Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic has started his 269th week at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings 2019 and surpassed Jimmy Connors (268 weeks) of United States (US) for 4th place in the all-time list of most weeks in top spot.
Roger Federer of Switzerland (310 weeks) got the top spot in the latest list followed by Pete Sampras(286 weeks) of US and Ivan Lendl (270 weeks) , who played for Czechoslovakia, and the US.
The top 5 players in all-time weeks at No.1
|S.No||No. 1 Player||Total Weeks||Longest Streak|
|1||Roger Federer||310||237 weeks|
|2||Pete Sampras||286||102 weeks|
|3||Ivan Lendl||270||157 weeks|
|4||Novak Djokovic||269||122 weeks|
|5||Jimmy Connors||268||160 weeks|
Sumit Nagal (Haryana) jumped 15 places to get a career-best ranking of 159 in the ATP rankings
India’s rising tennis player Sumit Nagal (22) of Haryana , who made it a career-best position in the ATP rankings & secured 159th position in the latest rankings released.
Other Indians in the list:
|S.No||Name of the player||Rank|
|3||Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan (doubles rankings)||43rd and 49th position respectively|
India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran is among the top 100 players in the ATP rankings. He is the only Indian in this list & is currently at 82nd position. Ramkumar Ramanathan has lost three places in the rankings and has slipped to number 179.
In the WTA rankings, Ankita Raina remains to be India’s top-ranked player at 191st position and is followed by Pranjala Yadlapalli, who is placed at 338th.
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