Unlike team sports, tennis players must rely on their own talent to earn their way. However, once that talent takes a player to the top of the sport, it can lead to regular runs that go deep in tournaments. Here we have an exciting list of top five tennis players of all time. Data is from the ATP and WTA tours.

Gaël Monfils

Gael Monfils compiled a win–loss record of 83–22 as a junior and reached the first spot in February 2004.

In 2002, he finished 24th at the Dutch Junior Open and won the German Junior Open. Gael got off to a positive start in 2003 and earned his first career ATP point at the France Futures No. 13 by reaching the third round. In doubles, he reached the final at France No. 7. In May 2006, Gael lost the semifinals of the Rome Masters to Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic

As an active member of the Yugoslav national team, Novak Djokovic reached the final of the 2001 Junior Davis Cup for players.

At the beginning of his career, he played in Futures and Challenger tournaments. He made his first Grand Slam tournament appearance by qualifying for the 2005 Australian Open. In April 2006, Novak clinched a decisive Davis Cup win against England by defeating Greg Rusedski in a variety of matches. He is one of the most remarkable players of all time.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal plays an aggressive, behind-the-baseline game.

He is one of the best tennis players of all time. Rafael is widely known for his athleticism and speed around the court. In the 2009 season, Rafael adopted more-traditional on-court apparel. He was an international ambassador for Quely, from January 2009 to January 2010. From 2008 to 2012, he won fifteen Grand Slam singles titles and eighteen ATP World Tour tournaments. He was one of the active members of the Spain Davis Cup team from 2004 to 2010. At the age of 12, Rafael Nadal won the European and Spanish titles.

Malek Jaziri

In October 2016, Malek Jaziri reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour of World. He qualified for the 2011 US Open, defeating Guillaume Rufin, Brian Dabul and Michael Ryderstedt. In 2013, Malek Jaziri kicked off his year at the ATP 250 event in Dubai. In his clay season, he played his first Roland Garros main draw and defeated Philipp Petzschner. In 2013, Malek was embroiled in a controversy, in which he withdrew from two tournaments.

In January 2015, he was again embroiled in a controversial incident when Malek Jaziri withdrew from three tournaments before facing Israeli players.

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