Top 10 Most Loved Tennis Players Of All Time

Top 10 Most Loved Tennis Players Of All Time

10. John McEnroe

John McEnroe

–Country (sports) : United States – Turned pro: 1978 –  Retired: 1994 (singles),2006 (doubles)  – Plays: Left-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$12,552,132  – Career titles: 77 (6th in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking:  No. 1 (March 3, 1980)

9. Ivan Lendl 

Ivan Lendl

–Country (sports) : Czechoslovakia (before 1992) – Turned pro: 1978 –  Retired: 1994 – Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$21,262,417  – Career titles: 94 (3rd in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking:  No. 1 (February 28, 1983 )

8. Bjorn Borg 

 Bjorn Borg

–Country (sports) : Sweden  – Turned pro: 1973 –  Retired: 1984 , 1993 – Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$3,655,751  – Career titles: 66 (8th in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking:  No. 1 (Feb 3, 1977)

7. Pete Sampras 

 Pete Sampras

–Country (sports) : United States – Turned pro: 1988 –  Retired: September 8, 2002 (last match) ; August 25, 2003 (official)  – Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$43,280,489  – Career titles: 64 (9th in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking:  No. 1(April 12, 1993)

6. Margaret Court 

Margaret Court

–Country (sports) : Australia – Turned pro: 1960 –  Retired: 1977 – Plays:Right-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money:   N/A – Career titles: 21 (7 during the Open Era)

5. Serena Williams 

Serena Williams

–Country (sports) : United States – Turned pro: 1995 –  Status: Current Active Player – Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$94,518,971 – Career titles: 73 (5th in overall rankings)  – Highest ranking:  No. 1 (July 8 , 2002)

4. Rod Laver 

 Rod Laver

–Country (sports) :  Australia – Turned pro: 1963 –  Retired: 1979 – Plays: Left-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$1,565,413  – Career titles: 198 (72 open era titles listed by ATP)  – Highest ranking:  No. 11(by ATP)

3. Rafael Nadal 

Rafael Nadal

–Country (sports) :  Spain – Turned pro: 2001 – Status: Current Active Player – Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$130,681,472[3] (2nd all-time leader in earnings)  – Career titles: 92 (4th in the Open Era)

2. Roger Federer 

 Roger Federer

–Country (sports) :  Switzerland – Turned pro: 1998 – Status: Current Active Player – Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$130,594,339  – Career titles: 103 (2nd in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking:   No. 1 (2 February 2004)

1. Novak Djokovic 

 Novak Djokovic

–Country (sports) : Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)  – Turned pro: 2003 – Status: Current Active Player – Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)  – Prize money: US$ 156,136,601  – Career titles: 87 (5th in the Open Era)  – Highest ranking: No. 1 (4 July 2011)