ATP Top 10 Rankings: Part 1

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Now that the results of the US Open have been included in the latest ATP rankings (as of 14 September 2009), Roger Federer has now been the World No.1 for a total of 248 weeks during his career.

Federer (pictured above) 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.

No.1 – Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland is 28 years old and 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.

The 1.85m right hander’s total number of ATP ranking points is 11,240 for the 17 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. 4,000 of his points are from winning the French Open and Wimbledon. Federer 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.

Pictures of Federer on this tennis website can be found by clicking these links: US Open 2009 Singles Update, Federer Eyes His Birthday CupChampion in Focus: Roger Federer, Learn Through Images: Photographic Memory, How to Concentrate and Achieve FOCUS and US Open 2009 The Men.

No.2 – Rafael Nadal from Mallorca, Spain is 23 years old, plays left handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.85m Spaniard has amassed 8,845 ATP ranking points from the 17 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Nadal’s career high ranking is No.1. He turned pro in 2001 and 2,000 of his points are from winning the Australian Open this year. Nadal has won 6 Grand Slam singles titles to date and has been a runner-up twice.

Pictures of Nadal can be found by clicking these links: US Open 2009 Men’s 1st Semi, US Open 2009 Men’s Seeding, How will Rafael Nadal’s knee tendinitis survive the hard courts? and Understanding Men’s Tennis Rankings #1.

No.3 – Andy Murray from Dunblane, Scotland is 22 years old; plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.90m Scot has 8,390 ATP ranking points from the 19 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Murray’s career high ranking is No.2. He turned pro in 2005 and 3,000 of his points are from winning 3 ATP Masters tournaments in the past 12 months. His best result in a Grand Slam singles event is runner-up at the 2008 US Open.

A picture of Murray can be found by clicking this link: Understanding the Men’s Pro Tour.

No.4 – Novak Djokovic from Belgrade, Serbia is 22 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.88m Serbian has 7,840 ATP ranking points from the 22 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Djokovic’s career high ranking is No.3. He turned pro in 2003 and 1,300 of his points are from winning the 2008 year-end championships in Shanghai, China (ATP Tour Finals). Djokovic has won 1 Grand Slam singles title, the 2008 Australian Open, and was a runner-up once at the 2007 US Open.

Pictures of Djokovic can be found by clicking these links: US Open 2009 Men’s 2nd Semi and Understanding the Men’s Pro Tour #1.

No.5 – Juan Martin del Potro from Tandil, Argentina is 20 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.98m Argentinean has 6,825 ATP ranking points from the 23 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Del Potro’s current ranking of No.5 is his career best. He turned pro in 2005 and 2,000 of his points are from winning the 2009 US Open, which was his first Grand Slam singles title.

Pictures of del Potro can be found by clicking these links: US Open 2009 Men’s Quarter Finals and ATP Masters Events: Montreal & Cincinnati.

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