The trident created by the Serbian Novak Djokovic & amp;, Spanish Raphael Nadal And the Swiss Roger Federer, The three numbers one that was the season, replacing this position between them, returned in the last classification of the year published on Monday, For the seventh time The first since 2014.
Summarize the season on the Web site ATP, Five changes are quoted among the top ten, compared with last season, among them number six, South Africa Kevin Anderson, And 10, the American John Eisner, Which finished for the first time in this area of classification.
"Both were trained in American universities." The last time there were at least two former students in the top 10 ' Back in 1989 when John McEnroe, Brad Gilbert And Jay Berger got it. "
Among the players who returned to the group of top ten on the list, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, which ended in 2017 No. 12, 5 Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, Which is worth its best position at the end of the year as in 2013 (the last time it was the top 10), and the number 9 Japanese Kay Nishikuri, That jumped from n. 22 where it ended last year.
For the first time in the history of the world ranking (1973) There are players from five different regions represented among the top ten. Six come from Europe, while Africa, Asia, North America and South America contribute to this group. It was also the second time in three years that there were ten different nationalities among the top ten at the end of the year.
These are the details of the top five in the latest list of 2018:
Novak Djokovic finished number 1 for the fifth time (2011-12, 2014-15, 2018) and the oldest (31) at the end of the year, with continued dominance of the "big four" in the last 15 years of the ATP rating (2004) 18.)
Rafael Nadal finished the "Top 10" for the 14th consecutive year, the second best record (with Federer) of all time, behind Connors' 16th. It is also the tenth time that Top 2 finishes, second only to Federer (11).
Roger Federer is the eldest (37 years) to finish the No. 3 and extends the record to 14 times in the finals of the top three (five times in 1, six times in two three Times no. 3).
German Alexander Zverb is the youngest (21) to finish the "top 4" for the second successive season since Djokovic in 2007-08 and the first German in this group since Boris Becker did it in 1994-95.
Juan Martin del Potro finished the "top 10" for the first time since 2013 and worth his best mark at the end of the year he already signed in 2009 and 2013. / EFE