The top 10 tennis players of all time
The world of sports is filled will numerous types of games that people play. Each one of these games or sports has its own rules, regulations, coaches, players, and requirements. One of these sports, which have become quite popular over the past few decades and has gone from being sports of the privileged people to something which is being played by the majority, is tennis. Those who have made it to our list of top ten tennis players have been working out and practicing for years and have had some of the best coaches to help and guide them with their game.
10. Andre Agassi
Starting his career in 1986, Agassi was not a favorite of everyone, mostly owing to his “rock star” attitude and looks. But this was bound to turn around for him by the time he retired from tennis in 2006. People began to respect him not only as a tennis player but also as a spokesperson at the end of his 20 years long career. He has 61 titles under his belt, was the gold medalist in Olympics 1996, has 8 Grand Slam Singles titles, and was inducted into the hall of fame for tennis in 2011.
9. Ivan Lendl
Lendl, a quiet and tolerant player, was the most prominent player in tennis during the 80s. From those times, he was already a renowned player, as he had become a pro in 1978. He was known for his strong serves, forehand topspin and a fantastic level of conditioning, and it was straightforward for this player to wear down his opponents. By the time he retired in 1994, he had 144 career titles under his belt, along with 8 Grand Slam singles. He became part of the tennis hall of fame in 2001.
8. Rod Laver
One of the best and earliest tennis players, Laver became a pro at the game in 1962 and retired in 1979. He was titled as the best tennis player in the world for seven staring years and had 200 career titles under his belt, which is more than anyone has ever had throughout history. Along with this, he has 11 Grand Slam singles titles and 9 Pro Slam Singles titles as well. He became part of the hall of fame in 1981, and had it not been for the rules at that time; he might have won more Grand Slam titles.
7. Pete Sampras
Pete, who became a pro at tennis in 1988 and retired in 2002, was one of the best players at the game when he retired. He was at the top of the ranking for six consecutive years and had 14 Grand Slam titles under his belt. However, despite all this, he had his shortcomings, as he was only significant at playing on hard courts. He was inducted in the hall of fame in 2007.
6. John McEnroe
It seems like earlier tennis players had the game sorted out, as McEnroe is another top-notch player on our list. From 1978, when he became a pro to 1992, be bagged 7 Grand Slam Singles titles, and 105 career titles. He was terrific at playing on hard courts, making creative shots, and fast surfaces. He was a highly competitive player, who at times let his emotions overtake him. He played some of the most entertaining and amazing matches in history.
5. Novak Djokovic
Djokovic made it to this list as he is one of the best players at the moment. He became a pro only in 2003, and during this short time, he was able to bag 15 Grand Slam Titles and 73 career titles. This was not an easy task, but his focus, potential, and dedication helped him make a comeback despite his elbow injury.
4. Rafael Nadal
Another young and active player to make it to the list, Nadal has 80 career and 17 Grand Slam Singles titles to his name. That is not all; he was the Gold Medalist at the Beijing Summer Olympics as well. He became a pro in 2001. He is one of the best clay court players of all times.
3. Bjorn Borg
Borg did not have a very long career as a pro, but that did not stop him from reaching the top of the game. He has 101 career titles and 11 Grand Slam Singles titles to his name. Retiring in 1983, he still was able to win 11 major titles. He was one of the calmest players in the game, and it is a shame that he had such a brief career.
2. Jimmy Connors
Another name that needs to be on this list, Connors became a pro and retired in 1996. During his relatively long career, he was able to win 8 Grand Slam Titles and 147 career titles. He was the best at his game during the 70s, and no one could have been more dominant during that time. Even today he holds the record for ATP tour titles.
1. Roger Federer
With the grandest Slam Singles Titles, which are 20, to his name, Federer is a must on this list. He became a pro in 1998 and had 99 career titles under his belt. He has played at a high level consistently through his 20-year career. There is no doubt that he is one of the best, if not the best players of all time in tennis.