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

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References[edit]

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

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