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Top 5 male tennis players

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Top 5 male tennis players




1. Roger Federer

Like the watches his country are so famous for, this Swiss star has perfect and impeccable timing. He seems to predict his opponent's every move, arriving in time to smash a forehand winner down the line with pinpoint accuracy. Speed, grace, power, accuracy, and intelligence are all weapons in this players game, and he can play any style of game you care to slot him in. He is as close to unbeatable as any player in sports history, and over the past 5 years has filled his trophy case with 12 grand slam titles. Like Sampras before him, he was unable to win the French Open. This later changed in 2009 he captured his first ever French Open title.This is something fellow legend Pete Sampras was unable to do. He comes in at first.

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2.The King of Swing – Pete Sampras

During his illustrious 15-year career, he won 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles. This is more titles than any other player except Roger Federer who took over this record at Wimbledon in 2009. He had a 204–37 win-loss record over 52 singles tournaments. He is known as one of the greatest players of all time, an icon to all tennis lovers. On July 17, 2007, Sampras was inducted into the International Tennis hall of fame. He comes into second behing the Great Roger Federer.

3. Bjorn Borg

This Swedish star would likely have been ranked higher if he could have added a U.S. Open and/or Australian Open title to his impressive titles list. Still, his 6 French Open, and 5 Wimbledon crowns are nothing to be disappointed about! Surely they are enough by themselves to put him into third on the 5 best tennis players of all time. Connors and McEnroe combined to deny him the prize in the U.S. Open final on 4 separate occasions, but he enjoyed wins over both of them at Wimbledon, so it all evens out in the end I guess. He comes in at an impressive third. A true superstar.

4. Ivan Lendl

Though Wimbledon is the holy grail of the tennis world and winning it should be a precondition for addition on the list of the top 5 male tennis players, I will make an exception in Lendl's case. This brooding, mechanical Czech was simply the best player in tennis in the 80s, spending 270 consecutive weeks during that time at the Number 1 spot in the rankings (a record at the time). Lendl's power and determination took him to grand slam finals an amazing 19 times in his career. He won 8 of those matches, though Wimbledon, the title he wanted most, would always evade him.

5. Jimmy Connors

Last but certainly not least, Jimmy Connors. As colourful and excitable as any superstar, but with a more political personality, Jimmy Connors was the perfect definition for a hard-working tennis player. Sure he was skilled, but this court-scrambling specialist never gave up on a ball, delighting the crowd by pumping a fist in the air triumphantly after winning a rally that he had no business winning. This crowd favourite was a force in the 70s and early 80s, capturing 8 grand slam singles titles during that time.

Honourable Mentions

Some other names that aren’t on the list but deserve a mention are Agassi, McEnroe, Nadal, Edberg and the great Rod Laver

Please comment! Do you agree with the players listed or think there should have been someone different?

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Post on March 1st 2010, 1:59 pm by madman

Pat Cash could be another honourable mention

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Post on March 6th 2010, 7:21 am by Ghost

Fed all the way

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