Since 1968, men’s tennis has noticed captivating matches, remarkable rivalries and apparently faultless players. Tennis has been changed in last few couple of years due to changing values in player’s fitness and racket technology with many other elements making it intricate to rate any player. Each player contributes in the game by his own style and some of them become more striking than others. There is a list of top 5 Tennis players below.
1. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is the Swiss expert Tennis player who is ranked world number 1 Tennis player in September 19 by Association of Tennis Professionals. Roger Federer has spent 296 weeks in the no. 1 ranking and his effort and hard work made him to win all 4 grand slams, along five U.S. open, four Australian open, one French open and six Wimbledon titles. Many Tennis fans and cities came became ensure about his position when he also captured his first Roland Garros title in 2009. His place was solidified at the top when he claimed the French open crown. He won Olympic gold medal in doubles at the 2008 summer Olympic Games and Olympic silver medal at the 2012 summer Olympic Games. In addition, he is solo male player in record who has reached the final stage of every Grand Slam at least 5 times.
2. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is the former world no. 1 Serbian professional tennis player but now he is at world no. 2. He has won five Grand slams single titles, including 2011 Wimbledon championship, 2011 U.S. open, 2008, 2011 and 2012 Australian open. He won the three majors in the calendar year and became the sixth major male player in the open era. He is the first Serbian player to reach in the four semifinals of four Grand Slam singles tournaments and to win the major singles. In addition, he won the Tennis master cup and bronze medal singles in2008. He is one of the greatest players to win the masters 1000 series titles.
3. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is the world No. 3 and British No. 1 Scottish professional Tennis player ranked by ATP. He became the first British man since 1936, when he won the Grand Slam singles tournament and defeated the Novak Djokovic in five sets. He became the first British champion in 2012 London Olympics when he won the Gold medal in men’s singles. He also won the silver medals in multiple doubles.
4. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is former world no. 1 Spanish professional Tennis player but in 17 September 2012, he is ranked No. 4 by ATP. He is regarded as the “King of Clay” because he has won eleven Grand slam singles titles, including seven French open titles, ATP world tour masters 1000 tournaments, 2008 Olympic gold medals, and 2010 U.S. open. He has become the only player to win eight consecutive editions in any tournament after winning the Monte-Carlo masters in 2012.
5. David Ferrer Ern
David Ferrer Ern is the World No. 5 Spanish professional player and known as the clay-court specialist reaching in the semifinals of 2012 French open. He has also reached at the semifinals of 2007 U.S. open, 2011 Australian open and 2012 U.S. open.
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