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

Updated February 7, 2020 16.7k votes 2.4k voters 44.8k 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 Nadal1
    910
    396

    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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  • Roger Federer2
    1,014
    481

    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 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#2 of 96 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

  • Novak Djokovic3
    855
    400

    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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  • Dominic Thiem4
    288
    202

    Dominic Thiem

    Austria

    Age26

    BirthplaceWiener Neustadt, Austria

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

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas5
    134
    47

    Stefanos Tsitsipas

  • Alexander Zverev6
  • Daniil Medvedev7
    85
    27

    Daniil Medvedev

    U.S. Open: Finalist 2019

  • Stanislas Wawrinka8
    285
    275

    Stanislas Wawrinka

    Germany, Switzerland

    Age34

    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro2002

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

  • Borna Ćorić9
    181
    95

    Borna Ćorić

  • Juan Martín del Potro10
    291
    277

    Age31

    BirthplaceTandil, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2006

    US Open: Winner 2009, Finalist 2018

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  • Gaël Monfils11
    166
    158

    Age33

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Year Turned Pro2004

  • Matteo Berrettini12
    33
    10

    Matteo Berrettini

  • Hyeon Chung13
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime14
    46
    23

    Felix Auger-Aliassime

  • John Isner15
    161
    153

    John Isner

    United States of America

    Age34

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro2007

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    #5 of 33 Best Current Men's Tennis Serves#22 of 67 The Best Tennis Players from the United States

  • Kei Nishikori16
    217
    243

    Age30

    BirthplaceMatsue, Japan

    Year Turned Pro2007

  • Grigor Dimitrov17
    185
    199

    Age28

    BirthplaceHaskovo, Bulgaria

    Year Turned Pro2008

  • Kevin Anderson18
    135
    133

    Kevin Anderson

    South Africa

    Age33

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Year Turned Pro2007

    US Open: Finalist 2017
    Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

  • Marin Čilić19
    159
    181

    Marin Čilić

    Croatia

    Age31

    BirthplaceMedjugorje, Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Year Turned Pro2005

    Australian Open: Finalist 2018
    Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

  • Fabio Fognini20
    80
    79

    Age32

    BirthplaceSanremo, Italy

  • Tommy Haas21
    109
    102

    Tommy Haas

    United States of America, Germany

    Age41

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1996

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  • Denis Shapovalov22
  • Diego Schwartzman23
    87
    76

    Diego Schwartzman

    Argentina

    Age27

    BirthplaceVilla Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga24
    145
    183

    Age34

    BirthplaceLe Mans, France

    Year Turned Pro2004

  • Roberto Bautista-Agut25

    Age31

    BirthplaceCastellón de la Plana, Spain