Today we talk about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, but before them other great players amazed the spectators with their duels and feats. Which was the best?
The Australian won 12 Grand Slam tournaments, which was a record for many years, before Sampras, Federer and Nadal beat him.
The American got 10 big in the 20s, between the US Open (7 times) and Wimbledon (3 titles). He clearly dominated the sport in the 20s.
The Australian player won 11 Grand Slam titles, winning 4 tournaments twice in the same year. The deed has much merit if we take into account that between 1963 and 1968, Laver could not play in the Grand Slam tournaments because it became professional and these tournaments only admitted amateurs. Who knows how many titles he would have if he had authorized to participate ...
He is the only player who has won more than 100 ATP tournaments in his career. He won 8 Grand Slam, barely participating in the Australian Open. It was extraordinarily long-lived, and reached the semifinals of the US Open at 39.
The American tennis player has won every Grand Slam, achieving a total of 8 large trophies.
The Swedish tennis player achieved great records, including 11 Grand Slam tournaments, and perhaps he could have achieved many more if he had participated in the Australian Open (1 participation) and had not retired at 26, tired of tennis. He returned at age 35 to meet 12 losses in 12 games.
First Czechoslovak, then American, dominated his time in tennis and achieved 8 Grand Slam.
The North American player achieved 14 great, although he never could with Roland Garros. Until Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reached this same figure, he had the record and as he also held the largest number of weeks as first in the ATP (286)
The Serbian has already won 9 Grand Slam titles and his current domination of tennis seems to indicate that he can achieve many more. However, Roland Garros is still missing.
The Swiss has conquered 17 Grand Slam tournaments, more than any other player in history, and has many other records, such as the number of weeks leading the ATP classification (302).
Spanish is the undisputed king of clay. 9 of his 14 Grand Slam titles were conquered in Roland Garros.