The Decade of 1970 was a great period for the sport of tennis. And it was during this decade that the trainers really became more of a regular sport, and not only for the privileged, especially in the United States.
With names like Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, and others, there have been many personalities to feed the rivalries that have occurred both on and off the Court.
Since that time major players emerged and departed. Although it is difficult to compare players of different eras in any sport, due to technological changes and superior fitness standards, select the greatest player can be a difficult task and very subjective. In this selection are the 10 best tennis players of all time.
10° John McEnroe
John was born in 1959 in Wiesbaden, Western Germany, and currently lives in New York. John became a professional player in 1978 and retired in 1992.
The awards received throughout his career total to $ 12,547,797, with 71 titles while you were active. 7 Grand Slam Singles Titles are, 3 Wimbledon, and US Open, 4 and this player was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
9° Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi was born in 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and lives in the same city. This player turned professional in 1986 and retired in 2006.
The jackpot in the career add up to $ 31,152,975, with 60 titles. 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles are of Agassi, 4 Australians, 1 French, 1 Wimbledon, 2 US Open and, and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
8° Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic was born in 1987, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Djokovic became a professional player in 2003, and his career prize money comes down to $ 72,403,908. Are 49 career titles won, with 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles, 5 2 Wimbledon, Australian and U.s. Open 1. Currently, he is the number 1 player in the world rankings, put recovered in 2014.
7° Jimmy Connors
Jimmy was born in 1952, in Illinois, and became a professional player in 1972, retiring in 1996. The awards received in his career in cash is $ 8,641,040, being 109 titles. 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles are, 1 2 Wimbledon, Australian and U.s. Open 5. Jimmy was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.
6° Ivan Lendl
Ivan was born in 1960, in Czechoslovakia, and currently resides in Connecticut. Ivan Lendl became a professional tennis player in 1978, retiring in 1994.
The sport gave him a total of $ 21,262,417 in prize money, with 94 titles. And won 8 Grand Slam Singles Titles, Australian, 3 French, 2 and 3 U.s. Open; was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.
5° Bjorn Borg
Borg was born in 1956, in Sweden, and resides in the same country. This player turned professional in the year 1973, and retired in 1983. The accumulated equity in career total is $ 3,655.751, being 64 titles, and 11 Grand Slam Singles titles, being French and Wimbledon 5 3. Borg was the first modern-era player to win more than 10 majors, being included in the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.
4° Rafael Nadal
Rafael was born in 1986, in Spain, and currently reside in the same country. He became a professional tennis player in 2001, and so far, has accumulated $ 71,379,236 in prize money in his career.
Are 64 career titles won. 14 Grand Slam Singles titles and, being Australian, 1 French, 9 2, US Open and Wimbledon 2. Rafael is regarded as the greatest tennis player on clay court of all time.
3° Rod Laver
Rod was born in 1938 in Australia, and currently resides in California. He turned professional in tennis in 1962, and retired in 1979. The few data indicate that Rod has accumulated a total of $ 1,565,413 in prizes, being winner in impressive 200 titles in his career.
Are 11 Grand Slam Singles titles Rod, being 3 Australians, 2 French, 2 US Open and Wimbledon 4. Rod Laver was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1981.
2° Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras was born in 1971 in Maryland, and resides in California. He became a professional tennis player in 1988, and retired in the year 2002. Total premiums received in his career is $ 43,280,489, being 64 titles. Pete won 14 Grand Slam titles, and 2 Australian, 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open and. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007, after a stay at the top of world rankings during 6 years in a row.
1° Roger Federer
Federer was born in 1981, in Switzerland and currently resides in the United Arab Emirates, and featured player is currently the number 2 in the world rankings. He became a professional tennis player in 1998, and with the awards have accumulated $ 88,611,538 in his brilliant career, with 82 titles.
Federer’s leading position in this selection of the 10 best tennis players of all time, with a record of 17 Grand Slam titles won (4 Australian, 1 French, 5 US Open and more 7 Wimbledon).