Federer : age-based ATP Rankings

The 4 age-based graphs below show the evolution of Federer's weekly ATP Rankings (at the left of the graphs) vs his age (bottom of the graph). Our main focus lies on his climb to No. 1, with nevertheless an overview of his complete Top 10 rankings. These graphs represent Fed's rank at the first weekly ATP Rankings published after each birthday (8th of August). Before we look at the graphs, a short overview of his ATP Rankings at each birthday:


Age 17 18 19 20 21 22 23-28 29
Highest rank

NB 2 weeks after his 27th birthday, Federer is dethroned by Nadal. He would return to No. 1 only 5 Weeks before his 28th birthday. For close-ups on Fed's No. 1 reigns, don't forget to check out the last graph.

Career ATP Rankings

On the 1st graph we see Federer make his biggest jump between 17 and 18. Suffering a heavy decline shortly after his 17th, he jumps from No.878 to No.396. Between 16 and 17 years on the other hand, Federer doesn't seem to be making any significant progress. He soon makes the jump to Top 700 but is unable to go higher until his 17th.


Federer career rankings age-based evolution


Climb to ATP Top 100

Federer realises the largest part of this climb between his 17th & 18th birthday :

The last 29 hurdles to Top 100 however take longer. Before his 18th, Federer would not reach Top 100.

Federer climb to Top100 age-based evolution


Top 100 to No. 1 rankings

On the graph below we see Federer enter ATP Top 100 shortly after his 18th birthday. He suffers 1 short Top 100 exit before he's launched to the middle regions (from No. 106 to No.57 in just 1 month). Around his 19th, he enters Top 40 regions.

Between his 19 & 20th, he steadily goes from Top 40 to Top 20.

The next year, he mostly had a status quo somewhere between Top 20 and Top 10. Shortly before his 21st however, he was able to reach Top 10 and stay there for 10 weeks (at No.8, No.9 and No. 10).

From his 21 on, Federer was able to dive deeper into the ATP Top 10, reaching the No.2 at his 22nd, and No. 1 shortly after.

More details on his Top 10 rankings below.

Federer Top100 to n1 age-based evolution


ATP Top 10 rankings

The graph below shows Federer's quick climb from Top 10 to No. 1: he takes the last 10 hurdles in less than 2 years (90 weeks).

Shortly before his 21st, the Swiss reaches ATP Top 10. 7 Weeks later, he suffers 2 short Top 10 exits to No. 11, No. 13 and No. 14 for 10 weeks. Federer's 3rd Top 10 entry launches him to No.4 in 22 weeks, 42 weeks after his 1st Top 10 entry. A year later, he reaches No. 1 for the 1st time, the start of his impressive record 237 weeks No. 1 streak from his 22,5 until his 27th.

Fed seems a consistent Top 3 player : he has been in the ATP Top 3 for more than 7 years without interruption, already 397 weeks thus improving Sampras' Top 3 streak. Since his 22nd, Fed's a Top 3 player. Will compare to other players' series soon...

Federer Top10 rankings age-based evolution



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