Tennis The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now  

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Here's a list of the top Men's Tennis players in the world today in 2018. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game. The 2017 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.  

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

Australian Open: Winner 2017, 2018
Wimbledon: Winner 2017, 2018; Finalist 2015
US Open: Finalist 2015

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396 209
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Rafael Nadal Spain

Australian Open: Finalist 2017
French Open: Winner 2017, 2018
US Open: Winner 2017

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375 238
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Novak Djokovic Serbia

Australian Open: Winner 2015, 2016
French Open: Winner 2016; Finalist 2015
Wimbledon: Winner 2015
US Open: Winner 2015; Finalist 2016, Winner 2018

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Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Juan Martín del Potro Argentina

US Open: Winner 2009, Finalist 2018

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Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Andy Murray Scotland, United Kingdom

Australian Open: Finalist 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
French Open: Finalist 2016

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Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

French Open: Winner 2015; Finalist 2017
US Open: Winner 2016

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110 81
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Dominic Thiem Austria

French Open: Finalist 2018

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Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Alexander Zverev

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Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Marin Čilić Croatia

Australian Open: Finalist 2018
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

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Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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

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Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Kevin Anderson South Africa

US Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

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Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Milos Raonic Canada

Wimbledon: Finalist 2016

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John Isner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
John Isner United States of America

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Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
jacob-ginzburg added Denis Shapovalov

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Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Nick Kyrgios

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

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

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Diego Schwartzman Argentina

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Chung Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Hyeon Chung

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Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Jack Sock United States of America

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David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
David Ferrer Spain

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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Sam Querrey United States of America

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Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Borna Ćorić

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Frances Tiafoe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Frances Tiafoe

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Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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25 41
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Fernando Verdasco Spain

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Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
JordanBell added Lleyton Hewitt Australia

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Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

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Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Lucas Pouille

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Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Tommy Haas United States of America

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Philipp Kohlschreiber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Gilles Simon France

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Pablo Carreño Busta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Pablo Carreno Busta Spain

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Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Nicolas Mahut France

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Adrian Mannarino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Adrian Mannarino France

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Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis

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Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
stimpyhg added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

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Tommy Robredo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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22 42
Nicolás Almagro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Pablo Cuevas Uruguay, Mexico

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Marcos Baghdatis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Steve Johnson United States of America

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Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Taylor Fritz

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Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now