Official tennis singles rankings of men's professional tennis on the ATP Tour, featuring Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and more.
Which tennis player has been world number 1 the longest? This statistic presents the players of tennis professionals ranked according to the number of weeks at the top of the ATP ranking between 1973 and 2018. Roger Federer counted plus of 300 weeks at the top of the ATP ranking. Who won the most Grand Slams?
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The "seed" reflects the expectation that a particular player shall win the tournament. If a player is seeded #1, then he/she is the player most likely to win the tournament. All Grand Slams have 32 seeds (maximum among all tennis tournaments) with three Grand Slams seeding players in accordance to their ranking.
Rally: Following the service of a tennis ball, a series of return hits of the ball that ends when one or other player fails to return the ball within the court boundary or fails to return a ball that falls within the play area. Rankings: A hierarchical listing of players based on their recent achievements. Used to determine qualification for entry and seeding in tournaments.
Normally the server's score is always called first and the receiver's score second. Score calling in tennis is unusual in that (except in tie-breaks) each point has a corresponding call that is different from its point value. The current point score is announced orally before each point by the umpire, or by the server if there is no umpire.
The winner of an ATP Tour 500 tournament receives twice as many points as in a 250 event. The world ranking points of the other rounds are adjusted in the same way. Furthermore, players will receive 10 world ranking points for each match won in the qualification round. The main draw consists of 32 or 48 players.
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However, In 1982, the WCT circuit separated again and created a more complex WCT ranking, similar to the ATP ranking. The WCT was not as successful in the 1980s, and the Grand Prix circuit became the primary circuit. The Grand Prix's governance was led by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (also called the Men's Tennis Council).