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Federer named tennis player of the decade

Published: 10:58AM Friday December 18, 2009 Source: Newstalk ZB / ONE Sport

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland (Source: Reuters)
    Roger Federer of Switzerland - Source: Reuters

The ATP has named its top five tennis players of the last decade on Friday.

World No.1 Roger Federer has been named the best male tennis player of the top five years, followed by world number two Rafael Nadal.

Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who was the player to beat at the turn of the millennium, and became the youngest player at just 20 years and eight months to hold the world number one ranking, has come third.

Andre Agassi, who was recently embroiled in controversy surrounding admissions that he smoke Crystal Meth in a his autobiography is rated the fourth best of the decade - fellow American Andy Roddick came in fifth.