As the ATP season has come to an end with the conclusion of Nitto ATP finals, It is important to know who ended up at the top of the year-end ATP rankings. Here are the list and in-depth analysis of the top 3 year-end ATP ranking holders.
3. Roger Federer:
Swiss star and record 20 grand slam holder Roger Federer finishes 2019 at the third spot in the ATP world tour rankings. He won a total of 4 titles this year, but failed to gain a single grand slam championship and finished the year with a win-loss record of 53-10 in total 14 tournaments. He won the Swiss indoor ATP 500 event for the record 10th time along with ATP Masters 1000 events in Miami. He also won the Halle Open for the record 10th time and Dubai open for the record 8th time. He also made the final of the Wimbledon championship for the 12th time but lost to Novak Djokovic in the final.
2. Novak Djokovic:
Serbian star Novak Djokovic finishes at the second ahead of Federer at the year-end ATP rankings. He has claimed 5 titles this season with a win-loss record of 57-11. He won the two grand slams The Australian Open for the record 7th time and the Wimbledon championship for the 5th time. He is now third on the overall grand slams list with a total of 16 grand slams (7 Australian Opens, one French Open, 5 Wimbledon Championships, and 3 US Open title). Along with it, he also acquired the two ATP Masters 1000 events in Paris and Madrid while the ATP 500 event in Tokyo.
1. Rafael Nadal:
Spanish champion Rafael Nadal claimed the season-ending top rank with 9,985 points for the fifth time in his career. II Grand-slam titles at the US Open and Roland Garros helped him to take a lead along with two ATP 1000 Masters titles in Canada and Rome. He is now only one grand slam short of the record of Roger Federer's 20 grand slams. Nadal won 58 matches in total out of 67 he played this year, which is an incredible book. He has also made the final of the Australian Open earlier this year, along with a semifinal finish at the Wimbledon championship. Besides, he helped Spain to win its 6th Davis cup title.
Below is the Statistical Comparison between the top three rank holders - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer.
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Once again the younger generation is failing to weaken the dominance of the Big-3, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. Three of them have topped the year-end ATP rankings and proved that age is just the numbers and they are nevertheless far from over.