Top 5 countries with the most top-100 ATP pros
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Just five countries contribute 49 of the best 100 players on the ATP tour. Here, Tennis has a look at those powerhouses.
(Accurate as of 21st September 2021)
5. Australia – 6 players
The land down under has a rich history of talent on the ATP tour, boasting 20 Slam titles in the Open Era from legends like Rod Laver and John Newcombe.
Though it has been almost 20 years since Lleyton Hewitt lifted his second Slam at the Wimbledon in 2002, there are still a number of gifted Aussie players on the men’s tour.
22-year-old Alex de Minaur is the Australian number one, ranked at 21 in the world, with number 48 John Millman joining him in the top-50.
James Duckworth, Alexei Popyrin, Jordan Thompson and Nick Kyrgios join the pair to round out the national contingent within the top-100.
4. Italy – 9 players
The Italians have an interesting mixture of burgeoning talent and tour veterans among its ranks in the ATP top-100.
2021 Wimbledon finalist and world number seven Matteo Berrettini leads the pack, while 20-year-old Jannik Sinner is close behind at 14th in the world.
Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini join them in the top-40, while 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti is another prospect at world number 57.
37-year-old Andreas Seppi is still inside the best 100, along with Gianluca Mager, Marco Cecchinato and Stefano Travaglia.
3. Spain – 10 players
The great Rafael Nadal leads the way of course, as world number six and a 20-time Slam champion.
Five of the ten Spanish players within the top-100 are over 30 years old, being Nadal, Pablo Carreno Busta (world number 16), Roberto Bautista Agut (number 18), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (number 46) and Pablo Andujar (number 93).
At the other end of the age range rising star Carlos Alcaraz is just 18 years old, the Spanish number four and world number 38.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Pedro Martinez, Jaume Munar and Roberto Carballes Baena round out the cohort.
2. France – 11 players
Another Slam host in France has 11 players within the top-100, including veteran showman Gael Monfils, the world number 20.
Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino join Monfils in the top-50. Even more so than Spain, France is an experienced group, with seven players over thirty inside the top-100.
Those players are Monfils, Mannarino, Benoit Paire, Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Young guns Corentin Moutet, Arthur Rinderknech and Benjamin Bonzi complete the French contingent.
1. USA – 13 players
Like Australia, the US is a historic juggernaut on the ATP tour. Americans have won 50 Slams in the Open Era, but not once since Andy Roddick won the US Open in 2003.
But the future of US tennis looks bright, with seven top-100 players under the age of 25.
Reilly Opelka tops the totem pole at 19 in the world, closely followed by 36-year-old John Isner at 22 in the world.
23-year-old Taylor Fritz and 21-year-old Sebastian Korda also occupy the top-50, while Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald fall just outside.
Marcos Giron and Sam querrey are ranked 69 and 77 respectively, while 20-year-old duo Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakashima hover around 80.
Finally, Steve Johnson and Denis Kudla make 13 US players within the top-100 pros on the men’s tour.
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