100 Greatest of All Time

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100 Greatest of All Time was a television series of five one-hour episodes, produced and first aired by Tennis Channel in March 2012. It presented a list of the "100 greatest tennis players of all time", both men and women, the series was hosted by Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Lisa Leslie and Carl Lewis.[1] Many retired tennis luminaries provided commentary, including Rod Laver, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, and Andre Agassi.

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An "international panel of tennis experts" determined this ranking of 62 men and 38 women,[1] the United States was credited with the most great players (38), followed by Australia (17), France (7), Great Britain (6) and Czechoslovakia (5). Forty-three players made the list from the Americas, 39 from Europe and 18 from Oceania.

Note: Bolded players are still active today. Slams figures reflect number of wins in Singles draws and are up-to-date, meaning that they may now be higher than the numbers used to determine the March 2012 list.

Rank Name Gender Nationality Grand Slam
tournaments
Pro Slam
tournaments
Total Slam
tournaments
1 Roger Federer MaleMale.svg   SUI 19 0 19
2 Rod Laver MaleMale.svg  AUS 11 8 19
3 Steffi Graf FemaleFemale.svg  GER 22 0 22
4 Martina Navratilova FemaleFemale.svg  TCH/ USA 18 0 18
5 Pete Sampras MaleMale.svg  USA 14 0 14
6 Rafael Nadal MaleMale.svg  ESP 16 0 16
7 Björn Borg MaleMale.svg  SWE 11 0 11
8 Margaret Court FemaleFemale.svg  AUS 24 0 24
9 Chris Evert FemaleFemale.svg  USA 18 0 18
10 Billie Jean King FemaleFemale.svg  USA 12 0 12
11 Don Budge MaleMale.svg  USA 6 4 10
12 Andre Agassi MaleMale.svg  USA 8 0 8
13 John McEnroe MaleMale.svg  USA 7 0 7
14 Serena Williams FemaleFemale.svg  USA 23 0 23
15 Jimmy Connors MaleMale.svg  USA 8 0 8
16 Bill Tilden MaleMale.svg  USA 10 4 14
17 Roy Emerson MaleMale.svg  AUS 12 0 12
18 Ivan Lendl MaleMale.svg  TCH 8 0 8
19 Monica Seles FemaleFemale.svg  YUG/ USA 9 0 9
20 Ken Rosewall MaleMale.svg  AUS 8 15 23
21 Boris Becker MaleMale.svg  GER 6 0 6
22 Venus Williams FemaleFemale.svg  USA 7 0 7
23 Fred Perry MaleMale.svg  GBR 8 2 10
24 Suzanne Lenglen FemaleFemale.svg  FRA 8 0 10
25 Stefan Edberg MaleMale.svg  SWE 6 0 6
26 Justine Henin FemaleFemale.svg  BEL 7 0 7
27 Maureen Connolly FemaleFemale.svg  USA 9 0 9
28 Arthur Ashe MaleMale.svg  USA 3 0 3
29 Helen Wills FemaleFemale.svg  USA 19 0 19
30 Martina Hingis FemaleFemale.svg   SUI 5 0 5
31 John Newcombe MaleMale.svg  AUS 7 0 7
32 Lew Hoad MaleMale.svg  AUS 4 1 5
33 Mats Wilander MaleMale.svg  SWE 7 0 7
34 Jack Kramer MaleMale.svg  USA 3 2 5
35 Pancho Gonzalez MaleMale.svg  USA 2 12 14
36 René Lacoste MaleMale.svg  FRA 7 0 7
37 Evonne Goolagong Cawley FemaleFemale.svg  AUS 7 0 7
38 Maria Bueno FemaleFemale.svg  BRA 7 0 7
39 Althea Gibson FemaleFemale.svg  USA 5 0 5
40 Novak Djokovic MaleMale.svg  SRB 12 0 12
41 Guillermo Vilas MaleMale.svg  ARG 4 0 4
42 Jim Courier MaleMale.svg  USA 4 0 4
43 Lindsay Davenport FemaleFemale.svg  USA 3 0 4
44 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario FemaleFemale.svg  ESP 4 0 4
45 Kim Clijsters FemaleFemale.svg  BEL 4 0 4
46 Henri Cochet MaleMale.svg  FRA 7 1 8
47 Jean Borotra MaleMale.svg  FRA 4 0 4
48 Frank Sedgman MaleMale.svg  AUS 5 2 7
49 Ilie Năstase MaleMale.svg  ROU 2 0 2
50 Tony Trabert MaleMale.svg  USA 5 2 7
51 Doris Hart FemaleFemale.svg  USA 6 0 6
52 Jack Crawford MaleMale.svg  AUS 6 0 6
53 Tracy Austin FemaleFemale.svg  USA 2 0 2
54 Manuel Santana MaleMale.svg  ESP 4 0 4
55 Gustavo Kuerten MaleMale.svg  BRA 3 0 3
56 Stan Smith MaleMale.svg  USA 2 0 2
57 Jennifer Capriati FemaleFemale.svg  USA 3 0 3
58 Alice Marble FemaleFemale.svg  USA 5 0 5
59 Margaret Osborne duPont FemaleFemale.svg  USA 6 0 6
60 Virginia Wade FemaleFemale.svg  GBR 3 0 3
61 Neale Fraser MaleMale.svg  AUS 3 0 3
62 Hana Mandlíková FemaleFemale.svg  TCH 4 0 4
63 Lleyton Hewitt MaleMale.svg  AUS 2 0 2
64 Ellsworth Vines MaleMale.svg  USA 3 5 8
65 Pancho Segura MaleMale.svg  ECU 0 4 4
66 Bobby Riggs MaleMale.svg  USA 3 3 3
67 Fred Stolle MaleMale.svg  AUS 2 0 2
68 Helen Hull Jacobs FemaleFemale.svg  USA 5 0 5
69 Louise Brough FemaleFemale.svg  USA 6 0 6
70 Patrick Rafter MaleMale.svg  AUS 2 0 2
71 Maria Sharapova FemaleFemale.svg  RUS 5 0 5
72 Gottfried Von Cramm MaleMale.svg  GER 2 0 2
73 Jaroslav Drobný MaleMale.svg  TCH 3 0 3
74 Tony Roche MaleMale.svg  AUS 1 0 1
75 Pauline Betz Addie FemaleFemale.svg  USA 5 0 5
76 William Renshaw MaleMale.svg  GBR 7 0 7
77 Molla Mallory FemaleFemale.svg  USA 8 0 8
78 Ashley Cooper MaleMale.svg  AUS 4 0 4
79 Gabriela Sabatini FemaleFemale.svg  ARG 1 0 1
80 Marat Safin MaleMale.svg  RUS 2 0 2
81 Vic Seixas MaleMale.svg  USA 2 0 2
82 Yevgeny Kafelnikov MaleMale.svg  RUS 2 0 2
83 Jan Kodeš MaleMale.svg  TCH 3 0 3
84 Norman Brookes MaleMale.svg  AUS 3 0 3
85 Yannick Noah MaleMale.svg  FRA 1 0 1
86 Tony Wilding MaleMale.svg  NZL 6 0 6
87 Mary Pierce FemaleFemale.svg  FRA 2 0 2
88 Amélie Mauresmo FemaleFemale.svg  FRA 2 0 2
89 Dorothea Lambert Chambers FemaleFemale.svg  GBR 7 0 7
90 Bill Johnston MaleMale.svg  USA 3 0 3
91 Shirley Fry Irvin FemaleFemale.svg  USA 4 0 4
92 Svetlana Kuznetsova FemaleFemale.svg  RUS 2 0 2
93 Nicola Pietrangeli MaleMale.svg  ITA 2 0 2
94 Andy Roddick MaleMale.svg  USA 1 0 1
95 Thomas Muster MaleMale.svg  AUT 1 0 1
96 Manuel Orantes MaleMale.svg  ESP 1 0 1
97 Pat Cash MaleMale.svg  AUS 1 0 1
98 Bunny Austin MaleMale.svg  GBR 0 0 0
99 Ann Haydon-Jones FemaleFemale.svg  GBR 3 0 3
100 Michael Chang MaleMale.svg  USA 1 0 1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennis Panorama News". Tennis Panorama. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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