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Who is the Best Tennis Player of All Time? The Top Ten List:

It is difficult to say who the best tennis player in history, or GOAT is. There have been many changes in the game over its history, including racket technology advancement, different balls, among others. With consideration to these developments, here are the top ten male tennis players of all time.


10. Jimmy Connors, USA

  • Turned Professional: 1998

  • Prize Money: $8,641,040

  • Grand Slams: 20

  • Titles: 109

  • Retired: 1996


9. Andre Agassi, USA

  • Turned Professional: 1998

  • Prize Money: $31,152,975

  • Grand Slams: 8

  • Titles: 61

  • Retired: 2006


8. John McEnroe, USA

  • Turned Professional: 1978

  • Prize Money: $12,547,797

  • Grand Slams: 20

  • Titles: 77

  • Retired: 1992

7. Ivan Lendl, CZE

  • Turned Professional: 1978

  • Prize Money: $21,262,417

  • Grand Slams: 20

  • Titles: 94

  • Retired: 1994


6. Pete Sampras, USA

  • Turned Professional: 1988

  • Prize Money: $43,280,489

  • Grand Slams: 14

  • Titles: 64

  • Retired: 2002


5. Bjorn Borg, SWE

  • Turned Professional: 1973

  • Prize Money: $3,655,751

  • Grand Slams: 12

  • Titles: 64

  • Retired: 1983

4. Rod Laver, AUS

  • Turned Professional: 1962

  • Prize Money: $1,565,413

  • Grand Slams: 11

  • Titles: 200

  • Retired: 1979


3. Novak Djokovic, SRB

  • Turned Professional: 2003

  • Prize Money: $143,631,560

  • Grand Slams: 17

  • Titles: 79

  • Retired: Active


2. Rafael Nadal, ESP

  • Turned Professional: 2001

  • Prize Money: $120,955,904

  • Grand Slams: 19

  • Titles: 85

  • Retired: Active


1. Roger Federer, SUI

  • Turned Professional: 1998

  • Prize Money: $129,946,683

  • Grand Slams: 20

  • Titles: 103

  • Retired: Active



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