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
593 265
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
469 245
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
462 261
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
216 176
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
145 102
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
139 101
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
232 205
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
131 107
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Croatia

Australian Open: Finalist 2018
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

9
90 56
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
South Africa

US Open: Finalist 2017
Wimbledon: Finalist 2018

10
246 260
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
158 162
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

12
134 136
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bulgaria

13
123 143
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
106 104
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

15
88 104
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Australia

16
83 107
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France

17
56 49
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
104 153
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

19
99 127
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

20
70 88
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
52 46
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
56 75
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

23
103 150
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

24
43 47
Chung Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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25
49 47
Borna Ćorić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Borna Ćorić

26
71 126
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

27
30 31
Karen Khacanov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Karen Khacanov

28
52 72
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

29
40 62
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

30
32 36
Frances Tiafoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Frances Tiafoe

31
55 101
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
31 53
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
23 28
Kyle Edmund is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Kyle Edmund

34
45 90
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, Germany

35
36 71
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

36
25 46
Lucas Pouille is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added

37
20 29
Jérémy Chardy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

38
24 36
Pablo Carreño Busta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

39
19 29
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Taylor Fritz

40
23 36
Ryan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

41
35 55
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

42
26 41
Benoît Paire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

43
24 48
Thanasi Kokkinakis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Thanasi Kokkinakis

44
18 38
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Croatia

45
15 24
Yoshihito Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Yoshihito Nishioka

46
16 26
Adrian Mannarino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France

47
17 37
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
18 30
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

49
34 76
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

50
24 50
Nicolás Almagro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now