Top 10 Most Popular Tennis Players of All Time

10. John McEnroe

John  McEnroe

Now known as a commentator for the sport, John McEnroe played between 1978 and 1992 and was entered into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He won 105 career titles and 7 Grand Slams, split between Wimbledon and the US Open.

9. Ivan Lendl

 Ivan  Lendl

Ivan Lendl’s serve was well-known throughout the 1980s, during which the pro from Czechoslovakia racked up 144 career titles and 8 Grand Slam singles titles for a Hall of Fame induction in 2001.

8. Bjorn Borg

Bjorn  Borg

Borg was a pioneer of the baseline game, with his ability to play on all surfaces, winning 6 French Open’s and 5 Wimbledon’s. He retired at just 26, after playing from 1973 to 1983, becoming a Hall of Famer in 1987

7. Pete Sampras

Pete  Sampras

“Pistol” Pete Sampras" had successfully cemented himself as one of the greatest tennis players by achieving 14 Grand Slam titles and 7 at Wimbledon. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

6. Margaret Court

Margaret Court 

Margaret Court holds an unbelievable 24 singles grand slam titles, the most in history. She was the first woman to win a singles Grand Slam in the Open Era, in 1970 and added to the Hall of Fame, 1979.

5. Serena Williams

Serena Williams 

Arguably the all-time GOAT, Serena Williams currently holds 23 grand slam titles. Her intensity and will to win is unrivaled and inspires a generation of players (particularly girls) to take up the sport.

4. Rod Laver

Rod  Laver 

Australian, Rod Laver was the king of tennis in the 60s, winning the Grand Slam (all four major titles in one year) twice. He had established an astonishing tennis history record of winning 198 singles titles.

3. Rafael Nadal

Rafael  Nadal 

This Spanish tennis player turned pro in 2001 and has been locked in a rivalry with Federer since 2004. Nadal might be best known for clay ,  winning all four majors at one point or another.

2. Roger Federer

Roger  Federer 

He started playing professional tennis in 1998 and was dominating the sport after defeating Andre Agassi at the US Open in 2005. Even today,  he’s pushing his 40s and is still able to do this,aside from his 20 Grand Slam titles.

1. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic 

Djokovic has 20 Grand Slam singles titles under his belt, the same amount as Federer and Nadal. However, Djokovic’s stats are simply unbelievable. Throughout his entire career, Djokovic has had 85 career titles.