Ranking the Least Impressive No. 1 Ranked Players in Tennis History

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Ranking the Least Impressive No. 1 Ranked Players in Tennis History
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Patrick Rafter kept this shirt longer than he was No. 1.

The least impressive No. 1 tennis players in history defied all sorts of expectations.

They lost more matches than they won, or they didn't win at all. Only one managed to actually hoist a trophy during his reign at the top.

One player didn't even go to a single tournament while ranked No. 1.

Not one.

When ranking just how memorable these failed efforts were, there are three key characteristics to evaluate:

  1. How long they remained No. 1.
  2. How many matches they won during their reign.
  3. What their winning percentage was.

Here are the numbers behind the five least impressive No. 1 players in tennis history. They will surprise and astound, just not for positive reasons.

 

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