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List of ATP number 1 ranked singles tennis players

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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]

Novak Djokovic, currently ranked No. 1 in men's singles.

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.

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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 Tour Masters 1000 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]

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 holds the record for the most year-end No. 1 rankings (six, all consecutive).[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] Novak Djokovic is the oldest year-end No. 1 (31 years, 223 days).

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.[12]

Rafael Nadal has the longest timespan, 9 years, between his first and last year-end No. 1 titles, 2008 and 2017.

Two players, Ivan Lendl and Marcelo Ríos, have reached No. 1 without previously having won a Grand Slam tournament.[13] Lendl reached No. 1 on February 21, 1983, but did not win his first Grand Slam title until the 1984 French Open.[14] 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.[15][16]

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 different 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 different occasions, and Pete Sampras is the only other player to have held it on 10 or more occasions with 11 different stints.

Number 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 237 consecutive weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, the most of any player. Federer is also the player with the longest time span between first and most recent dates as world No. 1.
 
Ilie Năstase became the first ATP world No. 1 ranked player on August 23, 1973.
 
Pete Sampras spent a total of 286 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings and holds the record of six consecutive years ended as world No. 1.
 
Ivan Lendl spent a total of 270 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
 
Jimmy Connors spent a total of 268 weeks at world No. 1, including 160 consecutive weeks (a record he held for 30 years before being overtaken by Federer in 2007).
No. Player Start date End date Weeks Total
1   Ilie Năstase August 23, 1973 June 2, 1974 40 40
2   John Newcombe June 3, 1974 July 28, 1974 8 8
3   Jimmy Connors July 29, 1974 August 22, 1977 160 160
4   Björn Borg August 23, 1977 August 29, 1977 1 1
  Jimmy Connors (2) August 30, 1977 April 8, 1979 84 244
  Björn Borg (2) April 9, 1979 May 20, 1979 6 7
  Jimmy Connors (3) May 21, 1979 July 8, 1979 7 251
  Björn Borg (3) July 9, 1979 March 2, 1980 34 41
5   John McEnroe March 3, 1980 March 23, 1980 3 3
  Björn Borg (4) March 24, 1980 August 10, 1980 20 61
  John McEnroe (2) August 11, 1980 August 17, 1980 1 4
  Björn Borg (5) August 18, 1980 July 5, 1981 46 107
  John McEnroe (3) July 6, 1981 July 19, 1981 2 6
  Björn Borg (6) July 20, 1981 August 2, 1981 2 109
  John McEnroe (4) August 3, 1981 September 12, 1982 58 64
  Jimmy Connors (4) September 13, 1982 October 31, 1982 7 258
  John McEnroe (5) November 1, 1982 November 7, 1982 1 65
  Jimmy Connors (5) November 8, 1982 November 14, 1982 1 259
  John McEnroe (6) November 15, 1982 January 30, 1983 11 76
  Jimmy Connors (6) January 31, 1983 February 6, 1983 1 260
  John McEnroe (7) February 7, 1983 February 13, 1983 1 77
  Jimmy Connors (7) February 14, 1983 February 27, 1983 2 262
6   Ivan Lendl February 28, 1983 May 15, 1983 11 11
  Jimmy Connors (8) May 16, 1983 June 5, 1983 3 265
  John McEnroe (8) June 6, 1983 June 12, 1983 1 78
  Jimmy Connors (9) June 13, 1983 July 3, 1983 3 268
  John McEnroe (9) July 4, 1983 October 30, 1983 17 95
  Ivan Lendl (2) October 31, 1983 December 11, 1983 6 17
  John McEnroe (10) December 12, 1983 January 8, 1984 4 99
  Ivan Lendl (3) January 9, 1984 March 11, 1984 9 26
  John McEnroe (11) March 12, 1984 June 10, 1984 13 112
  Ivan Lendl (4) June 11, 1984 June 17, 1984 1 27
  John McEnroe (12) June 18, 1984 July 8, 1984 3 115
  Ivan Lendl (5) July 9, 1984 August 12, 1984 5 32
  John McEnroe (13) August 13, 1984 August 18, 1985 53 168
  Ivan Lendl (6) August 19, 1985 August 25, 1985 1 33
  John McEnroe (14) August 26, 1985 September 8, 1985 2 170
  Ivan Lendl (7) September 9, 1985 September 11, 1988 157 190
7   Mats Wilander September 12, 1988 January 29, 1989 20 20
  Ivan Lendl (8) January 30, 1989 August 12, 1990 80 270
8   Stefan Edberg August 13, 1990 January 27, 1991 24 24
9   Boris Becker January 28, 1991 February 17, 1991 3 3
  Stefan Edberg (2) February 18, 1991 July 7, 1991 20 44
  Boris Becker (2) July 8, 1991 September 8, 1991 9 12
  Stefan Edberg (3) September 9, 1991 February 9, 1992 22 66
10   Jim Courier February 10, 1992 March 22, 1992 6 6
  Stefan Edberg (4) March 23, 1992 April 12, 1992 3 69
  Jim Courier (2) April 13, 1992 September 13, 1992 22 28
  Stefan Edberg (5) September 14, 1992 October 4, 1992 3 72
  Jim Courier (3) October 5, 1992 April 11, 1993 27 55
11   Pete Sampras April 12, 1993 August 22, 1993 19 19
  Jim Courier (4) August 23, 1993 September 12, 1993 3 58
  Pete Sampras (2) September 13, 1993 April 9, 1995 82 101
12   Andre Agassi April 10, 1995 November 5, 1995 30 30
  Pete Sampras (3) November 6, 1995 January 28, 1996 12 113
  Andre Agassi (2) January 29, 1996 February 11, 1996 2 32
13   Thomas Muster February 12, 1996 February 18, 1996 1 1
  Pete Sampras (4) February 19, 1996 March 10, 1996 3 116
  Thomas Muster (2) March 11, 1996 April 14, 1996 5 6
  Pete Sampras (5) April 15, 1996 March 29, 1998 102 218
14   Marcelo Ríos March 30, 1998 April 26, 1998 4 4
  Pete Sampras (6) April 27, 1998 August 9, 1998 15 233
  Marcelo Ríos (2) August 10, 1998 August 23, 1998 2 6
  Pete Sampras (7) August 24, 1998 March 14, 1999 29 262
15   Carlos Moyá March 15, 1999 March 28, 1999 2 2
  Pete Sampras (8) March 29, 1999 May 2, 1999 5 267
16   Yevgeny Kafelnikov May 3, 1999 June 13, 1999 6 6
  Pete Sampras (9) June 14, 1999 July 4, 1999 3 270
  Andre Agassi (3) July 5, 1999 July 25, 1999 3 35
17   Patrick Rafter July 26, 1999 August 1, 1999 1 1
  Pete Sampras (10) August 2, 1999 September 12, 1999 6 276
  Andre Agassi (4) September 13, 1999 September 10, 2000 52 87
  Pete Sampras (11) September 11, 2000 November 19, 2000 10 286
18   Marat Safin November 20, 2000 December 3, 2000 2 2
19   Gustavo Kuerten December 4, 2000 January 28, 2001 8 8
  Marat Safin (2) January 29, 2001 February 25, 2001 4 6
  Gustavo Kuerten (2) February 26, 2001 April 1, 2001 5 13
  Marat Safin (3) April 2, 2001 April 22, 2001 3 9
  Gustavo Kuerten (3) April 23, 2001 November 18, 2001 30 43
20   Lleyton Hewitt November 19, 2001 April 27, 2003 75 75
  Andre Agassi (5) April 28, 2003 May 11, 2003 2 89
  Lleyton Hewitt (2) May 12, 2003 June 15, 2003 5 80
  Andre Agassi (6) June 16, 2003 September 7, 2003 12 101
21   Juan Carlos Ferrero September 8, 2003 November 2, 2003 8 8
22   Andy Roddick November 3, 2003 February 1, 2004 13 13
23   Roger Federer February 2, 2004 August 17, 2008 237   237
24   Rafael Nadal August 18, 2008 July 5, 2009 46 46
  Roger Federer (2) July 6, 2009 June 6, 2010 48 285
  Rafael Nadal (2) June 7, 2010 July 3, 2011 56 102
25   Novak Djokovic July 4, 2011 July 8, 2012 53 53
  Roger Federer (3) July 9, 2012 November 4, 2012 17 302
  Novak Djokovic (2) November 5, 2012 October 6, 2013 48 101
  Rafael Nadal (3) October 7, 2013 July 6, 2014 39 141
  Novak Djokovic (3) July 7, 2014 November 6, 2016 122 223
26   Andy Murray November 7, 2016 August 20, 2017 41 41
  Rafael Nadal (4) August 21, 2017 February 18, 2018 26 167
  Roger Federer (4) February 19, 2018 April 1, 2018 6 308
  Rafael Nadal (5) April 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 6 173
  Roger Federer (5) May 14, 2018 May 20, 2018 1 309
  Rafael Nadal (6) May 21, 2018 June 17, 2018 4 177
  Roger Federer (6) June 18, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 310  
  Rafael Nadal (7) June 25, 2018 November 4, 2018 19 196
  Novak Djokovic (4) § November 5, 2018 Present 38 261
Key
§ Current No. 1 player as of 22 July 2019[17][18]
  ATP Ranking record

Weeks at No. 1Edit

By playerEdit

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]

Rank Player Total
1   Roger Federer 310
2   Pete Sampras 286
3   Ivan Lendl 270
4   Jimmy Connors 268
5   Novak Djokovic 261
6   Rafael Nadal 196
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 8
22   Thomas Muster 6
  Marcelo Ríos 6
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6
25   Carlos Moyá 2
26   Patrick Rafter 1
Key
Active players - (current No. 1 in bold)
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) 53
14   Andre Agassi 52
15   Roger Federer (2) 48
  Novak Djokovic (3) 48
17   Björn Borg 46
  Rafael Nadal (2) 46
19   Andy Murray 41
20   Ilie Năstase 40
Key
Current streak in bold

By countryEdit

Rank Country No. of
players
No. of
weeks
Players Ref
1   United States 6 896 Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick [19]
2    Switzerland 1 310 Roger Federer [19]
3   Czechoslovakia 1 270 Ivan Lendl [19]
4   Serbia 1 261 Novak Djokovic   [19]
5   Spain 3 206 Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal [19]
6   Sweden 3 201 Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg [19]
7   Australia 3 89 John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt [19]
8   Brazil 1 43 Gustavo Kuerten [19]
9   United Kingdom 1 41 Andy Murray [19]
10   Romania 1 40 Ilie Năstase [19]
11   Russia 2 15 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin [19]
12   Germany 1 12 Boris Becker [19]
13   Austria 1 6 Thomas Muster [19]
  Chile 1 6 Marcelo Ríos [19]
Key
Active players in bold
  Current number 1 as of 22 July 2019

Year-end No. 1Edit

The ATP year-end No. 1 ranked player is 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. Pete Sampras holds the record of six year-end No. 1 rankings, which were in consecutive years from 1993 through 1998.

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, Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal) have achieved year-end No. 1 rankings in non-consecutive years.

 
John McEnroe finished the year as the top-ranked player for four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984.
 
Lleyton Hewitt was the youngest male player to hold the world No. 1 ranking, at age 20 in November 2001.
Year Player Ref(s)
1973   Ilie Năstase [20]
1974   Jimmy Connors [21][22]
1975   Jimmy Connors (2) [21][22]
1976   Jimmy Connors (3) [21][22]
1977   Jimmy Connors (4) [23]
1978   Jimmy Connors (5) [23]
1979   Björn Borg [23]
1980   Björn Borg (2) [23]
1981   John McEnroe [23][24]
1982   John McEnroe (2) [23][24]
1983   John McEnroe (3) [23][24]
1984   John McEnroe (4) [23][24]
1985   Ivan Lendl [23][25]
1986   Ivan Lendl (2) [25]
1987   Ivan Lendl (3) [25]
1988   Mats Wilander [24]
1989   Ivan Lendl (4) [24]
1990   Stefan Edberg [26]
1991   Stefan Edberg (2) [26][27]
1992   Jim Courier [28]
1993   Pete Sampras [8]
1994   Pete Sampras (2) [29]
1995   Pete Sampras (3) [8]
1996   Pete Sampras (4) [8]
1997   Pete Sampras (5) [29]
1998   Pete Sampras (6) [8]
1999   Andre Agassi [30]
2000   Gustavo Kuerten [27][31]
2001   Lleyton Hewitt [32]
2002   Lleyton Hewitt (2) [9][33]
2003   Andy Roddick [34]
2004   Roger Federer [35]
2005   Roger Federer (2) [36]
2006   Roger Federer (3) [37]
2007   Roger Federer (4) [38][39]
2008   Rafael Nadal [40]
2009   Roger Federer (5) [41]
2010   Rafael Nadal (2) [42][43]
2011   Novak Djokovic [44]
2012   Novak Djokovic (2) [45]
2013   Rafael Nadal (3) [46]
2014   Novak Djokovic (3) [47]
2015   Novak Djokovic (4) [48][49]
2016   Andy Murray [50]
2017   Rafael Nadal (4) [51]
2018   Novak Djokovic (5) [52]
Key
(2) Time as year-end number 1 (more than once)
Ranked number 1 during every week of the calendar year

Years Player
6   Pete Sampras
5   Jimmy Connors
  Roger Federer
  Novak Djokovic
4   John McEnroe
  Ivan Lendl
  Rafael Nadal
2   Björn Borg
  Stefan Edberg
  Lleyton Hewitt
1   Ilie Năstase
  Mats Wilander
  Jim Courier
  Andre Agassi
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Andy Roddick
  Andy Murray
Key
Active players in bold [53][54]

Time spans holding the rankingEdit

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was heldEdit

Rank Player Time span Date first held No. 1 Date last held No. 1
1   Roger Federer 14 years, 142 days February 2, 2004 June 24, 2018
2   Rafael Nadal 10 years, 72 days August 18, 2008 November 4, 2018
3   Jimmy Connors 8 years, 339 days July 29, 1974 July 3, 1983
4   Andre Agassi 8 years, 150 days April 10, 1995 September 7, 2003
5   Novak Djokovic 8 years, 18 days July 4, 2011 Present
6   Pete Sampras 7 years, 221 days April 12, 1993 November 19, 2000
7   Ivan Lendl 7 years, 165 days February 28, 1983 August 12, 1990
8   John McEnroe 5 years, 189 days March 3, 1980 September 8, 1985
9   Björn Borg 3 years, 344 days August 23, 1977 August 2, 1981
10   Stefan Edberg 2 years, 52 days August 13, 1990 October 4, 1992
11   Jim Courier 1 year, 214 days February 10, 1992 September 12, 1993
12   Lleyton Hewitt 1 year, 208 days November 19, 2001 June 15, 2003
13   Gustavo Kuerten 349 days December 4, 2000 November 18, 2001
14   Andy Murray 286 days November 7, 2016 August 20, 2017
15   Ilie Năstase 283 days August 23, 1973 June 2, 1974
16   Boris Becker 223 days January 28, 1991 September 8, 1991
17   Marat Safin 153 days November 20, 2000 April 22, 2001
18   Marcelo Ríos 146 days March 30, 1998 August 23, 1998
19   Mats Wilander 139 days September 12, 1988 January 29, 1989
20   Andy Roddick 90 days November 3, 2003 February 1, 2004
21   Thomas Muster 62 days February 12, 1996 April 14, 1996
22   John Newcombe 55 days June 3, 1974 July 28, 1974
  Juan Carlos Ferrero 55 days September 8, 2003 November 2, 2003
24   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 41 days May 3, 1999 June 13, 1999
25   Carlos Moyá 13 days March 15, 1999 March 28, 1999
26   Patrick Rafter 6 days July 26, 1999 August 1, 1999
Key
Active players in bold
Current No. 1 player as of 22 July 2019

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was achievedEdit

Rank Player Time span Date first became No. 1 Date last became No. 1
1   Roger Federer 14 years, 136 days February 2, 2004 June 18, 2018
2   Rafael Nadal 9 years, 311 days August 18, 2008 June 25, 2018
3   Jimmy Connors 8 years, 319 days July 29, 1974 June 13, 1983
4   Andre Agassi 8 years, 67 days April 10, 1995 June 16, 2003
5   Pete Sampras 7 years, 152 days April 12, 1993 September 11, 2000
6   Novak Djokovic 7 years, 124 days July 4, 2011 November 5, 2018
7   Ivan Lendl 5 years, 337 days February 28, 1983 January 30, 1989
8   John McEnroe 5 years, 176 days March 3, 1980 August 26, 1985
9   Björn Borg 3 years, 331 days August 23, 1977 July 20, 1981
10   Stefan Edberg 2 years, 32 days August 13, 1990 September 14, 1992
11   Jim Courier 1 year, 194 days February 10, 1992 August 23, 1993
12   Lleyton Hewitt 1 year, 174 days November 19, 2001 May 12, 2003
13   Boris Becker 161 days January 28, 1991 July 8, 1991
14   Gustavo Kuerten 140 days December 4, 2000 April 23, 2001
15   Marcelo Ríos 133 days March 30, 1998 August 10, 1998
  Marat Safin 133 days November 20, 2000 April 2, 2001
17   Thomas Muster 28 days February 12, 1996 March 11, 1996

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

No. Player Birthdate Age first held No. 1 Age last held No. 1
1   Ilie Năstase (1946-07-19) 19 July 1946 (age 73) 27 years, 35 days 27 years, 318 days
2   John Newcombe (1944-05-23) 23 May 1944 (age 75) 30 years, 11 days 30 years, 66 days
3   Jimmy Connors (1952-09-02) 2 September 1952 (age 66) 21 years, 330 days 30 years, 304 days
4   Björn Borg (1956-06-06) 6 June 1956 (age 63) 21 years, 78 days 25 years, 57 days
5   John McEnroe (1959-02-16) 16 February 1959 (age 60) 21 years, 16 days 26 years, 204 days
6   Ivan Lendl (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 59) 22 years, 358 days 30 years, 158 days
7   Mats Wilander (1964-08-22) 22 August 1964 (age 54) 24 years, 21 days 24 years, 160 days
8   Stefan Edberg (1966-01-19) 19 January 1966 (age 53) 24 years, 206 days 26 years, 259 days
9   Boris Becker (1967-11-22) 22 November 1967 (age 51) 23 years, 67 days 23 years, 290 days
10   Jim Courier (1970-08-17) 17 August 1970 (age 48) 21 years, 177 days 22 years, 360 days
11   Pete Sampras (1971-08-12) 12 August 1971 (age 47) 21 years, 243 days 29 years, 99 days
12   Andre Agassi (1970-04-29) 29 April 1970 (age 49) 24 years, 346 days 33 years, 100 days
13   Thomas Muster (1967-10-02) 2 October 1967 (age 51) 28 years, 133 days 28 years, 195 days
14   Marcelo Ríos (1975-12-26) 26 December 1975 (age 43) 22 years, 94 days 22 years, 240 days
15   Carlos Moyá (1976-08-27) 27 August 1976 (age 42) 22 years, 200 days 22 years, 213 days
16   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 45) 25 years, 74 days 25 years, 115 days
17   Pat Rafter (1972-12-28) 28 December 1972 (age 46) 26 years, 210 days 26 years, 216 days
18   Marat Safin (1980-01-27) 27 January 1980 (age 39) 20 years, 298 days 21 years, 85 days
19   Gustavo Kuerten (1976-09-10) 10 September 1976 (age 42) 24 years, 85 days 25 years, 69 days
20   Lleyton Hewitt (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 38) 20 years, 268 days 22 years, 111 days
21   Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980-02-12) 12 February 1980 (age 39) 23 years, 177 days 23 years, 263 days
22   Andy Roddick (1982-08-30) 30 August 1982 (age 36) 21 years, 65 days 21 years, 155 days
23   Roger Federer (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 37) 22 years, 178 days 36 years, 320 days
24   Rafael Nadal (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 33) 22 years, 76 days 32 years, 154 days
25   Novak Djokovic (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 32) 24 years, 43 days 32 years, 61 days
26   Andy Murray (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 32) 29 years, 176 days 30 years, 97 days
Key
Active players - (current No. 1 in bold)
Record

No. 1 ranked players without a previous Grand Slam titleEdit

Player Date first ranked No. 1 First Grand Slam final reached 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 None (retired in 2004) [13]

Weeks at number 1 by decadeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General

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  • "ATP World Tour – Doubles Rankings (searchable database)". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved December 5, 2010.

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