Tennis is one of the most popular sport in the world. Therefore, there are many players who dominated the sport and made a big name for themselves.
Everyday young girls and boys get into the sport with a dream of raising to the top and get a global recognition. However, the sport has over hundreds of players. As a result, only a few makes a name for themselves.
There are players who have that every ounce of talent and potential to get a recognition but don’t get the fame they deserve. In this list, we will see “the 10 most underrated players in tennis.”
#10. Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori is the most successful tennis player in the history of Japan, before the rise of Naomi Osaka. However, the Japanese never got the global recognition he should have got.
Nishikori moved to the ATP Ranking 4 in 2015 and even became the first Asian player to reach a Grand Slam final. He even defeated Rafael Nadal in 2016 Olympics to win a bronze medal for Japan. Further, he has even defeated the Swiss maestro Roger Federer in 2012 Madrid Open. The current World No.49 Kei has won 12 singles titles, he has great potential, about which many don’t even know.
#9. Nick Kyrgios
The Australian is one of the best players in modern time but is still considered as one of the underrated players.
Nick Kyrgios has won many ATP titles in his career and even achieved the feat of defeating the “Big Three,” which consists players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Even after so many magnificent feats, the Aussie is known for his volatile personality and on-court incident more than his amazing talent and his playing style.
#8. Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff is still a rising star in the world of tennis, only 18-year-old but already made her way into the top 100. Still, Gauff is treated like an underdog player.
Gauff had a phenomenal career in the junior level and even made her way to the top spot. Further, she turned pro in 2018, already bagged two titles. The American is still very young and has a long way to go. Therefore, without a doubt Cori Gauff would might be a well known name in Tennis.
#7. Alexander Bublik
The Kazakhstani player turned pro in 2016 and still has achieved none outstanding achievements. However, Alexander Bublik is a talented player and has the potential to grow further in the future.
Alexander showcased some great form this year and even reached his first Grand Slam final this year. However, he and his partner, Andrey Golubev lost to Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the 2021 French Open Final.
Bublik is a player who has the potential to make great comebacks too, like in 2018 he dropped to 200s in ranking. But he worked on his form to get back into top 100 and now he is at ATP Rank 37 in May 2021.
#6. Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina is the current World No.21 and the Kazakhstani player showcased her potential last year, even managed to reach the WTA Rank 17.
Rybakina has already won two titles in her professional career. Further, she has showcased some phenomenal serves. As Rybakina plays an aggressive baseline style, thus she has a high risk to hit winners and even errors. She also generates some powerful groundstrokes and serves effortlessly.
Elena Rybakina is not a big name yet, however in future she can even make it to the Top 10.
#5. Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari reached the WTA Ranking 18 in 2021, and her highest career single ranking still now. She has even won a WTA title since turning pro in 2015.
The Greek is an aggressive player and can even play on all kinds of courts. Further, Sakkari can hit powerful serves and groundstrokes, she served the sixth most aces in the 2020 season.
She has impressed the tennis fans this year because her performance was excellent. She even reached the semi-finals of the 2021 Roland Garros. Without a doubt soon we won’t see this name on the list of “the ten underrated players in tennis.”
#4. Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime has made many records and is an American prodigy, who can become a great maestro in the future.
Auger-Aliassime is only 20-years-old but is already ranks in Top 20. Further, he is the second-youngest player in history to win multiple Challenger titles by the age of 17 and also the youngest player to defend a Challenger title.
The American boy is still treated like an underrated player but in near future everyone will notice his potential. As Rafael Nadal’s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal already acknowledged his potential and started training him.
#3. Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza might be one of the finest talent to come from Spain after great legends like Rafael Nadal and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.
The Espanyol has won eight WTA singles titles and also two Grand Slams. She has even achieved the feat of defeating veterans and former World No.1 players like Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
In 2017, she even became the World No.1, but still many tennis fans and pundits see her as one of the most underrated players in tennis, who still needs to prove her worth.
#2. Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner is an Italian prodigy and has already been ranked in ATP Top 20, ranking 17 in May 2021. However, his ranking has dropped, currently ranking at 23.
Sinner in only 19-year-old but has some magnificent achievements in his bag like winning the ATP newcomer of the year in 2019, and even reaching the Grand Slam quarter finals at such a young age.
The young Italian has also played sports like football and skiing apart from tennis, he even won a national skiing championship. However, Sinner gave his attention to tennis.
#1. Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev is without a doubt one of the best players in the world. However, he is still treated as one of the most underrated players in tennis compared to the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.
The Russian had a phenomenal record in junior years, even winning the French Open. Rublev hasn’t won a single Grand Slam since turning pro in 2014, but has eight ATP singles titles.
Andrey Rublev is the current World No.7 and has the potential to reach the top spot in the future, then everyone will treat the Russian as a great threat.
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