Top 10 Best Tennis Players in the World 2021

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Many sports are being played in this world, some of them are being played in International level and have billions of fans over the world and some sports are being played in some particular rural or urban area and this type of sports is known by only a few people of the community. We will talk about these sports later as we are here to talk about the list of top 10 tennis players but before going to the list, let’s see what is Tennis and how it becomes one of the most popular sports in the world?

 

What is Tennis?

 

Top 10 tennis player 2021

Tennis is a racket sport which is played individually against a single opponent or between two teams against each other having two players each team. It is an Olympic sport and can be played at any level of society and any age. Historians believe the game tennis is originated from northern France in the 12th century named as “game of the palm” which was being played with the help of palm (now using racket).

Modern tennis is originated in Birmingham (England) from the late 19th century as “lawn tennis”. Tennis is played using a racket and small bowls.

 

Now this time is to see the list of top 10 tennis players in the world. I hope you will enjoy it. 

 

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Tennis

Top 10 Tennis Player in the World

1) Novak Djokovic

2) Rafael Nadal

3) Dominic Thiem

4) Daniil Medvedev

5) Roger Federer

6) Stefanos Tsitsipas

7) Alexander Zverev

8) Andrey Rublev

9) Diego Schwatrzman

10) Mateo Berrettni

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1. NOVAK DJOKOVIC

 

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a professional tennis player from ‘Serbia’. He was born on 22nd May 1987, in Monte Carlo (Monaco). According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional), Novak Djokovic is the world No. 1 Player in the world. It is why we put him in number one in our list of top 10 tennis players.

 

So, there is great news for the fans of Novak Djokovic that your favorite tennis player is in top position in the world. The reason behind why I like Novak Djokovic personally that even coming from the world's 2nd smallest country, He did what any player even not try to think. 

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.01 (4 July, 2011)

Current ATP rank            No. 10 (3 Feb, 2020)

From Country                  Serbia and Montenego

Career titles                     81 (singles), 1 (Doubles)

 

  • He has been No. 01 world’s tennis player for 305 weeks (nearly 6 years).
  • He has won 17 Grand Slam man’s singles titles (including eight Australian Open titles).
  • He is the only player to win all of the elite tournaments on the modern men’s professional circuit. (including all four Grand Slam tournaments, all nine ATP master 1000 tournaments, and the ATP finals).
  • He is the only player who completes the career Golden Master (Two times).
  • He has won a total of 81 ATP singles titles (36 Master events).
  • He got No. 1 rank in the world on July 4, 2011, and again got the first rank on Feb 3, 2020, and keep himself as No. 1 till now.
  • He got a bronze medal in the Olympics of 2008 in singles in Beijing.

 

Personal information         

  

Novak Djokovic has started to play tennis from his childhood but he began to play professionally around the time Federer and Nadal established their dominance as the world's best tennis player. After four consecutive year-end finishing at No. 3 from the year of 2010 and then created an awesome history by finishing No. 1 for six-year and No. 2 for three years for next ten years.

 His parents Sardan and Dijana Djokovic have Three son and Djokovic was younger one (Marko and Djordje, they were also played as professional tennis).

 

2. RAFAEL NADAL

 

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player and born on June 3, 1986, at Manacor, Mallorca (Spain). According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional Rafael Nadal is ranked No. 2 in the world after Novak Djokovic. It is why we put Nadal in 2nd position in the list of top 10 Tennis player.

 

He also kept his highest rank for a long time (world No. 1 tennis player). There are millions of fans of Rafael Nadal over the world from different parts of the country.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.01 (18 Aug, 2008)

Current ATP rank            No. 02 (3 Feb, 2020)

From Country                  Spain

Career titles                     86 (singles), 11 (Doubles)

 

  • According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional), Rafael Nadal is the world’s 2nd best player currently.
  • He has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP ranking for 209 weeks (nearly four years).
  • He has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.
  • He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles.
  • He dominance on clay by 60of his 86 ATP singles titles coming on this surface, including 25 of his 35 ATP Masters 1000 titles,
  • He has made the record of longest single surface win streak in the open Era by winning 81 consecutive on clay.
  • He has also won an Olympic gold medal in singles in 2010 happened in Beijing (the same year when Novak Djokovic won bronze).
  • With his Olympic gold medal, Nadal is one of only two male players who completed the career Golden Slam.
  • He was not only a Tennis player but also was a professional football and golf player and many international records on it.

Personal information

 

Rafael Nadal lives with a younger sister named Maria Isabel and his parents (Ana Maria Parera and Sebastian Nadal) in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. CNN (Cable News Network) released an article about his childhood life period and gave a title to Nadal “Dragon Ball of tennis”. With tennis, Rafael also enjoys playing Football and Golf. He got married to Maria Francisca Perello Pascual in October 2019. His autobiography ‘Rafa’ was published in August 2011.

 

3. DOMINIC THIEM

 

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player and was born on 3 September 1933 at Wiener Neustadt (Austria). According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional), Dominic Thiem is world No.3 Player in the world. So we gave him the 3rd position in our list of top 10 tennis players in the world.

 

After Thomas Muster, Dominic Thiem is the second-highest rank holder in the history of Austria Tennis. As a professional, he broke into the top 100 for the time in 2014.

 

Achievement 

 

Highest ATP rank            No.03 (2 March, 2020)

Current ATP rank            No. 03 (2 March, 2020)

From Country                  Austria

Career titles                     17 (singles), 0 (Doubles)

 

  • According to ATP, the current rank of Dominic Thiem is world No. 3 (achieved in March 2020).

·         He has won 17 ATP Tour singles titles (including 1 Grand Slam title at 2020’s US Open)

  • He is the second-best tennis player in Austria after Thomas Master.
  • He is the first male of the 1990s who has won a Grand Slam singles title, as well as the first Austrian who has won US open single title.
  • He was qualified for the 2011 French Open Boys’ Final and won 2011’s Orange ball.
  • He won his first ATP title in France at 2015’s Open de Nice Cote d’Azur.
  • He has won his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells Masters, by beating Roger Federer in the final.
  • He has won the Austrian Sportsman of the year award 2020 and he was the fourth player who got this award since its creation (1949).

 

Personal Information 

 

Wolfgang Thiem and Karin Thiem are the parents of Dominic Thiem. Thiem was dating fellow player Kristina Mladenovic in 2017 and they publicly confirmed their relationships in May 2018 and due to a personal dispute, their relationships spilled in November 2019 but no one knows the exact reason behind this.

With Tennis Dominic Thiem is also a big fan of football. He has also founded his own football club named 1.TFC Matzendorf in 2016 with his friends and fellow tennis players in which a few times play together for a charity game.

 

4. DANIIL MEDVEDEV

 

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is a professional tennis player from Russia and was born on February 11, 1996. According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional), Daniil Medvedev is the world No.4 player in the world. So we gave him the 4th position in our list of top 10 tennis players in the world. He achieved the rank of world 4th player on 9 September 2019.

 

His playing style is different from the others, with his playing style, Djokovic has called Medvedev ‘ a very complete’ player. Alexander Zverev called him as world No. 1 Player while 2019 ATP Final Champion Stefanos Tsitsipas called him very boring.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.04 (9 Sept, 2019)

Current ATP rank            No. 04 (9 Nov, 2020)

From Country                  Russia

Career titles                     9 (singles), 0 (Doubles)

 

  • He is the world's 4th best tennis player by ATP.  
  • He has won nine ATP singles titles (including the 2020 ATP Finals and three Masters 1000 titles).
  • He has won the Russian Cup of ‘Player of the Year and Team of the Year’.
  • Medvedev achieved a breakthrough in 2019 when he reached six times consecutive tournament finals (including one at the 2019 US Open).
  • He has won his first ATP singles at the 2016 Nice Open by defeating Guido Pella.
  • He has won his first ATP final and maidan Grand Slam Match in 2017.
  • He has won his first ATP titles in 2018.

 

Personal Information

 

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev was born in Moscow. He has two older sisters named Julia and Elena. The dream of his father was to see Daniil as a professional tennis player so from the age of six his father starting the training of Daniil. He studied with the stream of commerce and economics at the city of Moscow, but soon drop out so he can be more focused on his tennis career. So he switched to the University of Physical Education, sports, and Tourism.

 

Medvedev got married to his girlfriend named Daria Medvedeva on April 12, 2018. With his family, he moved to Antibes, France where he trained at the tennis academy. He can speak French and English with his native language Russian.

 

5. ROGER FEDERER

 

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and was born on August 8, 1981, in Basel (Switzerland). His rank is No.5 in the world by the association of Tennis Professional (ATP). So he s is in 5th position in our list of top ten Tennis player in the world. He has also been No. 1 in the ATP ranking and holds this record for 310 weeks (nearly 6 years).

Federer has played in an era where he has dominated men’s tennis together with Nadal and Novak Djokovic and both were the world best tennis player Tennis and have the courage to beat these peoples easily.

 

Achievements

 

Highest ATP rank            No.01 (2 Feb, 2004)

Current ATP rank            No. 5 (9 Nov, 2020)

From Country                  Switzerland

Career titles                     103 (singles), 2 (Doubles)

 

  • He was ranked No. 1 in the world by the ATP for 6 years and currently he is ranked No.5 in the world.
  • He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles.
  • He has also won 103 ATP singles titles, the 2nd most all-time behind Jimmy Connors and including record six ATP finals.
  • He also won Olympic Gold medal in 2008 in Beijing (Doubles) and an Olympic silver medal in 2021 at London (Singles). 
  • At age of 21, in 2003 he has won the Grand Slam singles titles.
  • He established himself as the best player in men’s tennis titles by winning three out of four major singles titles.
  • Over a stretch from 2005 to 2010, Federer made 18 major signals final out of 19.
  • During his Span, he won his 5th consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open. In 2009 Federer completed the career Grand Slam at age 27.

 

Personal Information

 

Federer has one sibling and an older sister which has a set of twins. Federer has citizenship of countries Swiss and South Africa because his father ‘Robert Federer’ was from Berneck (Switzerland) and his mother ‘Lynette Federer’ was from Kempton Park (South Africa). Federer spent his childhood in Birsfelden and then Munchenstein (very close to the French and German border). Federer can speak Standard German, English, and his native language Swiss German.

 

6. STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player and was born on August 12, 1998, in Athens (Greece). According to ATP (Association of Tennis Professional), Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently ranked world No.6 Player in the world. So we gave him the 6th position in our list of top 10 tennis players in the world.

 

What I like most about Stefanos Tsitsipas is that he is the youngest tennis player in the world who is under the rank of the world top ten in ATP ranking. Despite being the age of 21 years old, he got ATP rank of world No. 5 tennis player in 2015. 

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.05 (5 Aug, 2019)

Current ATP rank            No. 6 (2 Nov, 2020)

From Country                  Greece

Career titles                     5 (singles), 0 (Doubles)

 

  • He is the youngest player who ranked in the world’s top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professional.
  • He got ATP world No. 5 Player in August 2019 and it was the highest rank of his career and currently, his rank in ATP is World No. 6 that he got on 2 November 2020.
  • He is the player who achieved the highest ATP rank in the history of Greek players.
  • He was the winner of the 2019 championship and became the world's youngest champion in 18 years.
  • Tsitsipas has won 5 singles titles and reached 10 finals on the ATP Tour.
  • As a junior, he ranked No. 1 in the world and becoming the 3rd Greek player, and the 1st Greek male player in the Open Era who won a Junior Grand Slam title with a great victory in 2016’s Wimbledon boy’s doubles event.

 

Personal Information

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas was born into a tennis player in which his mother ‘Julia Apostoli’ was a professional tennis woman player in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and his father ‘Apostolos Tsitsipas’ was trained as a tennis coach. So due to belonging from a tennis player, Stefanos has introduced to tennis at the very small age of 3 years and he started his professional training from the age of six and you can say it as a reason that why Stefanos is the world youngest Top 10 world-ranked tennis player.

 

Stefanos studied in an English language school but currently, he can speak English, Greek, and Russian. Vlogging is one of the favorite things for Stefanos, even he has opened his own youtube channel in which he uploads his traveling videos.

 

7. ALEXANDER ZVEREV

 

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is a German professional tennis player and was born on April 20, 1997, in Hamburg (Germany). His rank is No.7 in the world by the association of Tennis Professional (ATP). So he is in 7th position in our list of top ten Tennis player in the world. He has also been No. 3 in the ATP ranking on November 6, 2017.

 

Zverev won the championship of the 2018 ATP Finals that made him the youngest winner at the year-end championship in a decade. He is only one of two active players outside of the big four with 3 ATP Masters 1000 titles. He has won many awards and prizes during his playing career and he has millions of fans outside the country.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.03 (6 Nov, 2017)

Current ATP rank            No. 07 (4 Nov, 2019)

From Country                  Germany

Career titles                     13 (singles), 2 (Doubles)

 

  • He has been ranked No. 3 in the world (According to ATP) on 6 November 2017 and his current ATP rank is No. 7 in the world.
  • He has won the championship of 2018 and 13 ATP titles in singles and two in doubles.
  • He reached his first Grand Slam final by defeating Dominic Thiem (currently ATP rank is No.3 in the world) in the 2020 US Open.
  • He is a former World No. 1 junior player (won 2014 Australian Open’s Junior Grand Slam singles titles).
  • He is one of the youngest Challenger title winners in history at the age of 17.
  • He has won 2 ATP titles as a teenage Tennis player.
  • Despite being a tall height of 1.98 meters, Zverev is stronger as a returner than a server (commonly ranking higher in return rating). 
  • Rafael Nadal called him “clear possible future No. 1” and Djokovic said to him “Hopefully, he can surpass me”.

 

Personal Information

 

Alexander Zverev was born in a Tennis family, His parents are professional tennis players even his older brother ‘Mischa’ is also a professional tennis player and his current ATP rank is No. 25 in the world. His father ‘Alexander Sr’ and mother ‘Irina’ both played professionally for the Soviet Union. As his whole family was a professional tennis player the training of Zverev has started at a very small age and started to play professionally or you can say that he turn his playing career in the year 2013.

 

8. ANDREY RUBLEV

 

Andrey Rublev

Andrey Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player and was born on October 20, 1997, in Moscow (Russia). His rank is No.8 in the world by the association of Tennis Professional (ATP) and it is the highest-ranking ever. So he is in 8th position in our list of top ten Tennis player in the world. 

 

He has also won many titles in junior-level tennis, he won 2014’s French Open singles title (by defeating Jaume Munarb in the final match). The best that I like in Rublev is that he has achieved a total of seven victories over ATP world’s top 10 ranking tennis player like Roger Federer (world No.5) Dominic Thiem (world No. 3) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (world No.6). He has also got a bronze medal and a silver medal in the Olympics of 2014 (Nanjing) in singles and doubles respectively.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.08 (4 Nov, 2019)

Current ATP rank            No. 08 (19 Oct, 2020)

From Country                  Russia

Career titles                    7 (singles), 1 (Doubles)

 

  • He achieved ATP rank No. 8 in the world on 19 October 2020 and won 7 Tour singles titles.
  • He won 2014 French Open singles titles in his junior tennis career by defeating ‘Jaume Munar’ in the final.
  • He got 7 victories over the players who are under the Top 10 In ATP World ranking like Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
  •   He got a bronze medal in singles and a silver medal in doubles at         2014’s Summer Olympics happened in Nanjing.
  • He has won his doubles title at 2015’s Kremlin Cup with ‘Dmitry Tursunov’.
  • He reached the quarter-final in 2020’ French Open,2017’s US Open, and 2020’s Us Open.
  • He got 3R in 2017’s US open Tennis competition and won Grand Slam Doubles titles. 
  • He also reached the Semifinal competition of Davis Cup which is happened in the year 2019.

 

Personal Information

 

Andrey Rublev was born in Moscow (Russia) and his present is 23 years old. He started to play like a pro player in the year 2014 and this year was that change his life completely because, after this year, he made many records and got many achievements which are hard to believe. 

Andrey says that he always loves to read about professional tennis players like Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, etc... He also says that he likes to watch the action-packed film with fighting.

 

 

9. DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

 

Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman is an Argentina professional tennis player and was born on August 16, 1992, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). His rank is No9 in the world by the association of Tennis Professional (ATP) and it is the highest-ranking ever. So he is in 9th position in our list of top ten Tennis player in the world. 

 

He has won three ATP singles titles, and reached his career’s highest rank that was ATP rank No. 8 in the world (On October 8, 2020). He is especially known for his high quality returning game. He reached his first Master's final at 2020’s Italian Open by defeating world No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.08 (12 Oct, 202)

Current ATP rank            No. 9 (19 Oct, 2020)

From Country                  Argentina

Career titles                     3 (singles), 0 (Doubles)

 

  • He achieved ATP rank of No.8 in the World on 8 October 2020 and his current rank is No.9.
  • He is known for his best high quality returning game.
  • When he reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 US Open, Schwartzman was the shortest Grand Slam quarterfinalist and he said “It is not just for the big guy here”.
  • By defeating world No. 2 Tennis player ‘Rafael Nadal’, he reached his first Master final at the 2020 Italian Open.
  • He also defeated World No. 3 Tennis Player Dominic Theim’ for reaching his maiden Grand Slam semifinal where he was the shortest man, who reached Grand Slam singles semi final with a small height of 5 foot 6 inches (168cm).

 

Personal Information

 

Diego Schwartzman is Jewish and a residence of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He is a short-sighted person with a height of 1.70m (5 ft 7 inch). He has the best technique for high quality returning game. He has defeated many world top players. In an interview, he said, “This game is not for only a good heightened person”.

He has two brothers, one of them is a computer programmer and the other one is Travel Agent and has a sister (Lawyer). They came to Argentina from Germany (His Grandmother came from Germany by Boat). Many people said that Tennis is not for short people but Schwartzman proved it wrong by defeating the world's top Tennis player.

 

10. MATEO BERRETTINI

 

Mateo Berrettini

Mateo Berrettini is an Italian professional tennis player and was born on April 12, 1996, in Buenos Rome (Italy). His rank is No. 10 in the world by the association of Tennis Professional (ATP) and it is the highest-ranking ever. So he is in 10th position in our list of top ten Tennis player in the world. 

 

He achieved the rank of World No. 8 (Association of Tennis Professional) on November 4, 2019, and it was his highest rank that he ever ranked. His highest ATP double ranking is World No. 105, achieved on 22 July 2019.

 

Achievement

 

Highest ATP rank            No.08 (4 Nov, 2019)

Current ATP rank            No. 10 (9 Nov, 2020)

From Country                  Italy

Career titles                     3 (singles), 2 (Doubles)

 

  • He achieved the ATP rank of world No.8 on November 4, 2019, and his current ranking is No. 10 in the world (Achieved on 9 November 2020).
  • He has a nearly 42.9% record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
  • He was known for his speed, spin, and depth and was capable of reaching up to 230 kilometers per hour.
  • He has won many titles during his Junior tennis playing career.
  • In 2018 Berreini won his first ATP title, by defeating ‘Roberto Baustista Agut’ in the final at the Swiss Open Gstaad, he also won his first ATP doubles title at the same event in which ‘Daniele Bracciali’ was his partner.

 

Personal Information

 

Berrettini is an aggressive all-court player and generally known for his strong serve and forehand and this special ability is his main power due to his immense speed, spin, and depth. His weakness is his defensive game and inconsistency.

 

Berrettini was born in Rome on 12 April 1996 so his current age is 24 years. He has a younger brother named Jacopo (also a tennis player). Berrettini’s maternal grandmother (Lucia Fogaca) was from Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and his parental grandfather is from Florence. He is currently relationship with ‘Ajla Tomlijanovic who is also an Australian tennis player’. He likes to travel to a different place and always used to travel to different parts of the world. According to their Fans In 2021 Berrettini is going to marry his girlfriend. 


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Name From H.R C.R Career Titles
Novak Djokovic Serbia 01 01 81(s), 1(D)
Rafael Nadal Spain 01 02 86(s), 11(D)
Dominic Thiem Austria 03 03 17(s), 0(D)
Daniil Medvedev Russia 04 04 9(s), 0(D)
Roger Federer Switzerland 01 05 103(s), 2(D)
Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 05 06 5(s), 0(D)
Alexander Zverev Germany 03 07 13(s), 2(D)
Andrey Rublev Russia 08 08 7(s), 1(D)
Diego Schwatzman Argentina 08 09 3(s), 0(D)
Mateo Berrettini Italy 08 10 3(s), 2(D)

 

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