The Grand Slam is arguably the crème del crème of tennis championships. The first ever Grand Slam was held in 1877. British tennis player Spencer Gore won it. Since then, a lot of tennis players have had the dream of winning the title. Although there are other titles such as the US Open and Wimbledon. However, the Grand Slam will always be the epitome of tennis.
Here is a look at the greatest tennis players of all time. It’s why many Betway players bet on tennis matches today. While you can always bet on tennis with Betway,to win, it’s about predicting right. And to get better at it on Betway, you need to know the tennis game more.
#1. Roger Federer
It should not come as a surprise that Roger Federer is at the top of the list. He is arguably the greatest male tennis player of all time. At only 37 he has won 20 Grand slam titles. Federer first made his title win debut when he was 19 years old. He played against seven times Wimbledon winner Pete Sampras. Federer would then go to surpass his opponent’s title win in 2017. He won his first Wimbledon title when he was 21 years. He has been ranked number one in an open era record for 310 weeks. He still has the hunger and the drive to win more titles. He has proven that regardless of age or injury, he is hungry for more claims. Will there ever be any player who can surpass his title-winning?
#2. Rafael Nadal
He is better known as Rafa, the King of Clay. The 32-year-old Spaniard is the only male tennis player who has the potential of catching up with Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles. He has won 17 of them. He has also won 11 French Open Titles. He has lost the later title only twice in 13 years. Nadal is regarded as the greatest court player of all time, although there are a few critics who dispute this claim. One thing that has come to let down Nasal is his recurring tendinitis.
#3. Novak Djokovic
The Serbian born does not carry the fame of either Federer or Nadal, but he is one of the best players in the world. He has 15 Grand Slam titles under his belt, and at only 31 years of age, he is hungry for more. He won his first Grand Slam in 2008 during the Australian Open. Currently, he is the best player in the world after dominating at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open.
#4. Rod Laver
During 1964-1970 Laver was ranked as the best tennis player in the world. He has won 200 titles in his career, and no one has ever surpassed that mark. He is the only one to have won the Grand Slam twice as an amateur and as a pro. However, he was banned from the Grand Slam, but it is clear he had the potential to win many more.