Who are the best players in men’s tennis currently?

Men’s tennis has been dominated by the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but some young guns are slowly rising up.

Dominic Thiem in a file photo; Credit: Dominic Thiem Twitter

In women’s Tennis, one has seen domination by Serena Williams with several other players getting some success consistently in the following years. This is not the situation when it comes to men’s Tennis. Here, the holy triumvirate of great players dominate this section. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have established themselves as one of the greats in the business. In the last 17 years, out of the 68 Grand Slams, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have won a total of 58 titles. Federer and Nadal have won 20 Grand Slams which is a record while Djokovic has won 18 Grand Slams. In between, Andy Murray posed a threat with some Grand Slam wins but Federer, Nadal and Djokovic not only won Grand Slams but blew their opponents away.

Federer is 39 and is in the final years of his career while Nadal and Djokovic are going strong still, with Nadal winning a world record 13 French Open titles while Djokovic has won nine Australian Open titles. However, there are still some young athletes who have managed to give the likes of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic a run for their money. 

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem has a positive head-to-head record against Federer and has defeated Djokovic and Nadal on a regular basis. In 2020, Thiem managed to break the hold of the Big Three when he won the 2020 US Open. Thiem had earlier made big strides by reaching the final of the French Open only to lose twice to Nadal. Despite losing in the Australian Open final in 2020, Thiem’s win in New York has put him in the big league.

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev may not have made giant strides in Grand Slam success. Having entered the final of the US Open in 2019, Medvedev created his own slice of history when he won the season-ending ATP Finals, something which even Nadal has not won. Medvedev’s consistency is only the beginning of something big in men’s Tennis. 

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is one of the upcoming youngsters in the Tennis world who has consistently troubled the best in the business. At the age of 23, Zverev has already reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open as well as reaching the last-eight stage of the French Open. Zverev came close to winning his first Grand Slam title but he lost to Thiem in the final of the 2019 US Open. Earlier in 2018, Zverev had announced himself on the world stage with a win in the year-ending 2018 ATP World Championships.

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