Best Tennis Players in the World
Tennis is a worldwide sport played by amazing players. It can be played through a single match or with doubles. Tennis has been played for several decades now and there have been living legends that make the sport very competitive these days. Some of you might recognize them due to their worldwide stardom. Here are the top 10 best tennis players in the world.
One of the greatest tennis player in history, Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 and is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is ranked as one of the top 3 in the ATP rankings as one of the best tennis players in the world. He has hold several world records and is currently holding the top 1 position for three consecutive years. He also won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, and reached the Wimbledon finals for the eighth time. He has appeared in 24 Grand Slam finals with a consecutive ten matches. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman Of the Year with his record of four consecutive years in the sport. He is voted as second most trusted human being in South Africa after Nelson Mandela. He also garnered the moniker FedEx shortened for Federer Express.
Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and is recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He garnered 14 Grand Slam singles titles in his 14 years in the business. He started on the professional tour in 1988 and played his top level tournament in 2002. He shares a record with co-lister Roger Federer for having almost the same amounts of records and titles. He holds the record for having six consecutive years of being number 1. He has won 7 Wimbledon titles tying him with Roger Federer. He also had 5 US Open titles and have almost 8 US Open finals overall. He is also the youngest US Open champion in history.
Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is named as the King of Clay for having the best set of skills when it comes to playing on clay courts. He has won eleven Grand Slam singles titles and the world record for having seven French Open titles. In 2008, he also earned the Olympics Gold medal. In 2008, he had a 32-match winning streak starting from the Master Series in Hamburg to the 2008 Western and Southern Financial Group Masters. He was ranked number 2 behind Roger Federer in the world record for 160 consecutive weeks before reaching number 1 ranking on June 2010.
Rodney George Laver was born on August 9, 1938. He previously holds the most number of single titles in the history of tennis. A born Australian professional tennis player, Laver was ranked world number one for seven straight years from 1964 to 1970. He is the only player who have won the Grand Slam twice first as an amateur and second as a professional tennis player. He also won nine Championship Series title in 1970 to 1975. In 1998, way past his retirement, he suffered a stroke while being interviewed by ESPN. In 2000, a center court at the Melbourne Park was named after him.
Bjorn Rune Borg is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He has won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, eleven Grand Slam singles titles, and six French Open singles titles. He has won 41 percent of the Grand Slam singles tournaments. He is believed to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time by many professional players and analysts. Borg was the rock start of the world of professional tennis. He is also the first player to earn more than a million dollars in prize money for a single season.
John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. was born on February 16, 1959 is a former number 1 professional tennis player having seven Grand Slam singles titles, three at the Wimbledon and four at the US Open, nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. He also won five WCT Finals titles, three Masters Grand Prix titles, and he is also a former junior Grand Slam champion. McEnroe has won more than 70 singles titles as per ATP.
Ivan Lendl is a former number one professional tennis player. He was one of the most dominant players of the sport in the 1980s and became a force to be reckoned with during those days. He became a US citizen by 1992. Lendl has eight Grand Slam singles titles. He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals for the title for 11 straight years. He also won 22 Championship Series titles. He then retired in 1994 but resumed playing for exhibition matches with fellow professional tennis players like John McEnroe ni 2011.
Born on September 2, 1952, he is a former professional tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles. He has won a record of 109 ATP tournaments and has more than 15 matches with Ivan Lendl in his career and had over 30 more matches with Roger Federer and John McEnroe. He holds the record for having the most number of wins for a single male player.
Andre Kirk Agassi is probably one of the best tennis players in the world. He is cited as one of the most charismatic tennis player. He has won eight Grand Slam championships. He is known by his nickname The Punisher. He is also called the best service returner in the history of the game.
He is a former World number one tennis player from Sweden. he has played in the French Open winning three titles, at the Australian Open also winning three titles, and one at the US Open. He also won eight Championship Series titles.
Winning tennis matches can be difficult but with the right discipline, skill, and attitude just like these popular tennis professionals, you can be a part of history as they have.