Rublev, Schwartzman New Names In Year-End Top 10; Djokovic Continues No. 1 Reign
The ATP today published the 2020 year-end FedEx ATP Rankings on ATPTour.com. Despite a tour suspension of more than five months, a number of milestones were reached, including two new players in the year-end Top 10, while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal continued their battle for No. 1.
Djokovic earned a record-tying sixth year-end No. 1 finish (joining Pete Sampras), while Nadal finished No. 2 for the seventh time and in the Top 2 for a record 12th time.
Five players 24-and-under finished in the Top 10 for the first time since 2009, led by World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev (24), who won the Nitto ATP Finals. Other Top 10 players under the age of 25 were No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (22), No. 7 Alexander Zverev (23), No. 8 Rublev (23) and No. 10 Matteo Berrettini (24).
2020 Year-End FedEx ATP Rankings Quick Facts
* France led all countries with 11 players in the Top 100, followed by Spain with 10 and the U.S. with nine. Italy had eight for the second straight year, their most in FedEx ATP Rankings history. France had the most players in the Top 50 with five followed by Italy, Serbia, Spain and the U.S. with four.
* Federer, at 39 years and 3 months, was the oldest player to finish in the Top 100 followed by Feliciano Lopez (39y, 2m) at No. 64. Including Milos Raonic, who turns 30 later this month, there were 41 players 30-and-over in the year-end Top 100, the most since a record 43 in 2017.
* There were three Russians in the year-end Top 20 for the first time in the history of the FedEx ATP Rankings (since 1973) with No. 4 Medvedev, No. 8 Rublev and No. 20 Karen Khachanov.
* World No. 25 John Isner finished in the Top 25 for the 11th straight year and he was the top American in the year-end FedEx ATP Rankings for the eighth time in the past nine years (except 2017). It was the first time in FedEx ATP Rankings history that an American did not finish in the Top 20.
* There were 14 players 24-and-under in the year-end Top 30, the most since 2006, when there were 16.
* Vasek Pospisil made the biggest jump (89 spots) into the Top 100 from No. 150 at the end of 2019 to a year-end No. 61 in 2020. The 30-year-old Canadian returned from back surgery, which sidelined him for six months in 2019, and reached two finals (Montpellier, Sofia). He is a leading candidate for ATP Comeback Player of the Year.
* #NextGenATP Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime, 20, and Denis Shapovalov, 21, along with No. 1 Aussie Alex de Minaur, 21, were the youngest players to finish in the Top 25 for the second straight year. Shapovalov broke into the Top 10 for one week before finishing a year-end best No. 12. Auger-Aliassime was No. 21 for the second year in a row and De Minaur was No. 23. Overall there were eight #NextGenATP players (born after 1998) in the Top 100 of the year-end FedEx ATP Rankings.
* For the second season in a row, Jannik Sinner, 19, was the youngest player in the year-end Top 100. Sinner, who made the biggest jump into the Top 100 in 2019 (685 spots from No. 763 to No. 78), made the biggest improvement in the Top 50 this season (41 spots from No. 78 to No. 37). Sinner was one of six first-time ATP Tour champions in 2020 and he was followed by Casper Ruud (No. 54 to No. 27) and Ugo Humbert (No. 57 to No. 30), who both jumped 27 spots from last season. They also were first-time champions.
* Overall there were 37 countries represented in the year-end Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings (36 in 2019).
* Shapovalov was the only player to finish in the Top 50 of both singles and doubles. Shapovalov ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 49 in doubles.