Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic completed the 2019 season within the high two locations within the ATP rankings. It’s not shocking then that one of many legends of tennis dominated every of the floor classifications this yr, whereas the world No. three Roger Federer, of the tip of the yr, made his return to earth crushed. Right here is an summary of the very best efficiency per space in 2019 based on the FedEx ATP efficiency zone:
Clay Courts (minimal 10 matches)
Rafael Nadal once more had the very best report on clay in 2019, successful two titles on the floor and dropping solely three matches. The Spaniard didn’t attain the ultimate in his first three clay tournaments, however the southpaw triumphed in Rome and Roland Garros. Nadal now has 59 titles on clay, 10 greater than Guillermo Vilas, who’s second on the Open Period checklist with 49 factors.
This yr additionally marks the return of Roger Federer on clay. The Swiss, who had not participated within the floor competitors since 2016 in Rome, went 9-2 on the crimson observe and certified for the semi-finals of Roland Garros.
Exhausting courts (minimal 10 matches)
Nadal has lengthy been profitable on onerous courts, scoring the season 12th on the Open Period checklist for his floor wins . However the Spaniard has been notably profitable on the onerous courts in 2019, successful 32 of his 35 video games, a price of 91.four%. Nadal has received many titles on the onerous court docket throughout a season for the seventh time, triumphing in Montreal and on the US Open.
Federer and Djokovic have been simply behind with 82.5% and 81.four%, respectively. Djokovic (first) and Federer (third) are two of the highest three gamers on onerous floor of the open period. Daniil Medvedev has received 4 titles on the high of the ATP circuit this season, and has received in 46 of the very best matches on the circuit.
Grass Courts (minimal 5 matches)
Djokovic instantly dismissed the frustration of a semifinal exit at Roland Garros. Though he didn’t take part within the Fever-Tree Championships as he did in 2018, the Serb shortly jumped on turf at SW19, successful his fifth crown at Wimbledon. The primary-seeded solely misplaced two units en path to the ultimate, throughout which he saved two championship factors to beat Roger Federer for the title.
If Federer had received one or the opposite of those factors, he would have been on the high of this checklist. However as a substitute, the Swiss are in second place with an 11-1 report on grass this season. Federer received his 19th grass trophy in Halle.
This yr's bend additionally marked Matteo Berrettini's breakthrough. Getting into Stuttgart, he was quantity 30 worldwide. However a title there, adopted by a semifinal at Halle and a race till the fourth spherical at Wimbledon, allowed the Italian to qualify for the High 10 and to go to the finals Nitto ATP
Indoor courts (10 matches minimal)
Nadal was on the high of this checklist in 2019, primarily due to his efforts for the Davis Cup last, the place he received his 5 matches in singles. make a fast leap within the indoor rankings.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga began in 2019 at No. 239 within the ATP rankings after present process surgical procedure on his left knee. And though the Frenchman was not within the High 5, ending seventh of the yr, he used his recreation inside to assist him climb to quantity 29 on the finish of the yr. Tsonga received the titles in Metz and Montpellier, his 12th and 13th titles indoors, respectively.
Federer, who had the fourth finest report within the ATP Tour occasion this yr (Eight-2), took his 10th title in Basel, his 103rd total trophy.
It’s only good to know that with Nadal ending on the finish of the yr No. 1, he additionally had the very best report of the ATP tour in 2019. The Spaniard recorded a report 58-7, together with his win share just below 90%. 5 of his seven defeats have been against the High 10, his two different defeats being against the damaging shooters of Fabio Fognini and Nick Kyrgios.