Bjorn Borg dominated in the early years of this prestigious accolade, being named the inaugural men's ITF World Champion in 1978 and following up with two more triumphs. John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl were both honoured three times apiece before Pete Sampras took over in the 1990s with six awards. Roger Federer stamped his authority by winning on five occasions between 2004 and 2009, while Novak Djokovic has dominated the last four years.

Men's singles

Novak Djokovic became Men’s World Champion for the fourth time after reclaiming the No. 1 ranking in 2014. The 27-year-old won his seventh Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, and was also a finalist at Roland Garros and semifinalist at the US Open.

He won a total of seven titles during the year including the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. Djokovic is one of only four men to be named World Champion four or more times, alongside Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.

Djokovic received his 2014 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 2 June 2015.

Honour roll

- 2014: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- 2013: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- 2012: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- 2011: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- 2010: Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- 2009: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 2008: Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- 2007: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 2006: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 2005: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 2004: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 2003: Andy Roddick (USA)
- 2002: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
- 2001: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
- 2000: Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
- 1999: Andre Agassi (USA)
- 1998: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1997: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1996: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1995: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1994: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1993: Pete Sampras (USA)
- 1992: Jim Courier (USA)
- 1991: Stefan Edberg (SWE)
- 1990: Ivan Lendl (TCH)
- 1989: Boris Becker (GER)
- 1988: Mats Wilander (SWE)
- 1987: Ivan Lendl (TCH)
- 1986: Ivan Lendl (TCH)
- 1985: Ivan Lendl (TCH)
- 1984: John McEnroe (USA)
- 1983: John McEnroe (USA)
- 1982: Jimmy Connors (USA)
- 1981: John McEnroe (USA)
- 1980: Bjorn Borg (SWE)
- 1979: Bjorn Borg (SWE)
- 1978: Bjorn Borg (SWE)

Men's doubles

Bob and Mike Bryan became Men’s Doubles World Champions for the 11th time after capturing their 16th Grand Slam title and 100th title overall at the 2014 US Open.

They won a total of ten titles during the year, including the ATP World Tour Finals, taking their total career titles to 103. They were also runners-up at Wimbledon. The brothers now stand within two trophies of the record of wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer, who was named World Champion 13 times.

Mike Bryan said: "The 2014 season was one of our best seasons on tour and it's one we'll fondly remember for a lot of reasons. We look forward to the awards dinner in Paris and sharing the stage with all the other world champions."

The Bryan brothers received their 2014 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 2 June 2015.

Honour roll

- 2014: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2013: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2012: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2011: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2010: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2009: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2008: Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
- 2007: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2006: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2005: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2004: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2003: Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
- 2002: Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Mark Knowles (BAH)
- 2001: Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) / Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
- 2000: Todd Woodbridge (AUS) / Mark Woodforde (AUS)
- 1999: Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Leander Paes (IND)
- 1998: Jacco Eltingh (NED) / Paul Haarhuis (NED)
- 1997: Todd Woodbridge (AUS) / Mark Woodforde (AUS)
- 1996: Todd Woodbridge (AUS) / Mark Woodforde (AUS)



  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti with Serena Williams (USA) The 2014 ITF World Champions
  • IOC President Thomas Bach and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti Philippe Chatrier Award winner Mary Carillo (USA)
  • USTA President Katrina Adams and Serena Williams (USA) IOC President Thomas Bach at the World Champions Dinner
  • The Pavillon Cambon Capucines ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti with Mary Carillo (USA) and IOC President Thomas Bach
  • The 2014 ITF World Champions The World Champions' awards
  • Chris Evert (USA) and CiCi Bellis (USA) FFT President Jean Gachassin