Tennis is one of the most popular sports to bet on globally, with Football and Horse Racing being the only two sports with more people betting on them annually. The popularity of tennis comes from its diverse match calendar. The way the calendar is set up, it allows for matches to be played almost daily, and as the Tennis tours travel all around the world, matches are played at different times, including during the work week.

On top of the frequency that tennis matches are played at, there is also the matter of the different combinations of bets that bettors can make. For example, it used to be so that bettors can only make bets on which player would win a set, whereas now bets can be placed on who could win the match as well. This means that bettors can make different bets on who would win a set, and who would win a match, allowing for a more thrilling game.

The best part about all of this is that, thanks to online betting, tennis betting can now be done from the comfort of your own home, as numerous sites like have recently appeared, which allow users to make bets on a match or set directly from their electronic device.

For those who are would-be bettors, or for just passionate, or even casual fans of the sport, in this article we will take a look at the three players with the highest ranking as of 2021.

Rafael Nadal

“Rafa” as he is called, is currently ranked number 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), having won a whopping 20 Grand Slam single titles, and 36 Master 1000’s men’s single titles. His record of 20 Grand Slam victories is shared only by Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic, the current number 1.

Rafael was coached by his uncle Toni, and was one of the most successful young players of his time, having already won 16 titles at the age of 19. He held the number 1 ATP rank for 209 weeks, having earned the title as early as 2004, and regaining it on-and-off in the coming years. Most recently he held the title in 2018.

Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev is a Russian tennis player, currently ranked 2nd by the Association of Tennis Professionals, a record high in his career. He attained his ranking in 2020, when he defeated the top 3 tennis players of the time, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem. This never-before-seen achievement has cemented Medvedev as an all-time great, and one of the best players currently in the game.

Novak Djokovic

Last, but certainly not least, ranked number 1 by the ATP for a record-breaking 329 weeks, and having finished as year-end No. 1 on the Open Era a record six times, is Novak Djokovic. Djokovic, a Serbian pro-player, began his career in 2003. At the age of 20, he won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, interrupting both Federer’s and Nadal’s winning streaks. Fifteen years later, he is still one of the best players, and will no doubt be remembered as a giant in the world of Tennis, that up-and-comers will strive to be, and out-do.