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Top 10 Greatest Men’s Tennis Players of All Time

Men's Tennis Players

Tennis is one of the interesting and popular games of the world. There are also many people who have high interest in this game. If you are also one of them you will obviously like to know about top players of this game. Here is the list of top ten players of tennis

10.Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi
  • Born: April 29, 1970
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Turned pro: 1986
  • Retired: 2006
  • Career prize money: $31,152,975
  • 61 career titles
  • 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 4 Australian, 1 French, 2 US Open, 1 Wimbledon
  • Olympic Gold Medalist 1996
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 2011

Without a doubt, Andre Agassi was tennis’ sensation. He boasted of a certain overconfident approach, a certain look to his game and a certain look to his tennis outfits that turned him sort of a radical. However he could also play tennis, and his comeback of serve was observed as the best ever. He turned the first male tennis sensation to pocket all four Grand Slam contests on three diverse surfaces (grass, hard court and clay). Once wedded to well known beauty Brooke Shields, maybe his supreme triumph was tying the knot to all-time hit Steffi Graf.

9.Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors
  • Born: September 2, 1952
  • East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Lives in: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Turned pro: 1972
  • Retirement: 1996
  • Career prize funds: $8,641,040
  • 147 career titles
  • 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 Australian, 2 Wimbledon, 5 US Open
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 1998

No one mastered tennis more in the mid seventies than Jimmy Connors. In the year 1974 alone, Connors had an amazing 99-4 record and bagged 3 Grand Slam contests that he entered.

8.John McEnroe

John McEnroe
  • Born: February 16, 1959
  • Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Lives in: New York City
  • Turned pro: 1978
  • Retired: 1992
  • Career prize wealth: $12,547,797
  • 105 career titles
  • 7 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 Wimbledon, 4 US Open
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: during the year 1999

He has been such a universal television commentator for over two decades; it might be possible to disregard how excellent he was on the court. The well known tennis player John was the skilled serve-and-volley performer. His volatile character, his well-known arguments with referees, earned him the pet name “McEnrow”.

7.Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl
  • Born: March 7, 1960
  • Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
  • Lives in: Goshen, Connecticut
  • Turned pro: 1978
  • Retirement: 1994
  • Career prize funds: $21,262,417
  • 144 career titles
  • 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 Australian, 3 French, 3 US Open
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 2001

The calm and unemotional person Ivan Lendl was the leading player of the eighties. Ivan wore down his rivals with his influential ground hits, topspin forehand, and incredible intensity of conditioning. He was the globe’s top Tennis sensation for four years, and booked  the number one position in the globe for 270 weeks.

6.Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg
  • Born: June 6, 1956
  • Sodertalje, Stockholm County, Sweden
  • Lives in: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Turned pro: 1973
  • Retirement: 1983
  • Career prize cash: $3,655,751
  • 101 career titles
  • 11 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 6 French, 5 Wimbledon
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 1987

With ice water in his veins, the calm ruled tennis during the late seventies and had a few unforgettable matches. Borg dominated Wimbledon, bagging the title for 5 successive years from 1976 to the year 1980. In spite of his fairly brief profession (he retired in the year 1983 at 26), Borg bagged 11 Grand Slam titles, all attained at Wimbledon in addition to the French Open. He turned the first player of the contemporary age to bag over 10 majors.

5.Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras
  • Born on August 12, 1971
  • Potomac, Maryland
  • Lives in: Lake Sherwood, California
  • Turned pro: in the year 1988
  • Retired: in the year 2002
  • Career prize money: $43,280,489
  • 64 career titles
  • 14 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 Australian, 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 2007

Sampras’s place in tennis record is difficult to reassess as he just bagged three of the four Grand Slam episodes in his profession. When Pete retired in the year 2002, he was considered to be the finest player even though some would argue this. He remained on top of the list in the global rankings for six successive years and the player’s 14 Grand Slam championships was an evidence at the time. Who can forget his heroic fights with Andre Agassi, which made the nineties a grand decade for this special game.

4.Rod Laver

Rod Laver
  • Born: August 8, 1938
  • Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  • Resides: Carlsbad, California
  • Turned pro: 1962
  • Retired 1979
  • Career prize money: $1,565,413
  • 200 career titles
  • 11 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 Australian, 2 French, 2 US Open, 4 Wimbledon
  • 9 Pro Slam Singles Titles: 3 US Pro, 4 Wembley Pro, 1 French Pro, 1 Wimbledon Pro
  • Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 1981

It’s hard to measure how this great player would have made out against the players of these days, but I think the blonde Aussie would have done a great job. It’s tough to object to the “Rockets” testimony. He was declared number one in the globe for seven consecutive years (1964 – 1970) and has additional career titles (200) as compared to other players in the history.

3.Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
  • Born: May 22, 1987
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Resides: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Turned pro: 2003
  • Career prize money: $114,136,035
  • 69 career titles
  • 13 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 6 Australian, 4 Wimbledon, 2 US Open, 1 French Open
  • Current active player

Novak Djokovic is one of the popular names in tennis. He was born on 22 May 1987 and is a Serbian tennis player. He is ranked number one tennis player by ATP (association of tennis professionals). Novak Djokovic won 13 grand slams in his profession. At the age of 31 and during the late key years of his profession, Djokovic has the prospective to bag more Grand Slam titles. By the time his career is over, he could very well discover himself in the middle of the top few tennis acess of all-time.

2.Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal
  • Born: June 3, 1986
  • Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Lives in: Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Turned pro: 2001
  • Career prize money: $100,564,598
  • 79 career titles
  • 17 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 Australian, 11 French, 3 US Open, 2 Wimbledon
  • 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist – Beijing Summer Olympics
  • Current active player

He is Spanish player and was born on 3rd September 1986 and was former number one player of tennis. He was ranked at number two position by ATP. Nadal has won 17 grand slam single titles. At 32, the blazing Spaniard, recognized as Rafa as well as “The King of Clay,” already boasts of the potential to grab Roger Federer. Rafael is observed as the top notch clay court player of all-time. His record 11th French Open title in 2018 surely makes it hard to envisage anybody being superior on clay.

1.Roger Federer

Roger Federer
  • Born: August 8, 1981
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Resides: Wollerau, Switzerland and Dubai, UAE
  • Turned pro: 1998
  • Career prize money: $116,974,122
  • 98 career titles
  • 20 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 6 Australian, 1 French, 5 US Open, 8 Wimbledon
  • Current active player

He is a Swiss professional tennis player and was born on 8th august 1981. This player has a number of records against his name in this game. He has won 20 grand slams single titles. Presently, he is positioned world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis. The well known tennis player held the top spot in the ATP levels for around 310 weeks, comprising a record 237 successive weeks. After becoming professional in the year 1998, he was incessantly positioned in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He has bagged a record eight Wimbledon games, a combined-record 6Australian Open titles, a record 5 successive US Open titles, and lone French Open title.

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