The trident formed by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, Spanish Rafael Nadal and Switzerland Roger Federer, Three one number that has been this season, exchanging the position between them, repeated at the end of year ranking published Monday, for seven & # 39; time and the first of 2014.
F & # 39; summary & # 39; – season on – site & # 39; the – Internet ATP, Five changes are cited among the top ten, compared with & # 39; last season, including six in number, the Africa & # 39; South Kevin Anderson, And 10, America John Isner, Who finished first in & # 39; this classification area.
"Both were trained in American universities." The last time there were at least two former students in – & # 39; & # 39 ten 10, went back to 1989 when John McEnroe, Brad Gilbert and Jay Berger were granted. "
Among the players who returned to the group & # 39; the top ten listed, the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, which ended in 2017 as No. 12, No. 5 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro, Which reached its best position at the end of & # 39; year as in 2013 (the last time was in the top 10 '), and No. 9 Japanese Kei Nishikori, Which jumped from No. 22 which ended the last year.
For the first time in history of world ranking (1973) there are players from five different regions represented among the top ten. Six come from Europe, while Africa, Asia, North America & # 39; America and the American & # 39; Lower contribute one for this group. It was also the second time in three years that there are ten different nationalities among the top ten at the end of the year.
These are the details & # 39; the first five in the latest list & # 39; 2018:
Novak Djokovic finished as number one for the fifth time (2011-12, 2014-15, 2018) and oldest (31) at the end of & # 39; year, the continued dominance of the "big four" in -aħħar 15 years at the top of & # 39; the ATP Ranking (2004-18)
Rafael Nadal ended up in the top 10 for the 14th consecutive year, the second best record (b & # 39; Federer) of & # 39; all time, behind Jimmy Connors (16). It is also the tenth time that the Top 2 finish, in second place, only surpassed by Federer (11).
Roger Federer is the oldest (37 years) to finish as No. 3 and extend the record for 14 times finishing in the first three (five times No. 1, six times No. 2 and thrice No. 3) .
The German Zverev Alexander is the youngest (21) to finish in – & # 39; type 4 & # 39; for the second consecutive season by Djokovic in 2007-08 and the first German in & # 39; this group since Boris Becker did in 1994-95.
Juan Martín del Potro finished in – & # 39; & # 39 ten 10; for the first time since 2013 and is his best mark at the end of the year already signed in 2009 and 2013. EFE