Tennis Player The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s

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10 men's tennis players who accomplished the most this decade.
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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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Far from controversial. He's the greatest of all time based on what he has done in the last 7 years.

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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The clear #2. The only question is: How much will he accomplish in the 10s? Will he surpass RF?

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Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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So underappreciated. Americans expect to see one of their own become the best and turn their nose at Roddick winning only a single major. But Roddick has had a fantastic career, and perhaps no one has had their career marginalized by a rival like he has with Federer.

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Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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A great one. That he ranks so high despite note playing half the decade, makes you wonder what he could have done in his career had he been properly focused the whole time.

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Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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A stellar career, but overrated by many because he happened to come of age in the gap between Sampras/Agassi and Federer/Nadal.

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Marat Safin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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Safin's a "what could have been" guy. Still had a great career, but man he could have been legendary.

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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Novak's accomplished quite a lot at a young age. No small feat to be on this list considering that. Currently, he's been surpassed by Juan Martin Del Petro as the "next great champion". We'll have to see if he takes his game to the next level.

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Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 00s
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It's easy to forget how good Guga was with Nadal's mind-blowing abilities before us, but a 3 time major champions with solid success in multiple surfaces is nothing to sneeze at.

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