In July 2011, Novak Djokovic captured the World No. 1 ranking and has had a firm grip on the position ever since. He opened the 2011 Grand Slam season with a win in Australia, which he followed up with titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Djokovic also won a record five ATP Masters 1000 titles in 2011. He ended the year winning a career-best 10 titles in 11 finals, making him the first player with 10 or more titles in a season since Roger Federer chalked up 12 in 2006.
Considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer concluded the 2011 season with a win at the ATP Tour championship in London. He finished ranked in the top three for the ninth consecutive year, compiling a 4-2 record in finals and capping the season with a 17-match winning streak.
In 2011, Rafael Nadal, one of tennis' most dominant and popular players, finished the season ranked in the top two for the seventh consecutive year. He also became the second-youngest player, at the age of 24 years and 10 months, to reach the 500-win benchmark, behind only Bjorn Borg. In 2012, he once again established his supremacy on clay with his record-setting seventh French Open title.