Category Archives: Tennis

Top 8 Tennis Players

Here is a graph of the ATP points for the top 8 tennis players in the world since 2009.  It’s interesting to note that since 2009, Andy Murray has been ranked above each of Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer at some point, but never above them all at once.  Also, over that same time period n0one of the players currently ranked 5-8 have ever been ranked higher than any of the top 4 players.


Tennis Number 1’s

About a week ago, Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title, which ties Pete Sampras, and his 17 Grand Slam title overall, extending that record even further.  Less (more?) importantly, Mr. Federer regains the ranking of number 1 in the word by the slimmest of margins (11075 to 11000) over Novak Djokovic.  Here is my updated plot of the 19 players who have reached number 1 since 1990.  Notably (still) absent is Mr. Andy Murray.  But as he said himself after his Wimbledon defeat: “I’m getting closer.”

Note: This graph has been updated as it originally included Andy Murray and Benjamin Becker instead of Boris Becker.  I apologize for the mistake.


Updated Tennis Number 1’s Plot

Here is my updated tennis plot of all of the number 1’s post-French Open: The 19 number 1’s.