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World No.1 Ranked Male Tennis Players

No.PlayerStart dateEnd dateWeeksTotal
1Ilie NăstaseAugust 23, 1973June 2, 19744040
2John NewcombeJune 3, 1974July 28, 197488
3Jimmy ConnorsJuly 29, 1974August 22, 1977160160
4Björn BorgAugust 23, 1977August 29, 197711
.Jimmy Connors (2)August 30, 1977April 8, 197984244
.Björn Borg (2)April 9, 1979May 20, 197967
.Jimmy Connors (3)May 21, 1979July 8, 19797251
.Björn Borg (3)July 9, 1979March 2, 19803441
5John McEnroeMarch 3, 1980March 23, 198033
.Björn Borg (4)March 24, 1980August 10, 19802061
.John McEnroe (2)August 11, 1980August 17, 198014
.Björn Borg (5)August 18, 1980July 5, 198146107
.John McEnroe (3)July 6, 1981July 19, 198126
.Björn Borg (6)July 20, 1981August 2, 19812109
.John McEnroe (4)August 3, 1981September 12, 19825864
.Jimmy Connors (4)September 13, 1982October 31, 19827258
.John McEnroe (5)November 1, 1982November 7, 1982165
.Jimmy Connors (5)November 8, 1982November 14, 19821259
.John McEnroe (6)November 15, 1982January 30, 19831176
..Jimmy Connors (6)January 31, 1983February 6, 19831260
.John McEnroe (7)February 7, 1983February 13, 1983177
.Jimmy Connors (7)February 14, 1983February 27, 19832262
6Ivan LendlFebruary 28, 1983May 15, 19831111
.Jimmy Connors (8)May 16, 1983June 5, 19833265
.John McEnroe (8)June 6, 1983June 12, 1983178
.Jimmy Connors (9)June 13, 1983July 3, 19833268
.John McEnroe (9)July 4, 1983October 30, 19831795
.Ivan Lendl (2)October 31, 1983December 11, 1983617
.John McEnroe (10)December 12, 1983January 8, 1984499
.Ivan Lendl (3)January 9, 1984March 11, 1984926
.John McEnroe (11)March 12, 1984June 10, 198413112
.Ivan Lendl (4)June 11, 1984June 17, 1984127
.John McEnroe (12)June 18, 1984July 8, 19843115
.Ivan Lendl (5)July 9, 1984August 12, 1984532
.John McEnroe (13)August 13, 1984August 18, 198553168
.Ivan Lendl (6)August 19, 1985August 25, 1985133
.John McEnroe (14)August 26, 1985September 8, 19852170
.Ivan Lendl (7)September 9, 1985September 11, 1988157190
7Mats WilanderSeptember 12, 1988January 29, 19892020
.Ivan Lendl (8)January 30, 1989August 12, 199080270
8Stefan EdbergAugust 13, 1990January 27, 19912424
9Boris BeckerJanuary 28, 1991February 17, 199133
.Stefan Edberg (2)February 18, 1991July 7, 19912044
.Boris Becker (2)July 8, 1991September 8, 1991912
.Stefan Edberg (3)September 9, 1991February 9, 19922266
10Jim CourierFebruary 10, 1992March 22, 199266
.Stefan Edberg (4)March 23, 1992April 12, 1992369
.Jim Courier (2)April 13, 1992September 13, 19922228
.Stefan Edberg (5)September 14, 1992October 4, 1992372
.Jim Courier (3)October 5, 1992April 11, 19932755
11Pete SamprasApril 12, 1993August 22, 19931919
.Jim Courier (4)August 23, 1993September 12, 1993358
.Pete Sampras (2)September 13, 1993April 9, 199582101
12Andre AgassiApril 10, 1995November 5, 19953030
.Pete Sampras (3)November 6, 1995January 28, 199612113
.Andre Agassi (2)January 29, 1996February 11, 1996232
13Thomas MusterFebruary 12, 1996February 18, 199611
.Pete Sampras (4)February 19, 1996March 10, 19963116
.Thomas Muster (2)March 11, 1996April 14, 199656
.Pete Sampras (5)April 15, 1996March 29, 1998102218
14Marcelo RíosMarch 30, 1998April 26, 199844
.Pete Sampras (6)April 27, 1998August 9, 199815233
.Marcelo Ríos (2)August 10, 1998August 23, 199826
.Pete Sampras (7)August 24, 1998March 14, 199929262
15Carlos MoyáMarch 15, 1999March 28, 199922
.Pete Sampras (8)March 29, 1999May 2, 19995267
16Yevgeny KafelnikovMay 3, 1999June 13, 199966
.Pete Sampras (9)June 14, 1999July 4, 19993270
.Andre Agassi (3)July 5, 1999July 25, 1999335
17Patrick RafterJuly 26, 1999August 1, 199911
.Pete Sampras (10)August 2, 1999September 12, 19996276
.Andre Agassi (4)September 13, 1999September 10, 20005287
.Pete Sampras (11)September 11, 2000November 19, 200010286
18Marat SafinNovember 20, 2000December 3, 200022
19Gustavo KuertenDecember 4, 2000January 28, 200188
.Marat Safin (2)January 29, 2001February 25, 200146
.Gustavo Kuerten (2)February 26, 2001April 1, 2001513
.Marat Safin (3)April 2, 2001April 22, 200139
.Gustavo Kuerten (3)April 23, 2001November 18, 20013043
20Lleyton HewittNovember 19, 2001April 27, 20037575
.Andre Agassi (5)April 28, 2003May 11, 2003289
.Lleyton Hewitt (2)May 12, 2003June 15, 2003580
.Andre Agassi (6)June 16, 2003September 7, 200312101
21Juan Carlos FerreroSeptember 8, 2003November 2, 200388
22Andy RoddickNovember 3, 2003February 1, 20041313
23Roger FedererFebruary 2, 2004August 17, 2008237237
24Rafael NadalAugust 18, 2008July 5, 20094646
.Roger Federer (2)July 6, 2009June 6, 201048285
.Rafael Nadal (2)June 7, 2010July 3, 201156102
25Novak DjokovicJuly 4, 2011July 8, 20125353
.Roger Federer (3)July 9, 2012November 4, 201217302
.Novak Djokovic (2)November 5, 2012October 6, 201348101
.Rafael Nadal (3)October 7, 2013July 6, 201439141
.Novak Djokovic (3)July 7, 2014November 6, 2016122223
26Andy MurrayNovember 7, 2016August 20, 20174141
.Rafael Nadal (4)August 21, 2017February 18, 201826167
.Roger Federer (4)February 19, 2018April 1, 20186308
.Rafael Nadal (5)April 2, 2018May 13, 20186173
.Roger Federer (5)May 14, 2018May 20, 20181309
.Rafael Nadal (6)May 21, 2018June 17, 20184177
.Roger Federer (6)June 18, 2018June 24, 20181310
.Rafael Nadal (7)June 25, 2018November 4, 201819196
.Novak Djokovic (4) November 5, 2018Present13236



Who is number 1 ranked male tennis player?

The current ATP World No.1 according to the ranking is Novak Djokovic from Serbia.


Who is the best tennis player in history?

The best player in Tennis history with respect Men's Tennis rankings is Roger Federer.


Who has been ranked 1 in tennis the longest?

Roger Federer from Switzerland has been ranked World No.1 in Tennis for the longest period (310 weeks).


How long has Federer been number 1?

Roger Federer has been ranked World No.1 for a total for 310 weeks, Pete Sampras is the second with 286 weeks and third is Ivan Lendl with 270 weeks in total.

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