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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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328 154
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Roger Federer South Africa, Switzerland

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2
241 151
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Rafael Nadal Spain

3
240 178
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

4
163 150
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
142 116
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

6
110 102
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

7
93 99
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

8
62 70
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

9
35 29
Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Alexander Zverev

10
71 88
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Milos Raonic Canada

11
73 99
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

12
54 77
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

13
35 39
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Feniks added David Goffin Belgium

14
44 46
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Dominic Thiem Austria

15
65 79
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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76 103
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
David Ferrer Spain

17
42 57
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Gaël Monfils France

18
48 60
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Marin Čilić Croatia

19
33 43
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Nick Kyrgios Australia

20
46 63
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

21
36 65
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
JordanBell added Lleyton Hewitt Australia

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22 38
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 22 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 19
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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13 21
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Fernando Verdasco Spain

25
24 38
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
stimpyhg added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

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12 14
Pablo Carreno Busta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Pablo Carreno Busta

27
35 62
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Tommy Haas United States of America, Germany

28
13 23
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Ivo Karlović Croatia

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28 46
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Gilles Simon France

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19 33
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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3 3
Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
valarieee added Denis Shapovalov

32
23 33
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

33
13 19
Vasek Pospisil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Vasek Pospisil Canada

34
17 25
Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Borna Ćorić

35
7 17
Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Nicolas Mahut France

36
12 18
Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Pablo Cuevas Uruguay, Mexico

37
10 15
Hyeon Chung is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Hyeon Chung

38
19 42
Tommy Robredo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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11 17
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Diego Schwartzman Argentina

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13 28
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis

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11 18
Bernard Tomic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Bernard Tomic Australia

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11 18
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Steve Johnson United States of America

43
28 60
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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8 14
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

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11 19
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Ryan Harrison United States of America

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27 43
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Sam Querrey United States of America

47
18 31
Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
Benoît Paire France

48
10 26
João Sousa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
amsmaia added João Sousa Portugal

49
18 32
Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

50
7 15
Jared Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World
bezveze added Jared Donaldson