Highest Number of Weeks as World No.1 - Men's Singles
Tennis Stats and Record
One of the best accomplishments in tennis is reaching the World No.1 spot in the rankings. Reaching world No.1 is a sign of success, dominance of the game. Many players have reached this feat, however, not many have consistently stayed there. Here are the players with the most weeks as World No.1.
1. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 310 weeks
- Of course at the top of the list there would have to be Roger Federer. Federer has absolutely dominated the game over the last 22 years and he has consistently won so many titles, winning 103 titles overall. Federer has stayed at world No.1 for 310 weeks. Federer might not add to this number because of Nadal and Djokovic's dominance, but he has cemented himself as potentially the best player ever.
2. Pete Sampras, USA, 286 weeks
- Pete Sampras is one of the best players ever and has accomplished so many things throughout his career. Sampras has won so many titles, and Grand Slams, allowing him to reach the World No.1 spot multiple times. Sampras has stayed at World No.1 for 286 weeks. Sampras will always be remembered as a legend in tennis.
3. Novak Djokovic, 282 weeks
- Novak Djokovic, the current World No.1, has been absolutely incredible over the last 10 years, winning so many titles and being the most dominant World No.1 in recent history. Djokovic will surpass everyone on this list if he continues to play the way he does as he just seems unstoppable.
4. Ivan Lendl, Czechoslovakia, 270 weeks
- Ivan Lendl is one of the strongest players of all time. Lendl's power, accuracy and determination has allowed him to win so many titles in his career. Lendl has been World No.1 for 270 weeks and cementing his legacy even further in tennis history.
5. Jimmy Connors, USA, 268 weeks
- Jimmy Connors is one of the best players ever. The American has won 109 titles throughout his career and because of this he was able to rise up the rankings. Connors has been World No.1 for 268 weeks and his dominance of the Men's game will never be forgotten.