Saturday, August 16

Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of All Time

1. Rod Laver

Rod Laver

Rodney George Laver MBE (born August 9, 1938, in Rockhampton, Australia) was the World No. 1 player for 7 consecutive years. He is also the only player in history to have twice won all four Grand Slam titles in the same year. No other player of the modern (open) era has even managed it once! Rod Laver is rated as the greatest male player of all time by most tennis experts.

2. Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg was the first mega-star tennis player. His long hair and his rock-star looks brought a whole new dimension to the sport. But he was more than just a pretty face. His absolute refusal to be defeated made him a great champion on all surfaces.

3.Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras

Pistol Pete practically owned Wimbledon, and was all but impossible to beat on grass. He also dominated the American Open for several years.Tremendous power and athleticism made him a fearsome opponent.

4. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is the natural successor to Pete Sampras. He is probably the most complete tennis player of all time. He has no weaknesses in his game, and his story is still being written. Roger Federer may become the greatest player of all time - surpassing even the great Rod Laver.

5. John McEnroe

John McEnroe

John McEnroe divided the world! You either loved him or you hated him - but there was no ignoring him! The most naturally talented player of all time. And the most passionate.

6. Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl is the forgotten man of modern tennis. Yet he dominated the men's game for several years.He never won Wimbledon, but he won just about everything else!A master tactician, and a superb athlete. Ivan Lendl had the ability to plan his matches like a chess player. His ground strokes were lethal and machine-like. But it was the power of his mind that made him great.

7. Jimmy Connors

 Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors was more like a prize-fighter than a tennis player! He only had one tactic - full attack!He seriously lacked finesse in his game, but it didn't matter. His total aggression was enough to blast his opponents clean off the court.

8. Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi had not one but two tennis careers.He arrived on the scene as a brash young star with serious "attitude" both on and off the court. He was expected to dominate the men's game, but, despite some success, it didn't quite happen. He could have retired with a creditable record - but he didn't! Instead, he reinvented himself as a serious athlete. And became an all time great!

9. Boris Becker

Boris Becker

Boris Becker was designed by God to play grass-court tennis! He took Wimbledon by storm when he was just 17 years old.His massive power and his aggressive serve-volley game made him a terrifying opponent.Boris played with courage and passion. He was a real risk taker and probably hit more outright winners than any player in history.

10. Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander never won Wimbledon. His base-line game was not designed for grass, but on any other surface he was a force to be reckoned with. Unlike Boris Becker, who thought that three shots was a long rally, Mats Willander won his points slowly, grinding his opponents down with his fitness and his determination to prevail.


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