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List of ATP Number 1 Ranked Players

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

The ATP Rankings are the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) merit-based method for determining the rankings in men's tennis. The top-ranked player is the player who, over the previous 52 weeks, has garnered the most ranking points on the ATP Tour. Points are awarded based on how far a player advances in tournaments and the category of those tournaments. The ATP has used a computerized system for determining the rankings since August 23, 1973.[1] Starting in 1979, an updated rankings list is released at the beginning of each week.[2] Since 1973, 26 men have been ranked No. 1 by the ATP,[3][4] of which 17 have been year-end No. 1. The current world number one is Novak Djokovic from Serbia.

Ranking method

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

ATP records and particularities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World No. 1 ranked players

The statistics are updated only when the ATP website revises its rankings (usually every Monday morning except when tournament finals are postponed).
A tennis player in the middle of his service motion, arms and eyes raised
Roger Federer has spent a total of 310 weeks at world No. 1, including a record 237 consecutive weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
Ivan Lendl spent the most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings in the '80s.
A man wearing white clothes swinging a tennis racket
Jimmy Connors spent the most weeks at world No. 1 in the '70s.
Ilie N?stase became the first ATP world No. 1 ranked player on August 23, 1973.
Key
double-dagger ATP Ranking record Current No. 1 player[19][20]
No. Player Start date End date Weeks Total
1 Romania Ilie N?stase Aug 23, 1973 Jun 2, 1974 40 40
2 Australia John Newcombe Jun 3, 1974 Jul 28, 1974 8 8
3 United States Jimmy Connors Jul 29, 1974 Aug 22, 1977 160 160
4 Sweden Björn Borg 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 United States John McEnroe 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 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 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 Sweden Mats Wilander Sep 12, 1988 Jan 29, 1989 20 20
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (8) Jan 30, 1989 Aug 12, 1990 80 270
8 Sweden Stefan Edberg Aug 13, 1990 Jan 27, 1991 24 24
9 Germany Boris Becker 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 United States Jim Courier 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 United States Pete Sampras 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 United States Andre Agassi 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 Austria Thomas Muster 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 Chile Marcelo Ríos 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 Spain Carlos Moyá Mar 15, 1999 Mar 28, 1999 2 2
United States Pete Sampras (8) Mar 29, 1999 May 2, 1999 5 267
16 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 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 Australia Patrick Rafter 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 Russia Marat Safin Nov 20, 2000 Dec 3, 2000 2 2
19 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 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 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 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 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Sep 8, 2003 Nov 2, 2003 8 8
22 United States Andy Roddick Nov 3, 2003 Feb 1, 2004 13 13
23 Switzerland Roger Federer Feb 2, 2004 Aug 17, 2008 237double-dagger 237
24 Spain Rafael Nadal 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 Serbia Novak Djokovic 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 United Kingdom Andy Murray 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 310double-dagger
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 21 303

Weeks at No. 1

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

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

Consecutive weeks at No. 1

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

Year-end No. 1

A tennis player holds a racket in his hand and prepares to serve
Pete Sampras finished as year-end world no. 1 for a record six consecutive years from 1993 to 1998.
John McEnroe playing tennis
John McEnroe finished the year as the top-ranked player for four consecutive years in the '80s
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 ranked player, in recent decades, has been determined as the player at the head of the ATP rankings following the completion of the final tournament of the calendar year, usually in November. Prior to the early 1990s this was not always the case. Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic hold the ATP record of six year-end No. 1 rankings. Six players have stayed at ATP No. 1 in the rankings every week of a calendar year. Roger Federer is the only player to have been ranked No. 1 every week for three consecutive calendar years. Four players (Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal) have achieved year-end No. 1 rankings in non-consecutive years.

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

Players who became No. 1 before winning a Major title

Player Date 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) [15]

Time spans holding the ranking

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was held

Key
Current No. 1 player (Active players in bold)
Rank Player Time span First held No. 1 Last held No. 1
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 14 years, 142 days Feb 2, 2004 Jun 24, 2018
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 11 years, 168 days Aug 18, 2008 Feb 2, 2020
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 9 years, 191 days Jul 4, 2011 Jan 11, 2021
4 United States Jimmy Connors 8 years, 339 days Jul 29, 1974 Jul 3, 1983
5 United States Andre Agassi 8 years, 150 days Apr 10, 1995 Sep 7, 2003
6 United States Pete Sampras 7 years, 221 days Apr 12, 1993 Nov 19, 2000
7 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 years, 165 days Feb 28, 1983 Aug 12, 1990
8 United States John McEnroe 5 years, 189 days Mar 3, 1980 Sep 8, 1985
9 Sweden Björn Borg 3 years, 344 days Aug 23, 1977 Aug 2, 1981
10 Sweden Stefan Edberg 2 years, 52 days Aug 13, 1990 Oct 4, 1992
11 United States Jim Courier 1 year, 214 days Feb 10, 1992 Sep 12, 1993
12 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1 year, 208 days Nov 19, 2001 Jun 15, 2003
13 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 349 days Dec 4, 2000 Nov 18, 2001
14 United Kingdom Andy Murray 286 days Nov 7, 2016 Aug 20, 2017
15 Romania Ilie N?stase 283 days Aug 23, 1973 Jun 2, 1974
16 Germany Boris Becker 223 days Jan 28, 1991 Sep 8, 1991
17 Russia Marat Safin 153 days Nov 20, 2000 Apr 22, 2001
18 Chile Marcelo Ríos 146 days Mar 30, 1998 Aug 23, 1998
19 Sweden Mats Wilander 139 days Sep 12, 1988 Jan 29, 1989
20 United States Andy Roddick 90 days Nov 3, 2003 Feb 1, 2004
21 Austria Thomas Muster 62 days Feb 12, 1996 Apr 14, 1996
22 Australia John Newcombe 55 days Jun 3, 1974 Jul 28, 1974
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 55 days Sep 8, 2003 Nov 2, 2003
24 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 41 days May 3, 1999 Jun 13, 1999
25 Spain Carlos Moyá 13 days Mar 15, 1999 Mar 28, 1999
26 Australia Patrick Rafter 6 days Jul 26, 1999 Aug 1, 1999

Between first and last dates No. 1 ranking was achieved

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

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

Key
Current No. 1 player (Active players and records in bold)
No. Player Birthdate Age first held No. 1 Age last held No. 1
1 Romania Ilie N?stase (1946-07-19)19 July 1946 27 years, 35 days 27 years, 318 days
2 Australia John Newcombe (1944-05-23)23 May 1944 30 years, 11 days 30 years, 66 days
3 United States Jimmy Connors (1952-09-02)2 September 1952 21 years, 330 days 30 years, 304 days
4 Sweden Björn Borg (1956-06-06)6 June 1956 21 years, 78 days 25 years, 57 days
5 United States John McEnroe (1959-02-16)16 February 1959 21 years, 16 days 26 years, 204 days
6 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (1960-03-07)7 March 1960 22 years, 358 days 30 years, 158 days
7 Sweden Mats Wilander (1964-08-22)22 August 1964 24 years, 21 days 24 years, 160 days
8 Sweden Stefan Edberg (1966-01-19)19 January 1966 24 years, 206 days 26 years, 259 days
9 Germany Boris Becker (1967-11-22)22 November 1967 23 years, 67 days 23 years, 290 days
10 United States Jim Courier (1970-08-17)17 August 1970 21 years, 177 days 22 years, 360 days
11 United States Pete Sampras (1971-08-12)12 August 1971 21 years, 243 days 29 years, 99 days
12 United States Andre Agassi (1970-04-29)29 April 1970 24 years, 346 days 33 years, 100 days
13 Austria Thomas Muster (1967-10-02)2 October 1967 28 years, 133 days 28 years, 195 days
14 Chile Marcelo Ríos (1975-12-26)26 December 1975 22 years, 94 days 22 years, 240 days
15 Spain Carlos Moyá (1976-08-27)27 August 1976 22 years, 200 days 22 years, 213 days
16 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1974-02-18)18 February 1974 25 years, 74 days 25 years, 115 days
17 Australia Pat Rafter (1972-12-28)28 December 1972 26 years, 210 days 26 years, 216 days
18 Russia Marat Safin (1980-01-27)27 January 1980 20 years, 298 days 21 years, 85 days
19 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten (1976-09-10)10 September 1976 24 years, 85 days 25 years, 69 days
20 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 20 years, 268 days 22 years, 111 days
21 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980-02-12)12 February 1980 23 years, 177 days 23 years, 263 days
22 United States Andy Roddick (1982-08-30)30 August 1982 21 years, 65 days 21 years, 155 days
23 Switzerland Roger Federer (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 39) 22 years, 178 days 36 years, 320 days
24 Spain Rafael Nadal (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 34) 22 years, 76 days 33 years, 244 days
25 Serbia Novak Djokovic (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 33) 24 years, 43 days 33 years, 234 days
26 United Kingdom Andy Murray (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 33) 29 years, 176 days 30 years, 97 days

Weeks at No. 1 by decade

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

No. 1 players by country

Key
double-dagger Current No. 1 player
Active streak and players in bold

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

See also

References

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