New York, November 23rd : Three new players — Casper Ruud from Norway, Hubert Hurkacz, Poland, and Jannik Sinner, Italy — made it into the Top-10 of ATP Rankings.This is their first achievement in their professional careers.Novak Djokovic is still the No.1 player in the ATP Rankings, having clinched his seventh consecutive year-end No.1 ranking.According to the latest ATP Rankings, Ruud (22 years old) is currently No.8 Hurkacz, 24, is the No.9 while Sinner, aged 20, has been the youngest person to reach the Top-10.Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina’s youngest finisher in the Top-10 since 2008.
Djokovic, from Serbia had previously been ranked No.7 for the seventh consecutive year.Djokovic finished at No.1, breaking the tie with Pete Sampras who had been in the Rolex Paris Masters semis.Rafael Nadal, a Spaniard, finished in the Top-10 to make it a 17-year streak at No.6 breaking Jimmy Connors’ record.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev was the first outside of Djokovic and Roger Federer to be ranked No.1 in their respective countries.Great Britain’s Andy Murray, Nadal, and Swiss ace Roger Federer were also among them.2, since American Andy Roddick’s 2004 victory.He was also the first Russian player to reach No.Marat Safin, 2000.
For the first time in 1995, eight of the Top-10 players were 25 and under.
The first time that the year-end Top-10 was held since 2009, four of the top-5 players were aged 25 and under.At 25.6, the average age of Top-10 players was below 26.This is the lowest number since 2009.
The No.1 spot was unchanged.1.The season was the first since 2015.This is the last time Djokovic occupied the No.1 spot in a year.
All countries had 12 players or more in the Top-100.This is the highest number since 1996.
Spain, France, Italy, and Argentina were next with 10 each.For the third consecutive year, eight Italians made it to the Top-100 at year’s end.The Top-50 had six players from the USA and Spain, while Italy was second with four.According to atptour.com, six Americans were in the Top-50 for the year.
This was more than seven players in 2003.
Roger Federer (40) was the last player to finish at No.16.This was the record 21st consecutive Top-20 year for the Swiss star.The year-end Top 100 featured 31 players aged 30 or older.
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