Stefanos Tsitsipas reveals his top players in tennis but leaves out an important name

Tsitsipas was clear in the two players he thought were the best.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas is seemingly a very likable person and one who is charismatic and caring. He and his girlfriend, Paula Badosa, are maybe the tennis power couple and both players are entertaining on the court and off. But when Tsitsipas is asked a question, he answers openly, honestly, and with forethought.

In a recent discussion with Tennis TV, the Greek was asked who he thought were the top players in men's tennis currently. His answer was a little surprising not because of who he named but because of whom he did not. While it is doubtful that Tsitsipas meant any disrespect, athletes do not need much perceived disrespect to motivate them. The next time Tsitsipas plays Novak Djokovic, the match might be one-sided.

That is because the two best current players on the ATP tour, according to Tsitsipas, are Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, but not Djokovic. To be fair, Tsitsipas could be correct. Sinner has won two titles this year and only has one loss. Alcaraz was not playing at his peak form to begin the year, but he recently won at Indian Wells defeating Sinner in the semifinals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas thinks Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the two best players currently

Meanwhile, Djokovic almost shockingly has not won a tournament yet. He lost to Sinner at the Australian Open, but then stunningly lost to qualifier Luca Nardi at Indian Wells. Djokovic's form might just be a temporary blip, but any dip in play can be crushing in a world where Alcaraz and Sinner are ascending.

The Serb is still ranked No. 1 while Alcaraz and Sinner are next-best. Djokovic is also almost certain to remain atop the rankings until the beginning of summer as well, but that could change beginning around the French Open. The Serb will need to defend his title and hope that Alcaraz does not win at Roland Garros.

By the end of summer, the rankings will likely change based on the top three players' form. Djokovic could even fall to No. 3. The battle for No. 1, as Tsitsipas thinks it should be, could be between Sinner and Alcaraz.

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