sports The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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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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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Roger Federer Switzerland, South Africa

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Rafael Nadal Spain

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Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Andy Murray Scotland, United Kingdom

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Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

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

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

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gaël Monfils France

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

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Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Dominic Thiem Austria

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Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Milos Raonic Canada

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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

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Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

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Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Nick Kyrgios Australia

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David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
David Goffin Belgium

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Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Marin Čilić Croatia

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

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

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John Isner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
John Isner United States of America

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Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Lleyton Hewitt Australia

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

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

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Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Nicolas Mahut France

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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Diego Schwartzman Argentina

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Federico Delbonis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Federico Delbonis Argentina

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Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tommy Haas United States of America, Germany

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João Sousa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
João Sousa Portugal

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Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Thanasi Kokkinakis

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Gastão Elias is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gastão Elias Portugal

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Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Juan Mónaco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Juan Mónaco Argentina

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Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Ryan Harrison United States of America

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Vasek Pospisil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Pablo Cuevas Uruguay, Mexico

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Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Benoît Paire France

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Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Borna Ćorić

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Steve Darcis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Steve Darcis Belgium

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Bernard Tomic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Bernard Tomic Australia

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Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

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Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Kevin Anderson South Africa

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Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Samuel Groth Australia

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Víctor Estrella Burgos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Andrey Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World