Nadal equalized McConrow and Lendall as 1

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The victory of Masters in Paris over Korean Hung Chun with 7: 5, 6: 3 secured Rafael Nadal first place in the world tennis rankings by the end of 2017. His closest pursuer, Roger Federer, declined to take part in the French capital and said goodbye to his chances to dethrone him, leaving only the ATP finals by the end of the season.




Matadora became only the sixth-time tennis player to finish the calendar year at the top of the list for at least four years. The Spaniard was No. 1 in 2008, 2010, 2013, and now 2017, equating himself with sporting figures such as John McEnroe, Ivan Lendle and Novak Djokovic. At the top of the record, Pete Sampras is Pete Sampras who has been celebrating New Year`s Eve at the top of the ATP. Five times this was achieved by Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors. Bjorn Borg, Stephan Edberg and Leighton Hewitt have done twice, and have once fought Lilly Nastase, Mats Vilander, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kouertten, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray.




A total of 17 tennis players in the history of the 1968 Open Age have so far ended as number one, and the remarkable thing about Sampras is that he did so consecutively from 1993 to 1998 before being overthrown by his great rival and compatriot Agassi in 1999-a. Nadal is the only Spaniard at the top of the rankings, with the Americans six, followed by three Swedes - the two are the only countries with more than one leader.

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