List of ATP number 1 ranked singles tennis players

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Novak Djokovic, the current men's singles world No. 1, and the record holder of most weeks spent at the top of the 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 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. Since 1973, 26 men have been ranked No. 1 by the ATP,[2][3] of which 17 have been year-end No. 1. The current world number one is Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

Ranking method[edit]

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 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 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.[4]

ATP records and particularities[edit]

Novak Djokovic has spent the most weeks as world No. 1, a total of 319 weeks. Roger Federer has the record of 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1.[5] Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras hold the record for the most year-end No. 1 rankings, both men achieving the feat six times.[6][7] Sampras' record was achieved in consecutive years. Patrick Rafter spent the least time at No. 1 (one week).

Novak Djokovic has the record of most ATP rankings points (16,950). Federer in 2004/2006, Nadal in 2010 and Djokovic in 2015 clinched Year-end No. 1 the earliest in the season (September).

Lleyton Hewitt is both the youngest world No. 1 (20 years, 8 months) and youngest year-end No. 1,[8][9] while Federer is the oldest No. 1 (36 years, 10 months).[10][11] Djokovic is the oldest year-end No. 1 (33 years, 7 months).[12]

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.[13]

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.[14] Lendl reached No. 1 on February 21, 1983, but did not win his first Grand Slam title until the 1984 French Open.[15] 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.[16][17]

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; Lendl in 1986 and 1987; Pete Sampras in 1994 and 1997; Hewitt in 2002; Federer in 2005, 2006, and 2007; and Djokovic in 2015. In contrast to this, 1999 saw five players hold the No. 1 ranking (the most in any single year): Sampras, Carlos Moyá, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Andre Agassi, and Rafter.

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

World No. 1 ranked players[edit]

The statistics are updated only when the ATP website revises its rankings (usually on Monday mornings except when tournament finals are postponed). Weeks' stats will be automatically updated every Monday (UTC).
A tennis player in the middle of his service motion, arms and eyes raised
Roger Federer spent a record 237 consecutive weeks at world No. 1. in the 2000s.
Ivan Lendl spent the most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings in the 1980s.
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Jimmy Connors spent the most weeks at world No. 1 in the 1970s.
Ilie Năstase became the first ATP world No. 1 ranked player on August 23, 1973.
Key
double-dagger Open-era record
Current World No. 1 (weeks are automatically updated)
No. Player Start date End date Weeks Total
1  Ilie Năstase (ROM) Aug 23, 1973 Jun 2, 1974 40 40
2  John Newcombe (AUS) Jun 3, 1974 Jul 28, 1974 8 8
3  Jimmy Connors (USA) Jul 29, 1974 Aug 22, 1977 160 160
4  Björn Borg (SWE) Aug 23, 1977 Aug 29, 1977 1 1
United States Jimmy Connors (2) Aug 30, 1977 Apr 8, 1979 84 244
Sweden Björn Borg (2) Apr 9, 1979 May 20, 1979 6 7
United States Jimmy Connors (3) May 21, 1979 Jul 8, 1979 7 251
Sweden Björn Borg (3) Jul 9, 1979 Mar 2, 1980 34 41
5  John McEnroe (USA) Mar 3, 1980 Mar 23, 1980 3 3
Sweden Björn Borg (4) Mar 24, 1980 Aug 10, 1980 20 61
United States John McEnroe (2) Aug 11, 1980 Aug 17, 1980 1 4
Sweden Björn Borg (5) Aug 18, 1980 Jul 5, 1981 46 107
United States John McEnroe (3) Jul 6, 1981 Jul 19, 1981 2 6
Sweden Björn Borg (6) Jul 20, 1981 Aug 2, 1981 2 109
United States John McEnroe (4) Aug 3, 1981 Sep 12, 1982 58 64
United States Jimmy Connors (4) Sep 13, 1982 Oct 31, 1982 7 258
United States John McEnroe (5) Nov 1, 1982 Nov 7, 1982 1 65
United States Jimmy Connors (5) Nov 8, 1982 Nov 14, 1982 1 259
United States John McEnroe (6) Nov 15, 1982 Jan 30, 1983 11 76
United States Jimmy Connors (6) Jan 31, 1983 Feb 6, 1983 1 260
United States John McEnroe (7) Feb 7, 1983 Feb 13, 1983 1 77
United States Jimmy Connors (7) Feb 14, 1983 Feb 27, 1983 2 262
6  Ivan Lendl (TCH) Feb 28, 1983 May 15, 1983 11 11
United States Jimmy Connors (8) May 16, 1983 Jun 5, 1983 3 265
United States John McEnroe (8) Jun 6, 1983 Jun 12, 1983 1 78
United States Jimmy Connors (9) Jun 13, 1983 Jul 3, 1983 3 268
United States John McEnroe (9) Jul 4, 1983 Oct 30, 1983 17 95
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) Oct 31, 1983 Dec 11, 1983 6 17
United States John McEnroe (10) Dec 12, 1983 Jan 8, 1984 4 99
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (3) Jan 9, 1984 Mar 11, 1984 9 26
United States John McEnroe (11) Mar 12, 1984 Jun 10, 1984 13 112
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (4) Jun 11, 1984 Jun 17, 1984 1 27
United States John McEnroe (12) Jun 18, 1984 Jul 8, 1984 3 115
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (5) Jul 9, 1984 Aug 12, 1984 5 32
United States John McEnroe (13) Aug 13, 1984 Aug 18, 1985 53 168
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (6) Aug 19, 1985 Aug 25, 1985 1 33
United States John McEnroe (14) Aug 26, 1985 Sep 8, 1985 2 170
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (7) Sep 9, 1985 Sep 11, 1988 157 190
7  Mats Wilander (SWE) Sep 12, 1988 Jan 29, 1989 20 20
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (8) Jan 30, 1989 Aug 12, 1990 80 270
8  Stefan Edberg (SWE) Aug 13, 1990 Jan 27, 1991 24 24
9  Boris Becker (GER) Jan 28, 1991 Feb 17, 1991 3 3
Sweden Stefan Edberg (2) Feb 18, 1991 Jul 7, 1991 20 44
Germany Boris Becker (2) Jul 8, 1991 Sep 8, 1991 9 12
Sweden Stefan Edberg (3) Sep 9, 1991 Feb 9, 1992 22 66
10  Jim Courier (USA) Feb 10, 1992 Mar 22, 1992 6 6
Sweden Stefan Edberg (4) Mar 23, 1992 Apr 12, 1992 3 69
United States Jim Courier (2) Apr 13, 1992 Sep 13, 1992 22 28
Sweden Stefan Edberg (5) Sep 14, 1992 Oct 4, 1992 3 72
United States Jim Courier (3) Oct 5, 1992 Apr 11, 1993 27 55
11  Pete Sampras (USA) Apr 12, 1993 Aug 22, 1993 19 19
United States Jim Courier (4) Aug 23, 1993 Sep 12, 1993 3 58
United States Pete Sampras (2) Sep 13, 1993 Apr 9, 1995 82 101
12  Andre Agassi (USA) Apr 10, 1995 Nov 5, 1995 30 30
United States Pete Sampras (3) Nov 6, 1995 Jan 28, 1996 12 113
United States Andre Agassi (2) Jan 29, 1996 Feb 11, 1996 2 32
13  Thomas Muster (AUT) Feb 12, 1996 Feb 18, 1996 1 1
United States Pete Sampras (4) Feb 19, 1996 Mar 10, 1996 3 116
Austria Thomas Muster (2) Mar 11, 1996 Apr 14, 1996 5 6
United States Pete Sampras (5) Apr 15, 1996 Mar 29, 1998 102 218
14  Marcelo Ríos (CHI) Mar 30, 1998 Apr 26, 1998 4 4
United States Pete Sampras (6) Apr 27, 1998 Aug 9, 1998 15 233
Chile Marcelo Ríos (2) Aug 10, 1998 Aug 23, 1998 2 6
United States Pete Sampras (7) Aug 24, 1998 Mar 14, 1999 29 262
15  Carlos Moyá (ESP) Mar 15, 1999 Mar 28, 1999 2 2
United States Pete Sampras (8) Mar 29, 1999 May 2, 1999 5 267
16  Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) May 3, 1999 Jun 13, 1999 6 6
United States Pete Sampras (9) Jun 14, 1999 Jul 4, 1999 3 270
United States Andre Agassi (3) Jul 5, 1999 Jul 25, 1999 3 35
17  Patrick Rafter (AUS) Jul 26, 1999 Aug 1, 1999 1 1
United States Pete Sampras (10) Aug 2, 1999 Sep 12, 1999 6 276
United States Andre Agassi (4) Sep 13, 1999 Sep 10, 2000 52 87
United States Pete Sampras (11) Sep 11, 2000 Nov 19, 2000 10 286
18  Marat Safin (RUS) Nov 20, 2000 Dec 3, 2000 2 2
19  Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) Dec 4, 2000 Jan 28, 2001 8 8
Russia Marat Safin (2) Jan 29, 2001 Feb 25, 2001 4 6
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten (2) Feb 26, 2001 Apr 1, 2001 5 13
Russia Marat Safin (3) Apr 2, 2001 Apr 22, 2001 3 9
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten (3) Apr 23, 2001 Nov 18, 2001 30 43
20  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Nov 19, 2001 Apr 27, 2003 75 75
United States Andre Agassi (5) Apr 28, 2003 May 11, 2003 2 89
Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) May 12, 2003 Jun 15, 2003 5 80
United States Andre Agassi (6) Jun 16, 2003 Sep 7, 2003 12 101
21  Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) Sep 8, 2003 Nov 2, 2003 8 8
22  Andy Roddick (USA) Nov 3, 2003 Feb 1, 2004 13 13
23    Roger Federer (SUI) Feb 2, 2004 Aug 17, 2008 237double-dagger 237
24  Rafael Nadal (ESP) Aug 18, 2008 Jul 5, 2009 46 46
 Switzerland  Roger Federer (2) Jul 6, 2009 Jun 6, 2010 48 285
Spain Rafael Nadal (2) Jun 7, 2010 Jul 3, 2011 56 102
25  Novak Djokovic (SRB) Jul 4, 2011 Jul 8, 2012 53 53
 Switzerland  Roger Federer (3) Jul 9, 2012 Nov 4, 2012 17 302
Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) Nov 5, 2012 Oct 6, 2013 48 101
Spain Rafael Nadal (3) Oct 7, 2013 Jul 6, 2014 39 141
Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) Jul 7, 2014 Nov 6, 2016 122 223
26  Andy Murray (GBR) Nov 7, 2016 Aug 20, 2017 41 41
Spain Rafael Nadal (4) Aug 21, 2017 Feb 18, 2018 26 167
 Switzerland  Roger Federer (4) Feb 19, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 6 308
Spain Rafael Nadal (5) Apr 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 6 173
 Switzerland  Roger Federer (5) May 14, 2018 May 20, 2018 1 309
Spain Rafael Nadal (6) May 21, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 4 177
 Switzerland  Roger Federer (6) Jun 18, 2018 Jun 24, 2018 1 310
Spain Rafael Nadal (7) Jun 25, 2018 Nov 4, 2018 19 196
Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) Nov 5, 2018 Nov 3, 2019 52 275
Spain Rafael Nadal (8) Nov 4, 2019 Feb 2, 2020 13 209
Serbia Novak Djokovic (5) Feb 3, 2020 Mar 22, 2020 7 282
Rankings frozen
Mar 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020 22
Serbia Novak Djokovic (5) Aug 24, 2020 Present 37 319double-dagger

Weeks at No. 1[edit]

The ATP Tour was suspended from March 16 to August 21, 2020. The ATP Rankings were frozen from March 23 to August 23, 2020; thus that period was not counted towards the total. In that period (22 weeks), the world number one was Novak Djokovic.
Total weeks
Rank Player Total
1  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 319
2    Roger Federer (SUI) 310
3  Pete Sampras (USA) 286
4  Ivan Lendl (TCH) 270
5  Jimmy Connors (USA) 268
6  Rafael Nadal (ESP) 209
7  John McEnroe (USA) 170
8  Björn Borg (SWE) 109
9  Andre Agassi (USA) 101
10  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 80
11  Stefan Edberg (SWE) 72
12  Jim Courier (USA) 58
13  Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) 43
14  Andy Murray (GBR) 41
15  Ilie Năstase (ROM) 40
16  Mats Wilander (SWE) 20
17  Andy Roddick (USA) 13
18  Boris Becker (GER) 12
19  Marat Safin (RUS) 9
20  John Newcombe (AUS) 8
 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
22  Thomas Muster (AUT) 6
 Marcelo Ríos (CHI)
 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS)
25  Carlos Moyá (ESP) 2
26  Patrick Rafter (AUS) 1

Consecutive weeks
Consecutive Player [18]
237  Switzerland  Roger Federer
160 United States Jimmy Connors
157 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
122 Serbia Novak Djokovic
102 United States Pete Sampras
84 United States Jimmy Connors (2)
82 United States Pete Sampras (2)
80 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2)
75 Australia Lleyton Hewitt
58 United States John McEnroe
56 Spain Rafael Nadal
53 United States John McEnroe (2)
Serbia Novak Djokovic (2)
52 United States Andre Agassi
Serbia Novak Djokovic (3)
minimum 50 weeks
Key
Current No. 1 player (weeks are automatically updated)
Active streaks and players in bold
Weeks at No. 1 leaders
Weeks leader Date achieved Duration Record
2021–present Serbia Novak Djokovic March 8, 2021[19] 2 months 319
2012–2021  Switzerland  Roger Federer July 16, 2012[20] 8 years, 7 months 310
1999–2012 United States Pete Sampras August 2, 1999[21] 12 years, 11 months 286
1990–1999 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl July 30, 1990 9 years 270
1975–1990 United States Jimmy Connors May 5, 1975 15 years, 2 months 268
1973–1975 Romania Ilie Năstase August 23, 1973 1 year, 8 months 40

Year-end No. 1[edit]

A tennis player holds a racket in his hand and prepares to serve
Pete Sampras finished a record six years as world No. 1 (tied with Djokovic).
John McEnroe playing tennis
John McEnroe finished as the year-end No. 1 for four consecutive years in the 1980s.
Lleyton Hewitt hitting a tennis ball
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 (ATP Player of the Year), in recent decades, has been determined as the player who ends the year as world No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. Prior to the early 1990s this was not always the case, in some instances the "ATP Player of the Year" and the Year-end No. 1 in the rankings were different players. Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras 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 (ROM) [22]
1974  Jimmy Connors (USA) [23][24]
1975* United States Jimmy Connors (2) [23][24]
1976* United States Jimmy Connors (3) [23][24]
1977 United States Jimmy Connors (4) [25]
1978* United States Jimmy Connors (5) [25]
1979  Björn Borg (SWE) [25]
1980 Sweden Björn Borg (2) [25]
1981  John McEnroe (USA) [25][26]
1982 United States John McEnroe (2) [25][26]
1983 United States John McEnroe (3) [25][26]
1984 United States John McEnroe (4) [25][26]
1985  Ivan Lendl (TCH) [25][27]
1986* Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) [27]
1987* Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (3) [27]
1988  Mats Wilander (SWE) [26]
1989 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (4) [26]
1990  Stefan Edberg (SWE) [28]
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2) [28][29]
1992  Jim Courier (USA) [30]
1993  Pete Sampras (USA) [7]
1994* United States Pete Sampras (2) [31]
1995 United States Pete Sampras (3) [7]
1996 United States Pete Sampras (4) [7]
1997* United States Pete Sampras (5) [31]
1998 United States Pete Sampras (6) [7]
1999  Andre Agassi (USA) [32]
2000  Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) [29][33]
2001  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) [34]
2002* Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) [8][35]
2003  Andy Roddick (USA) [36]
2004    Roger Federer (SUI) [37]
2005*  Switzerland  Roger Federer (2) [38]
2006*  Switzerland  Roger Federer (3) [39]
2007*  Switzerland  Roger Federer (4) [40][41]
2008  Rafael Nadal (ESP) [42]
2009  Switzerland  Roger Federer (5) [43]
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal (2) [44][45]
2011  Novak Djokovic (SRB) [46]
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) [47]
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal (3) [48]
2014 Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) [49]
2015* Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) [50][51]
2016  Andy Murray (GBR) [52]
2017 Spain Rafael Nadal (4) [53]
2018 Serbia Novak Djokovic (5) [54]
2019 Spain Rafael Nadal (5) [55]
2020 Serbia Novak Djokovic (6) [56]
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 United States Pete Sampras
Serbia Novak Djokovic
5 United States Jimmy Connors
 Switzerland  Roger Federer
Spain Rafael Nadal
4 United States John McEnroe
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
2 Sweden Björn Borg
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
1 Romania Ilie Năstase
Sweden Mats Wilander
United States Jim Courier
United States Andre Agassi
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
United States Andy Roddick
United Kingdom Andy Murray

Players who became No. 1 before winning a Major title[edit]

Player First ranked No. 1 First Grand Slam final First Grand Slam title Ref.
Czech Republic Ivan Lendl February 28, 1983 1981 French Open (1st of 19) 1984 French Open (1st of 8)
Chile Marcelo Ríos March 30, 1998 1998 Australian Open (only final) None (retired in 2004) [14]

Time span between first and last dates No. 1 was held[edit]

Key
Current No. 1 player (date and age are automatically updated)
Active players, current date, and age records in bold
Time span Player First held No. 1 Last held No. 1
Date Age Date Age
14 years, 142 days  Switzerland  Roger Federer Feb 2, 2004 22 years, 5 months Jun 24, 2018 36 years, 10 months
11 years, 168 days Spain Rafael Nadal Aug 18, 2008 22 years, 2 months Feb 2, 2020 33 years, 7 months
9 years, 308 days Serbia Novak Djokovic Jul 4, 2011 24 years, 1 month May 8, 2021 33 years, 11 months
8 years, 339 days United States Jimmy Connors Jul 29, 1974 21 years, 10 months Jul 3, 1983 30 years, 10 months
8 years, 150 days United States Andre Agassi Apr 10, 1995 24 years, 11 months Sep 7, 2003 33 years, 3 months
7 years, 221 days United States Pete Sampras Apr 12, 1993 21 years, 8 months Nov 19, 2000 29 years, 3 months
7 years, 165 days Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Feb 28, 1983 22 years, 11 months Aug 12, 1990 30 years, 5 months
5 years, 189 days United States John McEnroe Mar 3, 1980 21 years Sep 8, 1985 26 years, 6 months
3 years, 344 days Sweden Björn Borg Aug 23, 1977 21 years, 2 months Aug 2, 1981 25 years, 1 month
2 years, 52 days Sweden Stefan Edberg Aug 13, 1990 24 years, 6 months Oct 4, 1992 26 years, 8 months
1 year, 214 days United States Jim Courier Feb 10, 1992 21 years, 5 months Sep 12, 1993 22 years, 11 months
1 year, 208 days Australia Lleyton Hewitt Nov 19, 2001 20 years, 8 months Jun 15, 2003 22 years, 3 months
349 days Brazil Gustavo Kuerten Dec 4, 2000 24 years, 2 months Nov 18, 2001 25 years, 2 months
286 days United Kingdom Andy Murray Nov 7, 2016 29 years, 5 months Aug 20, 2017 30 years, 3 months
283 days Romania Ilie Năstase Aug 23, 1973 27 years, 1 month Jun 2, 1974 27 years, 10 months
223 days Germany Boris Becker Jan 28, 1991 23 years, 2 months Sep 8, 1991 23 years, 9 months
153 days Russia Marat Safin Nov 20, 2000 20 years, 9 months Apr 22, 2001 21 years, 2 months
146 days Chile Marcelo Ríos Mar 30, 1998 22 years, 3 months Aug 23, 1998 22 years, 7 months
139 days Sweden Mats Wilander Sep 12, 1988 24 years Jan 29, 1989 24 years, 5 months
90 days United States Andy Roddick Nov 3, 2003 21 years, 2 months Feb 1, 2004 21 years, 5 months
62 days Austria Thomas Muster Feb 12, 1996 28 years, 4 months Apr 14, 1996 28 years, 6 months
55 days Australia John Newcombe Jun 3, 1974 30 years Jul 28, 1974 30 years, 2 months
55 days Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Sep 8, 2003 23 years, 5 months Nov 2, 2003 23 years, 8 months
41 days Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov May 3, 1999 25 years, 2 months Jun 13, 1999 25 years, 3 months
13 days Spain Carlos Moyá Mar 15, 1999 22 years, 6 months Mar 28, 1999 22 years, 7 months
6 days Australia Patrick Rafter Jul 26, 1999 26 years, 6 months Aug 1, 1999 26 years, 7 months


Weeks at No. 1 by decade[edit]

^ Note: Rafael Nadal is the only player to hold the ATP No. 1 ranking in three decades (2000s, 2010s and 2020s).

No. 1 players by country[edit]

Key
Current No. 1 player (weeks are automatically updated)
Active streak in bold
Rank Country Total Players
Players Weeks
1  United States 6 896 Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick
2  Serbia 1 319 Novak Djokovic
3    Switzerland  1 310 Roger Federer
4  Czechoslovakia 1 270 Ivan Lendl
5  Spain 3 219 Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal
6  Sweden 3 201 Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg
7  Australia 3 89 John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt
8  Brazil 1 43 Gustavo Kuerten
9  United Kingdom 1 41 Andy Murray
10  Romania 1 40 Ilie Năstase
11  Russia 2 15 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin
12  Germany 1 12 Boris Becker
13  Austria 1 6 Thomas Muster
 Chile 1 Marcelo Ríos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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