Roddick peaked early, ranking No. This is a list of top international male singles tennis players, both past and present.. Nadal is a very professional tennis player. At the same time Nole probably surpass RF's 310 weeks, but disqualification at US Open could cost him much more than only 1 GS title - a place in history. The 1990s really was a great time for tennis. I don't care, fun, intellectual or otherwise, I still believe that the total number of Grand Slam singles titles is the Number 1 priority to top professional players. Pete's place in tennis history is difficult to judge as he only won three of the four Grand Slam events over the course of his career. Lendl also mentioned in that interview that it won’t be a popularity contest to decide who is the greatest player of all time, but the number of Grand Slam singles titles won by each player after all of them have retired. Novak Djokovic is on top of the tennis world. Both Nadal and Djokovic are ACHIEVERS only. Of course from the attention of the crowd or commercial matters perspective GS titles are much much more important than ATP rank. Question: If Federer is the greatest men's tennis player, why was he never able to beat Nadal on the clay? With ice water in his veins, the quiet Borg dominated tennis in the late 1970s and had some memorable matches with the likes of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. I have no problem whatsoever with Nadal and Djokovic’s behaviour. Answer: At Wimbledon 2018 Roger Federer let a two set lead over Kevin Anderson get away from him and wound up losing in five sets in the quarter-finals. He serves too quickly when the other players aren’t ready. Let's try to imagine that we compare two players: player A - won two GS titles, lost first matches in other two, player B - won 1 GS title, lost in finals in other 3 GS. That said, he did win 4 Grand Slams as an amateur player in addition to the 1959 Pro Tournament of Champions. The ITF take this matter very seriously and will consider evicting unruly spectators against Djokovic in the future. Ivan Lendl is RIGHT. 1 in the world, has 101 titles to his name as well as 20 Grand Slams. IT IS MY AND IVAN LENDL’S OPINION ONLY. Federer may be the most popular and the best game to watch but Nadal and Djokovic have claims to be the GOAT, not Federer. 3 on our list. 1 in the world from 1964 to 1970. As a massive Rafa fan, I just want him to end up with more Grand Slam titles than Federer, because he deserves it in a 5 year less Grand Slam career than Federer. Also, he always showed a charming beautiful personality proper of a true professional sport man; he presented himself in the field as a humble sport man. And Fed has a negative score vs. two of his greatest opponents? It’s fine for me to ignore other tournaments, if I wish. The 9th is Agassi with 101 weeks. One thing I think most fans can agree on is that we are currently witnessing 3 of the greatest ever in Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. If 1 year = 1 GS we have (ATP rank is 4 times weaker than GS's): Probably 1 year = 1 GS is really close to reality (Nadal = Nole). Question: Don't you think there are some older players we don't talk much about like Arthur Ashe or even older, Rene Lacoste? Really, that is the most laughable, ridiculous and most absurd suggestion I have ever heard in my life when you typed 52 weeks at number 1 equates to 4 Grand Slam singles titles. He won seven Grand Slam titles and was the number 1 ranked player in the world for 170 weeks during his career. Winning an equal number of the most Grand Slam singles titles in a shorter time frame is the best statistic. They, along with Rod Laver are the greatest of all time, not Federer. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, she turned into the main Canadian-born player speaking to Canada to arrive at the last of a Grand Slam competition in singles, wrapping sprinter up to Petra … Both Rafa and Novak will end up with more Grand Slam titles than Federer. What shouldn’t be allowed Gonzalo is the excessive one sided cheering for all of Federer’s matches. Answer: It’s certainly possible. Top 15, most definitely. Nadal is a better player than Federer and will go down in history as a better player than Federer. As a Nadal fan, I couldn't care less about the 1 number ranking, who has been number 1 for the most number of weeks, even if Nadal was that person, to be perfectly honest. Answer: I did take that into account, just like I took into account that most of Nadal’s Grand Slam titles have come on clay, and Djokovic has not won a Grand Slam title since 2016. For me, the only statistic that will matter in the end who ends up winning the most Grand Slam singles titles out of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic after all 3 players have retired. He has incredible power and speed, and if this was a ranking of the best clay court players of all time, he’d likely be in the top spot. Most people here say that No of GS singles titles counts most when we talk about GOAT. Rod Laver, who won the calendar Grand Slam twice and missed 6 years at his peak between 1962 and 1968 having been banned from playing Grand Slam tournaments as he had turned professional and he probably would have ended up with 25 Grand Slam singles titles overall, had he played in Grand Slam tournaments from 1962 to 1968 inclusive. But, is his body of work to date, and his status as the current number 1 enough to grant him greatest of all-time status? She was born on 25 February 1994 in Montreal, Canada. I would place Lew Hoad in the 15 to 20 range all-time. Who are the 10 best basketball players of all time? The testimony to this is that at 38 years of age he is still in top 3, and his rivals Rafael & Novak are in top 3 of the greatest of all time, which none of the rivals of Rod Laver or any other player had. Good luck if you think GOAT is the most important statistic to you. Therefore, Serena Williams should be considered the game’s best player ever. Federer is tennis GOAT for sure. She was coming off an ITF Title in 2009. When Pete retired in 2002, he was considered to be the best player of all-time although some would dispute this. 335 tennis records compared to 164 for 2nd place Nadal. Based on his body of work to date, he has certainly made the case that he is deserving of a top three all-time. Hopefully, matches without crowds or very limited crowds will help his opponents. Mr Djokovic has complained about the crowd behaviour towards him in matches against Federer, which he claims is unfair advantage to Federer. Question: Do you believe Alexander Zverev will be on this list by the end of his career? The Australian player won 17 doubles titles and seven singles titles, partly due to the phenomenal speed at which he moved across the court and partly because he had one of the mightiest forehand volleys in the business. With 17 Grand Slam titles already under his belt, he certainly has the potential to surpass Nadal’s and Federer’s total of 20. That particular statistic says a lot. Giorgi has grossed over $3 million in her career winnings. On the other hand, Rod Laver might actually be real GOAT here. Any chance in the top 20 or 25 tennis players of all time? Also players care much more about GS. Don’t forget that Rafa would have had at least 22 to 23 Grand Slam singles titles by now, if not for injuries prior to and during Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal: 2nd most titles, outstanding h2h vs Federer, Djokovic: most dominant at his peak while having toughest comeptition than Federer in 2006, He loves to eat grass (lol), If Federer loses GS title lead, he's out of conversation. Answer: Boris Becker was a great tennis player, just not top 10. Novak Djokovic 4. Here are the top 10 best football (soccer) players of all time, including Maradona, Pele and Cruyff. He was the world’s top-ranked player for four years, and held the number one ranking in the world for 270 weeks, a record in that day. Yes, Federer and Djokovic have won more hardcourt and grass Grand Slam titles than Nadal, but Nadal should not be penalised because 2 out of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments are played on hardcourt. His best Grand Slam result was reaching the finals of the 1998 Australian Open, which he lost to Petr Korda in straight sets. Then this article is for you. Vote on who you think is the best mens tennis player in the world today. Given that Laver was ranked number one in the world during this five-year period, it’s likely he would have won many more Grand Slam titles. Tennis Analyst, I agree with you and often think to myself how many Grand Slam singles titles Juan Martin Del Potro would have won, had constant wrist and other injuries not curtailed the majority of his tennis career. 9. 2 in 1996 and took his rightful place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008. Likewise other upsets or unexpected events included Cilic winning the US Open in 2014, Federer winning 3 majors from the age of 35 to 36 while Djokovic was injured and now either Zverev or Thiem will win the 2020 US Open due to Djokovic’s default and Nadal not playing in the US Open this year. Granted he has two Olympic Gold Medals, but his results, while good, do not place him in my top ten all-time. Well, for starters we include him on our list of all-time greats. Your appeal has been dismissed. Tyrone is 100% correct about his comment about media outlets in his country regarding the most important statistic. I am now highly pro Roger Federer because this player has always showed a full professional conduct, probably better than most. In 1996, Agassi won the men’s singles at the Atlanta Olympic Games. I just find that what Nadal and Djokovic have been able to achieve over their whole careers is far more impressive to me than Federer. You have to take into consideration the playing surface and also their age. Even when these 3 players have their Zoom chats together, they have all admitted to wanting to win the most Grand Slam singles titles. I have to admit that at first I was put off by his seemingly "rock star" looks and attitude. I belive 1 year at No 1 = approx. When you take under consideration GS titles only - player A wins. Chinese female table tennis player Chen Jing was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on 20th September 1968. Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is a beautiful Canadian tennis player. Answer: Novak is certainly making a case to be considered among the top three all-time players. Poor Murray of late and Del Potro for most of his tennis career can attest to this misfortune. 19 majors, 5 less years than Federer, only 1 major less, winning head to head record against Federer in Grand Slam tournaments and winning overall record against Federer. The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing. I know that show must attract the crowd, but this decision has also some disadvantages: 1) makes much more difficult to defend No 1 for Nole, 2) increases RF's rank above many young players who play all the time during 2020 season. Best of three sets? When you start GOAT debate... you should consider a lot of things. Answer: Absolutely. To be quite honest, although I agree completely with Ivan Lendl’s criteria for the Greatest Of All Time, I definitely won’t be losing any sleep as to who people think will be eventually be the GOAT or who they think is the current GOAT, with the current GOAT being a ridiculous assertion while all 3 players are still playing. It would not matter to me if you or anyone else were the lecturer trying to explain your theory to me in different ways for a whole semester or more. What happens is that Novak character is not that of a person with charisma so he is usually not likable. I’m not interested in your criteria for GOAT or your opinion of who is leading the race. I am not stopping you or anyone else discussing other what I consider to be less important statistics for your criteria for GOAT. He certainly still has the ability to win another major. Rod Laver is the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time. The most impressive facet of Emerson’s illustrious career is the fact that he’s the only player in the sport’s history to have won all four Grand Slam championships in both doubles and singles play. What is the conclusion from numbers above? Despite enduring several injuries, Federer continues to dominate the tennis court. It’s an unfair advantage. Ever found yourself wondering how the men's tennis ranking works? Question: How good was John McEnroe at tennis? For the time being, I will leave Novak in the number five position and wait to see how he fares at the US Open. Cheating should not be allowed. His 2020 French Open title gives Rafa 20 Grand Slams Championships and ties him with Roger Federer for most Grand Slams of all time. I’m not asking you to change your mind and it should be likewise. Do the basketball superstars of today make it on the list? The only questionable situation is on clay surface: Definitely Rafael has proven to be a better player than Novak but not 100%. Every top player knows that. For a player it's far more annoying to have the crowd barracking for an opponent like Federer and the crowd getting under your skin than it is for an opponent to take the full 20 seconds to serve. The Swedish star’s slow kick serve was his signature move; it bought him time to move forward into the perfect position for a winning volley. Bjorn is the second tennis player who can be in Top 5 easily if he played longer. When it came to hard courts, fast surfaces, and creative shot-making, there may have been no one better. Success didn’t come early for the Las Vegas native, but his hard work paid off and he ended up being the first man since Rod Laver to win all four Grand Slams in one year. Commercial reasons make GS rank much more important than ATP rank. He is the only person to be honored with the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on four occasions. It’s hard to argue with the “Rockets” record. The Tennis Code of Conduct committee believes there is absolutely no case to answer for both Nadal and Djokovic. Time will tell, but for now we place Djokovic at number 3 all-time. It is the Tennis player’s equivalent of The Championship Game, Grand Final, World Cup, World Championships, Olympics (but not Tennis, instead other sports at the Olympics) or Test Match, to name some of the other major sports finals from around the world. Is Michael Jordan still number one? As far as Rod Laver is concerned, he can be named the GPOEOAT, Greatest Pre Open Era Of All Time! By Verhoeff, Bert/Anefo via Wikimedia Commons. I loved watching Hewitt play. Difference between Rafa and Nole is 2-3% today so it is very difficult to say who is better. She just wants to pass Margaret Court on Grand Slam singles titles. Since we are talking about men, I do not mention other tennis players that have even behaved much worst. Serena is the greatest overall, no doubt, BUT with an asterisk. Other than this article, I have never heard or known of any media outlet mentioning GOAT for any statistics. It’s hard not to select Roger Federer as the greatest of all time. And also during the time Nadal was experiencing greater struggles with injuries. Example: Rafa Nadal has 10% more GS than Nole and at the same time Nole has 33% more weeks as a world No 1 than Rafa. It’s actually very smart of Roger in the late stages of his career to play fewer tournaments to help prepare for the majors that he wants to win. Question: Why is John Newcombe not on your list? If we divide the No of GS on hard courts by 2 then Nadal is GOAT, but it is only the intelectual game. Question: Where does Lew Hoad rank among the best tennis players of all-time? Question: How would you rate Lleyton Hewitt? Answer: When their careers are over I think Novak will have the most Grand Slams and will be considered the great of all-time. Who can forget the young, brash, long-haired Andre Agassi when he first arrived on the tennis scene in the late 1980s? Nadal and Djokovic are the greatest tennis players of all time and Federer is not. Nadal has also won 4 US Opens and an Australian Open on hardcourt. Again, I repeat, Nadal does this over and over; this is cheating and seriously upsetting for the opponent. Game set and match to Nadal and Djokovic. Answer: Vilas was a great player. This action is unlawful because the players once ready can serve whenever they want unless there is an emergency. Show that to any person in the sports media, and you’ll be laughed at. If the above points are not addressed, then you can only go by the number of Grand Slam singles titles won by each player after they have all stopped competing in Grand Slam singles tournaments because unfortunately injuries are part of the game and Federer has been the least injury prone of the 3 for their careers. What they have achieved over a tougher and shorter Grand Slam tournament career is far more impressive than Federer. Despite peaking in the 1970s, Connors had a long and impressive tennis career, retiring in 1996. Emerson’s adaptability on all surfaces led to his mass success. Copyright © The Delite, All Rights Reserved. Enjoy it while it lasts. Connors was banned from playing in the French Open in 1974 due to his association with World Team Tennis, and this prevented him from a possible Grand Slam sweep. Question: How many Grand Slam titles do you think Rafael Nadal will end up with? Also, as far as most influential in the sport, MAC and Borg have to be on top (OK - Conners won UO on 3 different surfaces). I don’t care if anyone writes a 50 page thesis trying to change my mind, but if Nadal ends up on 21 Grand Slam singles titles to Federer’s 20, Nadal will be the best. I shall forever remain solely focused on who ends up winning the most Grand Slam singles titles after all 3 have retired and I will be the 1st person to congratulate whoever that person is. Could surpass players 4-7 from stats list. That will make the happiest person in the world. Certainly, a win at the 2018 US Open could convince me to at least to move him into the number four slot. Pete went out on top when he won the 2002 US Open, his last Grand Slam tournament. I have been doing research watching his numerous games and he was a superb gifted tennis player. The Davis Cup hasn’t had that many top players playing consistently each year and it’s now best of 3 sets. Roger Federer has won the most grand slams, but Rafa Nadal is not far behind and Novak Djokovic may soon overtake them both. Get that through your head! Gonzalo, your argument has absolutely no relevance whatsoever as to who is the greatest male tennis player of all time. Nobody have to agree with my opinion. Here, you’ll find just enough information to sound like an Arthur Ashe aficionado the next time you get talking tennis. It’s only 1 Grand Slam tournament and has the same and equal importance as a Grand Slam title as the French Open, Australian Open and US Open. Good for him for ending his career on a high note with a Grand Slam title. Federer has lost the biggest matches in Grand Slam tournaments to Nadal and Djokovic in the past, because Nadal and Djokovic have played better than Federer. 3, Rafael Nadal. Fresh off of his eighth Australian Open Tennis title, Djokovic is currently the top ranked player in the world. But when you have three players around same time (Big three) then grand slam titles are good indicator who is better player. But who is the greatest men’s tennis player of all time? He missed more GS tournaments during 2012-2016, than he did from 2006-2011. Nadal and Djokovic will keep letting their racquets do the talking by winning more Grand Slam singles titles overall than Federer. 1 by the ATP’s new computer system in 1973. Barring injury, Roger will continue to be a force to be reckoned with for who knows how long? The point I’m trying to make is that in the modern day era, if one of or both of Nadal or Djokovic are able to eclipse Federer’s current record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles, they deserve to because Federer has had a mainly dream run with injuries in Grand Slam tournaments and both Nadal and Djokovic would have achieved this incredibly important milestone it in a shorter time frame than Federer. Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have not won even 1 calendar Grand Slam, 4 Grand Slam singles titles in the one year. Eric, you forgot to mention Nadal has 19 majors in 5 less years and 20 less Grand Slam tournaments than Federer. He also won the French Open final against Henri Leconte and beat Ivan Lendl for a Grand Slam win. At 33 years of age and in the late prime years of his career, Djokovic is clearly the best player in the world at the moment and has the potential to win many more Grand Slam titles. Roger Federer The best tennis racquet for you is always: the heaviest racquet you can handle, for the type of tennis you play and for the duration you are on the court. Congratulations Rod Laver on being named The Greatest Male Tennis Player of All Time and may the Stadium named after him, The Rod Laver Arena, continue to go from strength to strength. What’s part of the last sentence don’t you understand. Everyone in this article is entitled to their own opinion. Many of these top players even choose to skip these tournaments prior to the Grand Slam tournaments as they prefer to rest or simply practice with their coach or practice partners. Why do you think Djokovic is putting his health at risk when other top players are withdrawing from the Coronavirus. And perhaps my favorite era, at least to watch, would be Connors, McEnroe, and Borg along with a few years later Wilander and then Lendl although he was really mid to late 1980s. The competition from other aspirants from many countries is of the highest possible standard. When you take mix of GS & ATP rank - player B is a bit better because he/she stayed at No 1 for a 1 year. Answer: For starters Nadal is four years younger than Federer so age does play a role. Rene Lacoste goes way back, but he has an impressive resume, and who hasn’t owned one of his trademark crocodile shirts at some point. Let's try 1 year = 2 GS (ATP rank is twice weaker than GS's), (it is also close to reality but here Nole is a bit better than Nadal). Because it is difficult to compare players of different eras in any sport due to technology changes and higher fitness standards, selecting the greatest player ever can be a difficult and very subjective task. I do think that Federer and Nadal are the cream of the crop, although it is difficult to compare players of different generations and playing styles. I have actually included eleven players here with two greats tied for the tenth position. To all the Federer fans, You Cannot Be Serious! I think this is a fair article. Michael on May 17, 2020: 1. And of course, I do accept that you could be proven that Novak has shown, about in 2011, probably the best tennis game ever. Nadal and Djokovic have achieved more than Federer did in a 5 year less time period. Ian, I read that interview with Ivan Lendl too. 1 in the world from 1964 to 1970. To date, Laver remains the only player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments during the same calendar year. To me, everything else regarding those 3 players is far less relevant. Yesterday, I read in my local newspaper and I quote that "Had Djokovic won the US Open he would have moved to 18 Grand Slam titles, one behind Nadal and two behind Roger Federer in the battle for all-time greatness". Because of its ultra-Handy weight, Boost Drive offers quick access to … Rafael Nadal's record-setting seventh French Open title broke Bjorn Borg's record and gives Rafael 11 Grand Slam titles. Serena Williams could not care less how many WTA tournaments she has won or how long she was Number 1. His record 13th French Open title in 2020, in dominating fashion, certainly makes it difficult to imagine anyone being better on clay. Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles from 60 Grand Slam tournaments played. Nadal is the GOAT. Djokovic has certainly played the best level of tennis out of the 3 from 2011 onwards. Even Federer himself has acknowledged her dominance in the sport. Nebojsa also makes a great point, that as there is no clear GOAT between the current of era of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, where it’s easier to make a comparison as they played in the same era, you can only go by who ends up winning the most Grand Slam singles titles of those three, once they have all stopped playing. This article examines the ups and downs of Roger Federer's career over time. Players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer are some of the most recognizable faces in the world and on the account of their major titles at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, are near the top of the list. I only care who ends up winning the most Grand Slam singles titles! It’s their Grand Final. In practice it is almost impossible to stay at No 1 without any current GS title. Cheats never prosper. Billie Jean King is an American former World No. Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles from 59 Grand Slam tournaments played. Question: Why didn't you consider Boris Becker? Federer is a bad person. With a career that started in the early 1950s and ended with his retirement in 1980, the quick and agile Aussie was renowned for his backhand and crisp and accurate volleying. Mickey Donev makes a brilliant point, which I have been dwelling on for years, is about winning the Grand Slam singles titles in a shorter time frame. Question: Probably not in the top 10 but I'd be interested to know where you would place Guillermo Vilas? Year end number 1 or a great number of weeks at number 1 is nice for the top players, but they would happily trade it for an extra Grand Slam singles title. He is the greatest tennis player of all time. Believe me, should Nadal end up with the most Grand Slam singles titles, on 21, if Federer is still on 20 and Djokovic is yet to reach 21, and it stays that way, when all 3 have retired, I’ll simply be happy that he’s won the most Grand Slam Singles titles. Clearly more comfortable on hard courts and grass how do we decide one's place when they dominate on one surface and struggle on another. Lendl wore down his opponents with his powerful ground strokes, topspin forehand, and incredible level of conditioning. Prime examples of players long past their retirement and not remembered for how long they may have been number 1 for or how many lesser tournaments they won are Rod Laver in the mens’ and Monica Seles in the womens’ GOAT, as people unfortunately remember them for their lack of total Grand Slam singles titles won, compared to other great tennis players. He won 12 singles titles. My simplified statistics is also suitable for anticipation of the future. So he can win the US Open. THE END. Certainly some players excel on specific surfaces such as Nadal on clay and Federer on faster surfaces, but these players can compete on any surface. Part of the “Golden Age” of tennis players, denim-clad Andre Agassi‘s on-court prowess matched his heartthrob status. If you take their entire body of work into account, I think most ratings will have Federer as the greatest of all-time. There were a lot of great players who have come and gone, many who definitely deserve to be remembered and talked about. Federer is overrated. Both Nadal and Djokovic have better Grand Slam records when playing head to head against Roger Federer and both Nadal and Djokovic have almost caught Roger Federer on Grand Slam singles titles won, having both started their Grand Slam tournament career 5 years after Federer. Looking at their head to head matches Rafa holds a 23-15 edge, but 13 of those victories came on clay. Question: If Nadal has beaten Federer more than the reverse, how can you justify Federer as the best player? Dominic, why not? 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