ATP Top 100 Rankings

Powerhouse Spain Sends 12 Players to Top 100

Spain with David Ferrer (l) and Rafael Nadal (r) celebrating their Davis Cup win in 2009 over the Czech Republic 5-0. Photo by Paul Zimmer,

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 Beeyong Sison


Spain dominated the ATP Top 100 year-end ranking of 2012 sending 12 male players led by eleven-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal at No.4 followed by No.5 David Ferrer who recorded a tour-leading seven titles and season-best 75 match wins.  Ferrer also led Spain to the Davis Cup finals despite the absence of the seven-time French Open Champion Nadal due to a knee injury.  


Rafael Nadal is considered the greatest Spanish tennis player of all time. He has won the French Open a total of seven times, four of which consecutive (2005-2008). After defeating then world number one Roger Federer in 2008, Nadal claimed the Wimbledon trophy and became only the second Spaniard to win the grasscourt title since Manuel Santana in 1965. 


He also won the 2009 Australian Open, the first male Spaniard to do so. In 2009, he became the player ever to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass, and hardcourt. Nadal is the Gold Medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China then won the U.S. Open in 2010. 

Eleven-time Grand Slam Winner Nadal. Photo by Steve Collis, swampa

Spain has dominated Davis Cup over the last decade, winning five times in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Their victory in 2011 came after a thrillin 3-1 defeat of Argentina in the Final in Seville. 


The team fell short in 2012 losing to the Czech Republic. Spain also finished runner-up in 1965, 1967, 2003 and 2012. Nicolas Almagro just missed the No.10 slot losing both Davis Cup singles rubbers to Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek. 


Spain produced several other world number one players such as Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in 1995 (also a 3 times French Open champion in 1989, 1994 and 1998 and 1994 US Open Champion), Sergi Bruguera (1993-1994 French Opens), Carlos Moyá in 1999 (1998 French Open champion) and Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2003 (2003 French Open Champion).


Other Grand Slam champions include Manuel Santana (1961,1964 French Opens, 1966 Wimbledon and 1965 US Open), Andrés Gimeno (1972 French Open), Conchita Martínez (1994 Wimbledon) and Albert Costa (2002 French Open).

No.5 David Ferrer won a tour-leading 7 titles in 2012. Photo by Angela n.

12 - Spain

No.4 Nadal, Rafael

No.5 Ferrer, David

No.11 Almagro, Nicolas

No.34 Granollers, Marcel

No.40 Lopez, Feliciano

No.42 Andujar, Pablo

No.51 Ramos, Albert

No.71 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel

No.77 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo

No.80 Bautista-Agut, Roberto

No.85 Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben

No.94 Montanes, Albert



No.8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led nine other French players to the top 100. Photo by Charlie Cowins, chascow

Spain is closely followed by France with ten led by No.8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who entered the top ten for the fourth time in five years.


Tsonga, who is joined by Richard Gasquet in the elite group, won two ATP titles reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon and also won the Metz title for the second consecutive year. Gasquet reached  the final of the Toronto Masters 1000 after victories over Berdych, Fish and Isner and then won the title in Bangkok in September.


Since the creation of the ATP in 1973, this is the third time two French netters finished the season in th top ten since  1986 with Yannick Noah, No.4, and Henri Leconte, No.6; and in 2008 with No.6 Tsonga, and No.7 Gilles Simon.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet makes Top 10 for the 2nd time. Photo by Charlie Cowins, chascow


No.8 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried     

No.10 Gasquet, Richard

No.16 Simon, Gilles

No.32 Chardy, Jeremy

No.35 Benneteau, Julien

No.47 Paire, Benoit

No.53 Llodra, Michael

No.59 Mathieu, Paul-Henri

No.78 Monfils, Gael

No.100 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard


Argentina, Germany, Italy and the United States have 6 players each while Belgium and Russia have four players. Japan has three players in the top 100 for the first time in the history of ATP rankings led by Kei Nishikori. The fourth player is Yuichi Sugita is at No.119. All four Japanese players also reached a milestone at the US Open when all four played the main draw. 

6 - ARGENTINA: 7 Del Potro, Juan Martin; 12 Monaco, Juan; 67 Berlocq, Carlos; 72 Mayer, Leonardo; 81 Nalbandian, David; 84 Zeballos, Horacio


6- GERMANY: 20 Kohlschreiber, Philipp; 21 Haas, Tommy; 28 Mayer, Florian; 65 Becker, Benjamin; 76 Phau, Bjorn; 95 Kamke, Tobias


6 - ITALY: 23 Seppi, Andreas; 45 Fognini, Fabio; 63 Lorenzi, Paolo; 83 Bolelli, Simone; 88 Volandri, Filippo; 93 Cipolla, Flavio

6- USA: 14 Isner, John; 22 Querrey, Sam; 27 Fish, Mardy; 39 Roddick, Andy (ret.); 61 Baker, Brian; 70 Harrison, Ryan


4 - BELGIUM: 46 Goffin, David; 62 Malisse, Xavier; 89 Rochus, Olivier; 91 Darcis, Steve 


4 - RUSSIA: 25 Youzhny, Mikhail; 44 Davydenko, Nikolay; 79 Kuznetsov, Andrey; 96 Donskoy, Evgeny


4 - AUSTRALIA: 49 Matosevic, Marinko; 52 Tomic, Bernard; 82 Hewitt, Lleyton 


3- CROATIA: 15 Cilic, Marin; 73 Dodig, Ivan; 97 Karlovic, Ivo

3 - CZECH REPUBLIC: 6 Berdych, Tomas; 31 Stepanek, Radek; 74 Rosol, Lukas

3 -JAPAN: 19 Nishikori, Kei; 58 Soeda, Go; 66 Ito, Tatsuma; (119 Sugita, Yuichi)

3 - SERBIA: 1 Djokovic, Novak; 9 Tipsarevic, Janko; 38 Troicki, Viktor (SRB)

3 - SLOVENIA: 55 Zemlja, Grega; 92 Kavcic, Blaz; 98 Bedene, Aljaz 

2 - COLOMBIA: 54 Falla, Alejandro; 57 Giraldo, Santiago

2 - NETHERLANDS: 56 Haase, Robin; 69 Sijsling, Igor

2 - POLAND: 26 Janowicz, Jerzy; 75 Kubot, Lukasz

2 - SWITZERLAND: 2 Federer, Roger; 17 Wawrinka, Stanislas


AUSTRIA: No. 29 Melzer, Jurgen

BRAZIL: No.33 Bellucci, Thomaz

BULGARIA: No.48 Dimitrov, Grigor

CANADA: No.13 Raonic, Milos

CHINESE TAIPEI: No.60 Lu, Yen-Hsun

CYPRUSS: No.36 Baghdatis, Marcos

ESTONIA: No.86 Zopp, Jurgen

FINLAND: No.41 Nieminen, Jarkko

GREAT BRITAIN:  No.3 Murray, Andy

LUXEMBOURG: No.68 Muller, Gilles

PORTUGAL: No.99 Sousa, Joao

SOUTH AFRICA:  No.37 Anderson, Kevin

SLOVAKIA: No.50 Lacko, Lukas

UKRAINE: No.18 Dolgopolov, Alexandr

UZBEKISTAN: No.43 Istomin, Denis

Seventy-two players are in the top hundred players come from Europe, nine from South America, seven from North America (includes Milos Raonic of Canada), five from Asia (Japan 3; Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan), and Australia with three.

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