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
532 237
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
419 225
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
399 247
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
200 161
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
126 90
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
216 189
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
118 93
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Croatia

Australian Open: Finalist 2018
Wimbledon: Finalist 2017

8
121 90
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Austria

French Open: Finalist 2018

9
234 237
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
75 47
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
150 149
Kei Nishikori is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

12
120 126
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Bulgaria

13
96 94
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
112 134
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 88
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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16
79 94
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
47 37
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
39 35
Chung Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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19
97 143
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

20
45 36
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Argentina

21
90 116
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Czech Republic

22
51 63
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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23
63 80
David Goffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Feniks added Belgium

24
96 140
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
Spain

25
68 116
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

26
41 40
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
48 63
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
28 29
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
24 24
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
52 90
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
JordanBell added Australia

31
34 55
Fabio Fognini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

32
17 21
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
25 47
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

34
16 22
Taylor Fritz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Taylor Fritz

35
30 43
Philipp Kohlschreiber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

36
41 84
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
United States of America

37
21 30
Pablo Carreño Busta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Spain

38
22 40
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
22 41
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
33 65
Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
France

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

42
29 54
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
stimpyhg added Ukraine

43
16 25
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added United States of America

44
32 50
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

45
19 30
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
12 19
Yoshihito Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added Yoshihito Nishioka

47
15 32
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
12 20
Jared Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
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49
16 26
Jérémy Chardy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

50
14 31
Nicolas Mahut is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now
bezveze added France