The game of tennis has long history and we certainly can not pick just top ten or top five players who have been marked as the ‘greatest’ hence we are doing a three part series of ‘The greatest ever tennis players of the world’ where we will not rank them but will just honor them and thank those players, who have made this game one of the most popular among us.
Rod Laver (Australia)
The first player who probably called as ‘legend’ in the game of tennis and he still is, called as one of the greats who has played this game. He is the only player who has won all four Grand Slams twice and thus has two ‘Grand Slam’ honors. He has won Four Wimbledon, Three Australian Open and Two each titles of French Open and US Open.
Bjorn Borg (Sweden)
Borg was master of both clay and grass courts. Although he has won only two Grand Slams in his career, he still has been called one of the greatest who has played this game. Had he not have to retire at the age of 26 he may have won many Grand Slams and have added to those two Grand Slams. Bjon Borg has won Five Wimbledon and Four consecutive French Open titles. He had also been a runner up four times in his career. His rivalry against John McEnroe is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports.
John McEnroe (USA)
One and probably the only player who doesn’t mind pouring his emotions right at the center of a tennis court and that player is none other than John McEnroe. Don’t fool yourself by thinking that only his attitude on the tennis court made him great, but he has won Three Wimbledon and Four US Open titles and that is why he has been one of the greats who have played the game of tennis. Just to make a point, McEnroe did not win a single Australian or French Open title.
Jimmy Connors (USA)
One of the records Jimmy Connors has is being the World No. 1 for 160 consecutive weeks in ATP Rankings and he also remained at that position for 268 weeks throughout his career. Jimmy Connors has won Two Wimbledon, Five US Open and One Australian Open titles along with One Wimbledon and One US Open in doubles. Connors reached the semifinals of 1991 US Open was a special occasion as he was 39 at that time.
Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia)
He was unbeatable when he was on the tennis court, but only if the court was not of Wimbledon. He tried his best to win Wimbledon every time he used to take on the court, but that was never to be. He appeared in total Nineteen Grand Slam finals and out of which Eleven of them were on the trot. He has won Three US Open, Two Australian Open and Three French Open titles but no Wimbledon.