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