Top 10 Greatest European Tennis Players of All Time

10. Mats Wilander

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Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander, a Swedish tennis great, won seven Grand Slam singles titles. Wilander won major titles on hard, clay, and grass. However, he never won Wimbledon, thus he had a major title on grass because he won two Australian Opens on grass in 1983-1984. After 1988, the tournament was played on hard courts.

09. Justine Henin

Justine Henin

Justine Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles and helped promote tennis in Belgium. Henin was No. 1 for 117 weeks. The Belgian master was famed for her single-handed backhands, which is unique for women. She was versatile because she could play on different surfaces.

08. Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl won 94 trophies, including eight major singles titles. Lendl was his country's lone World No. 1 for 270 weeks. He was ranked No. 1 before winning a Grand Slam. His approach impacted aggressive baseline power tennis and strong forehand topspins.

07. Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg won 11 Grand Slams but never US Open. He won 66 titles, including the Grand Slam. The Swedish legend won almost $1 million in a single year. The Swedish player retired aged 26 due to tiredness, ending his successful stint. Borg turned pro as a teenager and became World No. 1 in 109 weeks. In the 1970s, Swedes drove the sport's growth.

06. Suzanne Lengle

Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Lenglen won 21 Grand Slam titles as an amateur. Lenglen pioneered women's tennis in Europe. La Divine won 21 majors, mostly at Wimbledon. Helen Wills was her only competitor. 1926 was their first official meeting. "The Match of the Century"

05. Monica Seles

Monica Seles

Monica Seles won more as a Yugoslavian than as an American. She deserved to be on "Top 10 Greatest European Tennis Players." Seles won 9 GS. As a teen, she won eight major tournaments, including the French Open. 178 weeks. Experts thought the Hungarian could be amazing. After a 1993 knife attack, she lost shape and couldn't dominate.

04. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is the greatest ever. He's one of few to win 100 titles. Federer has won 20 Grand Slams, tying Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer was the first tennis player to reach 300 weeks, beaten only by the Ace. Roger's 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1 are unbeatable.

03. Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is the third player on this list to win all four Grand Slams. Because he won Roland Garros 13 times, he was nicknamed "King of Clay." The Spaniard has won 88 titles and shares 20 Grand Slam titles with Federer and Djokovic. The 34-year-old is one of the list's most famous players. Rafa was No. 1 for 209 weeks in 2008, but he's now No. 3.

02. Novak Djokovic

 Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal is the third player on this list to win all four Grand Slams. Because he won Roland Garros 13 times, he was nicknamed "King of Clay." The Spaniard has won 88 titles and shares 20 Grand Slam titles with Federer and Djokovic. The 34-year-old is one of the list's most famous players. Rafa was No. 1 for 209 weeks in 2008, but he's now No. 3.

01. Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf is top on this list. He won 22 Grand Slam singles titles and set many records. She won all four Grand Slams and an Olympic medal in the same year. She's the only woman and man to win all four Grand Slams four times. Graf was WTA No. 1 for a record 377 weeks. She's spent 186 weeks at No. 1, tying Williams' record.