Your 2015 ATP Top 10 Plus Year-End Rankings Statistics
by Tom Gainey | December 1st, 2015, 11:03 am
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The official 2015 year-end ATP Rankings were released yesterday. For the fourth time in five years Novak Djokovic sits atop the very best in the sport. The Big 4 make up four of the Top 5 spots, with French Open champion Stan Wawrinka finishing in the Top 4.

The final ATP Rankings for 2015:
2015 ATP Top 10 (as of Nov 30, 2015)
1 Novak Djokovic 16585
2 Andy Murray 8945
3 Roger Federer 8265
4 Stan Wawrinka 6865
5 Rafael Nadal 5230
6 Tomas Berdych 4620
7 David Ferrer 4305
8 Kei Nishikori 4235
9 Richard Gasquet 2850
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2635

Next 10:
11 John Isner 2495
12 Kevin Anderson 2475
13 Marin Cilic 2405
14 Milos Raonic 2170
15 Gilles Simon 2145
16 David Goffin 1880
17 Feliciano Lopez 1690
18 Bernard Tomic 1675
19 Benoit Paire 1633
20 Dominic Thiem 1600

More ranking notes:
* Novak Djokovic finished with more points (16,585) than anyone in ATP Ranking history (not adjusted for point increases and ranking methodology).
* Roger Federer finished Top 10 for the 14th straight year.
* Spain finished with the most players in the Top 100 with 15.
* At 36, Ivo Karlovic finished at the oldest player in the Top 100 (ranked No. 23); 18-year-old Alexander Zverev was the youngest (ranked No. 83)
* There were four teenagers to finish Top 100 while 33 30-somethings finished in that range.
* Kevin Anderson was the only player to break into the Top 10 this year (for the first time).
* 13 lefties finished Top 100.
* Paolo Lorenzi played the most ATP level events at 35, Rajeev Ram the fewest with 17.
* Two players – Marco Cecchinato and Inigo Cervantes – finished in the Top 100 without winning an ATP level match.
* For the second consecutive year 39 different countries are represented in the Top 100.
* Fabio Fognini holds the best combined singles and doubles ranking (31 – No. 10 in doubles and No. 21 in singles).
* All Top 15 players won at least one title in 2015 (No. 16 David Goffin highest not to have won a title).
* No. 28 Grigor Dimitrov was the highest ranked player to have not reached a final in 2015, and No. 55 Lukas Rosol the highest not to have made a semifinal.


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57 Comments for Your 2015 ATP Top 10 Plus Year-End Rankings Statistics

Ben Pronin Says:

Wow Dimitrov is terrible.


Okiegal Says:

Wow, the point spread is outta sight!

@Ben…..you’ve been a tennis buff for a long time, has there been a point spread as big as this one ever? Just curious….too lazy to do the research.


Okiegal Says:

@Forget it…..I stopped reading way too soon. That point spread is OTT!!!


Travis Bickle Says:

Great Guillermo Vilas’ toughts on Djoker in his blog…
And some thougts they are! Apparently Guillermo is truly impressed with Novak. Much more meaningful when these praises come from former top players and not from tennis journalists most of whom are corporate puppets with predetermined agenda and tennis narrative!

https://www.thetennisbase.com/?enlace=blog&bg=1&post=djokovic

An excerpt:
“Djokovic sometimes breaks a racket because he’s angry with his performance but later is able to return to the match quickly. He has it in his head; his mind is clearly in charge. It is a person who applies an independent method to people who are around him; handles everything. He has very clear when risk, play long, play short… and can even communicate with the public and not to disperse at all. I think it is a wonderful touch that he has, like taking external power. That impacts me.

He is very clever, because he makes longs movements, shorts, feints, he goes to the base line of the court and talk to someone, make gestures… tends to do not normal things because it is him who is in command of the situation. In a sense, I was like him, because even though I didn’t speak with anyone during the match I knew perfectly what was happening in the environment of the stadium. That ensures you to maintain the control of the situation and don´t be overcome by the event.”


Chrisford1 Says:

*Andy finally finishing #2 is attributable to him stopping to suck on clay.
* Dunno why TennisX staff frames the Djokovic max points as the most “unadjusted points” and with todays ranking methodology. Adjust the points, use the same rules of ranking and Djokovic STILL has the Open ERa records for most points at any time (16,850) and the most end of season points (16,585)
*Ferru was injured a good part of the year, then fought like hell to make it to London. And he did. Because David Ferrer is a stud and a pro’s pro.
*Congrats to Gasquet who is having a late Renaissance. Not an all-time great, but truly honoring his talent the last few years.
*Roger Federer joins Novak in the assault on numerous records. He is closing in on Connors and somewhat Lendl’s “longtime career at the top” records driven by rankings. Look at ATP records and where Fed is in several categories and you see the history he is making.
*The consistency in rankings, wins on various surfaces drive Novak and Fed to being in the Top 10, even Top 5 in most ATP record listings for this or that.
*Rafa is such a major competitive foe that even in his awful year, he was strong enough to finish #5 in rankings. Impressive!
*Rankings 11 through 20 show some new guys making it there – and a few in that next cohort of ten have to be considered as possibilities to make Top 10 in 2016 or shortly after that. Kevin Anderson. Dominic Thiem. Goffin. Paire. Even that sad sack of you know what, Tomic.


Wog Boy Says:

CF1 here, using the current ATP methodology, Federer’s record is 15995 points in 2006 season, Nole is the first player to brake 16K points mark:

Doha 250
AO 2000
Dubai 300
Indian Wells 1000
Miami 1000
Monte Carlo 600
Rome 600
RG 1200
Hamburg 0
Halle 500
Wimbledon 2000
Canada 1000
Cincinnati 45
USO 2000
Tokyo 500
Madrid 1000
Paris 0
Basel 500
WTF 1500

Total 15995


Chrisford1 Says:

OT -
Rising young Spanish tennis player presents Lionel Messi with the Football League best player award.

https://www.instagram.com/p/-xbko3BhNI/

No, Garbine Muguruza is not standing on a higher step in stage than Messi.
Good looking gal. And Messi is crushed on by millions of women.


jane Says:

nice stat for fabulous fabio.

the ATP site also noted this:

“Four teenagers finish in the Top 100 (Borna Coric at No. 44, Hyeon Chung at No. 51, Thanasi Kokkinakis at No. 80, Zverev at No. 83), which is the most since 2007 (Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Ernests Gulbis, Evgeny Korolev, Donald Young).

maybe that’s a sign that these guys will be the young up-and-comers? by comparison 2 of those others listed from 2007, cilic and delpo, managed to win a slam.

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that’s good news i think wog boy; vajda has come out and said novak was mentally and physically exhausted during the WTFs.

thanks for sharing that link mr. taxi driver; the translation is a little wonky but the gist of it is certainly complimentary.


Chrisford1 Says:

Never too early to talk the Top 5 matches of 2015 in the ATP.

MY candidate for top match is Nadal-Fognini 4th Rd USO. No doubt at all. Creme de la creme.

2. GAsquet vs. Wawrinka Wimbledon QFs.

3. Murray and Djokovic semis at the French Open.

4. Fed Murray Wimbledon semi

5. USO Djokovic vs. Federer and the drunk US crowd Final

Hon mention:

Stan’s Finals win over Djokovic at the French Open.
Benoit Paire vs. Kei Nishikori USO !St Rounder.


Wog Boy Says:

jane,
Vajda is right, it was obvious in London Nole was running on the smell of an oily rug, he was preserving his energy from one match to another until final push in SF and F.


wilfried Says:

@Travis Bickle Txs. Is indeed an interesting article.


Giles Says:

” Nole was running on the smell of an oily rag”. Really, or has he been doing overtime in his EGG??


James Says:

There aint any Big 4. Just Big 1.

2016 seems to be Djoke’s for the taking. The only “youngish” player in the top 10 is Nishikori – and he can’t maintain the fitness needed at that level. All others in the top 10 are Djoke’s pigeons now.

Amongst the next 10 – Raonic? Nah, he is basically a taller Dimitrov. Goffin? Showed in the davis cup finals that he doesn’t have the goods – if he can’t even make it competitive with Murray on clay on home ground. Tomic? Safin with less firepower and even less discipline. Paire? Might, or is he just another tall guy?

Can’t see any of these winning a slam in 2016. Djoke should have a field day taking those H2Hs to a new level, winning the French, the Olympics, and pretty much eclipsing Nadal. Fed seems content with his bridesmaid role, which should continue this last year. A slower 30 year old Nadal is not really a fearsome player any more. And Murray is of course Murray.

Djoke has a real change of really eclipsing most of Fed’s important records – slams, weeks at No 1, YEC titles.


Ben Pronin Says:

As impressive as what Nadal did in 2010 was, it still wasn’t the best overall season. So, nice try?


Giles Says:

^^^ Have a word with the tweeter.


Chrisford1 Says:

No doubt in the last 45 years Nadal’s 2010 season ranks as one of the standout ones in the Open Era – just short, though, of being in the general discussion of the best season ever. Just a tiny notch under being in a class with Lavers Grand Slam year or the utter dominant years Federer had in 2006, Djokovic had in 2015.
Easily in the list of the 10 best years a pro player ever had though.
It may be looked back on as Peak Nadal. Had he been able to physically sustain that serve he had that year…who knows how the “close ones” he had with Nole 2.0 in 2011 and 2012 would have turned out???

But that was then, this is now. Nadal fans should be very encouraged how Rafa took adversity on like a true champion does, how close some of his losses were, and how he did in the fall season, normally Rafa’s worst part of the year.
I know he will be in the mix in 2016. It will be tough, given how Andy and Nole have further elevated their games and Fed may be in a better position to give a go at Rafa in a very long time..but I believe Nadal fans will have some more fine matches to savor in the coming year. Rafa is not “done”, by any means. The Big 4 continues on, with a couple players like Stan around to demonstrate they are not the only 4 that matter.


jane Says:

agree ben; it was a great season but not the best. nadal had less top 10 wins that fed had in 2006, which was 19. i think nadal had 11 top 10 wins from playing top 10 opponents 16 times in 2010. that’s rather amazing considering he won 3 slams.

this list ranks it below his 2008 and 2013 years, not that i am saying it’s accurate. but in 2010 rafa retired injured from AO, for example. he also won only 3 masters. in 2008 he was more consistent, and in 2013 he ha more difficult competition, but he didn’t play AO that year and lost 1st or 2nd round at wimbledon. so it’s probably between 2008 or 2010 for nadal’s best year. personally i think it was 2008 because he also won the olympics and his performance at the FO that year was outrageously good.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/tiBxH5i8d26G_gqEg9bqFyQ/edit?pli=1#gid=7&vpid=A4


Gypsy Gal Says:

Rafa won RG and W,and Olympic gold on 3 different surfaces in 2008,and GS on 3 different surfaces in 2010,i would say 2010 was the best as it was 3 GS,but thats JMO….


Gypsy Gal Says:

Aanyway as long as your happy with your favorite and what theyve achieved thats what really counts,no need to pull one to pieces in favour of another….


elina Says:

2015 GYOAT. Bar none. Not even close.

2013, 2006, 2011 were equally good for different reasons.

Laver’s Grand Slam years are apples and oranges compared to today’s game (not to mention that three slams were on grass).


jalep Says:

hi Gypsy. But, but, wait… what fun would any of this posting be if a person can’t tear one or more players down to favor their their favorite???…lol…


jane Says:

i like 2008 the best gypsy, but can see why you would pick 2010. for me, 2008 rafa was consistently great throughout the season. he dominated at the FO in what was probably one of if not the most dominate performance i’ve ever seen at a slam, but then he followed that up with an epic win over Fed at wimbledon and olympic gold later. he came really close to reaching the finals at the USO that year too. but i remember the semi versus andy was played in bad weather and over 2 days. had he reached the finals, who knows? but 2010 he won 3 slams so i can see where you’re coming from.

btw that tweet – not sure if you read it – said rafa’s 2010 was the best season since laver’s 1969.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Hi Jalep true for some i suppose,not the way i like to operate though,but each to their own lol….


Gypsy Gal Says:

Jane i did see the tweet,but for me its a bit too self serving so didnt care to comment about it,anyway the 2010 is the best season IMO,as according to some 2008 doesnt count according to some as Federer had mono….


jalep Says:

It makes a lively discussion, Gypsy. Arranging years in a list and claiming one or another as “best ever” is a nice past-time in sports. Arguments can be made to appear solidly backed by data – but don’t be fooled. Over time, it comes down to an opinion and memory.

Favorite years: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015. Marat v Fed AO 2005 – awesome. Memories play the biggest part – hippocampus heavily influenced by amygdala. :D


jane Says:

oh gypsy i forgot all about that. oh well, i just thought rafa was so amazing in 2008. but also 2010 can be equally great. he did get his revenge on soda pop that year at the FO. :D


Ben Pronin Says:

I think Nadal played his best tennis in 2013. His level was insane. Although 2008 FO was the single most dominant slam performance probably ever. I mean the guy has had some pretty great seasons, no question. But what sets Djokovic’s and Federer’s years apart is the overall dominance. Federer’s worst loss in 06 was to Murray in 3rd round of Cincy. Djokovic’s worst loss in 15 was to Karlovic in the QFs of Doha. Nadal always had a handful of head scratching losses in his 3 best years.


jalep Says:

Yes, yes, conveniently forgotten, jane. What’s wrong with your memory, anyway?

Feeling squeamishly guilty as I forget all the injuries and maladies accounting for losses and wins. Just put an h2h in front of me and my hippocampus lights up like a neon sign!


jane Says:

jalep, not conveniently. i sincerely didnt think of fed’s illness when i was thinking of how well rafa played in 2008. i was just thinking of rafa’s 3 best years and what he accomplished in them since that is what the tweet prompted.

agree about marat/fed. a great match and a safin highpoint. maybe THE safin highpoint, although his speech after beating leyton in the final was nice too.

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ben, i think 2013 was rafa’s best hard court level. but i think 2008 was his best clay level.


Ben Pronin Says:

Jane, I’m not so sure about that. His level on clay in 2010 was freaking insane, too. Just look at MC that year. Bagels and bread sticks for everyone! It’s definitely close. But I’d agree in putting them above 2013.


jalep Says:

Conveniently is probably the wrong word. But I was joking — hoping you’d smile. Forgot a winky face.

Believe you’d forget about the mono. The joke was in how much memory and emotion play in perception and recollection. Sometimes when I read h2h’s I see the stories that went along with the matches. Every match has at least two personal sides, or for example – the blue clay of Madrid has it’s own narrative.


Ben Pronin Says:

Bring back blue clay!


skeezer Says:

“Ben Pronin Says:
Wow Dimitrov is terrible.”

I wouldn’t say his year was that bad.

Two words: Nicole Scherzinger


Ben Pronin Says:

I thought he got with that Bulgarian super model?

He has game, alright, just not the one that wins him slams.


Wog Boy Says:

Grigor is covering court pretty well, pity it is wrong court.


RZ Says:

Everyone’s ignoring the most shocking fact of this post: Fabio Fognini holds the best combined singles and doubles ranking!


Kimberly Says:

No stats about where American players stand in the rankings?


jane Says:

not me RZ. see my post from yesterday at 11:04 pm. i mentioned fabio first thing! ;)


RZ Says:

@Jane – you are right. Sorry I missed that. It’s an odd tennis world when you consider that Fabio is a doubles grand slam champ!


jane Says:

and his girlfriend won a slam too RZ. they had a fabulous year together, those italian lovebirds.


Okiegal Says:

I wonder how those “lovebirds” get along when alone?? They are both so high tempered I’ll bet the feathers fly when they have a tiff……. He cracks me up when he gets fired up over a call….I can’t help laughing. I like to watch him however. In those matches where he beat Rafa he was so good….whycan’t he play like that all time?? I guess playing Rafa puts him in “beast mode”. The matches were entertaining……but I hate when he’s slated to play Rafa…makes me nervous!


RZ Says:

@Okie, I don’t think Flavia is much of a hothead. I have wondered about that relationship. She seems so much together and he sometimes seem like an @$$ on the the court. I’m guessing he’s calmer and nicer off of it.


RZ Says:

@Jane, as surprising as FLavia’s slam win was, I find it less surprising than Fabio’s success (if only because she won Indian Wells last year and did quite well in her title defense)


Okiegal Says:

Oops, RZ, I got my wires cross….got my ladies mixed up. I was thinking his girl was the one who won USO this year. I love Flavia. My mind wondered off again! She seems very nice. So nice that I have wondered about them as a couple. I’m sorry about that post……wish there was a way I could delete it. I’m sure all of the hot headed players are totally differnt individuals off the court. Tension,
bad calls and pressure could probably bring the worst out of a player. Heck, Berdy and Soderling may be super nice guys off of the court. Bottom line, I shouldn’t be judging people I really don’t even know…. That would be a good New Years resolution!!


RZ Says:

@Okie – Flavia is Fabio’s girl and did win the USO. I’ve never seen her behave hotheaded.

You’re right about some players being different on/off the court. If Berdych was the same guy off the court as on it, I would probably be a fan.


Okiegal Says:

OK, she is the one I was thinking of after all. I watch tennis tirades on you tube and I’ve got her mixed up with another Italian. I’m gonna research to see who I have her confused with right now!


Gypsy Gal Says:

I will also give congrats to Joe Wilfred on getting back into the top 10,as he seems to be getting back to playing great tennis again after been in a career slump for a while….


RZ Says:

@Okie – It might have been her a few years ago. I think she’s calmed down some. Which means that there’s hope for Fabio. :-)


RZ Says:

^ BTW Okie, I realized I’ve gone back and forth on the notion of Flavia being a hothead. I thought Vinci was the hothead I saw at an L.A. tournament a few years ago but turns out that Vinci didn’t play that tournament. It was definitely an Italian I saw get angry at a ball girl for not putting the towel in the right place so it was either Penetta or Schiavone as they were the only Italians in that tournament. So it’s possible that I was the one getting the ladies mixed up and then got you confused.


RZ Says:

New comment awaiting moderation for some reason. Was trying to apologize to Okie for being the one who might have confused the Italian ladies


Okiegal Says:

RZ…I’m thinking of Roberta Vinci…..did my research!! Thank goodness for Wiki!!


Okiegal Says:

RZ……Read your last post, no probs! It’s not hard to confuse me!! Lol


Okiegal Says:

RZ…….I think I need to stop posting all together, as confused as I can get sometime. The only thing I don’t get confused about is Rafa!! I’m a walking ENCYCLIPEDIA when it comes to him….and he’s had a tirade or two, but has never demolished a racquet, which pleases me!!!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Always great to see Kimberly back posting @7.30pm December 2nd,shame it was so brief though :(….


Okiegal Says:

@RZ…..Today is the Dec 5th and just now saw your moderated post on Dec 3 @ 12:19. I was thinking Roberta Vinci, but not to worry I am easily confused, but thanks so much for the shout back….why on earth was that moderated?? Oh, well…..but thanks again.

@GG…..I’m sorry Kimberly doesn’t post that much anymore either. (she’s one of the good guys…tee hee) COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA, I MEAN LITTLE KIMBERLY…..GG AND OKIE NEED ANOTHER STAUNCH RAFA FAN!!!!!! :)

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