Tennis is the one of the Most popular sport. and mostly known as the game of rich people is an Olympic sport played at all levels both individually and now in the pair of two mostly known as doubles.


Different players ruled in the tennis at different times. in this post, we are going to tell you about the greatest players of the game.  Here is our list of top 10 Greatest Tennis players of all time.

Top 10 All Time Greatest Tennis Players

10. Jimmy Connors

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He was shorter than the great players of his time but he was more swift than all of his rivals. He won 5 U.S. Open titles two Wimbledon titles and then he also won one Australian Open. At his peak, he was ranked for more than 159 weeks as the No 1 player in tennis. Besides all this, the most amazing thing to place him on the list of top ten tennis players was to reach the semifinals of great U.S. Open in at the age of 39 when most of the tennis star is not able to run swiftly.

9. Ivan Lendl

#9 All Time Greatest tennis players (men)

Ivan Lendl a legendary player of 1980s won the Grand Slam 8 times and played in all 19 Grand Slam finals and given a place in the top ten tennis players. He is the third to have more weeks as No 1 player in the history after Sampras and Federer. After retirement, he worked with Andy Murray and because of this Murray became popular as well.

8. John McEnroe

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John McEnroe was the finest left handed serve player ever born and included in the list of top ten tennis players because he won 7 singles Grand Slam and 9 doubles title. He ruled for more than 5 years from 1979 to 1984 when he won all the Grand Slam of that time which ended when he loses a match against Ivan Lendl in 1984 and his best match was in 1980 against the world’s best Borg.

7. Novak Djokovic

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Djokovic won only 8 Grand Slam but to place him on the list of top ten tennis players is his excellence because he played in an era when Federer, Nadal, and Murry were playing at their peaks so Novak is called as the best player to win titles in their presence. His career best year was 2011 when he won ten titles including three Grand Slams. he is the only player in open era to won 5 Australian Open.

with career prize money of $72,444,493 and 609–141 (81.2%) career record, he is on of the greatest of the game.

6. Andre Agassi

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Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas and is known for his great come backs. He was taught from his father and coached by him at the early age and due to his strictness Agassi hold a place in the top ten tennis players of all time. In 1997 Aggasi was slipped to the 141st position in the world ranking but he came back and within two years he regains the No 1 position. Agassi holds the record to win eight Grand Slam titles and he also won the Olympic Gold Medal in the year 1992. He wants to extend his career but the back injury didn’t allow him to play at all and he finally decides to retire at the age of 36.

5. Bjorn Borg

Bjorn was the name as the present Federer with his winning streak of 11 Grand Slam titles more than anyone else at that time and he won all of his titles at the age of just 25 this shows his class fitness and excellence. He was included in the list of top ten tennis players of all time not only because he won 11 Grand Slam but the main thing in his greatness is that he won Grand Slam followed by French Open and wobbled for three consecutive years where he shows his fitness. If he didn’t retire early in his career he should have the record to won many more Grand Slams.

4. Rod Laver

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Being on the list of top ten Tennis players he is known for his master class and He won the Grand Slam in 1962 after then he turns towards professionalism and remained unknown for more than 6 years and the again came into the battle with his class and excellence and in 1968 he turns out to be the greatest player to win the Wimbledon and in the same calendar year he won the Grand Slam and he won total of 17 titles to his name and become the greatest player of that time.

3. Pete Sampras

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Pete Sampras is the Californian player who is basically from Greece is the second to win 14 Grand Slam titles the only man who surpasses him is the great Federer. He also holds the record for being ranked as the best player for more than 286 weeks. And he also won 7 Wimbledon titles and was known as a winning machine. He was well known for his service both as a first serve and as a second serve and very few players are known to block his serve.

2. Rafael Nadal

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After Federer the most astonishing player in Tennis is the great Rafael Nadal, he is the only man who has the ability to beat Federer in one on one match. He has eight French Open titles to his name this shows his excellence as the greatest player of the mud ever born in the history. He has proved himself to be the best player by improving his game and fighting for every single point on the court. This quality enables Nadal to win titles on any ground surface and against any great player.

1. Roger Federer

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#1 All Time Greatest tennis players (men)

One of most inspirational athlete: The Swiss star holds the no 1 place in the list of top ten players because of his excellence during play and before and after play. No one dares to talk about his popularity in the game of tennis because he won 17 Grand Slam titles, which is the main event of this sport. Besides his winning titles, he also holds the record to play 36 quarter finals of Grand Slam. All the club players have a dream to play like him although he faces many injuries during his career he is the one and only who deserve the 1st position. Federer is not only swift but clever as well so he knows what his opponent thinks about him and his shots during the match.

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    • Any Mistake In Ranking?

      • OttawaGuy9

        I’d put Lendl a bit higher, maybe ahead of McEnroe – He was just so consistent throughout his career and his haul of 22 Masters Series titles was a record until a few years ago, and he also won ALL of them. Nobody else ever appeared in 8 straight US Open Finals. Amazingly, Roger is still chasing a few of his records – he’s at 85 titles now but I don’t know if he’ll ever catch Lendl at 94. I’d also put Laver at #2 and Sampras at #3 – Nothing against Nadal but the majority of his success has been on clay. Sampras finished #1 in the world 6 straight years and dominated 2 of the 4 slams. Laver won 200 career titles if you count every tournament he ever played. He also achieved the holy grail of tennis by winning the 4 slams during a calendar year in the open era. Otherwise this is a great list.

  • Noah Yan

    1. rafa
    2. roger
    3. Sampras
    4. Borg
    5. Laver

    • Game of Phones

      Why do you think Rafa is better than Roger?

      • Noah Yan

        he won only 3 less slams with far more competition, federer won in a weak era

        • Filbur Wagnarf

          Could you name any of Rod Laver’s rivals? I think he was in a weak era too. We shouldn’t count any of his slams as well.

  • PE FE

    Fedrer vs nadal face to face who has won more?

    • Noah Yan

      rafa, in fact last time federer beat rafa in a slam it was 2006 and rafa was super young

  • Udayan Khurana

    Boris Becker not in top 10???

  • isiah thomas

    no signs of djokovic??? haha wow i am out..

  • vidyut

    haha, what a joke…..all americans at the top….another biased list….over-rated americans!

  • tokoloshiman

    Pancho Gonzales? John Newcombe?

  • Justin LeGross

    1. Federer
    2. Djokovic/Sampras
    3. Nadal
    4. Borg
    5. Lendl
    6. Laver
    7. McEnroe
    8. Agassi
    9. Edberg/Becker
    10. Emerson

    Federer is first on account of GS records and completness of his game, altough he’s got negative h2h with both Nadal and Djokovic, and in his prime I can argue that Sampras would obliterate him more times than not.

    Djokovic is a freak athlete, stubborn and refuses to lose, elevates his game to the point that he’s almost untouchable for everyone, with Federer and Wawrinka sometimes biting chunks left from him.
    The man completely transformed the game of today’s play to the point that Nadal, one of the greatest warriors of men’s tennis ever, can’t even hope of defeating him.

    Sampras was just a machine. He had everything developed to the max – serve, forehand, volley, backhand. Only thing that was lacking was his clay game.

    Nadal is a monster player, his work etic and resilience are unmached, but his results are vastly on clay, that’s why he can’t be higher on list. Still, his top spin and backhand drive are things to watch.

  • Chris Newbound

    So here is my own way to look at this. Who were the only men who “mastered” tennis in that they had no apparent weaknesses, i.e. were the BEST all-around tennis players. When you look at it through that lens it feels obvious to me that it’s only: Federer, Laver and Sampras, and one could argue that Sampras had an outstanding all-around game, his groundstrokes were a little weaker then his awesome serve (best second-serve ever) and his amazing net game. Laver and Federer, however, have no weaknesses. These other champions from Novak to Nadal to Lendl even had or have some strengths (all of them their baseline games and with Novak his return of service especially) that they compensated for their relative weaknesses at either net or as serves, i.e. Nadal. On the women’s side, I would argue only Serena mastered all facets of the game. It’s interesting to look at Chris Evert and Martina in this light, one a great serve and volleyer and not such a great backcourt player, Evert the opposite.