Since the beginning of the open era tennis, some of the most fantastic tennis players have been introduced and established a name for themselves. They were the real GOAT of all time in the field and outside of it. The question “Who Is the Best Male Tennis Player Of All Time?” is a bit of a tricky one but there are certain barometers on which one can zero down on the best players. The first one is their grand slam wins during their era, their overall ranking and what era they played in. Based on these barometers, we have selected 10 tennis players which are totally worth mentioning.
Hailed as the world’s best tennis player of the 20th century, Andre Agassi is considered to be a part of the golden era of American tennis. He who came with some Rockstar vibes and looks, gave some of the best career’s feats. The 1992 Wimbledon win truly made him stand out and overcome big players like John McEnroe and Boris Becker. In his tennis career spanning over 20 years, he won 60 single titles, 8 grand slam titles, 1 French, and 2 US open championships and became the only male tennis player to win a super slam. Till date, his autobiography is one of the best New York sellers and one of the best books written on tennis.
Best known for his volley skills and shot making, John McEnroe was one of the finest players of the tennis game during the 80’s. Loved and hated by his fans for his impeccable tennis skills and his bad boy erratic behavior but went on to win almost 105 career titles. What makes John McEnroe a GOAT in tennis is his 82 wins,7 grand slam titles, 3 Wimbledon, and 4 US open. McEnroe also published his autobiography named Serious in the year 2003 which became a bestseller in America.
Rod Laver was one of the most outstanding as well as admirable players among his fans in tennis during the 60’s. Rose from an amateur to an important part of the Open era, Rod won 198 titles which is most in tennis history. Inducted in the Tennis Hall Of Fame in the year 1981, Laver has won a whopping 11 grand slams in his career and he is the only player who has ever won grand slams twice in the same year. Needless to say, he is the greatest male tennis player of all time and can’t be ignored.
Born in Serbia, Novak Djokovic reached the heights of success in the late prime years. At 28 years of age, he won only 7 grand slam titles, and after that there was no stopping him because he won consecutive 13 grand slams in the next six years which makes him the second-best tennis player in the history of tennis. Even as a late bloomer, Novak Djokovic won 86 career titles.
Hailing from Switzerland, Roger Federer has been proving his genius in the tennis game for 20 years now. His career graph catapulted to new heights, after winning against the GOAT Pete Sampras at the mere age of 19 and cementing his position in the tennis field thereafter. He has enchanted the world with his great tennis skills by winning whooping 20 grams slam titles, a record that has only been achieved by his rivals Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic.
Well known as the “The King Of Clay”, Rafael Nadal is one of the finest tennis players alongside Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the three GOATs of the tennis world right now. The Spanish tennis player Rafael has been ranked number 1 for consecutive 209 weeks and has ranked number one by the ATP for 5 times. Well, needless to say that in today’s tennis, Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest male tennis players of all time.