Tennis is one of the famous sports in the world. The modern shape of tennis is called as the “lawn tennis”, first played after the first half 19th century in England. Played in different categories single, double or mixed doubles. It is equally famous for men as well as women. So four Grand Slam tournaments are especially famous which are the French Open, Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon Open. It is an Olympic Sport, therefore it has produced a large number of extra talented players. So here we will discuss the top best tennis players 2017.
|Ranking||Top Best Tennis Player||Grand Slam|
|8||Kei Nishikori||Not Yet|
|6||Milos Raonic||Not Yet|
8. Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori is a professional tennis player from Japan. An only male player from Japan to be the part of top best tennis players ever. He was born on 29th December 1989 in Japan and currently living in Bradenton, Florida, United States. He has many titles to his name, including 11 singles title. Kei Nishikori was runner-up at the US Open in 2014 that makes him the first male tennis player from Asian countries to reach in the singles final of Grand Slam. After that, he also reached the semi-finals of the US Open 2016. He was at number 4 in the ranking in March 2015.
7. Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic is another top professional tennis player from Croatia. He was born on 28th September 1988 in Croatia but currently living in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The biggest success of Marin in professional tennis came in 2014 when he won the US Open. After that his career was at highest and peak point, he has won 17 ATP singles titles. So his career best ranking was 6 that he achieved in November 2016. He came in the eyes of people in 2009 by defeating the Andy Murray in 2009 US Open. He was also the semi-finalist of 2010 Australian Open and 2015 US Open, while quarter-finalist of Wimbledon Open in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Therefore included in the best tennis players.
6. Milos Raonic
Milos Raonic is Canadian professional tennis player, born on 27th December 1990. He is currently living in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He has many international titles during his professional career. Raonic reached his career-best ranking of world No. 3 in November 2016. He has played the Grand Slam final of 2016 Wimbledon Open while semifinals of 2016 Australia Open and 2014 Wimbledon Championship. He gained international acclaim in 2011 by reaching the fourth round of Australian Open. So far called as the most successful player of Canada, therefore included in the best tennis players.
5. Rafael Nadal
This man has no need of any introduction, the former champion from Spain. He is regarded as the best and greatest clay court player in the world till now, therefore, called as ‘The King of Clay’. Rafael Nadal Parera established himself as one of the greatest players in the world all time. So far, he has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, 29 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Olympic Gold Medal in singles in 2008 and 18 titles in ATP World Tour 500. Despite, he was also the member of Spain Davis winning team in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Due to his amazing and successful career, he was named as the Laureus World Sportsman of the year in 2011. Therefore included in the top best tennis players.
4. Roger Federer
My Favorite, the king of tennis, Roger Federer is a professional tennis player from Switzerland. Many analysts and players called him the greatest ever male tennis player in the world. He continuously ranked in top 9 from 2002 to 2016 and currently on world No. 4 by ATP. He has won 18 Grand Slams singles titles, which are more by the male player in the history of the world. That’s why included in the top best tennis players 2017. He remained number player for 237 consecutive weeks and record 302 weeks in total. Federer has won five Australian Open, one French Open, seven Wimbledon Open and five US Open. He was also named as the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year from 2005 to 2008.
3. Stan Wawrinka
Stanislas Stan Wawrinka is another professional player from Switzerland. He also won many titles including three Grand Slam. Wawrinka has won Australian Open, French Open and US Open in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. He is also considered as the best player of clay court and he has one of most powerful backhands ever. Despite, he also described as the ‘Tennis’s great latecomer by The Economist. So he is currently at his career’s best ranking which is the world No. 3 by ATP. Despite, he has also much more title in his name, therefore included in the top best tennis players.
2. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is the professional lawn tennis player from Serbia. He is currently in the second rank in men’s singles by Association of Tennis professionals and considered as the best and greatest players of all time in the history of tennis. He has many titles to his name including 12 Grand Slam. Djokovic remained number at number 1 tennis player for 223 weeks. So he has won three Wimbledon Championships, one French Open, six Australian Open and two US Open. He is the only third man in the history to hold all the major titles at once. He has won Laureus World Sports for Sportsman of the Year Award in 2012, 2015 and 2016, he also five times ITF World Champion Award and BBC Overseas Sports personality of the Year in 2011. Therefore included in the top best tennis players.
1. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is also named as Sir Andrew Barron Murray. He is professional lawn tennis player from Scotland. He is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s single by ATP. He has won many titles including three Grand Slam, Davis Cup, two Olympic titles, ATP World Tour Finals in 2016. Therefore, called as the top best tennis players. He has also won BBC Sports Personality of the Year three times. Andy Murray became the first British Player since 1977 to win a Grand Slam Singles tournament after winning US Open in 2012. He was also the member of Davis Cup winning team in 2015.
Tennis is equally famous for people of all ages. So the ranking of players in according to the ATP. We hope that you will like this article. If you like then share and comment below in the comment below.