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ATP World Tour Top Players of the Decade

Posted by on Sunday, 13 December, 2009
ATP World Tour Finals - Day Five

Nov 26 2009
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point during the men’s singles round robin match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 26, 2009 in London, England (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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The ATP World Tour takes a look at the top players of the decade.

1. Roger Federer

Roger Federer, possibly the greatest player ever to grace the game, has dominated men’s tennis since the turn of the millennium, winning a record-breaking 15 Grand Slam titles.

2. Rafael Nadal

In recent years, Rafael Nadal has emerged as the strongest challenger to Federer’s dominance and has established one of the most gripping rivalries in the history of men’s tennis with the Swiss.

3. Lleyton Hewitt

The feisty Australian burst onto the scene in the late ’90s, becoming the youngest winner on the ATP World Tour when he won his home-town title in Adelaide at the age of 16 years, 10 months in January 1998, and was the man to beat as the new millennium rolled in.

4. Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi retired in 2006 but his impact early in the decade guaranteed him a place in our Top 5 list. Agassi won three Australian Opens in 2000, ’01 and ’03 and in May 2003, at 33, he became the oldest player in the history of the South African Airways ATP Rankings (since 1973) to hold the No. 1 ranking.

5. Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick has faced the full weight of America’s expectation throughout his career, as he looks to emulate the success of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, and the charismatic Texan has unblinkingly embraced the task.

For more, check out ATP World Tour: The Players of the Decade


Andrei Pavel Retires From Professional Tennis

Posted by on Thursday, 24 September, 2009


Come and play!, originally uploaded by atomiclion.
Andrei Pavel is inviting one of his supporters to come on the court and play against Pablo Cuevas (BCR Open Romania, september 2009): “Come and play!” Pavel lost in two sets against Cuevas, in his last match in ATP official tournaments.

Former World No. 13 Andrei Pavel retired from professional tennis, after competing at the BCR Open Romania in Bucharest. His final match was a lose to Pablo Cuevas.

In his career, Pavel won three ATP World Tour singles titles (3-6 overall), including one ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the 2001 Rogers Cup, when he beat Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas and Patrick Rafter.


Andy Murray No. 2 World ATP After Rogers Cup Montreal Win

Posted by on Sunday, 16 August, 2009

Andy Murray reaches a new career-high of No. 2 in the 2009 ATP Rankings, after a win at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

No player other than Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal has been ranked No. 2 since Australian Lleyton Hewitt on July 18th, 2005.

Andy Murray is the highest ranked British player in ATP history.