Top 10 of the ATP World Tour World Tour Rankings, January 1, 2017 – Source: ATP
Novak Djokovic became the first man to finish the season as the world’s No. 1 by winning the Madrid Open, as his long winless run on clay continued. The top-ranked Serb said he was not satisfied with finishing the year in first place, telling reporters that his goal is “to win a major championship, some Grand Slams. I’m doing what I can to achieve that.”
The big news on the women’s side of the sport this week is the unexpected return of Serena Williams, who broke her own record to end the season ranked No. 1, making an unexpected comeback after giving birth to a daughter and taking time off the game. She said she has not decided whether to compete in the French Open or the Olympic Games, but she seems set on returning to the form that saw her win the Australian Open in January.
It was a mixed week for top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who had lost two finals in the first three weeks, but rebounded to win two more in Madrid and Rome, including Sunday’s win in Rome, to finish the season in the top spot for the fifth time in his career.
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 692,000 pts
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 489,000 pts
3. Andy Murray (GBR) 442,000 pts
4. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 377,000 pts
5. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 200,000 pts
6. Alexander Zverev (GER) 147,000 pts
7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 122,000 pts
8. David Goffin (BEL) 99,000 pts
9. David Goffin (BEL) 96,000 pts
10. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 74,000 pts