Tennis is one of the most paying sports in the world. The sport has produced and is still producing great legends.
Journey with me as I unveil the top 10 greatest tennis players of all time.
The Swiss professional tennis player was born on the 8th of August, 1981.
He is the first men's singles player to have reached ten consecutive Grand Slam tournament finals and a total of 31 Grand Slam finals. He won a men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Olympic games and a men's single silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.
2. Rafael Nadal
The Spanish professional tennis player has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles and 36 Masters men's singles titles.
After defeating Djokovic in the 2010 US Open final, Nadal became the youngest male tennis player in the Open Era to achieve the career Grand Slam and also became the first male tennis player to win three Grand Slams on three different surfaces in a calendar year.
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player. He is the only player in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam, as well as the only player to complete the career Golden Masters, which he has done twice.
4. Pete Sampras
The former American tennis player won 14 major singles titles during his career which includes; seven Wimbledon titles, two Australian Opens and five US Open titles. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
5. Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson is an Australian former tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam doubles titles. Emerson was the first male player to win 12 singles majors. He held the record for 30 years until it was passed by Pete Sampras in 2000.
6. Björn Borg
Björn Borg was the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles but he never won the US Open despite four finals appearances. He is the first male player to win five Wimbledon titles in the Open Era. He also won three year-end championships and 16 Grand Prix Super Series titles.
7. Rod Laver
The Australian former tennis player was born on the 9th of August, 1938. He excelled on all of the court surfaces of his time: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood. Before retiring in 1979, he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles and 8 Pro Slam titles. He is also the player with the most wins in tennis career during the pre-open era.
8. Bill Tilden
9. Andre Agassi
10. Ivan Landl
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