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The following is a list of men currently actively ranked between 1000-2000 on the ATP World Tour. For players ranked between 1-1000 on the ATP tour, click here. For players ranked 2000+ on the ATP tour, click here. For players ranked in the top 100 of the LTA British Combined Rankings, click here.

Players are ranked (where applicable) by:

  1. ATP World Tour Ranking
  2. LTA British Combined Ranking
  3. Career High ATP World Tour Ranking
  4. Career High ITF Junior Ranking
  5. Alphabetically

Rankings are accurate as of Monday 7th March.

For more information about each player, click on their photo to be taken to their bio on CoreTennis.net. Players born in the year 1997 or earlier are included on this list. For players born in 1998 or later, please see our list of Boys. For players currently studying at college in the US, please see our list of ITA College Men.


 

Photo: ITF

Photo: ITF

Alexander Jhun
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1040 (CH = 1035)
LTA Ranking: 46
ITF Ranking: N/A

Hugely prolific in Egypt, the highlight of Jhun’s 2015 came in Sharm El-Sheikh in June, where he reached the semi-finals, the furthest he has ever advanced in an ITF Futures tournament. His win-loss record in 2015 is 8-18, a huge improvement on 2014’s 1-8, and this improvement will hopefully continue moving into his third senior year.

Photo: Robbie Ridout via Twitter

Photo: Robbie Ridout via Twitter

Robbie Ridout
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1041 (CH = 973)
LTA Ranking: 140
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 199)

Almost exclusively taking part in tournaments in Egypt in 2015, Ridout picked up several singular ranking points over the course of the year, winning several R1 ties but only reaching a quarter-final when he returned to the UK, beating Whitehouse and Glasspool before losing in the QF to Dan Cox at Felixstowe in July.

Photo: BBC

Photo: BBC

Billy Harris
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1064 (= CH)
LTA Ranking: 37
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 139)

Competing regularly on the British Tour as well as in Futures in the UK, France and Belgium, Harris’ 2015 was a decent continuation of his senior career. Born on the Isle of Man, he earned his first ever ATP rankings point in Belgium, before moving to a year-end 7-10 win-loss record and making a couple of QFs in Belgium to boot. He also made the semis at the AEGON British Tour in Felixstowe in May as a wild card (d. Marsalek in QF). The youngster continued to impress and reached a career high in March 2016 having reached a QF at a $10k in Murcia.

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Photo: sportingequals.org

Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Year Born: 1994
ATP Ranking: 1071 (CH = 588)
LTA Ranking: 20
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 10)

It’s easy to forget sometimes that Joshua Ward-Hibbert is only 21 – having made his largest impact on the game at such a young age (winning the US Open Junior Doubles w. Broady in 2012), he seems to have been around for the long time. With his Doubles ranking currently sitting in the early 300s, he’s certainly found a greater deal of success with a partner, although his huge serve (he holds the record fastest serve by a junior at 133mph) is still a weapon he can use in singles. He had a quiet 2015, playing in only 15 MDs, and has just the one singles title to his name from Tunisia in December 2014, and his failure to retain it saw him drop outside the top 1000 moving into 2016.

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Photo: wickwoods.co.uk

Keelan Oakley
Year Born: 1992
ATP Ranking: 1150 (CH = 997)
LTA Ranking: 73
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 744)

Three years of Futures participation from 2011-2013 yielded only one win each season for Oakley (although one of them was against Liam Broady in 2012), and it was only in 2014 that he managed to create some sort of consistency, reaching two consecutive QFs in Manchester (d. Findel-Hawkins, Glasspool) and Ilkley (d. Rosenzweig [FRA], Ward-Hibbert) in July 2014 before a run of six straight defeats going into 2015, which saw a win-loss record of 6-11 in MDs. Oakley began to return to form in the first half of 2016 in Egypt after several decent main draw efforts from qualifying, including a QF in early February which brought him back to the brink of the top 1000.

Photo: ITF

Photo: ITF

Joshua Paris
Year Born: 1996
ATP Ranking: 1161 (CH = 1145)
LTA Ranking: 539
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 275)

Never hugely excelling as a Junior, Joshua took an entire year out in 2014 and returned in 2015 to win exactly one-third of his Futures matches, gaining an 8-16 win-loss record in 17 tournaments, predominantly in Israel and the UK. His decent form at the start of the year was encouraging, but since July, Joshua won just 1 of 11 games.

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Photo: chriswilkinsontennisolutions.com

Aswin Lizen
Year Born: 1996
ATP Ranking: 1212 (CH = 1152)
LTA Ranking: 1028
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 171)

A 7-22 win-loss ratio doesn’t appear amazing, but credit to Aswin Lizen for his dedication – 2015 was his first year as a senior player, and it was a rather nomadic one – his journey took him consecutively to Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Croatia and Greece, and he made it into 22 main draws, 12 of which he had to qualify for – not a bad qualification record. It was at Castelo Branco in Portugal in July where he made his first career Futures QF appearance.

Photo: Fighting Illini

Photo: Fighting Illini

Farris Fathi Gosea
Year Born: 1994
ATP Ranking: 1234 (CH = 557)
LTA Ranking: 364
ITF Ranking: N/A

Since graduating from the University of Illinois in the summer of 2015, Farris Gosea’s career has cooled somewhat. He picked up his first Futures title in September 2014 in Markham, Canada, before he had even graduated, and this helped propel him to an eventual career high in mid-2015. However, having not played on the tour since August, this result eventually dropped off his points total and he’s now back outside the top 1000. At college, he ended his senior year ranked 59th in the ITA College Rankings, so there’s definitely plenty more to come from the half-Welsh, half-Libyan.

Photo: YouTube

Photo: YouTube

Joel Cannell
Year Born: 1997
ATP Ranking: 1242 (CH = 1226)
LTA Ranking: 95
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 88)

2016 will technically be Joel’s first year on the Senior tour, becoming ineligible for the Boys’ tour in January. However, he already made a mark on the Futures events at the back end of 2015, recording a pretty decent 6-9 win-loss record in Egypt and Britain. Joel trains at the Justine Henin Academy in Belgium.

Photo: LTA

Photo: LTA

Mark Whitehouse
Year Born: 1993
ATP Ranking: 1251 (CH = 979)
LTA Ranking: 64
ITF Ranking: N/A

Having become the BUCS Men’s Singles Champion in March 2015 (i.e. the top university player in the UK), Imperial College’s Mark Whitehouse turned his attention to the Futures tour and made one quarter-final in Turkey in October, notching up a 6-14 win-loss record for the year. The Brit once again reached the final of the BUCS Men’s Championships in March 2016, but was eventually beaten in the final (l. to Pokrajac [CAN])

Photo: Aberdeen Voice

Photo: Aberdeen Voice

Bruce Strachan
Year Born: 1994
ATP Ranking: 1305 (CH = 1154)
LTA Ranking: 257
ITF Ranking: N/A

Having not competed on the Junior tour, Bruce qualified for his first Futures event in July 2013 in Dublin, and had his best year in 2014 where he went 8-15.He has gained some success on the AEGON British Tour, reaching two Tier 2 events and winning one as the top seed in Corby in February (d. Woolley in SF and Hands in F) and losing out to Marcus Walters in the final in Glasgow in October.

Photo: ITF

Photo: ITF

Adam Thornton-Brown
Year Born: 1991
ATP Ranking: 1473 (CH = 1368)
LTA Ranking: 45
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 358)

Splitting his time between Futures and the British Tour, Thornton-Brown has arguably found more success on the latter, although three consecutive R1 Futures wins at the end of 2015 is something worth building on. Adam made it to two Tier 1 finals in 2015, beating David Rice before losing to Farquharson in the final in Sutton in February, before defeating Luke Oakley and George Davies on the road to a defeat by Richard Bloomfield in October’s Loughborough event.

Photo: Yorkshire Post

Photo: Yorkshire Post

Jonathan Gray
Year Born: 1997
ATP Ranking: 1536 (CH = 1503)
LTA Ranking: 61
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 121)

Jonathan Gray joined the ATP rankings in September after his R1 win against Jamie Whiteford in Roehampton, and added two more wins to his tally in Tunisia in October. Barely graduated from the Junior tour, 2015 also saw Gray qualify for Junior Wimbledon, where he also got the chance to hit with Novak Djokovic. He also made the semi-finals of the Tier 2 British event in Oxford in June, his best result on the AEGON British Tour this year.

Photo: lep.co.uk

Photo: lep.co.uk

Imran Aswat
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1549 (CH = 1038)
LTA Ranking: 1072
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 703)

A nomadic Brit, Imran has picked up three points from 17 tournaments across the globe this year, by winning three respective first round matches in El Kantaoui (twice) and most recently in Meshref, Kuwait. His best year was in 2014, where he ended the season with a 8-18 win-loss ratio in Main Draw Futures events.

Photo: Curtis Clarke via Twitter

Photo: Curtis Clarke via Twitter

Curtis Clarke
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1569 (CH = 1518)
LTA Ranking: 3996
ITF Ranking: N/A

A bit-part player, having only made two main draws all year, Curtis Clarke has nonetheless demonstrated a level of consistency – of sorts. His MD record is 2-2, having won in both MD R1 matches he qualified for, but qualifying endeavours in Britain in the latter half of the year were less successful, failing to qualify for 4 British Futures events in total. His best result nationally came at the Tier 2 event in Loughborough at the start of the year, beating Praditngam and Sikman before losing in the QFs to Marsalek.

Photo: ITF

Photo: ITF

George Davies
Year Born: 1995
ATP Ranking: 1623 (CH = 1603)
LTA Ranking: 51
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 1720)

George Davies generally had his mind on the AEGON British Tour in 2015, although his occasional dabbles in the Futures tour weren’t all that unsuccessful, with his two ranking points coming in Felixstowe (July) and Ramat Hasharon (October), both of which required three rounds of qualifying before Davies’ R1 victory. Closer to home, he has really begun to progress in the latter quarter of the year, reaching two Tier 1 SFs in Loughborough (b. Fellows, Cordon, Beesley; l. to Thornton-Brown) and Taunton (d. Thornton-Brown in QF; l. to Hoyt).

Photo: Men's Tennis Forums

Photo: Men’s Tennis Forums

Robert Carter
Year Born: 1993
ATP Ranking: 1623 (CH = 803)
LTA Ranking: 137
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 62)

A promising junior, Carter has never fully developed that potential into anything groundbreaking, despite a fantastic first senior year in 2013 when he reached a season-end ranking of 837 and reached the final of the Futures event in Sheffield that year (d. Coupland, Bloomfield, l. to Broady in F). In 2015 he took part in just 5 MD Futures events, compared to 14 in 2014 and 17 in 2013, with a win-loss record dropping gradually over the year as well, from 13-17 in 2013 to 2-5 last year.

Photo: BBC

Photo: BBC

Luke Oakley
Year Born: 1997
ATP Ranking: 1689 (= CH)
LTA Ranking: 42
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 166)

Having barely graduated from the Junior tour, Luke Oakley was lucky to pick up his first ever ATP rankings point after he was awarded a walkover in the first round in Nottingham in September. He really began to kick on into 2016, picking up his second ATP point in Sunderland (d. Ferguson, Paris in Q, Giacalone [ITA] in MD) as well as excelling at British Tour level, winning a Tier 1 event in Sutton (d. D. Rodriguez, G. Davies, Thornton-Brown) in March.

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Photo: sportsaid.co.uk

Mason Recci
Year Born: 1997
ATP Ranking: 1723 (CH = 1699)
LTA Ranking: 75
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 211)

It was in May that Mason Recci began to really show his potential after reaching the QFs of a Tier 1 British Tour event in Felixstowe. In September he went a step further, making the semis in Wrexham (d. Oishi, Grocott, Walters; l. to Broady), before a serious Futures grind in Egypt brought (eventually) two well-deserved ATP ranking points after six consecutive main draws (five through qualifying) and two R1 victories.

Photo: Christopher Helliar via LinkedIn

Photo: Christopher Helliar via LinkedIn

Christopher Helliar
Year Born: 1992
ATP Ranking: 1772 (CH = 1308)
LTA Ranking: 2535
ITF Ranking: N/A (CH = 282)

We may be seeing Helliar pop in and out of the ITF circuit for years to come, but since a concerted effort from late 2014-early 2015 to make his mark as a pro player, he has since taken up a role as Assistant Coach for Men’s Tennis at the University of Alabama Birmingham. That’s not to say he doesn’t still have a crack – his latest event was in Birmingham (USA) itself in November, and he still holds a solitary ranking point from an event in Florida in April.

Photo: Zimbio

Photo: Zimbio

Josh Goodall
Year Born: 1985
ATP Ranking: 1887 (CH = 184)
LTA Ranking: 1744
ITF Ranking: N/A

British number two as recently as 2012, Josh Goodall has since found himself retreating somewhat into the world of coaching as his pro career became financially unviable. With 20 Futures titles to his name (having beaten both Bloomfield and Rice in three finals), his first came in September 2005 and his last (for now) came in October 2013. He also competed for GB at the Davis Cup on two occasions (in 2009 and 2012) but lost all four of his singles rubbers (to Marchenko, Sergeyev [UKR], and Darcis, Goffin [BEL]). His sole 2015 ranking point came with a win over Jamie Malik in Frinton in July.

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