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World Champions -ATP.

Posted by tennisplanet on March 1, 2007

Since 1978 for men’s and women’s singles and since 1996 for men’s and women’s doubles, the International Tennis Federation has designated a “World Champion” each year based on performances throughout the year, including Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup, Fed Cup, the Davis Cup, and weekly tour events.

Men’s singles

The International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) choices for men’s singles have been generally approved by tennis fans and the tennis media except in 1990 when the designation of Ivan Lendl was strongly criticized by those who claimed that the ITF was punishing Stefan Edberg for not playing the Grand Slam Cup. That year, the Association of Tennis Professionals named Edberg its “Player of The Year,” in accordance with its computer ranking system, and Tennis Magazine (France) ranked Edberg first, Andre Agassi second, and Lendl third.

  • 1978 Björn Borg
  • 1979 Björn Borg
  • 1980 Björn Borg
  • 1981 John McEnroe
  • 1982 Jimmy Connors
  • 1983 John McEnroe
  • 1984 John McEnroe
  • 1985 Ivan Lendl
  • 1986 Ivan Lendl
  • 1987 Ivan Lendl
  • 1988 Mats Wilander
  • 1989 Boris Becker
  • 1990 Ivan Lendl
  • 1991 Stefan Edberg
  • 1992 Jim Courier
  • 1993 Pete Sampras
  • 1994 Pete Sampras
  • 1995 Pete Sampras
  • 1996 Pete Sampras
  • 1997 Pete Sampras
  • 1998 Pete Sampras
  • 1999 Andre Agassi
  • 2000 Gustavo Kuerten
  • 2001 Lleyton Hewitt
  • 2002 Lleyton Hewitt
  • 2003 Andy Roddick
  • 2004 Roger Federer
  • 2005 Roger Federer
  • 2006 Roger Federer
  • 2007 Roger Federer
  • 2008 Rafael Nadal
  • 2009 Roger Federer
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3 Responses to “World Champions -ATP.”

  1. Manuel said

    Update: roger federer was named ITF World Champion for the 4th consecutive time in 2007.

  2. Michael Joel said

    Update: Rafeal Nadal was named ITF World Champion for the year 2008

  3. Liz said

    See Manuel and Michael’s comments above, plus add Federer for 2009

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