Nov 26, 2018
With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. And at No. 2 Roger Federer 3 on Monday, That leads trio of tennis greats-the season's final ATP rankings for-the seventh time.
Print the-the first time, though, That EACH of thoses three Men spent some time at No. 1 During Same-the-year. The seven were theres Changes Since the-grape 1999, whens theres were eight.
Djokovic won Wimbledon and US Open in 2018-the, whiles tooks-the Australian Open Federer, Nadal and earned-the French Open title.
They accounted for Nos. 1-3 in-the final rankings From 2007 to '11 and 2014, too.
For Djokovic, the marks-the fifth time he Has closed a year in-the top spot, following 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Only Pete Sampras, With six year-end No. 1 finishes, it did more OFTEN.
The 31-year-old Serbia From the ALSO-the Oldest with To Be No. 1 at season's end and to finish atop-the first being an after-the ranking top 20 Outside-the-During-the-year – or Outside-the-top 10 at-the-end-of-the previous years (he Was No. 12 in 2017).
Simona Halep ended-the season at No. 1 in-the WTA rankings for-the second consecutive year; SHE That clinched a spot More Than a month ago. Angelique Kerber Was No. 2 amongs celebs, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka.
Djokovic overtook Nadal Three Weeks Ago; The Spaniard did not Compete anywhere Stopping an after because of a painful right knee During HIS U.S. Open semifinals in September Against Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal thought arthroscopic surgery on right ankle HIS Print month.
Nadal conclude a season at No. 1 or No. 2 for-the 10th time, trailing Federer's 11-only.
Federer, Meanwhile, the in-the year-end top three for a record 14th time. The 37-year-old From Switzerland Has won 20 Grand Slam singles Championships, by-the grape with a, followed by 17 With Nadal, Djokovic THENI And The retired Sampras With 14 apiece.
The Rest 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. Kei Nishikori and No. 9 10 John Isner.
Del Potro Was runner-up at-the-the US Open, Anderson at Wimbledon, Cilic at-the Australian Open, French Open and Thiem at-the.
Neither Anderson Isner usually u ever thought it would be finished in a year-the top 10, whiles del Potro back in the group for That-the first time Since 2013.