With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats drives the season’s last ATP rankings for the seventh time.
This is the first run through, however, that every one of those three men invested some energy at No. 1 amid that year. The seven changes there were the most since 1999, when there were eight.
Djokovic won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018, while Federer took the Australian Open, and Nadal earned the French Open title.
They represented Nos. 1-3 in the last rankings from 2007 to ’11 and 2014, as well.
For Djokovic, it denotes the fifth time he has shut a year in the best spot, following 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Just Pete Sampras, with multi year-end No. 1 completes, did it all the more regularly.
The 31-year-old from Serbia is additionally the most established man to be No. 1 at season’s end and the first to complete on the rankings subsequent to being outside the main 20 amid the year – or outside the best 10 toward the finish of the earlier year (he was No. 12 out of 2017).
Simona Halep finished the season at No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the second continuous year; she secured that spot over multi month back. Angelique Kerber was No. 2 among ladies, trailed via Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka.
Djokovic surpassed Nadal three weeks back; the Spaniard did not contend anyplace subsequent to halting in view of a difficult right knee amid his U.S. Open elimination round in September against Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal had arthroscopic medical procedure on his correct lower leg this month.
Nadal closes a season at No. 1 or No. 2 for the tenth time, trailing just Federer’s 11.
Federer, in the interim, is in the year-end top three for a record fourteenth time. The 37-year-old from Switzerland has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by a man, trailed by Nadal with 17, at that point Djokovic and the resigned Sampras with 14 each.
Whatever is left of the ATP top 10 for 2018: No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 5 del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 John Isner.
Del Potro was the sprinter up at the US Open, Anderson at Wimbledon, Cilic at the Australian Open, and Thiem at the French Open.
Neither Anderson nor Isner at any point had completed a year in the best 10, while del Potro is back in that bunch out of the blue since 2013.