Final 2009 ATP Top 10 Rankings

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Now that the final men’s tennis tournament of 2009 has been completed the end of year South African Airways ATP Top 10 Singles Rankings are:

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. Andy Murray
  5. Juan Martin del Potro
  6. Nikolay Davydenko
  7. Andy Roddick
  8. Robin Soderling
  9. Fernando Verdasco
  10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Federer holds the record for the most consecutive weeks ranked as the world No.1, at 237 weeks. Pete Sampras holds the record for the highest total number of weeks ranked as the ATP World No.1 with 286. Federer now has been ranked for a total of 263 weeks as at 28 December 2009.

Next in Federer’s sights are Jimmy Connors with 268 and Ivan Lendl with 270 weeks. Federer 5th time as ATP World Tour Champion 2004 to 2007 and 2009 he equals Jimmy Connors 5 times and is now just one finish behind Pete Sampras who finished 6 straight years 1993 to 1998.

No.1 – Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland is the World No.1 ranked player on the ATP World Tour, as he earned the highest total number of ranking points of all players over the past year. Federer is 28 years old and was born on August 8, 1981 and in 2009 won 8,761,805 US dollars in prize money.

The 1.85m right hander’s total number of ATP ranking points is 10,550 for the 19 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Federer won 61 matches in 2009 including 4 tournament victories and lost 12 times.

Federer won turned pro in 1998 and uses a one-handed backhand; he has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles to date and has been a runner-up 6 times. His name is pronounced Roh-JER FED-er-er.

The following is a breakdown of exactly how Federer achieved his singles ranking and rankings points total of 10,550 ATP ranking points. These points are counted from his best 18 tournament results only. Players who qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals receive the bonus of being able to add that as a 19th tournament result to boost their rankings points tally.

  1. 2,000 points: Grand Slam Champion (Roland Garros)
  2. 2,000 points: Grand Slam Champion (Wimbledon)
  3. 1,200 points: Grand Slam Runner-up (Australian Open)
  4. 1,200 points: Grand Slam Runner-up (US Open)
  5. 1,000 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Winner (Madrid)
  6. 1,000 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Winner (Cincinnati)
  7. 400 points: ATP World Tour Finals (London)
  8. 360 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Semi-finals (Indian Wells)
  9. 360 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Semi-finals (Miami)
  10. 360 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Semi-finals (Rome)
  11. 300 points: ATP World Tour 500 Runner-up (Basel)
  12. 180 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Quarter finals (Canada)
  13. 90 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Round of 16 (Monte Carlo)
  14. 90 points: ATP World Tour 250 Semi-finals (Doha)
  15. 10 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Round of 32 (Paris)
  16. 0 points: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Shanghai)
  17. 0 points: ATP World Tour 500 (Washington)
  18. 0 points: ATP World Tour 500 (Tokyo)

In his ITF Junior Tour days Federer achieved a career high singles ranking of World No.1 on 31 December 1998 as a 17 year old. In the juniors he was runner-up in the 1998 Junior US Open, he won the 1998 Junior Wimbledon title and he was a semi-finalist at the 1998 Junior Australian Open.

Pictures of Federer on this tennis website can be found by clicking these links: Learn How to Volley in Tennis, ATP Top 10 Rankings: Part 1, US Open 2009 Singles Update, Federer Eyes His Birthday Cup, Champion in Focus: Roger Federer, Learn Through Images: Photographic Memory, How to Concentrate and Achieve FOCUS and US Open 2009 The Men.

Today’s POST is dedicated to Gaston Gaudio. Gaudio was born on this day in 1978. The Argentine won 1 Grand Slam singles title the 2004 French Open. He first achieved his highest career ranking of World No.5 on 25 April 2005.

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