15. Fred Perry
Great Britain born tennis player, a former No.1 with won 10 Majors. The triple Wimbledon champion founded his brand Fred Perry in 1952, which is still popular today.
14. Boris Becker
Becker is the German former World No. 1, six-time major singles champion and the youngest Wimbledon men’s champion when he was 17.
13. Ken Rosewall
Ken is a former Australian professional tennis player that won overall 23 Major finals. He is famous for his incredible backhand, one of the best backhands ever seen.
12. Ivan Lendl
Lendl is a former Czechoslovakia born, USA based tennis champion. Lendl captured eight Grand Slam singles titles.
11. Roy Emerson
The Australian tennis legend recently is immortalized by a bronze life- size statue in his hometown. He is a former No. 1, and has won 12 major singles titles. For 49 years, Emerson was the only male player to have won six Australian Championships.
10. Bill Tilden
Also known as “Big Bill”, Tilden is American tennis player No. 1 in the world for 5 consecutive years from 1920-1925. He is remembered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
9. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy is a winner of 8 Great Slam titles, a former World No.1 tennis player for 3 years from 1974- 1977.
8. John McEnroe
McEnroe is a an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He is known for his confrontational on-court behavior, especially for the rivalry with Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors.
7. Andre Agassi
Also known as “the Punisher”, Agassi is one of the most dominant players in the period of 1990-2000s. A former No. 1 World player, Agassi is the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships.
6. John Donald Budge
Don, or Donnie, was the youngest American tennis player to win all four Grand Slams in a year, and in his career (after Fred Perry). He held the title of best backhand in the history of tennis, until the emergence of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s. He is one of the best players in the history of tennis, especially for his consistent game.
5. Bjorn Borg
Björn Rune Borg is a Swedish World No.1 tennis player, and one of the best players of all time. Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first male professional to win 11 Grand Slam open era singles titles.
4. Rafael Nadal
“Rafa” Nadal, the first Spaniard in this list and known as ” The King of Clay”,is one of the greatest players of all time. He is a winner of 14 Major titles, and the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.
3. Pete Sampras
2. Rod Laver
Laver is an Australian tennis player, ranked as World No.1 from 1964-1970. He is known for his aggressive groundstrokes and technically flawless. He had a long-running, friendly rivalry with Ken Rosewall, also one of the greatest players of all time. Laver holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in a single season (1962) and seven consecutive years (1964–70).
1. Roger Federer
Federer has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player, and held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 302 weeks. Throughout the US Open in 2007, he was called “Darth Federer” for his all-black attire, and by all means his dominance on- court. The tournament even played “The Imperial March” from Star Wars when he was announced onto the court for each of his matches. He brakes world record year after year, and still with the age of 35, is the greatest active tennis player of all time.