ITF World Champions

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) designates a World Champion each year based on performances throughout the year, emphasising the Grand Slam tournaments, [1] and also considering team events such as the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. [2] Men's and women's singles champions were first named in 1978; the title is now also awarded for doubles, wheelchair, and junior players. [3] It is sometimes named "ITF player of the year" award, alluding to similar other year-end awards in tennis. [4]

International Tennis Federation governing body of world tennis

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations.

Grand Slam (tennis) the four most important tennis tournaments

The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. They offer the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention, the greatest strength and size of field, and greater number of "best of" sets for men. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open around late May through early June, Wimbledon in June-July, and the US Open in August-September. Each tournament is played over a two-week period. The Australian and United States tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905. However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924–25, when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments. Skipping majors—especially the Australian Open because of the remoteness, the inconvenient dates and the low prize money—was not unusual before 1982.

Davis Cup annual international team competition in mens tennis

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. By 2016, 135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States and Australia. The present champions are Croatia, who beat France to win their second title in 2018.

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Rules and procedures

The ITF's constitution states that no tennis tournament can be designated the "World Championships" without unanimous consent of the ITF Council. [5] There is currently no such tournament. The constitution also states: [6]

A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses:

  1. One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval.
  2. A competition involving a number of matches, each involving a subset of the competitors, with the overall tournament winner determined based on the combined results of these individual matches. These are common in those sports and games where each match must involve a small number of competitors: often precisely two, as in most team sports, racket sports and combat sports, many card games and board games, and many forms of competitive debating. Such tournaments allow large numbers to compete against each other in spite of the restriction on numbers in a single match.
The ITF may award the title of World Champion to players who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, are the most outstanding players in any one-year. The names of players who have been awarded this title shall be listed in the Roll of Honour.

It also states: [1]

Official Tennis Championships [i.e. the Grand Slam events] shall be the decisive factor in the determination of the ITF World Champions for each year.

For singles, ITF appoints a panel of former top players at the start of the season, which votes on the champion at the end of the season.

The boys' and girls' singles and doubles titles prior to 2003 were awarded based on world ranking. Since then singles and doubles rankings have been combined in a single award each for boys and for girls. [7]

The world champion accolade has been extended by the ITF to wheelchair tennis players of the Men's and Women's division since 1991. In November 2017, the ITF announced that the quad wheelchair tennis division is to be recognised in its annual list of ITF World Champions. [8]

The ITF World Champions' Dinner takes place in Paris during the French Open, to honour the previous year's champions, [9] who are presented with a trophy, but not any monetary prize. [10]

Men's singles

The first men's panel in 1978 had three members, Don Budge, Fred Perry, and Lew Hoad, [10] [11] who attended the season's Grand Slam events at ITF expense to inform their choice. [12] The 1983 panel split two to one between John McEnroe (votes of Budge and Perry) and Mats Wilander (vote of Hoad). [13] The 1984 panel had five members, [14] while the 1985 panel had four: Budge, Perry, Hoad, and Tony Trabert. [15] When Ivan Lendl was chosen as champion for 1985, the panel's announcement was accompanied with a rebuke for Lendl's criticism of some tournaments and his refusal to play in the Davis Cup. [15] Perry and Trabert were on the 1986 panel, with performances outside the Grand Slams taken into consideration. [16]

Don Budge American tennis player

John Donald Budge was an American tennis player. He was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first player, male or female, and only American male to win in a single year the four tournaments that comprise the Grand Slam of tennis and second male player to win all four Grand Slam events in his career after Fred Perry, and is still the youngest to achieve that feat. He won 10 majors, of which six were Grand Slam events and four Pro Slams, the latter achieved on three different surfaces. Budge was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the emergence of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s and 1960s, although most observers rated Budge's backhand the stronger of the two.

Fred Perry English tennis player

Frederick John "Fred" Perry was a British tennis and table tennis player from England and former World No. 1 who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams single titles, as well as six Major doubles titles. Perry won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936 and was World Amateur number one tennis player during those three years. Prior to Andy Murray in 2013, Perry was the last British player to win the men's Wimbledon championship, in 1936, and the last British player to win a men's singles Grand Slam title, until Andy Murray won the 2012 US Open.

Lew Hoad Australian tennis player

Lewis Alan Hoad was an Australian World No. 1 tennis player.

The 1990 designation of Lendl as champion was a surprise. [17] That year, the Association of Tennis Professionals named Stefan Edberg its "Player of The Year", in accordance with the ATP Rankings, while Tennis Magazine (France) ranked Edberg first, Andre Agassi second, and Lendl third. [18] Tennis also suggested the ITF was punishing Edberg for denigrating the Grand Slam Cup tournament it had introduced. [18] The ITF panel, of Perry, Trabert, and Frank Sedgman, called it "the toughest decision any of us can remember having to make", and stated it was Lendl's better average performance in the Grand Slams that made the difference. [17]

The choice to award Djokovic the ITF World Champion of 2013 over Nadal was unexpected. Nadal finished the year ranked #1 and with more slams (2 to 1), more Masters titles (5 to 3), and more tournament titles (10 to 7). Similar to the situation with Edberg in 1990, the ITF cited Nadals failure to win a match at 2 of the 4 slams (DNP the Australian Open, 1st round loss at Wimbledon) to justify their decision and Djokovic’s consistent results across all four Slams (1 title, 2 runner-ups, 1 SF), Davis Cup (lead Serbia to final, won 7/7 singles rubbers) and the ATP World Tour Finals (won title). [19]

Other instances when the ITF choices differed from the ATP rankings are 1978 (Jimmy Connors), 1982 (McEnroe), 1989 (Lendl). None of these however were controversial and were generally agreed upon, with the 1978 and 1982 choices being particularly clear cut in favor of Borg (1978) and Connors (1982).

Women's singles

The women's panel initially featured three former women's champions, Margaret Court, Margaret duPont and Ann Jones. [20] [10] [11] Althea Gibson was a member through the early 1980s. [21]

ITF world champions for women differed from the WTA year-end rankings the following years: 1978 (Martina Navratilova), 1994 (Steffi Graf), 2001 (Lindsay Davenport), 2004 (Lindsay Davenport), 2005 (Lindsay Davenport), 2011 (Caroline Wozniacki), 2012 (Victoria Azarenka), 2017 (Simona Halep).

Men's doubles

YearPlayerNationality
1996 Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodforde Flag of Australia.svg Australia & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1997Todd Woodbridge (2) & Mark Woodforde (2)Flag of Australia.svg Australia & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1998 Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands & Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1999 Mahesh Bhupathi & Leander Paes Flag of India.svg India & Flag of India.svg India
2000Todd Woodbridge (3) & Mark Woodforde (3)Flag of Australia.svg Australia & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2001 Jonas Björkman & Todd Woodbridge (4)Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2002 Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas & Flag of Canada.svg Canada
2003 Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2004Bob Bryan (2) & Mike Bryan (2)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2005Bob Bryan (3) & Mike Bryan (3)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2006Bob Bryan (4) & Mike Bryan (4)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2007Bob Bryan (5) & Mike Bryan (5)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2008Daniel Nestor (2) & Nenad Zimonjić Flag of Canada.svg Canada & Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2009Bob Bryan (6) & Mike Bryan (6)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2010Bob Bryan (7) & Mike Bryan (7)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2011Bob Bryan (8) & Mike Bryan (8)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2012Bob Bryan (9) & Mike Bryan (9)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2013Bob Bryan (10) & Mike Bryan (10)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2014Bob Bryan (11) & Mike Bryan (11)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2015 Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands & Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2016 Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2017 Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo Flag of Poland.svg  Poland & Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2018Mike Bryan (12) & Jack Sock Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States

Women's doubles

YearPlayerNationality
1996 Lindsay Davenport & Mary Joe Fernández Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
1997Lindsay Davenport (2) & Jana Novotná Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1998Lindsay Davenport (3) & Natasha Zvereva Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
1999 Martina Hingis & Anna Kournikova Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland & Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2000 Julie Halard-Decugis & Ai Sugiyama Flag of France.svg France & Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2001 Lisa Raymond & Rennae Stubbs Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2002 Virginia Ruano Pascual & Paola Suárez Flag of Spain.svg Spain & Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2003Virginia Ruano Pascual (2) & Paola Suárez (2)Flag of Spain.svg Spain & Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2004Virginia Ruano Pascual (3) & Paola Suárez (3)Flag of Spain.svg Spain & Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2005Lisa Raymond (2) & Samantha Stosur Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2006Lisa Raymond (3) & Samantha Stosur (2)Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2007 Cara Black & Liezel Huber Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2008Cara Black (2) & Liezel Huber (2)Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2009 Serena Williams & Venus Williams Flag of the United States.svg United States & Flag of the United States.svg United States
2010 Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina & Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2011 Květa Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic & Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
2012 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci Flag of Italy.svg Italy & Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2013Sara Errani (2) & Roberta Vinci (2)Flag of Italy.svg Italy & Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2014Sara Errani (3) & Roberta Vinci (3)Flag of Italy.svg Italy & Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2015Martina Hingis (2) & Sania Mirza Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland & Flag of India.svg India
2016 Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic Flag of France.svg France & Flag of France.svg France
2017Martina Hingis (3) & Chan Yung-jan Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland & Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
2018 Barbora Krejčíková & Kateřina Siniaková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic

Boys

Boys' singles (1978–2003)

YearPlayerNationality
1978 Ivan Lendl Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1979 Raúl Viver Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
1980 Thierry Tulasne Flag of France.svg France
1981 Pat Cash Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1982 Guy Forget Flag of France.svg France
1983 Stefan Edberg Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1984 Mark Kratzmann Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1985 Claudio Pistolesi Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1986 Javier Sánchez Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1987 Jason Stoltenberg Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1988 Nicolás Pereira Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
1989 Nicklas Kulti Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1990 Andrea Gaudenzi Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1991 Thomas Enqvist Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1992 Brian Dunn Flag of the United States.svg United States
1993 Marcelo Ríos Flag of Chile.svg Chile
1994 Federico Browne Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1995 Mariano Zabaleta Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1996 Sébastien Grosjean Flag of France.svg France
1997 Arnaud Di Pasquale Flag of France.svg France
1998 Roger Federer Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1999 Kristian Pless Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2000 Andy Roddick Flag of the United States.svg United States
2001 Gilles Müller Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
2002 Richard Gasquet Flag of France.svg France
2003 Marcos Baghdatis Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus

Boys' doubles (1982–2003)

YearPlayerNationality
1982 Fernando Pérez Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
1983 Mark Kratzmann Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1984 Agustín Moreno Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
1985 Petr Korda & Cyril Suk Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1986 Tomás Carbonell Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1987 Jason Stoltenberg Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1988 David Rikl & Tomáš Anzari Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Ferreira Flag of South Africa (1928-1982).svg South Africa
1990 Mårten Renström Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1991 Karim Alami Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
1992 Enrique Abaroa Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
1993 Steven Downs Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
1994 Benjamin Ellwood Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1995 Kepler Orellana Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
1996 Sébastien Grosjean Flag of France.svg France
1997 Nicolás Massú Flag of Chile.svg Chile
1998 José de Armas Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
1999 Julien Benneteau & Nicolas Mahut Flag of France.svg France & Flag of France.svg France
2000 Lee Childs & James Nelson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom & Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
2001 Bruno Echagaray & Santiago González Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico & Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
2002 Florin Mergea & Horia Tecău Flag of Romania.svg  Romania & Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2003 Scott Oudsema Flag of the United States.svg United States

Boys' combined (from 2004)

YearPlayerNationality
2004 Gaël Monfils Flag of France.svg France
2005 Donald Young Flag of the United States.svg United States
2006 Thiemo de Bakker Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2007 Ričardas Berankis Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
2008 Yang Tsung-hua Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei
2009 Daniel Berta Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2010 Juan Sebastián Gómez Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
2011 Jiří Veselý Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2012 Filip Peliwo Flag of Canada.svg Canada
2013 Alexander Zverev Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2014 Andrey Rublev Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2015 Taylor Fritz Flag of the United States.svg United States
2016 Miomir Kecmanović Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2017 Axel Geller Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2018 Tseng Chun-hsin Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei

Girls

Girls' singles (1978–2003)

YearPlayerNationality
1978 Hana Mandlíková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1979 Mary-Lou Piatek Flag of the United States.svg United States
1980 Susan Mascarin Flag of the United States.svg United States
1981 Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg United States
1982 Gretchen Rush Flag of the United States.svg United States
1983 Pascale Paradis Flag of France.svg France
1984 Gabriela Sabatini Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1985 Laura Garrone Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1986 Patricia Tarabini Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1987 Natasha Zvereva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1988 Cristina Tessi Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1989 Florencia Labat Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1990 Karina Habšudová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1991 Zdeňka Málková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1992 Rossana de los Ríos Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
1993 Nino Louarsabishvili Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg  Georgia
1994 Martina Hingis Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1995 Anna Kournikova Flag of Russia.svg Russia
1996 Amélie Mauresmo Flag of France.svg France
1997 Cara Black Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
1998 Jelena Dokić Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1999 Lina Krasnoroutskaya Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2000 María Emilia Salerni Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2001 Svetlana Kuznetsova Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2002 Barbora Strýcová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2003 Kirsten Flipkens Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium

Girls' doubles (1982–2003)

YearPlayerNationality
1982 Beth Herr Flag of the United States.svg United States
1983 Larisa Savchenko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Mercedes Paz Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1985 Mariana Perez-Roldan & Patricia Tarabini Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina & Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1986 Leila Meskhi Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1987 Natalia Medvedeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1988 Jo-Anne Faull Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1989 Andrea Strnadová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1990 Karina Habšudová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1991 Eva Martincová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1992 Nancy Feber & Laurence Courtois Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium & Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
1993 Cristina Moros Flag of the United States.svg United States
1994 Martina Nedelkova Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
1995 Ludmila Varmuzova Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1996 Jitka Schönfeldová & Michaela Paštiková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic & Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1997 Irina Selyutina & Cara Black Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan & Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
1998 Eva Dyrberg Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1999 Daniela Bedáňová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2000 María Emilia Salerni Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2001 Petra Cetkovská Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2002 Elke Clijsters Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
2003 Andrea Hlaváčková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic

Girls' combined (from 2004)

YearPlayerNationality
2004 Michaëlla Krajicek Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2005 Victoria Azarenka Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2007 Urszula Radwańska Flag of Poland.svg Poland
2008 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
2009 Kristina Mladenovic Flag of France.svg France
2010 Daria Gavrilova Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2011 Irina Khromacheva Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2012 Taylor Townsend Flag of the United States.svg United States
2013 Belinda Bencic Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2014 Catherine "CiCi" Bellis Flag of the United States.svg United States
2015 Dalma Gálfi Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2016 Anastasia Potapova Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2017 Whitney Osuigwe Flag of the United States.svg United States
2018 Clara Burel Flag of France.svg France

Men's wheelchair

YearPlayerNationality
1991 Randy Snow Flag of the United States.svg United States
1992 Laurent Giammartini Flag of France.svg France
1993 Kai Schrameyer Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1994Laurent Giammartini (2)Flag of France.svg France
1995 David Hall Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1996 Ricky Molier Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1997Ricky Molier (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1998David Hall (2)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1999 Stephen Welch Flag of the United States.svg United States
2000David Hall (3)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2001Ricky Molier (3)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2002David Hall (4)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2003David Hall (5)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2004David Hall (6)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2005 Michaël Jeremiasz Flag of France.svg France
2006 Robin Ammerlaan Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2007 Shingo Kunieda Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2008Shingo Kunieda (2)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2009Shingo Kunieda (3)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2010Shingo Kunieda (4)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2011 Maikel Scheffers Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2012 Stéphane Houdet Flag of France.svg France
2013Shingo Kunieda (5)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2014Shingo Kunieda (6)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2015Shingo Kunieda (7)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2016 Gordon Reid Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2017 Gustavo Fernández Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
2018Shingo Kunieda (8)Flag of Japan.svg Japan

Women's wheelchair

YearPlayerNationality
1991 Chantal Vandierendonck Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1992 Monique Van Den Bosch Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1993Monique Kalkman (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1994Monique Kalkman (3)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1995Monique Kalkman (4)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1996Chantal Vandierendonck (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1997Chantal Vandierendonck (3)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1998 Daniela Di Toro Flag of Australia.svg Australia
1999Daniela Di Toro (2)Flag of Australia.svg Australia
2000 Esther Vergeer Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2001Esther Vergeer (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2002Esther Vergeer (3)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2003Esther Vergeer (4)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2004Esther Vergeer (5)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2005Esther Vergeer (6)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2006Esther Vergeer (7)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2007Esther Vergeer (8)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2008Esther Vergeer (9)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2009Esther Vergeer (10)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2010Esther Vergeer (11)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2011Esther Vergeer (12)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2012Esther Vergeer (13)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2013 Aniek van Koot Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2014 Yui Kamiji Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2015 Jiske Griffioen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2016Jiske Griffioen (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2017Yui Kamiji (2)Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2018 Diede de Groot Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

Quad's wheelchair

YearPlayerNationality
2017 David Wagner Flag of the United States.svg United States
2018 Dylan Alcott Flag of Australia.svg Australia

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Ivan Lendl career statistics

This is a list of the main career statistics of professional tennis player Ivan Lendl.

Björn Borg career statistics

This is a list of the main career statistics and records of professional tennis player Björn Borg.

References

ITF Constitution

Footnotes

  1. 1 2 ITF Constitution, p.26, Rule 2.2(a)(iii)
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  3. ITF Constitution, p.53 Appendix E
  4. "Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza win ITF Player of the Year awards". ESPN.com. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  5. ITF Constitution, p.29: Article 29(a)
  6. ITF Constitution, p.38 Regulation 3.1
  7. ITF Constitution, Appendix E, pp.53, 60
  8. http://www.itftennis.com/276840?channel=itfwheelchairtennisnews
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  10. 1 2 3 "Borg: Sitting on top of the World". Evening Independent . St. Petersburg, Florida. Associated Press. 17 January 1979. p. 11C. Retrieved 20 December 2013 via Google News Archive.
  11. 1 2 Joe Jares (February 13, 1978). "Champion by committee". Sports Illustrated . Vol. 48 no. 8. p. 11.
  12. "Wind, Herbert Warren (15 February 1978). "The Sports Scene: Budge and the Grand Slam". The New Yorker. 63: 76.
  13. UPI (17 January 1984). "McEnroe tapped as world's best". The Bulletin . Bend, Oregon. p. D-1. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  14. "McEnroe crowned World Champ by tennis panel". Gainesville Sun. Google News Archive. 17 January 1985. p. 3E. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  15. 1 2 Fogarty, Mark (21 January 1986). "All the awards, plus a rebuke". The Age . p. 48. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  16. "It's official: Lendl best in world". Boca Raton News. Google News Archive. 11 December 1986. p. 4D. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  17. 1 2 "Lendl, not Edberg, named tennis world champion". Moscow-Pullman Daily News . Google News Archive. Associated Press. 18 December 1990. p. 1C. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  18. 1 2 Tennis (in French). France (179). February 1991. On' a choisi de sanctionner un champion qui n'avait pas craint d'avouer publiquement le peu d'importance qu'il accordait à la Coupe du Grand Chelem, la fameuse invention de la FIT pour 'casser' l'ATP Tour. (It was decided to punish a champion who was not afraid to admit publicly how little he though of the Grand Slam Cup, the famous ITF invention to 'break' the ATP Tour)Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. "Williams and Djokovic named 2013 ITF World Champion". ITF. 18 December 2013.
  20. Ron Rosen (January 17, 1978). "Fie to Computers, Let People Decide". Washington Post .
  21. Flink, Steve (30 September 2003). "Obituaries: Althea Gibson". The Independent . Retrieved 20 December 2013.