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

Updated February 7, 2020 16.6k votes 2.4k voters 44.3k views97 items

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Here's a list of the top Men's Tennis players in the world today in 2019. 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 famous 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 mens tennis player in the world today. 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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    Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    Age33

    BirthplaceManacor, Spain

    Year Turned Pro2001

    Australian Open: Finalist 2017, Finalist 2019
    French Open: Winner 2017, 2018, 2019
    US Open: Winner 2017, 2019

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    Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
    894
    408

    Age32

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    Year Turned Pro2003

    Australian Open: Winner 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020
    French Open: Winner 2016; Finalist 2015
    Wimbledon: Winner 2015, 2018, 2019
    US Open: Winner 2015; Finalist 2016, Winner 2018

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    Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    505

    Roger Federer

    Switzerland

    Age38

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro1998

    Australian Open: Winner 2017, 2018
    Wimbledon: Winner 2017; Finalist 2015, 2019
    US Open: Finalist 2015

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  • 4
    Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    Dominic Thiem

    Austria

    Age26

    BirthplaceWiener Neustadt, Austria

    Australian Open: Finalist 2020
    French Open: Finalist 2018, 2019

  • 5
    Stefanos Tsitsipas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    Stefanos Tsitsipas

  • 6
    Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
  • 7
    Daniil Medvedev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    22

    Daniil Medvedev

    U.S. Open: Finalist 2019

  • 8
    Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    280

    Age34

    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro2002

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

  • 9
    Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    288

    Age31

    BirthplaceTandil, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2006

    US Open: Winner 2009, Finalist 2018

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    Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    165

    Age33

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Year Turned Pro2004

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  • 11
    Matteo Berrettini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
    31
    9

    Matteo Berrettini

  • 12
    John Isner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    158

    John Isner

    United States of America

    Age34

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro2007

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  • 13
    Hyeon Chung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
  • 14
    Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    139

    Kevin Anderson

    South Africa

    Age33

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Year Turned Pro2007

    US Open: Finalist 2017
    Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

  • 15
    Felix Auger-Aliassime is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    23

    Felix Auger-Aliassime

  • 16
    Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    254

    Age30

    BirthplaceMatsue, Japan

    Year Turned Pro2007

  • 17
    Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    208

    Age28

    BirthplaceHaskovo, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro2008

  • 18
    Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    190

    Marin Čilić

    Croatia

    Age31

    BirthplaceMedjugorje, Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Year Turned Pro2005

    Australian Open: Finalist 2018
    Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

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    Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    104

    Tommy Haas

    United States of America, Germany

    Age41

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1996

  • 20
    Roberto Bautista-Agut is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

    Age31

    BirthplaceCastellón de la Plana, Spain

  • 21
    Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
    150
    192

    Age34

    BirthplaceLe Mans, France

    Year Turned Pro2004

  • 23
    Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    85

    Age32

    BirthplaceSanremo, Italy

  • 24
    Diego Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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    81

    Diego Schwartzman

    Argentina

    Age27

    BirthplaceVilla Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2009-01-01 00:00:00.0

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