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Isn’t it funny that while many people thought that tennis was reserved for a specific, mostly wealthy demographic, it has become one of the most popular sports in the world? Nowadays, tennis has its own very respectable courts compared to other popular sports in the world, with sports betting sites increasingly interested in offering the best. tennis odds offers and promotions like some of the most important tournaments offered by the sport have gained more and more recognition and world renown.
One of the main reasons for the proliferation of tennis as one of the most popular sports in the world is mainly due to the mass that some of their most important players have gained. Whether it is because of their prowess on the courts, multiple titles and promoting their image all around, they have played an important role in making tennis as popular as it is now. Here we count the three best male tennis players from this millennium to date.
Of course, if we want to make a list of the best male tennis players, we have to start the list with the one who is considered the GOAT (the greatest of all time) in the sport, the Swiss player. Roger Federer. Since his debut in 1998, Federer has easily become the equivalent of Michael Jordan or Tom Brady in the tennis world. When people talk about tennis excellence, Roger Federer’s name is automatically the first name most, if not all, people think of.
His list of titles and accomplishments resembles any tennis player’s dream career. Having won 20 Grand Slam titles, while being a finalist for 11 more, places him in first place for the most GS titles in the history of the sport, tied with two other players that we are on the verge of. mention, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. . His accolades aren’t limited to tournaments and GS championships, Federer is also a Davis Cup winner with Switzerland and a gold medalist after winning the doubles tournament with compatriot Stanislav Wawrinka in 2008 and tournament silver medalist. individual in 2012 Just to add one more information, since the start of his career, Federer held the No.1 position in the ATP rankings for 310 weeks, including a record of 237 consecutive weeks which still stands to this day, while finishing as a world leader. player number 1 five times. If you want to talk about the greatness of tennis, Roger Federer will always be the best player to talk about.
Just like Lio Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo in football, Roger Federer to Spaniard Rafael Nadal in tennis, and we are lucky to have been able to see them excel in their profession throughout their careers. Nadal, who started his professional career in 2001, has been Federer’s perfect rival and another of the best tennis players to ever play. As mentioned earlier, he holds the record along with Federer and Djokovic for winning a total of 20 Grand Slam titles, including a record 13 wins at Roland Garros, a tournament that anyone can say is the favorite of Nadal.
He held the top spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 209 weeks, receiving the No.1 Player of the Year award five times in total, as did Federer. He holds a total of 88 professional titles and just like Federer had the honor of winning Olympic gold in the individual in 2008 and in doubles in 2016 where he also won a bronze medal in the individual tournament. Nadal has been one of the most, if not the most important players in the history of the game when it comes to helping the sport become a global phenomenon given its immense popularity around the world but most importantly. in Latin American countries. Again, just like Messi has Ronaldo, Federer has Nadal.
Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic could easily claim to be the greatest tennis player of all time and for good reason. While he holds the record for the Grand Slam title with Federer and Nadal, all with 20 wins, Djokovic has the record for most Australian Open wins with 9, he shares the record for most Masters event titles with Nadal at 36 wins apiece and he is the only player in the open era of tennis to have won a career double Grand Slam, meaning he has won all four Grand Slam majors in one year, but twice.
On top of that, he holds the record for most weeks as the world’s No.1 tennis player, a title he holds to date, according to ATP with a total of 336 weeks and finished in as No.1 ATP. player of the year a total of six times in his career, a record he shares with fellow tennis legend Pete Sampras. While Djokovic had to fight for his legacy and supremacy in the tennis world against Federer and Nadal, their clashes are worth epics and what he has done for the sport and will continue to do so until his retirement does. than expanding his legend as he could very well one day be crowned as the best player to ever play.
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