Tennis, off late, has witnessed several good players. From Spanish to German, all ethnicities have contributed significantly to the growth of this sport. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Daniel Medvedev, etc. have been around the corner for a long time now. Be it red soil or the lush green turf, the sport has been as enthralling and exciting as ever. The players have always made sure that the game looks sexy and as presentable as always has been. In the past decade, of the several athletes, here is a list of the top 5 tennis players: –
Dominic Thiem: –
This Austrian was significantly dominant in the 2010s. Apart from the “Big 4” of Tennis, Dominic was one name that constantly featured in the list of the semifinalists in any of the Grand Slams. The Austrian giant has won a total of 17 titles throughout his career, most of which have come in the 2010s. His major titles include the French Open in 2017 and 2019, the US Open in 2020, and the Australian Open in 2020. He finished in the top 4 of Wimbledon. His charisma is what truly defines him. His effort and dedication to the game set him apart. With the kind of fitness he has and with age being to his side, Dominic can easily continue his dominant for the next 5-6 years.
Andy Murray: –
Andrew Barron Murray, better known as Andy Murray is a British professional player. Andy is one of the Big 4 in world tennis. Andy has the ability to make the audience fall in love with the game. His dedication to this sport is seen in the effort he puts in while playing the game. Andy has won a total of 46 titles in his professional career. This total of 46 titles includes the Australian Open 5 times, French Open in 2016, Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, and US Open once in 2012. The Englishman has consecutively featured in the final 4 of several slams. With the racquet in his hand, Andy is difficult to tackle. His rocket-fast serve is what truly defines him!
Novak Djokovic: –
This Serbian is an absolute beast on the tennis court. Novak is one guy who Rafa and Federer find difficult to tackle. Djokovic is a playful, fun-loving character and this side is seen on court several times. The Serbian wasn’t the best in his initial days, but in the 2010s he became an unstoppable phenomenon. Novak has won 85 titles in his professional career. Novak’s domination began with the Australian Open in 2008 which he further won 8 times. The flushing meadows have been conquered by him thrice. Djoko has won Wimbledon six times in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2021. His flawless serve and bullet-like returns are an integral part of his game.
Rafael Nadal: –
Rafael Nadal, addressed as Rafa by his fans has won 88 career titles! This Spanish great is loved by all and is said to be one of the greatest of all time. Nadal has dominated all kinds of turfs. Be it green grass or the smooth clay, Rafa has been through it. Rafa attained his highest rank of World Number 1 in 2008 and since then has held it for quite some time. Rafael has won the French Open a record 13 times! Apart from this, he won the Australian Open in 2009 and Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010. Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer has always been a regular feature in most of the slam finals. This Spaniard has inspired a million. His ability to hold the game is second to none. His serves and returns are silky. He has the ability to deceive the opponent in mid-air!
Roger Federer: –
Roger undoubtedly tops the list. Year after year, Roger has walked in and dominated Tennis like an absolute monster. Roger hails from Germany and shows his German spirit in his game. His never-say-die attitude defines him. Roger has a graceful backhand return and supremely quick service make things difficult for the opponent. Roger has won a total of 103 career titles! This is the most by any player. From 2003 to 2017, Roger was a star at Wimbledon. He won it 8 times! He got the French Open once in 2009 and the Australian Open 6 times! He also claimed the Slam of the US in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. This German is still supremely fit at the age of 40 and his hunger for slams isn’t over!