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Greatest Tennis Players of All TimeDespite the challenge, here is my list of the ten greatest male tennis players of the Open Era - to Rod Laver is the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time. /01/19 - The best tennis player of all time. IMHO. I love you, John. 1. Roger Federer, 2. Rafael Nadal, 3. Steffi Graf, 4. Pete Sampras, 5. Martina Navratilova.
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I know Seles did not win Wimbledon but she could have, if not for the stabbing. They were his peak years from to What both Seles and Laver still achieved in Grand Slam tournaments without those peak years being counted due to those circumstances, is truly phenomenal.
I totally disagree with Tashbi. The author has done a very bad job. Steffi Graf is way too high at number 2, as she had it much easier after Seles was stabbed.
Seles was on target to be the greatest Grand Slam singles of all time and should be higher than Number 6.
Maria Sharapova should be in the top 10 list, as she is one if only 10 female tennis players of all time to have won every Grand Slam title on every surface.
The true measure of greatness is to win every Grand Slam singles title in an era where Serena Williams dominated. Maria Sharapova did just that and must recognised accordingly.
I totally agree with the List of author. He has valid research background and has elaborated facts with his Ranking. Bravo Mr Bill.
Good job. I am fan of both Seles and Hingis. I don't know much about tennis but during my childhood i used to watch on tele matches between these two.
I really loved watching them special thing about Seles was at end of match she was always cheerful. And special about Hingis was she made lot less noises while playing Although not very tennis professional observations but grant me the liberty as i used to watch for fun.
I completely agree with you Ted that Monica Seles was a class above Martina Hingis as a Grand Slam singles player and therefore ranked higher than Hingis as an all time great player.
However, as an absolutely massive Monica Seles fan, I was very shocked to read that Hingis had a winning record against Seles.
However, although I am giving Hingis credit for mentioning this head to head record, the 1st meeting between Seles and Hingis started in , not long after Seles won her last Grand Slam singles title in the Australian Open, taking her tally to 9.
The point I want to make is that although Seles was playing well after a remarkable comeback, her level of play, which was understandable, was not the same as it was after winning her last Australian Open due to the horrific stabbing back when she was at her absolute peak during the years to It was unbelievable that she did manage to win 1 Grand Slam singles title after that terrible incident.
We will never unfortunately really know how the great Monica Seles would have become, but if her form from to in which she won 8 Grand Slam singles titles by the age of 19, she could have easily ended up as close to if not the greatest female Grand Slam singles player of all time.
Monica Seles, I salute you as a very worthy champion and one of the all time greatest female tennis players.
I read a lot of comments here Certainly sharapova fans seem to have emerged all at once Or there is a set of fans right now active atleast.
Because apart from few recent posts i could hardly see sharapova's name Not to be offended please Anyways Don't forget Greats like Devenport and Clijsters I must say Lindsay Devenport was a class player and a very humble human being.
Always loved to see her greet with utmost sportsmanship at end of every match irrespective of the result. The reason why this whole debate about Maria Sharapova being a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis started was 4 weeks ago when Asad made a ridiculous comment in this article that Seles and Hingis were players of century.
Seles of course was because she was on target to be the greatest female player of all time before she was stabbed, having won 8 Grand Slam singles titles at the age of 19 and then another Grand Slam singles title after her amazing comeback.
Hingis certainly cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Seles, who was a much better player than Hingis. Everyone else that was mentioned in the top 10 greatest female players of all time absolutely deserved to be ranked above Hingis.
Therefore, because Asad put Hingis above every other top 10 greatest female tennis player, except Seles, upset many people. That is why people thought to themselves, if Asad can outrageously claim Hingis as a player of the century, then certainly Maria Sharapova can be mentioned as being a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis to point out how absurd his claim was.
By the way, I am one of those who agree that Maria Sharapova was a better Grand Slam singles player than Martina Hingis because of their respective Grand Slam singles records.
Arivinder, you must agree that if we are just comparing the Grand Slam singles career only of Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova must come out on top for winning 5 Grand Slam singles on all surfaces compared to Martina Hingis, whose 5 Grand Slam singles titles did not include the French Open on clay.
Of course, Sharapova was a better Grand Slam singles player than Hingis. The tennis history book records do not lie.
Sharapova won every Grand Slam title on all surfaces. Hingis did not. You and other Hingis fans must accept that reality.
Congratulations Maria Sharapova on a wonderful tennis career! Number 1 in the world does not mean much when Caroline Wozniacki was Number 1 in the world for nearly 2 years and only won 1 Grand Slam title.
Maria Sharapova did that. Arivinder, almost winnng the French a Open is not good enough. Maria Sharapova won the French Open twice and had a much tougher era against Serena Williams at her peak than the era when Hingis was at her peak.
Whoa whoa whoa People supporting Ms Sharapova have gone nuts Or so called desperate to press upon Sharapova's worth So please calm down.
Oh i just heard Hingis was No 1 for weeks and Sharapova whatttttttt Hingis almost made French open but fate had something else enstore for her. Oh heard again Hingis was No1 simultaneously both in singles and doubles Ohh Hingis Head to Head against Williams is almost equal and williams devoured Sharapova dont know how manyyyyy times Any count?
However, after that match, I lost all respect for Hingis for her bad sportsmanship, which the French crowd certainly let her know about.
However, I felt he was dominating too much and playing for too long that I simply fell in love with the fighting spirit of Nadal and want Nadal to overtake Federer on Grand Slam singles titles won.
The guy who ridiculously accused Nadal of cheating in the corresponding article for the greatest male tennis players of all time, claimed he used to go for Nadal.
Therefore, people have the strangest reasons why they go for a particular player or not, and whether or not we agree or disagree with them is just their opinion against our opinion.
Hey Hingis fans, you obviously forgot to mention the fact Martina Hingis lost to the great Jennifer Capriati twice in a row in the Australian Open Final in the early s, the same Grand Slam tournament that Hingis won 3 times!
What a great player Jennifer Capriati must have been to beat the absolutely overrated Martina Hingis! Hingis fans, you forgot to mention that in the French Open Final, the crowd turned on Hingis for her bad sportsmanship and supported Graf to win that match, which Graf did.
Yeah, Hingis can do no wrong in your eyes but believe me, Hingis is no angel. But rest assured, we are simply making a comparison between the Grand Slam singles record of Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis.
To be clear, we are not trying to destroy the character or tennis career of Martina Hingis. Her best performance in a Grand Slam singles match was a runner up at Wimbledon.
There is a big difference between having a great game to watch and being an all time great player. Djokovic has a much worse game to watch than Federer, yet Djokovic has a much better head to head record against Federer overall and in Grand Slam matches.
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France won the tournament. The Fed Cup is an international tennis tournament for women in which players represent their home countries in a team tournament.
USA won the tournament. The Players We Listed. Roger Federer Roger Federer can easily be considered one of the top tennis players of all time.
Get the Latest News Name. Serena has the best serve in the history of the game, for power and placement.
But maybe her best asset is her competitiveness. When she was playing her best, there was an absolutely insatiable appetite for winning. Richard Williams said when Serena and Venus were teenagers that Serena, though younger, would turn out to be the better player between his two daughters.
Serena's first Grand Slam win against Venus at the French Open -- her first win in four matches against Venus at a major -- launched her on the path to 20 more major titles and a head-to-head mark over Venus.
Serena now trails only Graf and Margaret Court's all-time record of She and Venus still dislike playing each other. Martina set a whole new level for physical fitness and power.
I think of athleticism. She had tremendous feel on her volleys. She had strong wrists, so she could maneuver volleys anywhere she wanted.
She was the epitome of an all-court player -- more than anyone who came up in that era. Navratilova's decision to defect from communist-run Czechoslovakia in at the age 18 was the defining moment of her career.
She didn't feel she'd reach her potential if she stayed behind the Iron Curtain and allowed the Czech Federation to decide where and when she could play.
Once in the U. She finished with 18 Grand Slam singles titles, same as her great rival, Chris Evert. Navratilova's singles titles and doubles titles are both records.
He was a sensational player. He even got better after he turned pro. For about the first three or four months, he struggled with the second serve.
He worked on getting that a lot better and won his second season Grand Slam after that. Awfully talented guy, really tough to play over five sets.
Didn't have a huge serve, but being left-handed helped him in that regard. He won the Slam twice, and I don't think any other man will ever do it once.
Laver straddled the move from the amateur to the Open or professional eras of tennis. Although Laver's singles titles are the most in tennis history, it was his ability to pull off a second calendar-year sweep of all four Grand Slam tournaments in -- seven years after his first Slam sweep!
He's the best, most efficient player in terms of not allowing the pressure of the perceived consequence to impact his ability to achieve his goal.
Pressure doesn't detract from his ability to achieve that goal. Arguably the best second serve I've ever seen.
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He have dominated the tennis world during the 90s and was considered at his retirement in , the greatest tennis players of all time. Hard to argue with that back then with a record holding 14 grand slam titles.
However, with all those grand slam titles, he never won a French Open title. The third greatest tennis player of all time has to be the Serbian Novak Djokovic.
He is a prime example of what a late-bloomer is. Between , Novak Djokovic won 9 out of 16 grand slams, Impressing?
The 2th greatest player of all time is Rafael Nadal. He have won 19 Grand Slam titles during his career, which makes him the 2th on that list as well.
He may not be the overall greatest tennis player of all time, but he is most definitely the best tennis player to ever step on a clay court.
He will most likely surpass Roger Federer in the Grand Slam title rankings in a few years, should Nadal be considered the greatest of all time than?
The greatest tennis player of all time is Roger Federer. He have proven his talent for over 20 years and is still competing at the very highest level.
Federer is the player that have the most Grand Slam titles in the world 20 and have the world record of most weeks at the World No.
She was well on her way to being a legitimate rival to Steffi Graf, but a stabbing incident in stopped her career temporarily just as she was ascending to the top of the game.
At 20 years old, it robbed her of over two years in her prime. When she returned, she was able to win one more grand slam singles title, but she was not the same caliber of player.
Still, winning a total of nine grand slam singles titles is pretty impressive. The left-hander had nearly every shot in the game, and in many ways, she had a style of play that was well ahead of her time.
Margaret Court is considered one of the best tennis players of all-time, winning at least three grand slam singles championships at all for tournaments.
The only knock against her is that most of her domination came in the s, before the open era of tennis. She was able to have a lot of success with her volley at the net, and her speed was tough for opponents to overcome when combining with her height.
Going off of numbers, she still has the most Grand Slam singles titles at Serena Williams continues to try to tie that record, but she has been unsuccessful so far in her attempts.
However, in her time, she was a dominant player who could win on any surface. Evert relied on great placement, movement and spin to have success in tennis.
This made her nearly unbeatable on clay, finishing with a record on that surface. With modern technology, her game would need to change some, but her precision on every type of shot would still be there.Considered by many to be the greatest tennis player in history, Aussie Rod Laver (aka “The Rocket”) won tournaments, the most in tennis history, plus 11 Grand Slams, and was No. 1 in the world from to To date, Laver remains the only player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments during the same calendar year. Roger Federer can easily be considered one of the top tennis players of all time. Born in Switzerland in , this year-old player became a professional player in and is still winning titles today (like Wimbledon in ). Making a list of the greatest tennis players of all time is certainly a challenging task. The game has changed so much, and the racquets, in particular, have turned the modern game into something vastly different from the past. With that being said, one of the best ways to compare players is to look at grand slam totals. Rafael Nadal is unquestionably the greatest clay court player of all time. In fact, his dominance on clay may be the most dominant thing in any sport-ever. Of his 84 titles, 60 are on clay. Of his 19 majors, 12 are French Opens. Sampras' victory at Wimbledon arguably established him as the greatest male player of all time (until Roger Federer eclipsed him).