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The complete history of every No. 1 tennis player

Published on 06/07/2016

How do the different tennis champions compare? We summed up the complete history of all the number one ranked ATP tennis players in one graphic.

Grand slam titles, ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) points, ATP rankings… Experts like to use all kinds of different metrics to rate tennis players. Roger Federer is frequently called the greatest tennis player since the start of the Open era in 1968. But how does he compare with other legends?

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Novak Djokovic is currently one of the most dominant men’s tennis players in the Open era, topping even Federer’s best years a decade ago. But Federer is nearly as good now as he was then.

How much longer can Djokovic stay on top? At nearly 35, how much longer will Federer be able to keep competing among the top tennis players? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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