List of ATP number 1 ranked singles players

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This article is about ATP number 1 rankings since 1973. For the all-time list, see World number 1 male tennis player rankings.

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 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.[1] An updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each week.

Since 1973, 25 men have been ranked number 1 by the ATP.[2][3] Pete Sampras holds the record for the most year-end number 1 (six, all consecutive).[4][5] Roger Federer holds the records for the most total weeks at number 1 (302) and most consecutive weeks at number 1 (237).[6] Two players, Ivan Lendl and Marcelo Ríos, have reached number 1 without previously having won a Grand Slam tournament.[7] Lendl reached number 1 on February 21, 1983, but did not win his first Grand Slam title until the 1984 French Open.[8] Rios reached number 1 on March 30, 1998 and is the only number 1 player who never won a Grand Slam singles title.[9][10] Patrick Rafter spent the fewest weeks at number 1 (one week). Lleyton Hewitt is both the youngest world number 1 (20 years, 268 days) and youngest year-end number 1,[11][12] while Ivan Lendl is the oldest year-end number 1 (29 years, 299 days). Andre Agassi is the oldest number 1 (33 years, 131 days).[13][14][15]

Since 1973 when the ATP ranking started, there have been eleven years when one player held the top spot for the entire year. In contrast, 1999 had the most number 1 players of any year since the rankings started. There were five players who were number 1 sometime during that year - Sampras, Moya, Kafelnikov, Agassi and Rafter.

Ranking method[edit]

Since the introduction of the ATP rankings the method used to calculate a player's ranking points has changed several times. As of 2011, the rankings are calculated by totaling 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 World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, the player's best four eligible ATP World Tour 500 series 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 World Tour 250 series. 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 Series, and Futures Series tournaments. The ranking points of players who qualify for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals also include any points gained at that tournament, increasing their counting tournament total to nineteen.[16]

Number 1 ranked players[edit]

The statistics are updated only when the ATP website revises its rankings (usually every Sunday night or Monday morning except when tournament finals are postponed).
Key
* Current number 1 player as of December 15, 2014[17][18]
ATP Ranking record
Ilie Năstase became the first ATP no. 1 ranked player on 23 August 1973.
A tennis player holds a racket in his hand
Roger Federer has spent a total of 302 weeks and 237 consecutive weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, the most of any player.
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Pete Sampras spent a total of 286 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings and holds the record of 6 consecutive year end as No.1
No. Country Player Start date End date Weeks Total
1  ROM Năstase, IlieIlie Năstase August 23, 1973 June 2, 1974 40 40
2  AUS Newcombe, JohnJohn Newcombe June 3, 1974 July 28, 1974 8 8
3  USA Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors July 29, 1974 August 22, 1977 160 160
4  SWE Borg, BjörnBjörn Borg August 23, 1977 August 29, 1977 1 1
 USA Jimmy Connors (2) August 30, 1977 April 8, 1979 84 244
 SWE Björn Borg (2) April 9, 1979 May 20, 1979 6 7
 USA Jimmy Connors (3) May 21, 1979 July 8, 1979 7 251
 SWE Björn Borg (3) July 9, 1979 March 2, 1980 34 41
5  USA McEnroe, JohnJohn McEnroe March 3, 1980 March 23, 1980 3 3
 SWE Björn Borg (4) March 24, 1980 August 10, 1980 20 61
 USA John McEnroe (2) August 11, 1980 August 17, 1980 1 4
 SWE Björn Borg (5) August 18, 1980 July 5, 1981 46 107
 USA John McEnroe (3) July 6, 1981 July 19, 1981 2 6
 SWE Björn Borg (6) July 20, 1981 August 2, 1981 2 109
 USA John McEnroe (4) August 3, 1981 September 12, 1982 58 64
 USA Jimmy Connors (4) September 13, 1982 October 31, 1982 7 258
 USA John McEnroe (5) November 1, 1982 November 7, 1982 1 65
 USA Jimmy Connors (5) November 8, 1982 November 14, 1982 1 259
 USA John McEnroe (6) November 15, 1982 January 30, 1983 11 76
 USA Jimmy Connors (6) January 31, 1983 February 6, 1983 1 260
 USA John McEnroe (7) February 7, 1983 February 13, 1983 1 77
 USA Jimmy Connors (7) February 14, 1983 February 27, 1983 2 262
6  TCH Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl February 28, 1983 May 15, 1983 11 11
 USA Jimmy Connors (8) May 16, 1983 June 5, 1983 3 265
 USA John McEnroe (8) June 6, 1983 June 12, 1983 1 78
 USA Jimmy Connors (9) June 13, 1983 July 3, 1983 3 268
 USA John McEnroe (9) July 4, 1983 October 30, 1983 17 95
 TCH Ivan Lendl (2) October 31, 1983 December 11, 1983 6 17
 USA John McEnroe (10) December 12, 1983 January 8, 1984 4 99
 TCH Ivan Lendl (3) January 9, 1984 March 11, 1984 9 26
 USA John McEnroe (11) March 12, 1984 June 10, 1984 13 112
 TCH Ivan Lendl (4) June 11, 1984 June 17, 1984 1 27
 USA John McEnroe (12) June 18, 1984 July 8, 1984 3 115
 TCH Ivan Lendl (5) July 9, 1984 August 12, 1984 5 32
 USA John McEnroe (13) August 13, 1984 August 18, 1985 53 168
 TCH Ivan Lendl (6) August 19, 1985 August 25, 1985 1 33
 USA John McEnroe (14) August 26, 1985 September 8, 1985 2 170
 TCH Ivan Lendl (7) September 9, 1985 September 11, 1988 157 190
7  SWE Wilander, MatsMats Wilander September 12, 1988 January 29, 1989 20 20
 TCH Ivan Lendl (8) January 30, 1989 August 12, 1990 80 270
8  SWE Edberg, StefanStefan Edberg August 13, 1990 January 27, 1991 24 24
9  GER Becker, BorisBoris Becker January 28, 1991 February 17, 1991 3 3
 SWE Stefan Edberg (2) February 18, 1991 July 7, 1991 20 44
 GER Boris Becker (2) July 8, 1991 September 8, 1991 9 12
 SWE Stefan Edberg (3) September 9, 1991 February 9, 1992 22 66
10  USA Courier, JimJim Courier February 10, 1992 March 22, 1992 6 6
 SWE Stefan Edberg (4) March 23, 1992 April 12, 1992 3 69
 USA Jim Courier (2) April 13, 1992 September 13, 1992 22 28
 SWE Stefan Edberg (5) September 14, 1992 October 4, 1992 3 72
 USA Jim Courier (3) October 5, 1992 April 11, 1993 27 55
11  USA Sampras, PetePete Sampras April 12, 1993 August 22, 1993 19 19
 USA Jim Courier (4) August 23, 1993 September 12, 1993 3 58
 USA Pete Sampras (2) September 13, 1993 April 9, 1995 82 101
12  USA Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi April 10, 1995 November 5, 1995 30 30
 USA Pete Sampras (3) November 6, 1995 January 28, 1996 12 113
 USA Andre Agassi (2) January 29, 1996 February 11, 1996 2 32
13  AUT Muster, ThomasThomas Muster February 12, 1996 February 18, 1996 1 1
 USA Pete Sampras (4) February 19, 1996 March 10, 1996 3 116
 AUT Thomas Muster (2) March 11, 1996 April 14, 1996 5 6
 USA Pete Sampras (5) April 15, 1996 March 29, 1998 102 218
14  CHI Ríos, MarceloMarcelo Ríos March 30, 1998 April 26, 1998 4 4
 USA Pete Sampras (6) April 27, 1998 August 9, 1998 15 233
 CHI Marcelo Ríos (2) August 10, 1998 August 23, 1998 2 6
 USA Pete Sampras (7) August 24, 1998 March 14, 1999 29 262
15  ESP Moyà, CarlosCarlos Moyà March 15, 1999 March 28, 1999 2 2
 USA Pete Sampras (8) March 29, 1999 May 2, 1999 5 267
16  RUS Kafelnikov, YevgenyYevgeny Kafelnikov May 3, 1999 June 13, 1999 6 6
 USA Pete Sampras (9) June 14, 1999 July 4, 1999 3 270
 USA Andre Agassi (3) July 5, 1999 July 25, 1999 3 35
17  AUS Rafter, PatrickPatrick Rafter July 26, 1999 August 1, 1999 1 1
 USA Pete Sampras (10) August 2, 1999 September 12, 1999 6 276
 USA Andre Agassi (4) September 13, 1999 September 10, 2000 52 87
 USA Pete Sampras (11) September 11, 2000 November 19, 2000 10 286
18  RUS Safin, MaratMarat Safin November 20, 2000 December 3, 2000 2 2
19  BRA Kuerten, GustavoGustavo Kuerten December 4, 2000 January 28, 2001 8 8
 RUS Marat Safin (2) January 29, 2001 February 25, 2001 4 6
 BRA Gustavo Kuerten (2) February 26, 2001 April 1, 2001 5 13
 RUS Marat Safin (3) April 2, 2001 April 22, 2001 3 9
 BRA Gustavo Kuerten (3) April 23, 2001 November 18, 2001 30 43
20  AUS Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt November 19, 2001 April 27, 2003 75 75
 USA Andre Agassi (5) April 28, 2003 May 11, 2003 2 89
 AUS Lleyton Hewitt (2) May 12, 2003 June 15, 2003 5 80
 USA Andre Agassi (6) June 16, 2003 September 7, 2003 12 101
21  ESP Ferrero, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Ferrero September 8, 2003 November 2, 2003 8 8
22  USA Roddick, AndyAndy Roddick November 3, 2003 February 1, 2004 13 13
23   SUI Federer, RogerRoger Federer February 2, 2004 August 17, 2008 237 237
24  ESP Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal August 18, 2008 July 5, 2009 46 46
  SUI Roger Federer (2) July 6, 2009 June 6, 2010 48 285
 ESP Rafael Nadal (2) June 7, 2010 July 3, 2011 56 102
25  SRB Novak Djokovic July 4, 2011 July 8, 2012 53 53
  SUI Roger Federer (3) July 9, 2012 November 4, 2012 17 302
 SRB Novak Djokovic (2) November 5, 2012 October 6, 2013 48 101
 ESP Rafael Nadal (3) October 7, 2013 July 6, 2014 39 141
 SRB Novak Djokovic (3) * July 7, 2014 Present 24 125

Weeks at no. 1[edit]

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 number of consecutive weeks each player has been ranked no. 1 by the ATP.[6]

Key
Bold The current World No. 1 player
(1) Rank by length of this streak compared to this player's other turns as ATP number 1
* Active streak as of December 15, 2014
double-dagger Active players
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Jimmy Connors spent a total of 268 weeks at number 1, including 160 consecutive weeks (a record he held for 30 years before being overtaken by Roger Federer in 2007).
Rank Player Total
1. Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer double-dagger 302
2. United States Sampras, PetePete Sampras 286
3. Czechoslovakia Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl 270
4. United States Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors 268
5. United States McEnroe, JohnJohn McEnroe 170
6. Spain Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal double-dagger 141
7. Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic double-dagger 125 *
8. Sweden Borg, BjörnBjörn Borg 109
9. United States Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi 101
10. Australia Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt double-dagger 80
11. Sweden Edberg, StefanStefan Edberg 72
12. United States Courier, JimJim Courier 58
13. Brazil Kuerten, GustavoGustavo Kuerten 43
14. Romania Năstase, IlieIlie Năstase 40
15. Sweden Wilander, MatsMats Wilander 20
16. United States Roddick, AndyAndy Roddick 13
17. Germany Becker, BorisBoris Becker 12
18. Russia Safin, MaratMarat Safin 9
19. Spain Ferrero, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Ferrero 8
= Australia Newcombe, JohnJohn Newcombe 8
21. Russia Kafelnikov, YevgenyYevgeny Kafelnikov 6
= Austria Muster, ThomasThomas Muster 6
= Chile Ríos, MarceloMarcelo Ríos 6
24. Spain Moyá, CarlosCarlos Moyá 2
25. Australia Rafter, PatrickPatrick Rafter 1
Rank Player Consecutive
1. Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer double-dagger (1) 237
2. United States Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors (1) 160
3. Czechoslovakia Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl (1) 157
4. United States Sampras, PetePete Sampras (1) 102
5. United States Jimmy Connors (2) 84
6. United States Pete Sampras (2) 82
7. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) 80
8. Australia Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt double-dagger (1) 75
9. United States McEnroe, JohnJohn McEnroe (1) 58
10. Spain Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal double-dagger (1) 56
11. United States John McEnroe (2) 53
= Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic double-dagger (1) 53
13. United States Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi (1) 52
14. Switzerland Roger Federer double-dagger (2) 48
= Serbia Novak Djokovic double-dagger (2) 48
16. Spain Rafael Nadal double-dagger (2) 46
= Sweden Borg, BjörnBjörn Borg (1) 46
18. Romania Năstase, IlieIlie Năstase (1) 40
19. Spain Rafael Nadal double-dagger (3) 39
20. Sweden Björn Borg (2) 34

Weeks at no. 1 by country[edit]

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 1 302 Roger Federer [19]
3.  Czechoslovakia 1 270 Ivan Lendl [19]
4.  Sweden 3 201 Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg [19]
5.  Spain 3 151 Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal [19]
6.  Serbia 1 125 Novak Djokovic [19]
7.  Australia 3 89 John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt [19]
8.  Brazil 1 43 Gustavo Kuerten [19]
9.  Romania 1 40 Ilie Năstase [19]
10.  Russia 2 15 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin [19]
11.  Germany 1 12 Boris Becker [19]
12.  Austria 1 6 Thomas Muster [19]
12.  Chile 1 6 Marcelo Ríos [19]

Active players are in bold. As of December 15, 2014.

Year-end no. 1[edit]

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 or December. Pete Sampras holds the record of six year-end no. 1 rankings, which were in consecutive years from 1993 through 1998.

Only five players have stayed at ATP no. 1 in the rankings every week of a calendar year. Federer is the only player to have been ranked no. 1 every week for three consecutive calendar years.

Key
(1) Cumulative number of times as year-end number 1
§ Ranked number 1 during every week of the calendar year
A man in a grey suit with a pink tie, with his hand out in front
John McEnroe finished the year as the no. 1-ranked player for four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984.
Lleyton Hewitt hitting a tennis ball
Lleyton Hewitt at age 20 became the youngest male player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He obtained this in November 2001.
Year Player Ref(s)
1973 Romania Năstase, IlieIlie Năstase (1) [20]
1974 United States Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors (1) [21][22]
1975 United States Jimmy Connors § (2) [21][22]
1976 United States Jimmy Connors § (3) [21][22]
1977 United States Jimmy Connors (4) [23]
1978 United States Jimmy Connors § (5) [23]
1979 Sweden Borg, BjörnBjörn Borg (1) [23]
1980 Sweden Björn Borg (2) [23]
1981 United States McEnroe, JohnJohn McEnroe (1) [23][24]
1982 United States John McEnroe (2) [23][24]
1983 United States John McEnroe (3) [23][24]
1984 United States John McEnroe (4) [23][24]
1985 Czechoslovakia Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl (1) [23][25]
1986 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl § (2) [25]
1987 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl § (3) [25]
1988 Sweden Wilander, MatsMats Wilander (1) [24]
1989 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (4) [24]
1990 Sweden Edberg, StefanStefan Edberg (1) [26]
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2) [26][27]
1992 United States Courier, JimJim Courier (1) [28]
1993 United States Sampras, PetePete Sampras (1) [5]
1994 United States Pete Sampras § (2) [29]
1995 United States Pete Sampras (3) [5]
1996 United States Pete Sampras (4) [5]
1997 United States Pete Sampras § (5) [29]
1998 United States Pete Sampras (6) [5]
1999 United States Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi (1) [30]
Year Player Ref(s)
2000 Brazil Kuerten, GustavoGustavo Kuerten (1) [27][31]
2001 Australia Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt (1) [32]
2002 Australia Lleyton Hewitt § (2) [11][33]
2003 United States Roddick, AndyAndy Roddick (1) [34]
2004 Switzerland Federer, RogerRoger Federer (1) [35]
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer § (2) [36]
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer § (3) [37]
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer § (4) [38][39]
2008 Spain Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal (1) [40]
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (5) [41]
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal (2) [42][43]
2011 Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic (1) [44]
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) [45]
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal (3) [46][47]
2014 Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) [48]

No. 1 ranked players without a Grand Slam tournament title[edit]

Player Date of first No. 1 position First Grand Slam title Ref
Czech Republic Ivan Lendl February 28, 1983 1984 French Open (first of 8)
Chile Marcelo Ríos March 30, 1998 none [7]

See also[edit]

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