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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

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2
231 144
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Rafael Nadal Spain

3
235 165
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

4
160 140
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Andy Murray Scotland, United Kingdom

5
136 110
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Stanislas Wawrinka Germany, Switzerland

6
102 99
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

7
91 92
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

8
30 26
Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
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9
69 83
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Milos Raonic Canada

10
71 94
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

11
55 67
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

12
42 42
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Dominic Thiem Austria

13
33 35
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Feniks added David Goffin Belgium

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76 97
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
David Ferrer Spain

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41 52
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Gaël Monfils France

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53 74
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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61 76
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

18
32 39
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Nick Kyrgios Australia

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44 58
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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46 58
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
John Isner United States of America

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22 33
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Jack Sock United States of America

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12 17
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Fernando Verdasco Spain

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10 15
Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Lucas Pouille

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19 28
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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28 41
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gilles Simon France

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13 15
Vasek Pospisil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Vasek Pospisil Canada

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10 11
Pablo Carreno Busta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Pablo Carreno Busta

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23 35
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
stimpyhg added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

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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
bezveze added 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
bezveze added 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
JordanBell added Lleyton Hewitt Australia

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17 22
Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Borna Ćorić

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1 0
Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
valarieee added Denis Shapovalov

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9 11
Hyeon Chung is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Hyeon Chung

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11 14
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Steve Johnson United States of America

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7 14
Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Nicolas Mahut France

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11 15
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Ryan Harrison United States of America

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7 10
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

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13 24
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis

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10 15
Bernard Tomic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Bernard Tomic Australia

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33 60
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tommy Haas United States of America, Germany

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9 14
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Diego Schwartzman Argentina

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7 11
Jared Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Jared Donaldson

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18 27
Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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18 27
Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Benoît Paire France

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19 39
Tommy Robredo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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21 32
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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7 12
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Taylor Fritz

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17 27
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Kevin Anderson South Africa

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6 11
Yoshihito Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Yoshihito Nishioka