Without a doubt, since its inception, tennis’ Open era has produced some magnificent champions, but who among the men’s game ranks the top tennis players of all time?
Here is a list of the top three men’s tennis players throughout history…
Roger Federer The world’s most beloved tennis stars,Swiss professional tennis player ranked No. 16 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals.He has 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, which he shares with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the all-time record. Federer has spent 310 weeks at the world No. 1 in the ATP rankings, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has five times closed the year as the top player. Federer has 103 ATP singles titles to his credit.
A tennis player from Spain. Nadal is known among tennis fans for his unwavering work ethic and unmatched mental toughness. He is ranked No. 5 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), has been No. 1 for 209 weeks in the ATP rankings, and has won the year-end No. 1 five times.
With 13 French Open victories and a total of twenty grand slam trophies, Rafa is one of the best tennis players of all time, much alone the twenty-first century. Nadal currently has 88 ATP titles.
The fiery Spaniard has been a force to be reckoned with since the mid-noughties, with a 23-16 lifetime edge (mainly on clay) over rival Roger Federer. With his Grand Slam victories at the US Open and the French Open in 2019 and 2020, he has equaled Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams.
A professional tennis player from Serbia. Djokovic has held the No. 1 ranking for a record 356 weeks and has won the ATP Year-End No. 1 title seven times. He has a joint Grand Slam men’s singles record of 20 titles, including a record nine Australian Open victories. He has won 86 ATP singles titles in total, including a record-breaking 37 Masters competitions. Djokovic is the only guy in Open Era history to complete a non-calendar year Grand Slam and a double lifetime Grand Slam. He is also the only player on the ATP Tour to complete the Golden Masters twice in his career.