Determining the best tennis players of all time is highly subjective and can vary depending on personal opinions. However, there are several players who we feel are widely regarded as the greatest tennis players in history.
Roger Federer: Federer is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles and has spent a total of 310 weeks as the world No. 1. Federer's elegant playing style and versatile skills have earned him a massive fan following.
Rafael Nadal: Nadal is known for his exceptional prowess on clay courts, where he has dominated with a record 13 French Open titles. He has a total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles and has spent 209 weeks at the world No. 1 ranking. Nadal's fierce competitiveness and physicality make him one of the all-time greats.
Novak Djokovic: Djokovic is widely regarded as one of the most complete players in tennis history. He has amassed 20 Grand Slam singles titles, including a career Grand Slam, and has held the world No. 1 ranking for a record number of weeks. Djokovic's mental resilience and remarkable consistency make him a strong contender in the greatest of all time discussions.
Rod Laver: Laver is the only player to have achieved the calendar-year Grand Slam twice, in 1962 and 1969, despite missing several years of his prime due to the professional tennis ban. His 11 Grand Slam singles titles, which include all four majors in the same year, solidify his status as one of the legends of the sport.
Bjorn Borg: Borg was a dominant force in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won a total of 11 Grand Slam singles titles, including six French Open titles and five consecutive Wimbledon titles. Borg's style and ice-cool temperament on the court earned him a special place in tennis history.
Pete Sampras: Sampras held the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles (14) until Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic surpassed it. He achieved tremendous success on fast surfaces, winning seven Wimbledon titles and five US Open titles. Sampras' powerful serve and volley game made him a formidable opponent.
Serena Williams: While this list focuses on male players, Serena Williams deserves a special mention. Williams is one of the most dominant female tennis players of all time. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 319 weeks. Williams' athleticism, power, and longevity make her one of the greatest players, regardless of gender.
And if your all time favourite or GOAT didn't make out top 7, let us know in the comments who you would have chosen? Most importantly, they give us lifetime memories with the way they play the sport.