I never imagined that putting together a list of the tope 50 men’s tennis players of all-time would be tougher that composing a column on the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time, but I have to say, that with all of the outstanding male players to ever pick up a racket and compete professionally, that’s exactly how this process turned out.
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50. Jeremy Chardy
Jeremy Chardy is a French professional tennis player. He won the 2005 Wimbledon Championships Boys’ Singles title, and finished as the runner-up of the 2005 US Open Boys’ Singles, losing to Ryan Sweeting. His career high rank was 31, achieved on November 2, 2009.
Chardy made his Grand Slam debut in 2006, benefitting of a wild card at the French Open, where he beat Jonas Bjorkman in straight sets in the first round before losing in four sets to fifteenth-seeded David Ferrer in the second round.
49. Alexandr Dolgopolov
Alexandr Dolgopolov is the top ranked Ukrainian male tennis player. He changed his name to the current form in May 2010. Dolgopolov made his ATP Tour debut in September 2006 at the BCR Open Romania as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Christophe Rochus. He was also part of the Ukrainian Davis Cup team in the tie against Great Britain, where he was defeated by Andy Murray.
48. Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon is a French professional tennis player. He is a seven time winner on the ATP World Tour. ” His coach is French tennis veteran Thierry Tulasne. Fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.
47. Thiemo De Bakker
Thiemo de Bakker is a Dutch tennis player, who is currently ranked 40th in the world, and is the top ranked Dutch tennis player.
46. Janko Tipsarevic
Janko Tipsarevic is a Serbian tennis player. His career high is 33, achieved on 12 May 2008. In his career, he has won two Futures and nine tournaments from ATP Challenger Series. Tipsarevic has also won the 2001 Australian Open junior title. He is currently the No. 37 ranked player on ATP singles rankings, and is the second highest ranked male Serbian tennis player, after Novak Djokovic.
45. Tommy Robredo
Tommy Robredo Garces is a Spanish professional tennis player. On 8 May 2006, he broke into the world’s top ten for the first time. His highest singles ranking to date is No. 5, which he first reached on 28 August 2006 soon after winning the Hamburg Masters.
He turned professional in 1998 and was coached by Jose Manuel “Pepo” Clavet and is now coached by Javier Duarte. Robredo considers his forehand to be his best shot, and red clay is his favorite surface.
44. Jarkko Nieminen
Jarkko Nieminen is a professional tennis player from Finland. His highest ranking is 13th which was archived on July 10, 2006. He has won one ATP singles title and two doubles titles in his career so far. His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments have been reaching the quarter-finals of the 2005 U.S. Open, 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2008 Australian Open.
43. Denis Istomin
Denis Istomin is a professional Uzbek tennis player. His career high rank is 39, achieved on August 30, 2010. He is coached by his mother.
42. Julien Benneteau
Julien Benneteau is a professional male tennis player from France. His career best singles ranking is ATP World No. 32, which he reached in July 2010. He resides in Boulogne Billancourt. His best career victory was undoubtedly achieved on the 11th of November at the 2009 Paris Masters, when he scored a huge upset over World No. 1 Roger Federer 3–6, 7–6(4), 6–4 in the second round, in front of his home crowd.
41. Juan Ignacio Chela
Juan Ignacio Chela is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. His strongest surface is slow hardcourt, but like most Argentine players he is comfortable on clay. He was born at Ciudad Evita, Provincia de Buenos Aires.
40. Florian Mayer
Florian Mayer is a German professional tennis player. He plays on both the ATP Tour and the Challenger Tour. He has won nine Challenger events which has helped him stay in the Top 50 on the rankings. At the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, Mayer reached the quarter-finals, which is his best Grand Slam result to date. He received the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2004.
39. Radek Stepanek
Radek Stepanek is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Stepanek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former world no.1 Gustavo Kuerten in 5 sets on his way to the 3rd round of the 2003 Australian Open.
38. Juan Martin Del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro is an Argentine professional tennis player who is the current third-ranked Argentine and the 34th ranked player in the world. Del Potro achieved a top 10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on October 6, 2008. In January 2010, he reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4.
He also completed the second longest winning streak in 2008, and the second longest by a teenager in the Open Era, behind Rafael Nadal—with his winning sequence spanning 23 matches over five tournaments. Del Potro captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open defeating Roger Federer in the final, and Nadal in the semifinal, becoming the first and only man ever (as 2010) to beat both Federer and Nadal in the same Grand Slam. He became the second Argentine and the fifth youngest man to win the US Open title in the Open Era.
37. Sergiy Stakhovsky
Sergiy Stakhovsky is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. Stakhovsky turned professional in 2003 and had been playing mostly at the Challenger level from 2005–2008. His career high in singles of 31 (September, 2010) and his high of 86 in doubles (March, 2009).
He won his first career title on 1 March 2008, as a lucky loser ranked 209, defeating 1 seed Ivan Ljubicic in the final, thus becoming the first lucky loser to win a title since Christian Miniussi in 1991. He is noted for his backhand, which he can hit down the line or crosscourt.
36. Andrey Golubev
Andrey Golubev is a Kazakhstani tennis player currently living in Italy. His career high rank is 33, achieved on October 4, 2010. He has participated in all Grand Slam tournaments, the first being the 2008 US Open, as well in the main draw of ATP Masters Series and ATP International Series events. He has won three Challenger tournaments and reached the final of the 2008 St Petersburg Open. He won the 2010 International German Open, an ATP World Tour 500 series event.
35. Philipp Kohlschreiber
Philipp Kohlschreiber is a tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 2001. The right-hander has won six doubles and two singles titles. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 28 September 2009, when he achieved a ranking of World No. 22. He is sponsored by Adidas and Wilson.
34. Yen-Hsun Lu
Lu Yen-Hsun is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. He goes by the nickname Rendy. As of November 1, 2010, Lu is ranked 33 in the world and 1 in Asia. His favorite surface is hardcourt.
33. Viktor Troicki
Viktor Troicki is a Serbian professional tennis player. Viktor Troicki has Serb and Russian ethnic roots. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Tver to Serbia in 1917. His career high ranking is 24, achieved on 3 August 2009. He won his first ATP singles title at the 2010 Kremlin Cup, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round and Marcos Baghdatis in the final. He also won an ATP doubles title with Christopher Kas at the 2010 PTT Thailand Open.
32. Michael Llodra
Michaël Llodra is a French professional tennis player. He became a Grand Slam doubles champion when he won the Australian Open and the French Open. Llodra lost the first round at the French Open, the second round of Wimbledon to Andy Roddick in four sets, and made the third round at the US Open before retiring against Tommy Robredo.
At the 2010 US Open, Llodra upset Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych in the 1st round. He is currently playing at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai where he faces David Ferrer in the first round.
31. David Nalbandian
David Pablo Nalbandian is an Armenian-Argentine professional tennis player, former World No. 3, currently ranked 37th in the world as of August 16, 2010. Nalbandian’s greatest achievements are being the runner up at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships and winning the Tennis Masters Cup in 2005. He is one of few players to have reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slams.
30. Feliciano Lopez
Feliciano López Diaz-Guerra is a Spanish professional male tennis player. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital Madrid. In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the quarter-final of Wimbledon since 1972, when Manuel Orantes reached the semi-finals.
He is sponsored by Wilson and Joma. In 2009, he played the then-longest match in Australian Open history, losing to Gilles Müller, before the Rafael Nadal–Fernando Verdasco semi-final eclipsed it in time. Throughout his career, he has played in the most 5 set matches that have gone beyond 6-6, his longest fifth set being 16-14 at the 2009 Australian Open against Gilles Müller.
29. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is a professional male tennis player from Spain. He is good friends with fellow Spanish tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, and both train at the JC Ferrero Equelite Tennis Academy in Villena, Spain.
28. Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet is a French professional tennis player. He won the mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2004 French Open, partnering Tatiana Golovin. His highest ranking in singles is 7. His best achievements in tennis are reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007 and later that year qualifying for the Tennis Masters Cup.
27. Thomaz Bellucci
Thomaz Cocchiarali Bellucci, a professional tennis player, is the top ranked Brazilian tennis player. He currently holds a career high ranking of #21, achieved on July 26, 2010. Bellucci used a string of ITF Challenger tournament victories early in 2008 to break into the top 100 rankings of the ATP World Tour as a 20-year-old. In 2009, he reached his first tour final at the Brasil Open and won his first tour title at the Swiss Open. In 2010, He won his second tour title at the Movistar Open in Chile.
26. Juan Monaco
Juan Mónaco, nicknamed “Pico”, is a male tennis player from Argentina. He dated Argentinian model and actress Luisana Lopilato until May 2009. He is sponsored by adidas and Yonex.
25. Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat is a professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1 ranked player, from Spain. He captured the men’s singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September that year, he became the 21st player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He was also the runner-up at the 2002 French Open and the 2003 U.S. Open. His nickname is “Mosquito” due to his speed and wiry, strong physique.
24. Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. In 2008, Gulbis won his first ATP Tour doubles title at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships, teaming with Rainer Schüttler, and in 2010 won his first ATP Tour singles title in the Delray Beach, defeating Ivo Karlovic in the final. His career highlights also include a 4th round appearance at the 2007 US Open and a quarterfinal appearance at the 2008 French Open, as well as several other ATP World Tour semifinal appearances.
23. Albert Montanes
Albert Montanes Roca is a professional tennis player from Spain. He first entered the top-100 in 2001 and has been in the top-100 for all but 20 weeks since then. As of August 2010, he has a career high ranking of 22. He is well known for his mental toughness, and is one of the very few players to ever win a title after saving match points in 2 different matches.
22. Sam Querrey
Sam Austin Querrey is a professional American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of August 2010, he is the fourth-highest ranked American. His career high rank was 19, achieved on July 5, 2010. His height allows him to play with a strong serve and forehand. Querrey holds the record for most consecutive service aces since the ATP began keeping records of those statistics, with 10 in a 2007 match against James Blake. His regular doubles partner is fellow American John Isner.
21. Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas “The Manislas” Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player. His career ranking high is 9, achieved on 9 June 2008. He considers clay his best surface, and his backhand his best shot. He won the gold medal for Switzerland in the men’s doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, partnering Roger Federer, by beating Swedish team Simon Aspelin/Thomas Johansson in the final. They were also honoured with the 2008 Swiss Team of the Year Award.
John McEnroe believes Wawrinka has one of the most powerful backhands he has ever seen and describes him as having “the best one-handed backhand in the game today”.
20. Marcos Baghdatis
Marcos Baghdatis is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. He was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships and reached a career-high ATP ranking of 8 in August 2006.
19. John Isner
John Robert Isner is an American professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high rank of 18 on July 5, 2010, and has been as high as the second-ranked American tennis player behind Andy Roddick. His most famous victories were against Roddick in the 2009 US Open, and against Nicolas Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships where he played the longest ever professional tennis match, which lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three days.
18. Mardy Fish
Mardy Fish is an American professional tennis player, and Olympic silver medallist. He is a hardcourt specialist. He is one of several young American tennis players who rose to prominence at the beginning of the 21st century.
Fish has won five tournaments on the main ATP Tour, and has reached the final of three Masters Series events: Cincinnati in 2003 and 2010, and Indian Wells in 2008. His best result at a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the quarter final stage at the 2007 Australian Open and the 2008 US Open.
17. Ivan Ljubicic
Ivan Ljubicic is a Croatian tennis player born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia. His career-high ATP Entry ranking was No. 3, and his current Entry list ranking is No. 17 (as of August 16, 2010). Ljubicic and Mario Ancic are only the 2nd doubles team ever to defeat Bob and Mike Bryan in Davis Cup history, the other team being France’s Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra. Ljubicic helped Croatia win the 2005 Davis Cup, where they triumphed over the Slovakian Davis Cup team in the final.
16. Nicolas Almagro
Nicolas Almagro Sanchez Rolle is a professional Spanish tennis player. At the US Open, Almagro lost in the 3rd round to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Before this, he defeated Belgian Steve Darcis in the first round before getting past American Robby Ginepri in a 4 hr 15 min 5-set match in the second round.
15. Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils (French pronunciation: [ga?l m?~'fis]) (born September 1, 1986) is a French professional male tennis player. Also known as MP-Magic, he is currently the second highest ranked French tennis player, and currently ranked #14 in the world ATP tour rankings. He was the runner-up at the 2009 Paris Masters and a semi-finalist at the 2008 French Open.
14. Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic is a Croatian professional tennis player. His career high ATP ranking is no. 9, achieved on February 22, 2010, following his best-ever performance at a Grand Slam, reaching the semi-finals in the 2010 Australian Open.
13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a French professional tennis player. Tsonga followed this up by winning his first ATP Masters Series championship at the 2008 Paris Masters, thus qualifying for the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, China. His best performance in a major tournament since 2008 was reaching the semi-final of the 2010 Australian Open. He also reached his first quarterfinal in a grand slam tournament (other than the Australian Open), at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
12. Jurgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer is an Austrian tennis player. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 12 on 11 October 2010, and a doubles ranking of No. 7 on 16 August 2010. He is a left-handed tennis player but, like Rafael Nadal, is right-handed in everyday life. He ended this streak when he reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2010. He has also had success in doubles, winning Wimbledon in 2010 with Philipp Petzschner.
11. Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko is a Russian tennis player. Davydenko’s best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the semi-finals, which he has done on four occasions – twice each at the French Open and the U.S. Open. He was runner-up at the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup and then went one better the next year winning the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. He has also won three Masters Series shields. He is one of the few players who has a winning record against Rafael Nadal.
10. Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Mikhailovich Youzhny is a professional Russian tennis player, noted for his consistency and all-court play style. He has been coached by Boris Sobkin for 17 years. The highest singles world ranking of his career was number seven, achieved on 18 October 2010.
9. Andy Roddick
Andrew Stephen “Andy” Roddick is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is the top-ranked American player, and the only American inside the ATP Top 10. As of September 27, 2010, he is ranked World No. 10 by the ATP rankings. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals.
Roddick is known for his extremely powerful serves and holds the fastest serve recorded in professional tennis, measured at 155 mph (249.5 km/h). Roddick is the last American male player to win a grand slam singles event (the 2003 US Open).
8. David Ferrer
David Ferrer Ern is a Spanish professional tennis player who lives in Valencia, Spain that is currently #8 in the ATP Rankings. He turned professional in 2000. Ferrer is known as a clay court specialist although he has had success on hard courts as well, especially his back-to-back semi-final appearances at the NASDAQ-100 Open in 2005–2006 and his semi-final appearance at the 2007 US Open. He was part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2008 and 2009. He was also runner-up at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2007. He first achieved a top-10 ranking in 2006 and reached a career high ranking is No. 4.
7. Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a professional tennis player from Spain. He is currently the second-highest ranked Spanish tennis player, behind world number 1 Rafael Nadal, ranking number 7 in the world. Verdasco started playing tennis at four years of age and had a full-time coach when he was eight. Verdasco has aided Spain in winning two Davis Cup titles, winning the deciding match in both 2008 and 2009.
6. Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He was the runner up in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, and a semifinalist at the 2010 French Open. He reached a career high of World No. 6 on 18 October 2010.
5. Robin Soderling
Robin Bo Carl Söderling is a professional tennis player from Sweden who is currently ranked 5 in the ATP rankings. Söderling is best known for reaching successive French Open finals in 2009 and 2010. In both tournaments, he defeated the defending champion en route to the final—Rafael Nadal in 2009 (becoming the first and, to date, only player to defeat Nadal at the French Open), and Roger Federer in 2010 (ending Federer’s record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals). But it was Federer and Nadal who beat Söderling in the 2009 and 2010 French Open finals respectively. He is coached by former world no.2 Magnus Norman.
4. Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game. In singles tennis, Agassi is the only male player of the Open Era to achieve a Career Super Slam; winning all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic gold medal in singles, and the ATP Tour World Championships.
He is the first of two male players (with Rafael Nadal) in history to have achieved a singles Career Golden Slam, and, along with Rod Laver, Don Budge, Fred Perry, Roy Emerson, Roger Federer and Nadal, one of seven men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam. He won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments in fifteen Grand Slam final appearances. He also won seventeen ATP Masters Series tournaments, a record from 2004-2010. He won the 1990 ATP Tour World Championships and was part of a winning Davis Cup team in 1990 and 1992. Agassi is the last American to win the French Open (1999) and the Australian Open (2003). Agassi retired from professional tennis on September 3, 2006, after losing in the third round of the US Open.
3. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player, who is currently ranked the World No. 3 behind Roger Federer, by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won one Grand Slam singles title, the 2008 Australian Open, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events. He was also the runner-up at the 2007 and 2010 US Open tournaments, and a bronze medalist representing Serbia at the 2008 Olympic Games.
2. Roger Federer
Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 total weeks, one week behind record holder Pete Sampras. As of 18 October 2010, he is ranked World No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.
As a result of Federer’s successes in tennis, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive years (2005–2008). He is often referred to as The Federer Express or abbreviated to Fed Express, the Swiss Maestro or simply Maestro.
1. Rafael Nadal
Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked No. 1 in the world. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Nadal was ranked World No. 2, behind Roger Federer for a record 160 consecutive weeks before earning the top spot, which he then held from 18 August 2008 to 5 July 2009. He regained the World No.1 ranking on 7 June 2010 after winning his fifth French Open title. In 2008, Nadal was given the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, in recognition of his achievements in tennis. 128036 Rafaelnadal is a Main belt asteroid discovered in 2003 at the Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca, Spain and named after Rafael Nadal.