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Here's a list of the top Men's Tennis players in the world today in 2016-2017. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game. The 2016 ATP rankings only factor in the past calendar year's tournament, which neglects not only how the players have been fairing recently, but also their career record. Both the player's past and recent history is taken into account, but the list will focus on a particular player's recent body of work, with the past and his current streak taken into account, especially performances at the four major tournaments  when it comes to tiebreakers between two players.

The list only includes players who are playing in ATP tour events, not the senior tour. This is not a historical list of the best tennis players of all time. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the players on this list have fared well in tournaments, especially the majors. For the past handful of years, four players have swapped positions in the top-4, leaving them a little bit ahead of their contemporaries. Players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer are some of the most recognizable faces  in the world and on the account of their major titles at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, are near the top of the list.  

Vote on who you think is the best men's tennis player in the world in 2016-2017. Make your own list and ranking as you deem fit. You can include your favorite players not on the list, but the only caveat is that they must be current players.

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+ - 301 140
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Roger Federer Switzerland

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2
+ - 218 138
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Rafael Nadal Spain

3
+ - 227 157
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

4
+ - 154 136
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Andy Murray United Kingdom

5
+ - 131 104
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Stanislas Wawrinka Germany, Switzerland

6
+ - 97 93
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

7
+ - 88 86
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 52 64
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

9
+ - 38 38
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Dominic Thiem Austria

10
+ - 73 92
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
David Ferrer Spain

11
+ - 63 79
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Milos Raonic Canada

12
+ - 66 89
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

13
+ - 29 31
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
David Goffin Belgium

14
+ - 39 48
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gaël Monfils France

15
+ - 25 23
Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 31 35
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Nick Kyrgios Australia

17
+ - 50 72
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 58 74
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

19
+ - 44 57
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
John Isner United States of America

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+ - 40 57
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Marin Čilić Croatia

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+ - 21 31
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Jack Sock United States of America

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+ - 23 33
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 10 10
Pablo Carreno Busta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Pablo Carreno Busta

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+ - 27 41
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gilles Simon France

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+ - 18 28
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 9 15
Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 11 13
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Steve Johnson United States of America

28
+ - 10 17
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 12 20
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Ivo Karlović Croatia

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+ - 12 15
Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Pablo Cuevas Uruguay, Mexico

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+ - 34 62
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Lleyton Hewitt Australia

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+ - 7 14
Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Nicolas Mahut France

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+ - 11 15
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Ryan Harrison United States of America

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+ - 11 15
Vasek Pospisil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 16 22
Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Borna Ćorić

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+ - 8 11
Hyeon Chung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Hyeon Chung

37
+ - 7 10
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Karen Khacanov

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+ - 18 26
Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 33 60
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tommy Haas United States of America, Germany

40
+ - 9 14
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Diego Schwartzman Argentina

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+ - 7 11
Jared Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Jared Donaldson

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+ - 18 27
Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Benoît Paire France

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+ - 12 24
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Thanasi Kokkinakis

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+ - 17 26
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Kevin Anderson South Africa

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+ - 19 39
Tommy Robredo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 21 32
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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+ - 7 12
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Taylor Fritz

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+ - 9 15
Bernard Tomic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Bernard Tomic Australia

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+ - 6 11
Yoshihito Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Yoshihito Nishioka

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+ - 10 22
João Sousa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
João Sousa Portugal