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9 BEST TENNIS PLAYERS OF ALL TIMES

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Nine (9) Renowned Tennis Players

  1. Venus Williams: Born in June 17, 1980, she is one of the best players to have ever graced the game of tennis. Having been pitched against her sister and even pairing with her sometimes, she has been recipients of several titles numbering around 49. Though a period of her career had been plagued by injuries, she has tried to ensure that she pulls through, making her mark in all competitions.
  2. Evonne Goolagong: Evonne born in 1950, is regarded as one of the legends of the game of tennis. Currently retired, she was able to win several titles which even earned her the number one spot in 1976. She also holds the record for being the only mother to win the Wimbledon before the commencement of World War 1. However, the only Grand Slam title which was beyond her reach, is the US open.
  3. Bjorn Borg: With 101 career titles, the blonde Sweden player known for his long hair, dominated the game of tennis during his time. Wimbledon for example, Borg won the title five times in a row, from 1976 to 1980. Although, Borg retired at an early age of 26, he still remains one of the few players to win much titles in such a short while, also being the first player to win around 10 majors.
  4. Novak Djokovic: Currently known as one of the superstars in tennis, 31-year-old Djokovic continues to make waves in all competitions. He has 69 career titles to his name, and he has won 6 Australian, 4 Wimbledon, 2 US open and 1 French open, totaling 13 Grand slam singles titles. Although, prone to injury as other sportsmen, he has the potential to win more titles in the coming years as far as injury is contained.
  5. Rod Laver: Born August 8, 1938. Laver has undoubtedly etched his name in the tennis hall of fame. He won 200 career titles, which no one in the history of tennis has done. During his time, he was ranked as the number one in the world for seven succeeding years. If not for the fact that Rod Laver was left out from the Grand Slam tournaments which held during the space of five years in the 60’s, he would have added more titles to his name. Surprisingly during this period, he still maintained the number one spot.
  6. Rafael Nadal: Popularly known as “The King of Clay”, the fierce Nadal has been super impressive on the court. 32-year-old Nadal has 17 Grand Slam titles, and there are still possible chances to win more. Just like some players, his career once suffered a setback due to injuries, Nadal is however back on his feet, and poised to win more titles.
  7. Steffi Graf: When it comes to consistency, Steffi Graf is the perfect quintessence for budding tennis players. She has a world record for retaining the number one spot in the world for 377 weeks. This record has not been broken by any player in the world. Even till her retirement, Graf was ranked number three in the world. Graf can be referred to one of the few players who completely dominated the world of tennis during their time.
  8. Serena Williams: Serena Williams has been said to be one of the most powerful women to play and still playing tennis. Alongside with her sister, they have been a force to reckon with in the world of tennis. Serena holds the open era record for having the most Grand-Slam singles title by any tennis player, female or male. Her career which started in 1999, has seen her being recipients of several titles. Serena Williams who is currently 36 years of age, with 72 career titles, still has the prospects to win more titles, and go on to become the greatest female tennis player of all time.
  9. Roger Federer: This number one spot can deservedly be given to Roger Federer. His record titles of 20 Grand slam titles are enough evidences to show for it. At an advanced age of 36, he is still making his mark by competing for every available title at the highest level. He has a world record for maintaining the number one spot in the world for 310 weeks for men. His consistency over the years is unmatched although, some players are coming up with innovative ways to beat Roger Federer, he still remains a big threat to upcoming players.

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