Try talking to any tennis fan to rank the Top best greatest Tennis player of all time, and you’re in for a long debate.
It is hard to do it alone according to statistics, because modern equipment, techniques and training are different, some players perform well on the grass, while others win on clay, and the era of openness begins only in 1968.
Still, we’re up for the challenge, so here’s our take on the greatest men’s tennis player of all time.
25. Andy Roddick.
Andy Roddick was ranked number one in the junior tennis tournament before he became a professional player in 2000. Roddick reached the top early, 21-year-old ranked first in the world. He should have a place in our Top 25 as he won 32 singles titles, but his inconsistent performance and single-game Grand Slam victories prevented him from going higher.
24. Jim express.
The United States had high hopes for Jim Courier in the early 1990s, and he did not disappoint. In 1991, he won the French Open and entered the United States Open final,the following year he won the Australian Open and the French Open, and won the United States Davis Cup.
23. Leyden Hewitt.
Lleyton Hewitt, who ranked No. 1 on World Men’s tennis in 2001 and 2002-he was at the top of the list for a total of 80 weeks and was 10th in the era of the Open-won 30 titles and two Grand Slam titles. The Aussie is a canny, versatile competitor who may not have been as popular in his heyday as he would later have been in his career, but he has been a bit of a disappointment since becoming a part of the new round of male tennis stars.
22 Guillermo Vilas
Young bull nicknamed Pampas, Argentine Guillermo Villas brought character and soul to the game in the ‘ 70s-along with a heavy left-handed serve and unshakable stamina that was the strongest force on his favorite clay surface. 1977 was the year of Velas. He won 17 tournaments, including two Grand Slams and a record 46 straight.
21, Gustavo Kuerten.
Gustavo Coulter career highlights include 20 titles, three grand slams (French Open in 1997, 2000 and 2001) and World No. 1 in 2000. He left his mark in tennis history in a variety of ways thanks to multiple hip joint surgeries and the decommissioning of the Brazilians, who were dressed in bright, heavy blows in 2008. The fans loved his love for the sport. He wore his heart on his sleeve and, once on his way to winning his third French Open, he drew a heart in the clay with his racket and dropped it inside.
20. Cheung Ka fai
The US Open Championship, which won 34 titles in his career and won a Grand Slam championship-the French Open in 1989, when he was only 17 years old. As a fast, smart and competitive player, Mr. Zhang has never been one of the top players in the world, but he finished second in 1996 and took his rightful place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.
19. Ilie Năstase
Two Grand Slam titles (the 1972 US Open and the 1973 French Open) Ilie Năstase led Romania into the first Davis Cup final in 1969 and was the first player in the ATP’s new computer system in 1973. One of the favorite temperamental stars of the sport, he received an honor no other tennis player in history can claim-a code of conduct created as a result of his actions.
18. Andy Murray
Andy Murray could have had more Grand Slam titles if it weren’t for the triple threat posed by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Nevertheless, the largest tennis outlet in Scotland has three, and at one point he was ranked first in the world. The ongoing damage forced Murray to announce his retirement after Wimbledon in 2019.
17. The mat, Wayland.
Before Nadal’s appearance, Mats Wilander was the only player to win at least two grand slams on three different surfaces (grass, clay and hard ground). In fact, he won a total of seven games. The Swede, with his nimble footsteps, won the world’s first title in 1988, the year he won his third Australian Open singles title(beating Pat Cash in the final). He also won the French Open final against Henri Lecomte and defeated Ivan Rendell in a grand slam victory.
16. Stefan Edberg
One of the great men of the eighties and nineties, Stefan Edberg entered the finals in all four Grand Slam tournaments and won twice at Wimbledon, twice at the US Open and twice at the Australian Open. The slow kicking of the Swedish star was his signature action;it earned him a perfect position for a winning volley.
15. John Newcombe.
The Australian player won 17 doubles titles and 7 singles titles, partly because he moved on the pitch with incredible speed, and partly because he had one of the most powerful Gunners in the business.
14. Arthur Ashe.
A well-respected figure on both the American and international stage during the tennis circuit of the 1960s and ‘ 70s, Arthur Ashe made history several times. He was the first black player to be elected to the Davis Cup team in the United States, and to date, he is the only black player to win a singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. Ashe died of AIDS-related pneumonia in February 1993 at the age of 49, and later that year was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom by President Bill Clinton.
13. Boris Becker.
Former world number one Boris Becker still holds the record for the youngest player to win the title at Wimbledon-he was a seedless 17-year-old when he defeated Kevin Curran in 1985. It was the first six Grand Slam of a German player in his career, which also allowed him to win nearly 77% of his individual matches. Becker was the most relaxed on the surface for fast games like grass and indoor carpet and never won dirt field races.
12. Roy Emerson.
Initially, Australia’s Roy Emerson had a successful tennis career as a doubles player and won 16 titles, and he subsequently entered singles almost as productively. He won 12 singles titles. The most impressive aspect of Emerson’s illustrious career was that he was the only player in the history of the sport who won all four Grand Slam titles in both doubles and singles. Emerson’s adaptability on all surfaces led to his massive success. He was proud of his enormous endurance. This will allow him to simply lose a job opponent en route to victory.
11. Ken Rosewall.
Despite being overshadowed by his compatriot, Australia’s Rod Laver, who won only three Grand Slam titles, Ken Rosewall has the most important final appearances record(35 in his 25-year career). World number one player for many years in the early 1960s, he was ranked among the top 20 players, amateur or professional, each year from 1952 to 1977.
10. Jimmy Connors.
American Jimmy Connors, one of the biggest tennis players of the ‘ 70s, brought self-righteousness into the game. But his arrogance can be forgiven—his record speaks for itself. During his long and prolific career, Connors won 1,256 games(in the top five in the Open era), eight Grand Slams and 109 Championships, which surpassed our top ten.
9. Andre Agassi.
Part of the”Golden Age” of tennis players, Andre Agassi, dressed in denim, matched his heartthrob status with the pitch’s strength. The success of the Las Vegas natives didn’t come early, but his hard work paid off and he ended up being the first person to win all four Grand Slams in a year since Rod Laver. In 1996, Agassi won the men’s singles at the Atlanta Olympics.
8. John McEnroe.
In addition to the performances on the field, John McEnroe was an elegant interceptor, also on the clay on the grass. American left-hander (actually born in Germany) won 77 titles and seven Grand Slams, and was the world’s first between the 14 and the 1980s and 1985. Not many tennis players can say they have a catchphrase, but McEnroe has created the immortal phrase,”you can’t be serious!””
7. Ivan Lendl
Thirty years ago, he helped coach Andy Murray to his first two Grand Slam victories, and Ivan Rendell was named first in the world. The Czech champion won eight Grand Slam matches, and the audience was thrilled by the showdown with people like Matt Veland and John McEnroe. Lendl is a new way to be a pioneer of the game, making important training components for nutrition, weight lifting and early morning calisthenics.
6. Bjorn Borg
There are so many Swedish big Bjorn Borg than his laid-back character and cool style(both on and off the pitch). For starters, two-handed backhand and huge stride. In his 10-year career—which he shocked the world by retiring at the age of 25-Borg won 11 Grand Slam tournaments and an extraordinary 89.8% of his main tournament.
5. Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic is a dominant, efficient player with a magnificent backhand, winning 73 individual championships and 15 Grand Slam. He is currently at number one position in the world and he is also held in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. 2019 is a crucial year for the Serbian nation, and it has been very good so far-in April, he beat his longtime rival Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open.
4. Pete Sampras.
American tennis player Pete Sampras, known for his powerful players, was one of the greats of the 90s, ranking first in the world between 1993 and 1998. He won 64 individual titles and 14 Grand Slam titles in his career, and the results were high when he beat longtime rival Andre Agassi to win the 2002 US Open.
3. Rafael Nadal.
Having won 80 titles and 17 Grand Slams in his career-at 32, he has a few more years on the field-has Spaniard Rafael Nadal ranked third on our list. He has incredible power and speed, and if this is the ranking of the best clay court player of all time, he will most likely be the top of the list.
2. Rod Laver.
Considered by many to be the greatest tennis player in history, Aussie Rod Laver (a. k. a.”rocket”) won over 200 tournaments, the highest in tennis history, plus 11 Grand Slams, and was the first in the world,from 1964 to 1970. So far, Laver is still the only player to win all four Grand Slam singles events twice in the same calendar year.
1. Roger Federer.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better men’s tennis than Roger Federer, our No. 3, Rafael Nadal’s great rival. The Swiss National Federer currently ranks first in the world, with 101 titles and 20 Grand Slam titles. In their Tennis Open era’s 50 Best Player Rankings (1968-2018), Tennis Magazine put Federer at the top of the men’s list.
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