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
518 230
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
South Africa, Switzerland

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

2
407 217
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
384 244
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
191 156
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
116 83
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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French Open: Finalist 2018

6
210 182
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
228 228
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United Kingdom

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

8
116 86
Alexander Zverev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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9
109 90
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
116 117
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bulgaria

11
139 145
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

12
62 43
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
South Africa

US Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

13
109 128
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Canada

Wimbledon: Finalist 2016

14
77 81
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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15
44 32
Denis Shapovalov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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16
88 90
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

17
71 89
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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18
62 75
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Feniks added Belgium

19
95 138
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

20
88 112
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

21
43 34
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Argentina

22
36 33
Chung Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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23
48 61
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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24
96 136
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

25
67 112
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

26
37 39
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
46 61
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
26 27
Frances Tiafoe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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29
52 86
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
JordanBell added Australia

30
32 53
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

31
20 23
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

32
25 44
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

33
22 37
Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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34
41 82
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

35
15 21
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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36
33 63
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

37
29 42
Philipp Kohlschreiber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

38
20 29
Pablo Carreño Busta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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39
21 39
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis

40
32 48
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

41
14 21
Kyle Edmund is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Kyle Edmund

42
14 29
Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France

43
13 20
Adrian Mannarino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France

44
33 68
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

45
18 29
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

46
15 32
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Croatia

47
28 54
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
stimpyhg added Ukraine

48
23 37
Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

49
27 43
Marcos Baghdatis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

50
19 31
Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Uruguay, Mexico