Over the last several years tennis has been dominated by these 3 big names Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. But, one question is always in the mid of many, who is the greatest player of all time? Here is the list of the players that are considered to be the greatest in the sport.
Roger Federer – Federer was born on August 8, 1981, in Switzerland, he then later turned pro in 1998. His estimated prize money garnered from the sport is about $126 million and he has 102 career titles in his pocket. Along with these titles, he won 20 grand slam titles which are the most of all time these titles are 6 Australian, 1 French, 5 US Open, 8 Wimbledon. It is safe to say that Roger may be the greatest of all time considering having 20 grand slams in his arsenal and maybe there are more to come. Even in his age right now he is still one of the top dogs out there competing at the top level.
Rafael Nadal – Nadal was born on June 3, 1986, in Spain, Nadal turned pro in the year 2001. The legend’s estimated total earnings in tennis are about $115 million. Nadal has 84 career titles along with 19 grand slams, 1 Australian, 12 French, 4 US Open, 2 Wimbledon. Nadal is also a gold medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Some say that if not for his injuries Nadal would have won more titles, he is known to be the king of clay. Younger than Roger there is a possibility that Nadal one day would overtake his rival in the race for the greatest player of all time. Nadal’s physique is a freak of nature and that leads him to his success.
Novak Djokovic – Novak was born on May 22, 1987, in Serbia and he turned pro in 2003. Novak has 73 career titles and has an estimated $134 million earnings. Novak has 16 grand slam titles, 7 Australian, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open, 1 French Open. Novak is currently dominating the scene and has a big chance to be top 1 when his career is done. Some say if he does not get injured he will surely overtake Roger in the top 1, the top last matchup in the 2019 Wimbledon where he tops Roger in a 5 set game. For now, the top 3 is the best spot for Novak.
Rod Laver – Rod was born on August 8, 1938, in Australia, he played from 1962 and he retired in 1979. Rod has 200 career titles in his name and he collected more than $1.5 million in his playing career which is a large amount at the time. Along with his titles, he has 9 grand slams, 3 US Pro, 4 Wembley Pro, 1 French Pro, 1 Wimbledon Pro. It is hard to say what Laver can do if he plays in today’s game but one thing is for sure, he is considered to be the greatest ever dominating his time.