The 26 No. 1 in the world in singles in the 48 years of the ATP ranking


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The 26 No. 1 in the world in singles in the 48 years of the ATP ranking

Exactly 48 years ago, the ATP shaped the counts and officially created the world rankings. On that August 23, 1973, the official list was born, which is renewed week after week, with the only exceptions being Mondays of the second week of a Grand Slam. Here, the 26 men who reached No. 1 in the world in singles.

Romanian Ilie Nastase was the first to reach the top of the men’s individual rankings. Over the years, many figures on the circuit climbed to the top and this year the Serbian Novak Djokovic broke the record mark that the Swiss Roger Federer had.

Now Djokovic, current world No. 1, accumulates 335 weeks in the first place, followed by Federer, with 310. In terms of consecutive weeks as king, the Swiss holds the best record, with 237.

At the end of 2020, Djokovic equaled Pete Sampras’ record of six years finished as No. 1, although the American achieved a mark with a special plus, as he finished six consecutive seasons on the ATP throne.

The list of the 26 N ° 1 men in the world and their weeks at the top ATP:
Novak Djokovic – 335
Roger Federer – 310
Pete Sampras – 286
Ivan Lendl – 270
Jimmy Connors – 268
Rafael Nadal – 209
John McEnroe – 170
Björn Borg – 109
Andre Agassi – 101
Lleyton Hewitt – 80
Stefan Edberg – 72
Jim Courier – 58
Gustavo Kuerten – 43
Andy Murray – 41
Ilie Nastase – 40
Mats Wilander – 20
Andy Roddick – 13
Boris Becker – 12
Marat Safin – 9
John Newcombe and Juan Carlos Ferrero – 8
Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos and Yevgeny Kafelnikov – 6
Carlos Moya – 2
Patrick Rafter – 1


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