These players are considered dominant in terms of ranking and tournament victories, including Grand Slam tournaments and ATP Masters 1000 events, as well as the ATP Finals and Olympic Games, having dominated the sport amongst them from 2004 onwards. Never before in the history of tennis has there been a group of players as dominant as these four.
They regularly held the top four places in the year-end rankings between 2008 and 2013, and they have held the top two spots continuously since 2005, as well as the top ranking since February 2004, meaning that no player outside the Big Four has ranked World No.1 in the last 14 years or even No. 2 in more than 12 and a half years.
They were ranked year-end world top 4 consecutively from 2008 to 2012 which is the longest span of dominance for any quartet of players in tennis history.
Amongst them, they have won 47 of the last 52 men's major singles titles, from the 2005 French Open through to the 2018 Australian Open.
They have also won 12 of the last 15 ATP Finals.
Grand Slam performances:
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Wins over each member of the Big Four at a Grand Slam event:
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (defeated Murray and Nadal at the 2008 Australian Open, Djokovic at the 2010 Australian Open, and Federer at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and at the 2013 French Open)
- Tomas Berdych (def. Murray at the 2010 French Open, Federer at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and at the 2012 US Open, Djokovic at the 2010 and 2017 Wimbledon Championships, and Nadal at the 2015 Australian Open)
- Stan Wawrinka (defeated Murray at the 2010 and 2013 US Open and at the 2017 French Open, Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open, Federer at the 2015 French Open and Djokovic at the 2014 Australian Open, at the 2015 French Open and at the 2016 US Open).
Only seven players have managed to win a tournament where all four of the Big Four have competed:
- Andy Roddick (2006 Cincinnati Masters, 2008 Dubai Tennis Championships, 2010 Miami Masters)
- David Nalbandian (2007 Madrid Masters, 2007 Paris Masters)
- Nikolay Davydenko (2008 Miami Masters, 2009 ATP World Tour Finals)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2008 Paris Masters)
- Juan Martín del Potro (2009 US Open)
- Ivan Ljubičić (2010 Indian Wells Masters)
- Stan Wawrinka (2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open)