Who is the Most Popular American Men’s Tennis Player?

Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

It has been more than two decades since an American men’s tennis player won a Grand Slam tournament, since Andy Roddick’s 2003 victory at the U.S. Open. Folks at US betting sites are usually better off wagering on players from elsewhere.

As of March 21, there are only three American men inside the top 20 in worldwide ATP Tour rankings: Taylor Fritz (13th), Tommy Paul (14th) and Ben Shelton (17th). None of them come close to worldwide leaders like Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Carlos Alcaraz of Spain (rankings up to date as of March 21).

With the Miami Open American Masters 1000 tournament underway (it ends March 31), we wanted to know which tennis players have captured the hearts of American fans. So, USBettingReport.com, your home for legal online sports betting information, used the ATP rankings and SEMRush to determine who is the most popular tennis player in America for internet searches. We chose the list from the top 10 ATP rankings. We also found the American players being searched for most often (out of the ATP top 100 in the world) via internet volume.

Most Searched ATP Tour Players

Player ATP Ranking Search Volume
Novak Djokovic 1 550k
Carlos Alcaraz 2 450k
Jannik Sinner 3 165k
Daniil Medvedev 4 135k
Holger Rune 7 74k
Casper Ruud 8 74k
Alexander Zverev 5 74k
Andrey Rublev 6 60.5k
Hubert Hurkacz 9 49.5k
Alex de Minaur 10 27.1k

Top Tennis Players On ATP Tour

The players generating the most search volume of 24-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic (550,000 search volume) or world No. 2 Alcaraz (450,000). At US sports betting apps, those are the two frontrunners to win the next Grand Slam, the French Open, which runs May 26 to June 9.

Among Americans, Shelton (201K search volume), Fritz (165K) and Paul (110K) all are in the same class for search volume as world No. 3 player Jannik Sinner (165K) and No. 4 Daniil Medvedev (135K).

The next closest American is world No. 32 Chris Eubanks (33.1K search volume). No. 29 Sebastian Korda is at 27.1K and three players are tied at 22k: No. 22 Francis Tiafoe, No. 69 Mackenzie McDonald and No. 94 JJ Wolf.

To put that quintet in greater context, the search volume of the world Nos. 5 through 9 ranked players all exceed that of the Americans listed above. Holger Rune, Casper Ruud, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz all notched volumes ranging from 74K to 49.5K.

Shelton has the best odds with Caesars Sportsbook to break the long American drought on the red clay at Roland Garros; he’s listed at +5000 odds to win the French Open.

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Searches for Top American ATP Tour Players

Player ATP Ranking Search Volume
Ben Shelton 17 201k
Taylor Fritz 13 165k
Tommy Paul 14 110k
Chris Eubanks 32 33.1k
Sebastian Korda 29 27.1k
Francis Tiafoe 22 22.2k
JJ Wolf 94 22.2k
Mackenzie McDonald 69 22.2k
Alex Michelsen 73 14.8k
Marcos Giron 51 14.8k
Brandon Nakashima 92 14.8k
Aleksandar Kovacevic 98 6.6k


Christopher Boan is a lead writer at USBettingReport.com specializing in covering sports betting issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.