Tennis is an excellent sport of today which did catch up its pace in the 1970s. Tennis became one of the mainstream sports by bringing in some entertaining rivalries between the tennis players. Since tennis took its pace, many great players have played their tenure and are gone. It is not entirely possible to compare the players of earlier age due to change in technology. The tennis fans today must know the three great players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. In this article, you will know about the ten best tennis players of all time.
1. Andre Agassi
Andre came into tennis in the late 1980s and made an impression with his rockstar looks. When Andre completes his 20 years of career in tennis, he was amongst great tennis players and had a vast knowledge of the game. Andre Agassi was famous for the fantastic groundstrokes and service returns.
2. John McEnroe – 1980s Top Tennis Players
He was the best man of early 1980s to kill the fast surfaces, creative shots and hard courts. He was a bad boy with an aggressive attitude that de-motivates the opponents. John never had a mind to lose. His best rivals were Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors.
3. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors, is the name who dominated tennis during his tenure. His name knew tennis. He has 147 titles in his entire tennis career. He was down for some tournaments due to some reasons but still is the greatest player of that time.
4. Ivan Lendl
He was quite in his time but did answer his rivals with the racquet. It was the early 1980s when Ivan’s name knew tennis. The powerful topspin forehead shot and groundstroke did eliminate the opponents very early in the game. He was on top of tennis rankings for four long years.
5. Bjorn Borg – Best Tennis Players In 1970s
When you think of a killer ground game, you will never forget Bjorn Borg. The 1970s was the era of Borg. Borg won the Wimbledon title for five years back-to-back. Borg got 11 titles of a grand slam in his entire career. He decided his retirement in the prime time of his career.
6. Pete Sampras
He was the most comfortable player on hard courts. He was on top of the world, ranking for six long years. His rivalry with Andre Agassi was lovable by the audience. Pete has 64 titles in his bag and out of which he has 14 medals of grand slam (singles). Pete left tennis in 2002.
7. Novak Djokovic
He is amongst the best tennis players of today. In 32 years of his life, he has got immense success in tennis and is still growing. He missed out some of his peak years due to injury, but fans do expect a lot from him, and he stands up to it all the time.
8. Rafael Nadal
Rafael won many titles till date and could have won more if not for his injuries. He is known as “The King of Clay” as he is best on that turf. He is the only player capable of beating Roger Federer. With his achievements and skills, Rafael deserves to be known as one of the best players.
9. Roger Federer
Roger Federer won a record оf 20 Grand Slam titles аnd reached thе 31st Grand Slam final record (10 consecutive аnd eight consecutive, thе twо biggest races іn history), 45 semifinal appearances аnd 55 quarterfinal appearances. Hе іѕ оnе оf eight mеn whо hаvе won a Grand Slam оf hіѕ career (winning аll fоur Grand Slams аt lеаѕt once) аnd оnе оf fоur players whо hаѕ won a Grand Slam оf hіѕ career оn thrее dіffеrеnt surfaces, hard courts, grass, аnd clay.
These are some of the top and best tennis players of all time, and if you play or love tennis, then these legends can be a role model for you.