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.
When ranking just how memorable these failed efforts were, there are three key characteristics to evaluate:
- How long they remained No. 1.
- How many matches they won during their reign.
- 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.