The best tennis players in history. Top 7
The highest achievement in tennis is to collect a calendar Big Helmet, i.e.win in one year four major tennis tournaments - Australian Open, French Open( Roland Garros), Wimbledon and the US Open. However, this task is almost impossible, especially in the Open Age, which began in 1968, when amateur and professional tennis was equalized. Only two male tennis players in history were able to assemble a Grand Slam for one season, the first to achieve this was Don Budge in 1938, and the only one who could win all the major tournaments in the Open Era was Rod Laver( he collected the Grand Slam in 1969, andbefore that in 1962).
However, there is such a thing as "career Grand Slam" - winning all four major tournaments during a tennis career. Only seven tennis players were able to collect the Grand Slam for their careers. These seven best tennis players in history are represented in the ranking, which is made up by the number of tournaments won in the men's singles.
7th place: Don Badge / Don Budge( June 11, 1915 - January 26, 2000) is an American tennis player of Scottish descent, the first-ever holder of the calendar Grand Slam, which he won in 1938.In all, Budge won six Grand Slam tournaments: Twice Wimbledon( 1937, 1938), twice US Open( 1937, 1938) and one time Australian Open and French Open in 1938.Badge to this day remains the youngest tennis player who collected the Grand Slam, he managed to win all 4 major tournaments, being at the age of 23 years. Amateur career Badge decided to finish after he won the Grand Slam. Already at the beginning of 1939 Badge moved on to professionals( professional tennis players earned money, speaking in demonstration matches before the public, which paid for the right to watch the game).
6th place: Fred Perry / Fred Perry( May 18, 1909 - February 2, 1995) is an English tennis player who won 8 Grand Slam tournaments: three times Umbledon( 1934, 1935, 1936), three times the US Open( 1933, 1934), 1936) and once the Australian Open( 1934) and the French Open( 1935).Perry is the first tennis player in history who has managed to win all 4 Grand Slam tournaments( not in one year).In addition, Peria is the only person in history who has reached heights in both big and in such tennis( in 1929 Perry became the world champion in table tennis).At the end of 1936, Perry switched to professionals.
5th place: Andre Agassi / Andre Agassi( born April 29, 1970) is an American tennis player of Armenian-Iranian origin, the first of the men to collect a career Gold Helmet, i.e.who managed to win not only all the tournaments of the Grand Slam, but also became the Olympic tennis champion( Agassi won at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996).Agassi won 8 Grand Slam tournaments: he won four times at the Australian Open( 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003), twice at the US Open( 1994, 1999), and once at Wimbledon( 1992) and Roland Garros1999.) Agassi won 60 tournaments in total for his career
4th place: Rod Leiver / Rod Laver( born August 9, 1938) is an Australian tennis player who won 11 Grand Slam tournaments: four times Wimbledon( 1961, 1962, 1968,1969), three times the Australian Open( 1960, 1962, 1969), twice Roland Garros( 1962, 1969) and twice the US Open( 1962, 1969).(in 1962 and 1969) and while the only tennis player who managed to win the calendar Grand Slam in the Open Era
3rd place: Roy Emerson / Roy Emerson( born November 3)1936) is an Australian tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam tournaments: 6 times the Australian Open( 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967) and twice Wimbledon( 1964, 1965), Roland Garros( 1963, 1967) and the Openthe US Championship( 1961, 1964).Emerson still holds the record for the number of Australian Open championships won among men.
2nd place: Rafael Nadal / Rafael Nadal( born June 3, 1986) is a Spanish tennis player who won 14 Grand Slam tournaments: 9 times Roland Garros( 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), twice Wimbledon( 2008, 2010), once the Australian Open( 2009) and twice the US Open( 2010, 2013).Nadal holds the record for the number of won French Open championships among men. In addition, Nadal - the second in history( after Andre Agassi) tennis player, who collected a career Gold Helmet( Nadal won the Olympic Tennis Tournament in Beijing in 2008).In total, Nadal won 66 tournaments.
1st place: Roger Federer / Roger Federer( born Aug. 8, 1981) - Swiss tennis player who won a record number of Grand Slam tournaments - seventeen: 7 times Wimbledon( 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012), Five times the US Open( 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), four times the Australian Open( 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010) and once Roland Garros. In total, Federer won 76 tournaments and is the absolute record for the number of earned prize money - more than $ 73 million.
see also The best tennis players in history. Top 10