Top 3 Ranked Male Tennis Players 2013
Athletes are a big part of American culture. Regardless of the sport, the masses look up to these finely tuned machines. As they train for hours a day to reach their potential as performance athletes, we get to witness the results of their training. Whether it is football, baseball or tennis, these sports and the athletes that comprise them are truly amazing to all of us. Tennis is a game that many of us enjoy playing, and it requires speed, agility and precision. Yet, for those of us that are not quite talented enough to make it to the pros, we can marvel at the image of those that have. Those of us that wish to one day be part of a world championship tennis match have some of the top players in the world to look up to and to be inspired by. As for the men, there are three notable professional tennis competitors to look up to. They are currently ranked the top three tennis athletes in the world by the American Tennis Professionals.
Ultimately, all three of these amazing tennis athletes are icons to athletes and sports enthusiasts around the world.
If there is one player who proves that talent cannot always be marked by age it is certainly Novak Djokovic who wasted no time in setting a winning streak. Beginning tennis at the age of four, the young Serbian went on to begin his career in 2001. At the age of only sixteen he was noted as the fortieth best Junior player. Later on he would set a new record in 2011 after winning 43 matches straight. After eventually making it to the Wimbledon Semis, Djokovic was defeated by Roger Federer. Although defeated in the match, Djokovic is still the bearer of a forty-three straight winning streak.
Next, standing at 6’1” is Roger Federer, one of the most talented tennis players since Pete Sampras. As he began capturing double and singles titles in 2001, Federer was on a mission to become the best. The only record standing in his way was that of Pete Sampras. So the journey to the top began as the tennis player from Switzerland with prime footwork and a big forehand began his tennis journey. In 2009 he won the Grand Slam singles in Wimbledon and went on to win the United States Open five times and the Australia Open four times. In 2010 he participated in nine finals and captured five titles, and then won three titles per season in nine straight years. Here he found himself with 285 weeks as the world’s number one ranked player, just one week short of tying Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as number one. Eventually, in July of 2012 he won against both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and tied Sampras’ record. Federer has become an inspiration to the world and to other athletes. He began the sport of tennis at age eight, and eventually bloomed into a world champion.
The next top ranking player swept a win over Roger Federer in the 2012 London Olympics. However, this was certainly not the first win by Andy Murray. At age seventeen he captured the title as United States junior champion at the U.S. Open match. After beginning his career in 2005 Murray won his first title in 2006 with a ranking of number 17. Later on he would go on to become the first British player in history to rank in the top four and eventually win his 22nd title in 2012.