Tennis is one of the most popular and watched sports in the world after football. Many and many tennis players have caught the breath of the audience and television viewers. For this reason, we have decided to bring you the top 10 of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Give a definition for the greatest tennis player is very controversial, but we all know that a sport owes its grandeur to certain names that, through their work, have won the popularity of the sport. Here is our ranking of the greatest tennis players of all time.
- Jimmy Connors – In 1974 and 1977 he took first place for 160 weeks. When you achieve such success, you will definitely be in the top 10. Jimmy Connors has won 5 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles and 1 Australian Open title. With 109 titles won, Connors is No. 1 by this point.
- Ivan Lendl – The Czech who officially took American citizenship in 1992, has long dominated competition in the 1980s. The winner of 8 Grand Slam titles was rightly called “The Terrible Ivan” as fоr his court skills, moreover has reached the finals in absolutely all 19 major tournaments in the world. He has been the leader in the men’s rankings for a total of 270 weeks, until his records are broken by Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. After his retirement, he became the coach of the British Andy Murray.
- John McEnroe – He was one of the most attractive tennis players on the court. The only one of his time, who beat the service with his left hand and making it difficult for his rivals. Called “crazy John” because of his emotionality on the court, he grabbed the hearts of fans not only with 7 Grand Slam singles titles won, but also with epic battles with Ivan Lendell, Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg. John McEnrow was one of the “scares” in tennis for the period 79-84.
- Björn Borg – The Swedish tennis player undoubtedly deserves the title of “legend” or “great” tennis player. He has a very short career, but a well deserved recognition. He has won 11 Grand Slam titles. Proven in numbers, Borg wins 41% of all tournaments he participates in, and he’s the only one to win Wimbledon and Roland Garros in one season.
- Rod Laver – He is the only tennis player until 1968 to reach the Grand Slam twice. He is one of the the lowest tennis players, but despite his height, he absolutely deserves the call to be among the best tennis players. He combines his growth with speed and lightning-fast thought, winning all 17 major tournament titles.
- Pete Sampras – He is considered by many for the most successful tennis player, after won 14 Grand Slam titles at the start of his career. He holds the record for the longest stay at number one in the ATP rankings – a full 286 weeks. His rivalry with Andre Agassi made tennis one of the most watched sports of their time.
- Andre Agassi – He was one of the most respected tennis players. He started his tennis training from a child where he was trained by his father. Known as his great tennis achievements and his intimate affair with various women, it quickly falls down the ATP rankings and reaches the distant 141 position. He quickly takes shape and tops the world rankings again. Andre Agassi has won a total of 8 Grand Slam titles. His great tennis career ended only at the age of 36 due to a hamstring injury.
- Novak Djokovic – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has been number one in tennis in the last few years. In his 32 years, he has 17 Grand Slam titles but does not seem to stop here. In addition to his remarkable skills, he is also known for his great sense of humor.
- Rafael Nadal – also known as the “glue king”. He became Australian Open Champion in 2009, Roland Garros Champion – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017,2018, 2019, Wimbledon Champion 2008, 2010 and USA Open in 2010 , 2013, 2017, 2019. He was awarded the “Newcomer of the Year” award in 2006 he is the tennis player with the most progress for 2005. Experts consider him the best in the history of glue. Until recently, it was considered impenetrable.
- Roger Federer – The Swiss is among the best tennis players of all time for all he has accomplished. Over the last 15 years he has been winning the hearts of all tennis fans more and more with his beautiful game. He has a record with his 302 weeks ranked No. 1 in the world rankings.