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.  

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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1
571 255
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Switzerland, South Africa

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

2
448 241
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

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

3
435 257
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Serbia

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

4
207 172
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Argentina

US Open: Winner 2009, Finalist 2018

5
139 95
Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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6
133 94
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Austria

French Open: Finalist 2018

7
227 198
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Switzerland

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

8
241 251
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Scotland, United Kingdom

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

9
124 104
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Croatia

Australian Open: Finalist 2018
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

10
84 53
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
South Africa

US Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

11
154 157
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

12
129 131
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bulgaria

13
101 99
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

14
116 141
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Canada

Wimbledon: Finalist 2016

15
82 101
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France

16
85 97
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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17
52 44
Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
jacob-ginzburg added Denis Shapovalov

18
101 149
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

19
96 122
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

20
66 84
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Feniks added Belgium

21
54 69
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

22
48 42
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Argentina

23
41 42
Chung Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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24
100 144
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

25
71 121
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

26
45 45
Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Borna Ćorić

27
51 69
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

28
31 33
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

29
27 29
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

30
38 60
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

31
55 96
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
JordanBell added Australia

32
21 25
Kyle Edmund is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Kyle Edmund

33
45 87
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America, Germany

34
27 52
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

35
18 26
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Taylor Fritz

36
35 69
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

37
22 34
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

38
23 45
Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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39
18 28
Jérémy Chardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

40
14 22
Yoshihito Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Yoshihito Nishioka

41
22 35
Pablo Carreño Busta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

42
25 57
Tommy Robredo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

43
33 54
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

44
13 22
Jared Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Jared Donaldson

45
29 58
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
stimpyhg added Ukraine

46
30 49
Philipp Kohlschreiber is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

47
16 35
João Sousa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
amsmaia added Portugal

48
26 43
Andreas Seppi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

49
34 74
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

50
22 46
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis