Lleyton Hewitt -The Youngest World No. 1 in ATP History

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Lleyton Hewitt
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The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) first standardized its computer rankings system in 1973. Since that time, 26 men have achieved the world No. 1 ranking, with 17 finishing as year-end No. 1. Of these competitors, Australian Lleyton Hewitt carries the distinction of being the youngest man to attain the No. 1 ranking.

In 2000, Hewitt won the men’s doubles titles at the US Open with Max Mirnyi. At age 19, Hewitt became the youngest men’s doubles champion in tour history. He reached the ATP World Tour Finals that season, the first teenager ever to accomplish the feat. The following season, Hewitt would set a number of additional youngest-ever records. He won six titles that year.

For the second consecutive year, Hewitt finished among the tour’s top eight players and reached the tour finals. At age 20, he finished the round-robin portion of the event without a loss. He then progressed to the final, defeating Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean to finish the year as the top-ranked player. Hewitt won the 2002 Wimbledon and ATP World Tour Finals events, holding the No. 1 ranking the entire season. He ultimately spent 80 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.

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