The ATP World Tour has today published the 2014 year-end Emirates ATP Rankings, after an enthralling season that saw Novak Djokovic clinch No. 1 for the third time in four years and Roger Federer make history by becoming at 33 years of age the oldest year-end No. 2 since the Emirates ATP Rankings started in 1973. Kei Nishikori ended a career-best campaign as the first Asian male in the year-end Top 10 at a career-high No. 5 and Milos Raonic became the first Canadian and first player born in the 1990s to finish in the Top 10. For the first time since 2011, three new players – Nishikori, Raonic and No. 9 Marin Cilic – finished in the Top 10.
2014 Year-End Emirates ATP Rankings Top 10
1.Novak Djokovic (SRB) – No. 1 for the third time in four years, finishing in the Top 3 for the eighth straight year
2.Roger Federer (SUI) – Oldest year-end No. 2 (at 33 years of age), finishing in the Top 10 for the 13th straight year (tying Ivan Lendl). Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors (16) hold the record for most Top 10 finishes
3.Rafael Nadal (ESP) – A three-time year-end No. 1 and the third left-hander – after Connors (16) and John McEnroe (10) – to finish in the Top 10 for 10 straight years
4.Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – Finished in the Top 10 for the second season in a row at a year-end high of No. 4 after winning his first Grand Slam title (Australian Open), first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters) and first Davis Cup trophy for Switzerland
5.Kei Nishikori (JPN) – First Asian to finish in the Top 10 and the first player to debut in the year-end Top 5 since Andy Murray in 2008. He was also the first Asian male to reach a Grand Slam final, at the US Open (l. to Cilic), and first Asian player to compete at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (his semi-final match against Djokovic, on 15 November, was watched by 10 million viewers on TV Asahi between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. local time in Japan)
6.Andy Murray (GBR) – Seventh consecutive finish in the Top 6
7.Tomas Berdych (CZE) – Fifth consecutive finish in the Top 10
8.Milos Raonic (CAN) – First from his country and first player born in the 1990s to finish in the Top 10.
9.Marin Cilic (CRO) – Made the biggest jump from year-end 2013 ranking of No. 37
10.David Ferrer (ESP) – Second-oldest Top 10 finisher (at 32 years of age), ending the year in the Top 10 for the fifth year in a row and sixth time overall
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