10 greatest male Tennis players ever - Tennis Review

10 greatest male Tennis players ever

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Even though tennis isn't one of the more popular sports in the U.S., it is overseas and is among a niche fan base here in the states. Throughout the years, there have been several legendary players who have left their mark on the sport. These 20 tennis players have left their mark more than others and become the best athletes the sport has ever seen.

20. Ken Rosewall

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Years as Professional: 1956-1980
Highest World Ranking: 1
Major Titles: 25

Rosewall was a tennis player known for his incredible longevity. Playing as a professional for 24 years, he had the lasting power to be able to win an insane 25 major titles.

19. Stefan Edberg

Years as Professional: 1983-1996
Highest World Ranking: 1
Grand Slam Titles: 6

Playing in what many would probably call the golden era of tennis, Edberg made a nice little career for himself. Winning six Grand Slam titles in an era with other all time greats is quite the accomplishment.

18. Lleyton Hewitt

18. Lleyton Hewitt

Years as Professional: 1998-Present
Highest World Ranking: 1
Grand Slam Titles: 2

Hewitt is more known for what he did at the beginning of his career rather than what he's done lately. At the dawn of his promising career, he set a record by being the youngest player ever to earn a world No. 1 ranking at 20.

17. Mats Wilander

Years as Professional: 1981-1996
Highest World Ranking: 1
Grand Slam Titles: 7

Wilander is known as being one of the best all-around tennis players ever. That's because he could win on any surface. He's one of just two players in tennis history to win at least two Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces.

16. Boris Becker

Years as Professional: 1984-1999
Highest World Ranking: 1
Grand Slam Titles: 6

Like many other tennis players, Becker made a name for himself as a youngster. However, he was even younger than most. He's the youngest player to ever win the Wimbledon title, which he did at age 17.

15. Bill Tilden


Years as Professional: 1931-1946
Highest World Ranking: 1
Grand Slam Titles: 10

Tilden is the legend of early tennis as he dominated in the 1920s before he turned pro as well. His 10 Grand Slam titles include a record seven U.S. Open crowns.

14. Jim Courier

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