Among all the world, Europe has largest participants of tennis players every year. Tennis is a most preferable and popular game of Europe. Ever person in Europe dreams to become a successful player for name and fame. There are some popular faces, who make tennis popular worldwide as a spectator sport.
Greatest tennis players ever in the history
1. Roger Federer
Roger Federer currently counted on 3rd Rank worldwide by the Association of Tennis professionals. He is a Swiss professional tennis player, born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. There is no other tennis player than Federer, who had won 17 Grand slam titles and hold the several records of the Open Era by holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks. He also won many medals in several Olympic games. With his excellent skills and sharp mind, he has the ability to win the every match.
2. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal Parera is the full name of Rafael, who is a Spanish professional tennis player lived in Spain. He was born in the year 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. He is currently ranked on number 5th position by ATP. He is a very passionate tennis performer and widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in the history. He won many titles and awards like 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 27 titles at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events.
3. Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras is an American professional and most popular tennis player in the history of athletics. He was born in 1971 and officially retired in the year 2003. In his professional achievements, he collects many titles and medals such as 12 Grand slam of single titles, seven Wimbledon, five US Open, two Australian open, seven elite indoor titles and still holds the record of ATP of six year end No. 1 ranking.
4. Rod Laver
Rod Laver, an Australian professional tennis player was born in 1938 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia and retired in 1976. He holds the No.1 position in the time period between 1964 to 1970 because of giving an exceptional performance. In the tennis history, he holds the 200 single titles, most time and 22 titles of all time male singles and attract many people towards the tennis game.
5. Bjorn Borg
The full name of Bjorn Borg is Bjorn Rune Borg, considered as the former world No.1 tennis player. In the history of tennis world, he was the first to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles, six at the French open, three Wimbledon, three year end championship, 15 Grand Prix super series and some numerous Open era records. He was born on June 6, 1956 and retired in 1983.
6. Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29, 1970 and retired in September 2006. In the early 1990, he was counted as the most dominant player in the games. He is an American retired professional tennis player, who won many awards and titles such as eight time Grand Slam, 1996 Olympic gold medalist, seven runner up awards in other Grand Slam tournaments, 4 Australian open titles, 5th titles in the Open Era and many others.
7. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player, born on May 22, 1987. He was one of the greatest tennis players, who raises up his standard by giving one by one fabulous performance. He is 11 times Grand Slam champion and won many wonderful awards in the field of sports. Because of his excellent contribution in games, he becomes a very popular face in all over the world.
8. John McEnroe
John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. was the left handed tennis player, retired in 2006. He was born in February 16, 1959 in Wiesbaden, West Germany. He won titles like seven Grand Slam single titles, nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed double title, eight year end championship record, 19 Grand Prix super series titles, 77 ATP-listed singles titles and 78 in doubles.
9. Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl was born on March 7, 1960 in Czechoslovakia and in 1992, he holds the citizenship of the United States. He had captured eight Grand Slam, 19 Grand Slam Singles finals, reached the record of the 12 year end championship, two WCT Finals titles, Masters Grand Prix Titles and 22 Grand Prix super series title. After his retirement in 1994, he worked with Andy Murray, the other professional tennis player.
10. Jimmy Connors
James Scott Connors well known by his other name Jimmy Connors, is an American former player in the tennis sport. He was born on September 2, 1952 and retired in the year 1996. Connors still holds three prominent Open Era singles records such as 109 titles, 1536 matches played, and 1257 match wins in the tennis history worldwide. He earns huge attention and popularity from the public in his professional life.