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12/04/2018

The Frenchman Herbert succeeds Jack Sock as the most complete tennis player in the world

The Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert finishes this year as the most complete tennis player of the circuit taking into account a combined classification based on the singles and doubles rankings. Although in singles he has not had great fortune (his best result is the final ATP 250 of China), in doubles he added two titles and one of them no less than the Roland Garros one. In addition, he was a finalist in the Nitto ATP finals, pairing with his compatriot Nicolas Mahut. His current ranking of 55 in singles and 12 in doubles makes him the most complete tennis player in the world in 2018.

The list of the best in this classification is as follows (the first figure in parentheses corresponds to the singles ranking and the second to the doubles ranking):

  1. Pierre-Hugues Herbert     67 (55+12)
  2. John Isner                       69 (10+59)
  3. Jan-Lennard Struff             79 (57+22)
  4. Robin Haase                     88 (50+38)
  5. Joao Sousa             89 (44+45)
  6.   Fabio Fognini        90 (13+77)
  7.   Nicolas Jarry          93 (43+50
  8.   Feliciano López    96 (64+32)
  9. Pablo Carreño       101(23+78)
  10.   Jack Sock               109 (107+2)

The second place is occupied by John Isner followed by Jan-Lennard Struff. The first is a top-10, the tenth best player in the world in singles and 59 in doubles, while the German has won his first doubles titles in Tokyo closing the season in the 22nd position.

Robin Haase is the fourth most complete player. The Dutchman holds the 38th position in singles and 50th in doubles (with three titles in this campaign). A point separates him from Joao Sousa in this combined classification: the Portuguese is 44th in the singles ranking, with the title of Estoril to his name, and 45th in doubles.

As in previous years, the Spaniards Feliciano López and Pablo Carreño appear among the most outstanding, although both enjoyed better positions in previous classifications. Carreño has gone from being the third to being the ninth while Lopez has dropped from fourth to eighth in this combined classification.

Last year, this list was led by the American Jack Sock, who, this time, is in the 10th position of this list. Not having the best year in singles descending to number 107, but being the second best doubles player (next to Myke Byan closed the campaign with a great win at the Nitto ATP finals) has been able to stay in this list.