ATP Rankings

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The ATP Rankings are the merit-based method used by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for determining the qualification for entry as well as the seeding of players in all singles and doubles tournaments.[1] The first rankings for singles were published on 23 August 1973 while the doubles players were ranked for the first time on 1 March 1976. Ranking points are awarded according to the stage of tournament reached, and the prestige of the tournament, with the four Grand Slam tournaments awarding the most points. The rankings are updated every Monday, and points are dropped 52 weeks after being awarded (with the exception of the ATP Finals, from which points are dropped on the Monday following the last ATP Tour event of the following year). Novak Djokovic is the current world No. 1.

Novak Djokovic, men's singles world No. 1.
Daniil Medvedev, men's singles No. 2.
Alexander Zverev, men's singles No. 3.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, men's singles No. 4.
Andrey Rublev, men's singles No. 5.

History[edit]

The ATP began as the men's trade union in 1972, through the combined efforts of Jack Kramer, Cliff Drysdale, and Donald Dell, and rose to prominence when 81 of its members boycotted the 1973 Wimbledon Championships.[2] Just two months later, in August, the ATP introduced its ranking system intended to objectify tournament entry criteria, which up to that point were controlled by national federations and tournament directors.[3]

The ATP's new ranking system was quickly adopted by men's tennis.[4] While virtually all ATP members were in favor of objectifying event participation, the system's first No. 1, Ilie Năstase, lamented that "everyone had a number hanging over them," fostering a more competitive and less collegial atmosphere among the players.[5]

The original ATP ranking criteria, which were then regularly published weekly only from mid-1979 and persisted through the 1980s, were based on averaging each player's results, though the details were revised a number of times.[3][4] Starting in 1990, in conjunction with the expansion of ATP purview as the new men's tour operator, the ranking criteria were replaced with a 'best of' system modeled after competitive downhill skiing.[4] This 'best of' system originally used 14 events but expanded to 18 in 2000.[4]

Overview[edit]

A player's ATP Ranking is based on the total points he accrued in the following 19 tournaments (18 if he did not qualify for the ATP Finals):

For a better result within the same tour type to be transposed one has to wait for the expiry of the first worse result from previous year. It only expires at the drop date of that tournament and only if the player reached a worse result or has not entered the current year.

Ranking points gained in a tournament are dropped 52 weeks later, with the exception of the ATP Finals, from which points are dropped on the Monday following the last ATP Tour event of the following year.[1]

The Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 became optional in 2009, but if a player chooses to participate in it, its result is counted and his fourth-best result in an ATP 500 event is ignored (his three best ATP 500 results remain). From 2009 until 2015, if a player did not play enough ATP 500 events and did not have an ATP 250 or Challenger appearance with a better result, the Davis Cup was counted in the 500's table.[7] The World Team Cup was also included before its cancellation in 2012.

For the Davis Cup, from 2009 until 2015, points were distributed for the World Group countries. Instead of having an exact drop date they were gradually updated at each phase of the competition, comparing the player's results with his results from the previous year. E.g. if a player played two matches in a semifinal but plays one the next year only that one missing match will be extracted from his points).[7]

A player who is out of competition for 30 or more days, due to a verified injury, will not receive any penalty. The ATP Finals will count as an additional 19th tournament in the ranking of its eight qualifiers at season's end.[8]

For every Grand Slam tournament or mandatory ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament for which a player is not in the main draw, and was not (and, in the case of a Grand Slam tournament, would not have been, had he and all other players entered) a main draw direct acceptance on the original acceptance list, and never became a main draw direct acceptance, the number of his results from all other eligible tournaments in the ranking period that count for his ranking is increased by one.[1]

Once a player is accepted in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament or ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament,[c] his result in this tournament counts for his ranking, regardless of whether he participates. A player's withdrawal from an ATP Tour 500 event, regardless of whether the withdrawal was on time, results in a zero point included as one of his best of four results. Further non-consecutive withdrawals results in a zero point allocation replacing the next best positive result for each additional withdrawal.[1]

Players with multiple consecutive withdrawals who are out of competition for 30 days or longer because of injury are not subject to a ranking penalty as long as verified and approved medical forms are provided; or, a player will not have the ranking penalty imposed if he completes the Promotional Activities requirement as specified under "Repeal of Withdrawal Fines and/or Penalties" or if the on-site withdrawal procedures apply. Players may also appeal withdrawal penalties to a Tribunal who will determine whether the penalties are affirmed or set aside.[1]

Between 2000 and 2012, ranking points were awarded based on results in the Summer Olympics. This was changed before the 2016 Olympics where no ranking points were awarded.[9]

With these rules, a player playing and winning the mandatory 4 Grand Slams and 8 ATP Masters 1000 events, a further 5 ATP 500 events and the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 can amass a total of 19,500 points before the ATP Finals and end the calendar year with a maximum of 21,000 points. As of 2021, the maximum points achieved by any player is 16,950 by Novak Djokovic, on June 6, 2016.[10]

Ranking method[edit]

Since the introduction of the ATP rankings the method used to calculate a player's ranking points has changed several times.[11][12]

Points distribution (2009–present)[edit]

Points are awarded as follows:[13]

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q
Grand Slam 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25
ATP Finals +900
(1500 max)
+400
(1000 max)
200 for each round robin match win
(600 max)
Masters 1000 1000 600 360 180 90 45 10 (25) (10) 25 (12)
500 Series 500 300 180 90 45 (20) 20 (10)
250 Series 250 150 90 45 20 (5) 12 (5)
Challenger 125 125 75 45 25 10 5 1
Challenger 110 110 65 40 20 9 5 1
Challenger 100 100 60 35 18 8 5 1
Challenger 90 90 55 33 17 8 5 1
Challenger 80 80 48 29 15 7 3 1
Challenger 50 50 30 15 7 4 1
Futures $25,000 +H / $25,000 20 12 6 3 1
Futures $15,000 +H / $15,000 10 6 4 2 1
  • (ATP 1000 series) Qualifying points changes to 12 points only if the main draw is larger than 56.
  • (ATP 500 series) Qualifying points changes to 10 points only if the main draw is larger than 32
  • (ATP 250 series) Qualifying points changes to 5 points only if the main draw is larger than 32
  • Players who draw a bye in the first round in the ATP 1000 series and lose their first match in the second round are considered to have lost their first round and receive the points equivalent to first round loss. Similarly, loss in the second round of the ATP 500 series and the ATP 250 series after drawing bye in first round will result in 0 points being awarded.[14]

In addition qualifiers and main draw entry players will then also receive the points in brackets for the rounds they reached.[15]

Starting in 2016, points were no longer awarded for Davis Cup ties,[16] nor for the tennis tournament at the Summer Olympics.[17]

ATP No. 1 ranked players[edit]

Novak Djokovic holds the record for most weeks spent as world No. 1, as well as the ATP all-time record of seven year-end No. 1 rankings. He has the record of 16,950 ranking points, the most points ever held by any player.
  Current No. 1 as of 6 December 2021
No. Player First reached Weeks
1  Ilie Năstase (ROM) Aug 23, 1973 40
2  John Newcombe (AUS) Jun 3, 1974 8
3  Jimmy Connors (USA) Jul 29, 1974 268
4  Björn Borg (SWE) Aug 23, 1977 109
5  John McEnroe (USA) Mar 3, 1980 170
6  Ivan Lendl (TCH) Feb 28, 1983 270
7  Mats Wilander (SWE) Sep 12, 1988 20
8  Stefan Edberg (SWE) Aug 13, 1990 72
9  Boris Becker (GER) Jan 28, 1991 12
10  Jim Courier (USA) Feb 10, 1992 58
11  Pete Sampras (USA) Apr 12, 1993 286
12  Andre Agassi (USA) Apr 10, 1995 101
13  Thomas Muster (AUT) Feb 12, 1996 6
14  Marcelo Ríos (CHI) Mar 30, 1998 6
15  Carlos Moyá (ESP) Mar 15, 1999 2
16  Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) May 3, 1999 6
17  Patrick Rafter (AUS) Jul 26, 1999 1
18  Marat Safin (RUS) Nov 20, 2000 9
19  Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) Dec 4, 2000 43
20  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Nov 19, 2001 80
21  Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) Sep 8, 2003 8
22  Andy Roddick (USA) Nov 3, 2003 13
23    Roger Federer (SUI) Feb 2, 2004 310
24  Rafael Nadal (ESP) Aug 18, 2008 209
25  Novak Djokovic (SRB) Jul 4, 2011 350
26  Andy Murray (GBR) Nov 7, 2016 41
  • Active players and records in bold

Year-end No. 1 ranked players[edit]

  • Rankings points record in bold
Year Player Points
1973 Romania Ilie Năstase (1) N/A
1974 United States Jimmy Connors
1975 United States Jimmy Connors
1976 United States Jimmy Connors
1977 United States Jimmy Connors
1978 United States Jimmy Connors (5)
1979 Sweden Björn Borg
1980 Sweden Björn Borg (2)
1981 United States John McEnroe
1982 United States John McEnroe
1983 United States John McEnroe
1984 United States John McEnroe (4)
1985 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
1986 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
1987 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
1988 Sweden Mats Wilander (1)
1989 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl (4)
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg 3,889
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2) 3,515
1992 United States Jim Courier (1) 3,599
1993 United States Pete Sampras 4,128
1994 United States Pete Sampras 5,097
1995 United States Pete Sampras 4,842
1996 United States Pete Sampras 3,760
1997 United States Pete Sampras 3,666
1998 United States Pete Sampras (6) 3,131
1999 United States Andre Agassi (1) 4,059
Year Player Points
2000 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten (1) 4,195
2001 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4,365
2002 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) 4,485
2003 United States Andy Roddick (1) 4,535
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer 6,335
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer 6,725
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer 8,370
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer 7,180
2008 Spain Rafael Nadal 6,675
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (5) 10,550[a]
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal 12,450
2011 Serbia Novak Djokovic 13,630
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic 12,920
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal 13,030
2014 Serbia Novak Djokovic 11,360
2015 Serbia Novak Djokovic 16,585
2016 United Kingdom Andy Murray (1) 12,685
2017 Spain Rafael Nadal 10,645
2018 Serbia Novak Djokovic 9,045
2019 Spain Rafael Nadal (5) 9,985
2020 Serbia Novak Djokovic 12,030
2021 Serbia Novak Djokovic (7) 11,540

a In 2009, a new point system was introduced where points were roughly doubled.

Year-end Top 10[edit]

★ indicates player's highest year-end ranking
Year No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
1973 Romania I. Năstase Australia J. Newcombe United States J. Connors Netherlands T. Okker United States S. Smith Australia K. Rosewall Spain M. Orantes Australia R. Laver Czechoslovakia J. Kodeš United States A. Ashe
1974 United States J. Connors Australia J. Newcombe Sweden B. Borg Australia R. Laver Argentina G. Vilas Netherlands T. Okker United States A. Ashe Australia K. Rosewall United States S. Smith Romania I. Năstase
1975 United States J. Connors Argentina G. Vilas Sweden B. Borg United States A. Ashe Spain M. Orantes Australia K. Rosewall Romania I. Năstase Australia J. Alexander United States R. Tanner Australia R. Laver
1976 United States J. Connors Sweden B. Borg Romania I. Năstase Spain M. Orantes Mexico R. Ramírez Argentina G. Vilas Italy A. Panatta United States H. Solomon United States E. Dibbs United States B. Gottfried
1977 United States J. Connors Argentina G. Vilas Sweden B. Borg United States V. Gerulaitis United States B. Gottfried United States E. Dibbs Spain M. Orantes Mexico R. Ramírez Romania I. Năstase United States D. Stockton
1978 United States J. Connors Sweden B. Borg Argentina G. Vilas United States J. McEnroe United States V. Gerulaitis United States E. Dibbs United States B. Gottfried Mexico R. Ramírez United States H. Solomon Italy C. Barazzutti
1979 Sweden B. Borg United States J. Connors United States J. McEnroe United States V. Gerulaitis United States R. Tanner Argentina G. Vilas United States A. Ashe United States H. Solomon Spain J. Higueras United States E. Dibbs
1980 Sweden B. Borg United States J. McEnroe United States J. Connors United States G. Mayer Argentina G. Vilas Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States H. Solomon Argentina JL. Clerc United States V. Gerulaitis United States E. Teltscher
1981 United States J. McEnroe Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States J. Connors Sweden B. Borg Argentina JL. Clerc Argentina G. Vilas United States G. Mayer United States E. Teltscher United States V. Gerulaitis Australia P. McNamara
1982 United States J. McEnroe United States J. Connors Czechoslovakia I. Lendl Argentina G. Vilas United States V. Gerulaitis Argentina JL. Clerc Sweden M. Wilander United States G. Mayer France Y. Noah Australia P. McNamara
1983 United States J. McEnroe Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States J. Connors Sweden M. Wilander France Y. Noah United States J. Arias Spain J. Higueras Argentina JL. Clerc South Africa K. Curren United States G. Mayer
1984 United States J. McEnroe United States J. Connors Czechoslovakia I. Lendl Sweden M. Wilander Ecuador A. Gómez Sweden A. Järryd Sweden H. Sundström Australia P. Cash United States E. Teltscher France Y. Noah
1985 Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States J. McEnroe Sweden M. Wilander United States J. Connors Sweden S. Edberg West Germany B. Becker France Y. Noah Sweden A. Järryd Czechoslovakia M. Mečíř United States K. Curren[d]
1986 Czechoslovakia I. Lendl West Germany B. Becker Sweden M. Wilander France Y. Noah Sweden S. Edberg France H. Leconte Sweden J. Nyström United States J. Connors Czechoslovakia M. Mečíř Ecuador A. Gómez
1987 Czechoslovakia I. Lendl Sweden S. Edberg Sweden M. Wilander United States J. Connors West Germany B. Becker Czechoslovakia M. Mečíř Australia P. Cash France Y. Noah United States T. Mayotte United States J. McEnroe
1988 Sweden M. Wilander Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States A. Agassi West Germany B. Becker Sweden S. Edberg Sweden K. Carlsson United States J. Connors Switzerland J. Hlasek France H. Leconte United States T. Mayotte
1989 Czechoslovakia I. Lendl West Germany B. Becker Sweden S. Edberg United States J. McEnroe United States M. Chang United States B. Gilbert United States A. Agassi United States A. Krickstein Argentina A. Mancini United States J. Berger
1990 Sweden S. Edberg Germany B. Becker Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States A. Agassi United States P. Sampras Ecuador A. Gómez Austria T. Muster Spain E. Sánchez Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia G. Ivanišević United States B. Gilbert
1991 Sweden S. Edberg United States J. Courier Germany B. Becker Germany M. Stich Czechoslovakia I. Lendl United States P. Sampras France G. Forget Czechoslovakia K. Nováček Czechoslovakia P. Korda United States A. Agassi
1992 United States J. Courier Sweden S. Edberg United States P. Sampras Croatia G. Ivanišević Germany B. Becker United States M. Chang Czechoslovakia P. Korda United States I. Lendl[e] United States A. Agassi Netherlands R. Krajicek
1993 United States P. Sampras Germany M. Stich United States J. Courier Spain S. Bruguera Sweden S. Edberg Ukraine A. Medvedev Croatia G. Ivanišević United States M. Chang Austria T. Muster France C. Pioline
1994 United States P. Sampras United States A. Agassi Germany B. Becker Spain S. Bruguera Croatia G. Ivanišević United States M. Chang Sweden S. Edberg Spain A. Berasategui Germany M. Stich United States T. Martin
1995 United States P. Sampras United States A. Agassi Austria T. Muster Germany B. Becker United States M. Chang Russia Y. Kafelnikov Sweden T. Enqvist United States J. Courier South Africa W. Ferreira Croatia G. Ivanišević
1996 United States P. Sampras United States M. Chang Russia Y. Kafelnikov Croatia G. Ivanišević Austria T. Muster Germany B. Becker Netherlands R. Krajicek United States A. Agassi Sweden T. Enqvist South Africa W. Ferreira
1997 United States P. Sampras Australia P. Rafter United States M. Chang Sweden J. Björkman Russia Y. Kafelnikov United Kingdom G. Rusedski Spain C. Moya Spain S. Bruguera Austria T. Muster Chile M. Ríos
1998 United States P. Sampras Chile M. Ríos Spain A. Corretja Australia P. Rafter Spain C. Moya United States A. Agassi United Kingdom T. Henman Slovakia K. Kučera United Kingdom G. Rusedski Netherlands R. Krajicek
1999 United States A. Agassi Russia Y. Kafelnikov United States P. Sampras Sweden T. Enqvist Brazil G. Kuerten Germany N. Kiefer United States T. Martin Ecuador N. Lapentti Chile M. Ríos Netherlands R. Krajicek
2000 Brazil G. Kuerten Russia M. Safin United States P. Sampras Sweden M. Norman Russia Y. Kafelnikov United States A. Agassi Australia L. Hewitt Spain A. Corretja Sweden T. Enqvist United Kingdom T. Henman
2001 Australia L. Hewitt Brazil G. Kuerten United States A. Agassi Russia Y. Kafelnikov Spain JC. Ferrero France S. Grosjean Australia P. Rafter Germany T. Haas United Kingdom T. Henman United States P. Sampras
2002 Australia L. Hewitt United States A. Agassi Russia M. Safin Spain JC. Ferrero Spain C. Moya Switzerland R. Federer Czech Republic J. Novák United Kingdom T. Henman Spain A. Costa United States A. Roddick
2003 United States A. Roddick Switzerland R. Federer Spain JC. Ferrero United States A. Agassi Argentina G. Coria Germany R. Schüttler Spain C. Moyá Argentina D. Nalbandian Australia M. Philippoussis France S. Grosjean
2004 Switzerland R. Federer United States A. Roddick Australia L. Hewitt Russia M. Safin Spain C. Moyá United Kingdom T. Henman Argentina G. Coria United States A. Agassi Argentina D. Nalbandian Argentina G. Gaudio
2005 Switzerland R. Federer Spain R. Nadal United States A. Roddick Australia L. Hewitt Russia N. Davydenko Argentina D. Nalbandian United States A. Agassi Argentina G. Coria Croatia I. Ljubičić Argentina G. Gaudio
2006 Switzerland R. Federer Spain R. Nadal Russia N. Davydenko United States J. Blake Croatia I. Ljubicic United States A. Roddick Spain T. Robredo Argentina D. Nalbandian Croatia M. Ančić Chile F. González
2007 Switzerland R. Federer Spain R. Nadal Serbia N. Djokovic Russia N. Davydenko Spain D. Ferrer United States A. Roddick Chile F. González France R. Gasquet Argentina D. Nalbandian Spain T. Robredo
2008 Spain R. Nadal Switzerland R. Federer Serbia N. Djokovic United Kingdom A. Murray Russia N. Davydenko France JW. Tsonga France G. Simon United States A. Roddick Argentina JM. del Potro United States J. Blake
2009 Switzerland R. Federer Spain R. Nadal Serbia N. Djokovic United Kingdom A. Murray Argentina JM. del Potro Russia N. Davydenko United States A. Roddick Sweden R. Söderling Spain F. Verdasco France JW. Tsonga
2010 Spain R. Nadal Switzerland R. Federer Serbia N. Djokovic United Kingdom A. Murray Sweden R. Söderling Czech Republic T. Berdych Spain D. Ferrer United States A. Roddick Spain F. Verdasco Russia M. Youzhny
2011 Serbia N. Djokovic Spain R. Nadal Switzerland R. Federer United Kingdom A. Murray Spain D. Ferrer France JW. Tsonga Czech Republic T. Berdych United States M. Fish Serbia J. Tipsarević Spain N. Almagro
2012 Serbia N. Djokovic Switzerland R. Federer United Kingdom A. Murray Spain R. Nadal Spain D. Ferrer Czech Republic T. Berdych Argentina JM. del Potro France JW. Tsonga Serbia J. Tipsarević France R. Gasquet
2013 Spain R. Nadal Serbia N. Djokovic Spain D. Ferrer United Kingdom A. Murray Argentina JM. del Potro Switzerland R. Federer Czech Republic T. Berdych Switzerland S. Wawrinka France R. Gasquet France JW. Tsonga
2014 Serbia N. Djokovic Switzerland R. Federer Spain R. Nadal Switzerland S. Wawrinka Japan K. Nishikori United Kingdom A. Murray Czech Republic T. Berdych Canada M. Raonic Croatia M. Čilić Spain D. Ferrer
2015 Serbia N. Djokovic United Kingdom A. Murray Switzerland R. Federer Switzerland S. Wawrinka Spain R. Nadal Czech Republic T. Berdych Spain D. Ferrer Japan K. Nishikori France R. Gasquet France JW. Tsonga
2016 United Kingdom A. Murray Serbia N. Djokovic Canada M. Raonic Switzerland S. Wawrinka Japan K. Nishikori Croatia M. Čilić France G. Monfils Austria D. Thiem Spain R. Nadal Czech Republic T. Berdych
2017 Spain R. Nadal Switzerland R. Federer Bulgaria G. Dimitrov Germany A. Zverev Austria D. Thiem Croatia M. Čilić Belgium D. Goffin United States J. Sock Switzerland S. Wawrinka Spain P. Carreño Busta
2018 Serbia N. Djokovic Spain R. Nadal Switzerland R. Federer Germany A. Zverev Argentina JM. del Potro South Africa K. Anderson Croatia M. Čilić Austria D. Thiem Japan K. Nishikori United States J. Isner
2019 Spain R. Nadal Serbia N. Djokovic Switzerland R. Federer Austria D. Thiem Russia D. Medvedev Greece S. Tsitsipas Germany A. Zverev Italy M. Berrettini Spain R. Bautista Agut France G. Monfils
2020 Serbia N. Djokovic Spain R. Nadal Austria D. Thiem Russia D. Medvedev Switzerland R. Federer Greece S. Tsitsipas Germany A. Zverev Russia A. Rublev Argentina D. Schwartzman Italy M. Berrettini
2021 Serbia N. Djokovic Russia D. Medvedev Germany A. Zverev Greece S. Tsitsipas Russia A. Rublev Spain R. Nadal Italy M. Berrettini Norway C. Ruud Poland H. Hurkacz Italy J. Sinner

Note: Not all year-end rankings listed were taken from the 31st of December. Due to the Australian Open's date in the 1970s through to the mid 1980s, the year-end ranking in 1974, 1978-1984 were recorded from varying dates.[18]

Players with highest career rank 2–5[edit]

The following is a list of players who were ranked world No. 5 or higher but not No. 1 since the 1973 introduction of the ATP rankings (active player in bold).[19]

World No. 2
Player Date reached
Spain Manuel Orantes Aug 23, 1973
Australia Ken Rosewall Apr 30, 1975
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States Arthur Ashe May 10, 1976
Germany Michael Stich Nov 22, 1993
Croatia Goran Ivanišević Jul 4, 1994
United States Michael Chang Sep 9, 1996
Czech Republic Petr Korda Feb 2, 1998
Spain Àlex Corretja Feb 1, 1999
Sweden Magnus Norman Jun 12, 2000
Germany Tommy Haas May 13, 2002
Russia Daniil Medvedev Mar 15, 2021
World No. 3
Player Date reached
United States Stan Smith Aug 23, 1973
Netherlands Tom Okker Mar 2, 1974
Australia Rod Laver Aug 9, 1974
United States Brian Gottfried Jun 19, 1977
United States Vitas Gerulaitis Feb 27, 1978
France Yannick Noah Jul 7, 1986
Spain Sergi Bruguera Aug 1, 1994
Argentina Guillermo Coria May 3, 2004
Argentina David Nalbandian Mar 20, 2006
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić May 1, 2006
Russia Nikolay Davydenko Nov 6, 2006
Spain David Ferrer Jul 8, 2013
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka Jan 27, 2014
Canada Milos Raonic Nov 21, 2016
Germany Alexander Zverev Nov 6, 2017
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov Nov 20, 2017
Croatia Marin Čilić Jan 29, 2018
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro Aug 13, 2018
Austria Dominic Thiem Mar 2, 2020
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas Aug 9, 2021
World No. 4
Player Date reached
Italy Adriano Panatta Aug 24, 1976
Mexico Raúl Ramírez Nov 7, 1976
United States Roscoe Tanner Jul 30, 1979
United States Gene Mayer Oct 6, 1980
Argentina José Luis Clerc Aug 3, 1981
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř Feb 22, 1988
Australia Pat Cash May 9, 1988
United States Brad Gilbert Jan 1, 1990
Ecuador Andrés Gómez Jun 11, 1990
France Guy Forget Mar 25, 1991
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev May 16, 1994
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski Oct 6, 1997
Sweden Jonas Björkman Nov 3, 1997
Netherlands Richard Krajicek Mar 29, 1999
United States Todd Martin Sep 13, 1999
Sweden Thomas Enqvist Nov 15, 1999
Germany Nicolas Kiefer Jan 10, 2000
United Kingdom Tim Henman Jul 8, 2002
France Sébastien Grosjean Oct 28, 2002
United States James Blake Nov 20, 2006
Sweden Robin Söderling Nov 15, 2010
Japan Kei Nishikori Mar 2, 2015
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych May 18, 2015
World No. 5
Player Date reached
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Sep 13, 1973
United States Eddie Dibbs Jul 24, 1978
United States Harold Solomon May 5, 1980
United States Jimmy Arias Apr 9, 1984
Sweden Anders Järryd Jul 22, 1985
United States Kevin Curren
France Henri Leconte Sep 22, 1986
France Cédric Pioline May 8, 2000
Czech Republic Jiří Novák Oct 21, 2002
Germany Rainer Schüttler Apr 26, 2004
Argentina Gastón Gaudio Apr 25, 2005
Spain Tommy Robredo Aug 28, 2006
Chile Fernando González Jan 29, 2007
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Feb 27, 2012
South Africa Kevin Anderson Jul 16, 2018
Russia Andrey Rublev Sep 13, 2021

Players with highest career rank 6–10[edit]

The following is a list of players who were ranked world No. 6 to No. 10 since the 1973 introduction of the ATP rankings (active player in bold).[19]

World No. 6
Player Date reached
United States Eliot Teltscher Jun 7, 1982
Spain José Higueras Jun 13, 1983
Sweden Henrik Sundström Oct 8, 1984
Sweden Kent Carlsson Sep 19, 1988
United States Aaron Krickstein Feb 26, 1990
South Africa Wayne Ferreira May 8, 1995
Slovakia Karol Kučera Sep 14, 1998
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Apr 17, 2000
Spain Albert Costa Jul 22, 2002
France Gilles Simon Jan 5, 2009
France Gaël Monfils Nov 7, 2016
World No. 7
Player Date reached
Italy Corrado Barazzutti Aug 21, 1978
United States Brian Teacher Oct 5, 1981
United States Sandy Mayer Apr 26, 1982
Australia Peter McNamara Mar 14, 1983
United States Johan Kriek Sep 10, 1984
Spain Juan Aguilera Sep 17, 1984
Sweden Joakim Nyström Mar 31, 1986
United States Tim Mayotte Oct 31, 1988
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Apr 17, 1989
United States Jay Berger Apr 16, 1990
Spain Emilio Sánchez Apr 30, 1990
Spain Alberto Berasategui Nov 14, 1994
Sweden Thomas Johansson Jun 10, 2002
Croatia Mario Ančić Jul 10, 2006
France Richard Gasquet Jul 9, 2007
Spain Fernando Verdasco Apr 20, 2009
United States Mardy Fish Aug 15, 2011
Belgium David Goffin Nov 20, 2017
Italy Matteo Berrettini Sep 13, 2021
World No. 8
Player Date reached
Australia Tony Roche Nov 16, 1975
Australia John Alexander Dec 15, 1975
United States Dick Stockton Oct 31, 1977
United States Peter Fleming Jul 7, 1980
Argentina Alberto Mancini Oct 9, 1989
Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček Nov 18, 1991
Australia Mark Philippoussis Apr 19, 1999
Argentina Guillermo Cañas Jun 6, 2005
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Jul 10, 2006
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Aug 21, 2006
Russia Mikhail Youzhny Jan 28, 2008
Austria Jürgen Melzer Apr 18, 2011
Serbia Janko Tipsarević Apr 2, 2012
United States Jack Sock Nov 20, 2017
United States John Isner Jul 16, 2018
Russia Karen Khachanov Jul 15, 2019
Argentina Diego Schwartzman Oct 12, 2020
Norway Casper Ruud Oct 25, 2021
World No. 9
Player Date reached
Soviet Union Alex Metreveli Jun 3, 1974
Paraguay Victor Pecci Mar 24, 1980
United States Bill Scanlon Jan 9, 1984
Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov Apr 8, 1991
Switzerland Marc Rosset Sep 11, 1995
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan May 12, 2003
Chile Nicolás Massú Sep 13, 2004
Sweden Joachim Johansson Feb 14, 2005
Argentina Mariano Puerta Aug 15, 2005
Spain Nicolás Almagro May 2, 2011
Italy Fabio Fognini Jul 15, 2019
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut Nov 4, 2019
Italy Jannik Sinner Nov 1, 2021
Poland Hubert Hurkacz Nov 8, 2021
World No. 10
Player Date reached
United States Tom Gorman May 1, 1974
Poland Wojciech Fibak Jul 25, 1977
France Thierry Tulasne Aug 4, 1986
Sweden Mikael Pernfors Sep 22, 1986
Argentina Martín Jaite Jul 9, 1990
Sweden Jonas Svensson Mar 25, 1991
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Jul 29, 1991
Spain Carlos Costa May 18, 1992
Sweden Magnus Larsson Apr 17, 1995
Spain Félix Mantilla Jun 8, 1998
France Arnaud Clement Apr 2, 2001
Argentina Juan Mónaco Jul 23, 2012
Latvia Ernests Gulbis Jun 9, 2014
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta Sep 11, 2017
France Lucas Pouille Mar 19, 2018
Canada Denis Shapovalov Sep 21, 2020
Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime Nov 15, 2021

ATP Rankings achievements[edit]

Total weeks[edit]

as of 27 December 2021, with currently-ranked players in boldface[20]

# No. 1
353 Serbia Novak Djokovic
310 Switzerland Roger Federer
286 United States Pete Sampras
270 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
268 United States Jimmy Connors
# Top 2
579 Spain Rafael Nadal
528 Switzerland Roger Federer
497 Serbia Novak Djokovic
385 United States Jimmy Connors
377 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 3
750 Switzerland Roger Federer
655 Spain Rafael Nadal
645 Serbia Novak Djokovic
591 United States Jimmy Connors
499 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 4
804 Switzerland Roger Federer
711 Spain Rafael Nadal
677 Serbia Novak Djokovic
669 United States Jimmy Connors
540 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 5
859 Switzerland Roger Federer
783 Spain Rafael Nadal
706 United States Jimmy Connors
688 Serbia Novak Djokovic
563 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 10
968 Switzerland Roger Federer
849 Spain Rafael Nadal
817 United States Jimmy Connors
747 United States Andre Agassi
714 Serbia Novak Djokovic

Year-end rankings[edit]

As of the end of 2021, with active players in boldface

# No. 1
7 Serbia Novak Djokovic
6 United States Pete Sampras
5 United States Jimmy Connors
Switzerland Roger Federer
Spain Rafael Nadal
4 United States John McEnroe
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 2
12 Spain Rafael Nadal
11 Switzerland Roger Federer
10 Serbia Novak Djokovic
8 United States Jimmy Connors
6 United States John McEnroe
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
United States Pete Sampras
# Top 3
15 Switzerland Roger Federer
14 Serbia Novak Djokovic
13 Spain Rafael Nadal
12 United States Jimmy Connors
10 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 4
15 Switzerland Roger Federer
14 United States Jimmy Connors
Spain Rafael Nadal
Serbia Novak Djokovic
10 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 5
16 Switzerland Roger Federer
15 Spain Rafael Nadal
14 United States Jimmy Connors
Serbia Novak Djokovic
11 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
# Top 10
18 Switzerland Roger Federer
17 Spain Rafael Nadal
16 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Andre Agassi
14 Serbia Novak Djokovic

Doubles[edit]

ATP doubles ranking[edit]

Mate Pavić & Nikola Mektić, men's doubles team No. 1.[21]
ATP Rankings (Doubles individual) as of 22 November 2021[22]
No. Player Points Move
1  Mate Pavić (CRO) 10,265 Steady
2  Nikola Mektić (CRO) 9,830 Steady
3  Joe Salisbury (GBR) 9,610 Steady
4  Rajeev Ram (USA) 9,400 Steady
5  Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 7,735 Increase 2
6  Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7,100 Decrease 1
7  Marcel Granollers (ESP) 7,043 Decrease 1
8  Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6,660 Increase 1
9  Filip Polášek (SVK) 6,460 Decrease 1
10  Juan Sebastián Cabal (COL) 5,525 Steady
10  Robert Farah (COL) 5,525 Steady
12  Ivan Dodig (CRO) 5,165 Increase 1
13  John Peers (AUS) 5,080 Decrease 1
14  Kevin Krawietz (GER) 4,698 Steady
15  Michael Venus (NZL) 4,511 Steady
16  Bruno Soares (BRA) 4,465 Steady
17  Horia Tecău (ROU) 4,410 Increase 1
18  Tim Pütz (GER) 4,218 Decrease 1
19  Jamie Murray (GBR) 4,108 Steady
20  Neal Skupski (GBR) 3,578 Steady

Change since previous week's rankings

Year-end No. 1 ranked teams[edit]

Year Player
1983 United States Peter Fleming (1) / United States John McEnroe (1)
1984 Australia Mark Edmondson (1) / United States Sherwood Stewart (1)
1985 United States Ken Flach (1) / United States Robert Seguso (1)
1986 Chile Hans Gildemeister (1) / Ecuador Andrés Gómez (1)
1987 Spain Sergio Casal (1) / Spain Emilio Sánchez (1)
1988 United States Robert Leach (1) / United States Jim Pugh (1)
1989 United States Robert Leach (2) / United States Jim Pugh (2)
1990 South Africa Pieter Aldrich (1) / South Africa Danie Visser (1)
1991 Australia John Fitzgerald (1) / Sweden Anders Järryd (1)
1992 Australia Mark Woodforde (1) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (1)
1993 Canada Grant Connell (1) / United States Patrick Galbraith (1)
1994 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh (1) / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (1)
1995 Australia Mark Woodforde (2) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (2)
1996 Australia Mark Woodforde (3) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (3)
1997 Australia Mark Woodforde (4) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (4)
1998 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh (2) / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (2)
1999 India Mahesh Bhupathi (1) / India Leander Paes (1)
2000 Australia Mark Woodforde (5) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (5)
2001 Sweden Jonas Björkman (1) / Australia Todd Woodbridge (6)
Year Player
2002 The Bahamas Mark Knowles (1) / Canada Daniel Nestor (1)
2003 United States Bob Bryan (1) / United States Mike Bryan (1)
2004 The Bahamas Mark Knowles (2) / Canada Daniel Nestor (2)
2005 United States Bob Bryan (2) / United States Mike Bryan (2)
2006 United States Bob Bryan (3) / United States Mike Bryan (3)
2007 United States Bob Bryan (4) / United States Mike Bryan (4)
2008 Canada Daniel Nestor (3) / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić (1)
2009 United States Bob Bryan (5) / United States Mike Bryan (5)
2010 United States Bob Bryan (6) / United States Mike Bryan (6)
2011 United States Bob Bryan (7) / United States Mike Bryan (7)
2012 United States Bob Bryan (8) / United States Mike Bryan (8)
2013 United States Bob Bryan (9) / United States Mike Bryan (9)
2014 United States Bob Bryan (10) / United States Mike Bryan (10)
2015 Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer (1) / Romania Horia Tecau (1)
2016 United Kingdom Jamie Murray (1) / Brazil Bruno Soares (1)
2017 Poland Łukasz Kubot (1) / Brazil Marcelo Melo (1)
2018 Austria Oliver Marach / Croatia Mate Pavić (1)
2019 Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal (1) / Colombia Robert Farah (1)
2020 Croatia Mate Pavić (2) / Brazil Bruno Soares (2)
Year Player
2021 Croatia Nikola Mektić / Croatia Mate Pavić (3)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In weeks where there are not four Grand Slam tournaments and eight Masters 1000 tournaments in the ranking period, the number of a player's best results from all eligible tournaments in the ranking period will be adjusted accordingly.
  2. ^ At least one of these tournaments must follow the US Open.
  3. ^ "Accepted" means a direct acceptance, a qualifier, a special exempt, or a lucky loser, or having accepted a wild card.
  4. ^ Kevin Curren became a naturalized American citizen in 1985 after representing South Africa.
  5. ^ Ivan Lendl became a naturalized American citizen in 1992 after representing Czechoslovakia.

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