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A closer look at the men's world tennis rankings

The men’s singles is becoming very competitive due to the sheer amount of talent in the world tennis rankings. With names like Roddick, Ferrer, Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Soderling and Gasquet all in the top 15, the race to the illusive number one spot is really anyone's guess. Here we will look at some of the guys fighting it out in the world tennis rankings.

Roger Federer is currently ranked third, but was ranked first back in 2004. The Swiss player has won an incredible 16 grand slam single titles. He won in Wimbledon six times, the US Open five times, the Australian Open four times and the French Open once. His most recent grand slam title was in 2010 in Australia.

Andy Murray is currently ranked fourth. His highest ranking was second in August 2009. He is yet to win a grand slam title, but has made it to the final three times: twice in the Australian Open and once in the US Open. He has reached the semi final in the French Open and made it to the Wimbledon semi final on three occasions (2009, 2010 and 2011). At 24 years of age, Murray has a good few years ahead of him and (fingers crossed!) should win a grand slam title before too long.

Rafael Nadal is another player that had previously been ranked number one. He is now ranked second. He has won 10 grand slam titles, two of which were at Wimbledon (2008 and 2010). He has battled with injuries but still been highly successful, although he did miss a few competitions due to foot and knee injuries. At 25 and playing well, it's very likely that he'll add to his grand slam titles.

Novak Djokovic is the current world number one. He has won three grand slam titles to date and will almost certainly take more. He won this year's Wimbledon and will be back next year to defend his title.

 

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