The 21 Best Tennis Players of All Time

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Featuring some of the greatest and most sought after athletes in the world, tennis is known for requiring a combination of precision, focus, hand-eye coordination and power to excel. The heated one on one battles in tennis history make the sport one of the most compelling to watch. Include the fact there are four major 'Grand Slams' to win each year, tennis has one of the best schedules in professional sports. The sport also has some of the greatest characters. There’s the “passionate” John McEnroe, the consistent Steffi Graf, and the great Rafael Nadal who dominated the sport and are considered some of the best tennis players of all time.

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Here’s a look at the 21 best tennis players of all time.

*All stats taken from Ultimate Tennis Statistics*

1. Novak Djokovic

2. Rafael Nadal

3. Roger Federer

4. Steffi Graf

5. Serena Williams

6. Martina Navratilova

7. Pete Sampras

8. Rod Laver

9. Björn Borg

10. Margaret Court

11. Billie Jean King

12. Chris Evert

13. Don Budge

14. John McEnroe

15. Andre Agassi

16. Roy Emerson

17. Bill Tilden

18. Jimmy Connors

19. Monica Seles

20. Ivan Lendl

21. Venus Williams

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