jimmy Connors (8) May 16, 1983 Jun 5, 1983 3 265
  John McEnroe (8) Jun 6, 1983 Jun 12, 1983 1 78
  Jimmy Connors (9) Jun 13, 1983 Jul 3, 1983 3 268
  John McEnroe (9) Jul 4, 1983 Oct 30, 1983 17 95
  Ivan Lendl (2) Oct 31, 1983 Dec 11, 1983 6 17
  John McEnroe (10) Dec 12, 1983 Jan 8, 1984 4 99
  Ivan Lendl (3) Jan 9, 1984 Mar 11, 1984 9 26
  John McEnroe (11) Mar 12, 1984 Jun 10, 1984 13 112
  Ivan Lendl (4) Jun 11, 1984 Jun 17, 1984 1 27
  John McEnroe (12) Jun 18, 1984 Jul 8, 1984 3 115
  Ivan Lendl (5) Jul 9, 1984 Aug 12, 1984 5 32
  John McEnroe (13) Aug 13, 1984 Aug 18, 1985 53 168
  Ivan Lendl (6) Aug 19, 1985 Aug 25, 1985 1 33
  John McEnroe (14) Aug 26, 1985 Sep 8, 1985 2 170
  Ivan Lendl (7) Sep 9, 1985 Sep 11, 1988 157 190
7   Mats Wilander Sep 12, 1988 Jan 29, 1989 20 20
  Ivan Lendl (8) Jan 30, 1989 Aug 12, 1990 80 270
8   Stefan Edberg Aug 13, 1990 Jan 27, 1991 24 24
9   Boris Becker Jan 28, 1991 Feb 17, 1991 3 3
  Stefan Edberg (2) Feb 18, 1991 Jul 7, 1991 20 44
  Boris Becker (2) Jul 8, 1991 Sep 8, 1991 9 12
  Stefan Edberg (3) Sep 9, 1991 Feb 9, 1992 22 66
10   Jim Courier Feb 10, 1992 Mar 22, 1992 6 6
  Stefan Edberg (4) Mar 23, 1992 Apr 12, 1992 3 69
  Jim Courier (2) Apr 13, 1992 Sep 13, 1992 22 28
  Stefan Edberg (5) Sep 14, 1992 Oct 4, 1992 3 72
  Jim Courier (3) Oct 5, 1992 Apr 11, 1993 27 55
11   Pete Sampras Apr 12, 1993 Aug 22, 1993 19 19
  Jim Courier (4) Aug 23, 1993 Sep 12, 1993 3 58
  Pete Sampras (2) Sep 13, 1993 Apr 9, 1995 82 101
12   Andre Agassi Apr 10, 1995 Nov 5, 1995 30 30
  Pete Sampras (3) Nov 6, 1995 Jan 28, 1996 12 113
  Andre Agassi (2) Jan 29, 1996 Feb 11, 1996 2 32
13   Thomas Muster Feb 12, 1996 Feb 18, 1996 1 1
  Pete Sampras (4) Feb 19, 1996 Mar 10, 1996 3 116
  Thomas Muster (2) Mar 11, 1996 Apr 14, 1996 5 6
  Pete Sampras (5) Apr 15, 1996 Mar 29, 1998 102 218
14   Marcelo Ríos Mar 30, 1998 Apr 26, 1998 4 4
  Pete Sampras (6) Apr 27, 1998 Aug 9, 1998 15 233
  Marcelo Ríos (2) Aug 10, 1998 Aug 23, 1998 2 6
  Pete Sampras (7) Aug 24, 1998 Mar 14, 1999 29 262
15   Carlos Moyá Mar 15, 1999 Mar 28, 1999 2 2
  Pete Sampras (8) Mar 29, 1999 May 2, 1999 5 267
16   Yevgeny Kafelnikov May 3, 1999 Jun 13, 1999 6 6
  Pete Sampras (9) Jun 14, 1999 Jul 4, 1999 3 270
  Andre Agassi (3) Jul 5, 1999 Jul 25, 1999 3 35
17   Patrick Rafter Jul 26, 1999 Aug 1, 1999 1 1
  Pete Sampras (10) Aug 2, 1999 Sep 12, 1999 6 276
  Andre Agassi (4) Sep 13, 1999 Sep 10, 2000 52 87
  Pete Sampras (11) Sep 11, 2000 Nov 19, 2000 10 286
18   Marat Safin Nov 20, 2000 Dec 3, 2000 2 2
19   Gustavo Kuerten Dec 4, 2000 Jan 28, 2001 8 8
  Marat Safin (2) Jan 29, 2001 Feb 25, 2001 4 6
  Gustavo Kuerten (2) Feb 26, 2001 Apr 1, 2001 5 13
  Marat Safin (3) Apr 2, 2001 Apr 22, 2001 3 9
  Gustavo Kuerten (3) Apr 23, 2001 Nov 18, 2001 30 43
20   Lleyton Hewitt Nov 19, 2001 Apr 27, 2003 75 75
  Andre Agassi (5) Apr 28, 2003 May 11, 2003 2 89
  Lleyton Hewitt (2) May 12, 2003 Jun 15, 2003 5 80
  Andre Agassi (6) Jun 16, 2003 Sep 7, 2003 12 101
21   Juan Carlos Ferrero Sep 8, 2003 Nov 2, 2003 8 8
22   Andy Roddick Nov 3, 2003 Feb 1, 2004 13 13
23   Roger Federer Feb 2, 2004 Aug 17, 2008 237  237
24   Rafael Nadal Aug 18, 2008 Jul 5, 2009 46 46
  Roger Federer (2) Jul 6, 2009 Jun 6, 2010 48 285
  Rafael Nadal (2) Jun 7, 2010 Jul 3, 2011 56 102
25   Novak Djokovic Jul 4, 2011 Jul 8, 2012 53 53
  Roger Federer (3) Jul 9, 2012 Nov 4, 2012 17 302
  Novak Djokovic (2) Nov 5, 2012 Oct 6, 2013 48 101
  Rafael Nadal (3) Oct 7, 2013 Jul 6, 2014 39 141
  Novak Djokovic (3) Jul 7, 2014 Nov 6, 2016 122 223
26   Andy Murray Nov 7, 2016 Aug 20, 2017 41 41
  Rafael Nadal (4) Aug 21, 2017 Feb 18, 2018 26 167
  Roger Federer (4) Feb 19, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 6 308
  Rafael Nadal (5) Apr 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 6 173
  Roger Federer (5) May 14, 2018 May 20, 2018 1 309
  Rafael Nadal (6) May 21, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 4 177
  Roger Federer (6) Jun 18, 2018 Jun 24, 2018 1 310 
  Rafael Nadal (7) Jun 25, 2018 Nov 4, 2018 19 196
  Novak Djokovic (4) Nov 5, 2018 Nov 3, 2019 52 275
  Rafael Nadal (8) Nov 4, 2019 Feb 2, 2020 13 209
  Novak Djokovic (5) Feb 3, 2020 Mar 22, 2020 7 282
Rankings frozen
Mar 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020 22
  Novak Djokovic (5) Aug 24, 2020 Present 23 305

Weeks at No. 1Edit

The table on the left shows the total number of weeks that each player has been ranked No. 1 in their career by the ATP.[6] The table on the right shows the longest number of consecutive weeks that each indicated player has been ranked No. 1 by the ATP.[6]

  • The ATP Tour was suspended from 16 March to 21 August 2020. ATP Ranking was frozen from 23 March to 23 August 2020, thus that period was not counted towards the total. In that period (22 weeks), the world number one was Novak Djokovic.
Rank Player Total
1   Roger Federer 310
2   Novak Djokovic 305
3   Pete Sampras 286
4   Ivan Lendl 270
5   Jimmy Connors 268
6   Rafael Nadal 209
7   John McEnroe 170
8   Björn Borg 109
9   Andre Agassi 101
10   Lleyton Hewitt 80
11   Stefan Edberg 72
12   Jim Courier 58
13   Gustavo Kuerten 43
14   Andy Murray 41
15   Ilie Năstase 40
16   Mats Wilander 20
17   Andy Roddick 13
18   Boris Becker 12
19   Marat Safin 9
20   John Newcombe 8
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
22   Thomas Muster 6
  Marcelo Ríos
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
25   Carlos Moyá 2
26   Patrick Rafter 1

Consecutive weeks at No. 1Edit

Rank Player Consecutive
1   Roger Federer 237
2   Jimmy Connors 160
3   Ivan Lendl 157
4   Novak Djokovic 122
5   Pete Sampras 102
6   Jimmy Connors (2) 84
7   Pete Sampras (2) 82
8   Ivan Lendl (2) 80
9   Lleyton Hewitt 75
10   John McEnroe 58
11   Rafael Nadal 56
12   John McEnroe (2) 53
  Novak Djokovic (2)
14   Andre Agassi 52
  Novak Djokovic (3)
16   Roger Federer (2) 48
  Novak Djokovic (4)
18   Björn Borg 46
  Rafael Nadal (2)
20   Andy Murray 41
Key
Current No. 1 player as of January 25, 2021
  • Active streaks and players in bold

Year-end No. 1Edit

 
Pete Sampras finished as year-end world no. 1 for a record six consecutive years from 1993 to 1998.
 
John McEnroe finished the year as the top-ranked player for four consecutive years in the '80s
 
Lleyton Hewitt was the youngest male player to hold the world No. 1 ranking, at age 20 in November 2001.

The ATP year-end No. 1 ranked player, in recent decades, has been determined as the player at the head of the ATP rankings following the completion of the final tournament of the calendar year, usually in November. Prior to the early 1990s this was not always the case. Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic hold the ATP record of six year-end No. 1 rankings. Six players have stayed at ATP No. 1 in the rankings every week of a calendar year. Roger Federer is the only player to have been ranked No. 1 every week for three consecutive calendar years. Four players (Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal) have achieved year-end No. 1 rankings in non-consecutive years.

Year Player Ref(s)
1973   Ilie Năstase [21]
1974   Jimmy Connors [22][23]
1975   Jimmy Connors (2) [22][23]
1976   Jimmy Connors (3) [22][23]
1977   Jimmy Connors (4) [24]
1978   Jimmy Connors (5) [24]
1979   Björn Borg [24]
1980   Björn Borg (2) [24]
1981   John McEnroe [24][25]
1982   John McEnroe (2) [24][25]
1983   John McEnroe (3) [24][25]
1984   John McEnroe (4) [24][25]
1985   Ivan Lendl [24][26]
1986   Ivan Lendl (2) [26]
1987   Ivan Lendl (3) [26]
1988   Mats Wilander [25]
1989   Ivan Lendl (4) [25]
1990   Stefan Edberg [27]
1991   Stefan Edberg (2) [27][28]
1992   Jim Courier [29]
1993   Pete Sampras [8]
1994   Pete Sampras (2) [30]
1995   Pete Sampras (3) [8]
1996   Pete Sampras (4) [8]
1997   Pete Sampras (5) [30]
1998   Pete Sampras (6) [8]
1999   Andre Agassi [31]
2000   Gustavo Kuerten [28][32]
2001   Lleyton Hewitt [33]
2002   Lleyton Hewitt (2) [9][34]
2003   Andy Roddick [35]
2004   Roger Federer [36]
2005   Roger Federer (2) [37]
2006   Roger Federer (3) [38]
2007   Roger Federer (4) [39][40]
2008   Rafael Nadal [41]
2009   Roger Federer (5) [42]
2010   Rafael Nadal (2) [43][44]
2011   Novak Djokovic [45]
2012   Novak Djokovic (2) [46]
2013   Rafael Nadal (3) [47]
2014   Novak Djokovic (3) [48]
2015   Novak Djokovic (4) [49][50]
2016   Andy Murray [51]
2017   Rafael Nadal (4) [52]
2018   Novak Djokovic (5) [53]
2019   Rafael Nadal (5) [54]
2020   Novak Djokovic (6) [55]
Key
(n) Times as year-end No. 1 (more than once)
Player was ranked No. 1 during every week of the calendar year
Years Player
6   Novak Djokovic
  Pete Sampras
5   Jimmy Connors
  Roger Federer
  Rafael Nadal
4   John McEnroe
  Ivan Lendl
2   Björn Borg
  Stefan Edberg
  Lleyton Hewitt
1   Ilie Năstase
  Mats Wilander
  Jim Courier
  Andre Agassi
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Andy Roddick
  Andy Murray
  • Active players in bold

Players who became No. 1 before winning a Major titleEdit

Player Date first ranked No. 1 First Grand Slam final First Grand Slam title Ref.
  Ivan Lendl February 28, 1983 1981 French Open (1st of 19) 1984 French Open (1st of 8)
  Marcelo Ríos March 30, 1998 1998 Australian Open (only final) None (retired in 2004) [15]

Time spans holding the rankingEdit

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was heldEdit

Key
Current No. 1 player (Active players in bold)
Rank Player Time span First held No. 1 Last held No. 1
1   Roger Federer 14 years, 142 days Feb 2, 2004 Jun 24, 2018
2   Rafael Nadal 11 years, 168 days Aug 18, 2008 Feb 2, 2020
3   Novak Djokovic 9 years, 205 days Jul 4, 2011 Jan 25, 2021
4   Jimmy Connors 8 years, 339 days Jul 29, 1974 Jul 3, 1983
5   Andre Agassi 8 years, 150 days Apr 10, 1995 Sep 7, 2003
6   Pete Sampras 7 years, 221 days Apr 12, 1993 Nov 19, 2000
7   Ivan Lendl 7 years, 165 days Feb 28, 1983 Aug 12, 1990
8   John McEnroe 5 years, 189 days Mar 3, 1980 Sep 8, 1985
9   Björn Borg 3 years, 344 days Aug 23, 1977 Aug 2, 1981
10   Stefan Edberg 2 years, 52 days Aug 13, 1990 Oct 4, 1992
11   Jim Courier 1 year, 214 days Feb 10, 1992 Sep 12, 1993
12   Lleyton Hewitt 1 year, 208 days Nov 19, 2001 Jun 15, 2003
13   Gustavo Kuerten 349 days Dec 4, 2000 Nov 18, 2001
14   Andy Murray 286 days Nov 7, 2016 Aug 20, 2017
15   Ilie Năstase 283 days Aug 23, 1973 Jun 2, 1974
16   Boris Becker 223 days Jan 28, 1991 Sep 8, 1991
17   Marat Safin 153 days Nov 20, 2000 Apr 22, 2001
18   Marcelo Ríos 146 days Mar 30, 1998 Aug 23, 1998
19   Mats Wilander 139 days Sep 12, 1988 Jan 29, 1989
20   Andy Roddick 90 days Nov 3, 2003 Feb 1, 2004
21   Thomas Muster 62 days Feb 12, 1996 Apr 14, 1996
22   John Newcombe 55 days Jun 3, 1974 Jul 28, 1974
  Juan Carlos Ferrero 55 days Sep 8, 2003 Nov 2, 2003
24   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 41 days May 3, 1999 Jun 13, 1999
25   Carlos Moyá 13 days Mar 15, 1999 Mar 28, 1999
26   Patrick Rafter 6 days Jul 26, 1999 Aug 1, 1999

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was achievedEdit

Rank Player Time span First became No. 1 Last became No. 1
1   Roger Federer 14 years, 136 days Feb 2, 2004 Jun 18, 2018
2   Rafael Nadal 11 years, 78 days Aug 18, 2008 Nov 4, 2019
3   Jimmy Connors 8 years, 319 days Jul 29, 1974 Jun 13, 1983
4   Novak Djokovic 8 years, 214 days Jul 4, 2011 Feb 3, 2020
5   Andre Agassi 8 years, 67 days Apr 10, 1995 Jun 16, 2003
6   Pete Sampras 7 years, 152 days Apr 12, 1993 Sep 11, 2000
7   Ivan Lendl 5 years, 337 days Feb 28, 1983 Jan 30, 1989
8   John McEnroe 5 years, 176 days Mar 3, 1980 Aug 26, 1985
9   Björn Borg 3 years, 331 days Aug 23, 1977 Jul 20, 1981
10   Stefan Edberg 2 years, 32 days Aug 13, 1990 Sep 14, 1992
11   Jim Courier 1 year, 194 days Feb 10, 1992 Aug 23, 1993
12   Lleyton Hewitt 1 year, 174 days Nov 19, 2001 May 12, 2003
13   Boris Becker 161 days Jan 28, 1991 Jul 8, 1991
14   Gustavo Kuerten 140 days Dec 4, 2000 Apr 23, 2001
15   Marcelo Ríos 133 days Mar 30, 1998 Aug 10, 1998
  Marat Safin 133 days Nov 20, 2000 Apr 2, 2001
17   Thomas Muster 28 days Feb 12, 1996 Mar 11, 1996

Age at first and last dates No. 1 ranking was heldEdit

Key
Current No. 1 player (Active players and records in bold)
No. Player Birthdate Age first held No. 1 Age last held No. 1
1   Ilie Năstase (1946-07-19)19 July 1946 27 years, 35 days 27 years, 318 days
2   John Newcombe (1944-05-23)23 May 1944 30 years, 11 days 30 years, 66 days
3   Jimmy Connors (1952-09-02)2 September 1952 21 years, 330 days 30 years, 304 days
4   Björn Borg (1956-06-06)6 June 1956 21 years, 78 days 25 years, 57 days
5   John McEnroe (1959-02-16)16 February 1959 21 years, 16 days 26 years, 204 days
6   Ivan Lendl (1960-03-07)7 March 1960 22 years, 358 days 30 years, 158 days
7   Mats Wilander (1964-08-22)22 August 1964 24 years, 21 days 24 years, 160 days
8   Stefan Edberg (1966-01-19)19 January 1966 24 years, 206 days 26 years, 259 days
9   Boris Becker (1967-11-22)22 November 1967 23 years, 67 days 23 years, 290 days
10   Jim Courier (1970-08-17)17 August 1970 21 years, 177 days 22 years, 360 days
11   Pete Sampras (1971-08-12)12 August 1971 21 years, 243 days 29 years, 99 days
12   Andre Agassi (1970-04-29)29 April 1970 24 years, 346 days 33 years, 100 days
13   Thomas Muster (1967-10-02)2 October 1967 28 years, 133 days 28 years, 195 days
14   Marcelo Ríos (1975-12-26)26 December 1975 22 years, 94 days 22 years, 240 days
15   Carlos Moyá (1976-08-27)27 August 1976 22 years, 200 days 22 years, 213 days
16   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1974-02-18)18 February 1974 25 years, 74 days 25 years, 115 days
17   Pat Rafter (1972-12-28)28 December 1972 26 years, 210 days 26 years, 216 days
18   Marat Safin (1980-01-27)27 January 1980 20 years, 298 days 21 years, 85 days
19   Gustavo Kuerten (1976-09-10)10 September 1976 24 years, 85 days 25 years, 69 days
20   Lleyton Hewitt (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 20 years, 268 days 22 years, 111 days
21   Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980-02-12)12 February 1980 23 years, 177 days 23 years, 263 days
22   Andy Roddick (1982-08-30)30 August 1982 21 years, 65 days 21 years, 155 days
23   Roger Federer (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 39) 22 years, 178 days 36 years, 320 days
24   Rafael Nadal (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 34) 22 years, 76 days 33 years, 244 days
25   Novak Djokovic (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 33) 24 years, 43 days 33 years, 248 days
26   Andy Murray (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 33) 29 years, 176 days 30 years, 97 days

Weeks at No. 1 by decadeEdit

Rafael Nadal is the only male tennis player to hold the number 1 ranking in three decades (2000s, 2010s and 2020s).

No. 1 players by countryEdit

Key
  Current No. 1 player
Active streak and players in bold
Rank Country No. of
players
Total
weeks
Players Ref
1   United States 6 896 Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick [56]
2    Switzerland 1 310 Roger Federer [56]
3   Serbia 1 305 Novak Djokovic  [56]
4   Czechoslovakia 1 270 Ivan Lendl [56]
5   Spain 3 219 Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal [56]
6   Sweden 3 201 Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg [56]
7   Australia 3 89 John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt [56]
8   Brazil 1 43 Gustavo Kuerten [56]
9   United Kingdom 1 41 Andy Murray [56]
10   Romania 1 40 Ilie Năstase [56]
11   Russia 2 15 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin [56]
12   Germany 1 12 Boris Becker [56]
13   Austria 1 6 Thomas Muster [56]
  Chile 1 Marcelo Ríos [56]

The ATP Tour was suspended from 16 March to 21 August 2020. ATP Ranking was frozen from 23 March to 23 August 2020, thus that period was not counted towards the total. In that period (22 weeks), number one was Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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