Djokovic Leads The Establishment’s Dominance Of Year-End Emirates ATP Rankings

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The ATP World Tour has today published the 2015 year-end Emirates ATP Rankings on, after an exciting season that saw Novak Djokovic clinch No. 1 for the fourth time in five years and Roger Federer make history by becoming, at 34, the oldest player to finish in the Top 3 since the Emirates ATP Rankings started in 1973. The average age of the Top 10 is almost 30 years, two months, the oldest in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973). The last and only other time there were five players aged 30 or over in the year-end Top 10 was in 1974.

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – No. 1 for fourth time in five years, finishing in the Top 3 for ninth straight year
2. Andy Murray (GBR) – Year-end best and first other than Djokovic, Federer or Rafael Nadal to finish No. 2 since Andy Roddick in 2004
3. Roger Federer (SUI) – Oldest to finish in Top 3 (at 34), placing in the Top 10 for 14th straight year, trailing only Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors for most career Top 10 finishes (16 each)
4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – Finishes No. 4 for second straight year and in Top 10 for third season in a row
5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) –  Top 5 for 11th straight year and second-most Top 10 finishes among left-handers – after Connors (16)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) – Sixth consecutive finish in the Top 10
7. David Ferrer (ESP) – Second-oldest Top 10 finisher (at 33), ending the year in the Top 10 for the sixth year in a row and seventh time overall
8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) – First Asian to finish in Top 10 in back-to-back years
9. Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Finishes in Top 10 for fourth year in career (third in four years)
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – Finishes in Top 10 for sixth year (fourth time in five years)

2015 Year-End Emirates ATP Rankings Quick Facts

For the second consecutive year 39 different countries are represented in the year-end Top 100. The old record was 37 in 2010-11.

Spain leads all countries with 15 players in the Top 100 (seven in the Top 50 and three in the Top 20), followed by France with 10 in the Top 100 (seven in the Top 50).

The youngest player in the Top 100 is 18-year-old Alexander Zverev (at No. 83).

Four teenagers finish in the Top 100 (Borna Coric at No. 44, Hyeon Chung at No. 51, Thanasi Kokkinakis at No. 80, Zverev at No. 83), which is the most since 2007 (Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Ernests Gulbis, Evgeny Korolev, Donald Young).

The oldest player in the Top 100 is 36-year-old Ivo Karlovic (at No. 23). There are 33 players 30 & over in the Top 100.

In doubles, Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecau finish as the No. 1 team for the first time, ending Bob & Mike Bryan’s run of six straight year-end No. 1 finishes. Individually, Marcelo Melo becomes the first Brazilian player to hold the No. 1 Emirates ATP Doubles Ranking. Daniel Nestor ends 2015 at No. 18 and, at 43 years of age, is the oldest in the Top 20.

Fabio Fognini holds the best combined singles and doubles ranking (31 – No. 10 in doubles and No. 21 in singles).

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