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Tennis, originally called lawn tennis. It is a sport played with a felt-covered rubber ball also known as tennis ball, a racket, and a court that has its own calculated area. A tennis game has a number of sets. Each set has a number of games, and each game has points. The points are counted love (means 0 points), fifteen (15) points, thirty (30)points, and forty (40) points. If both players get to forty points, the score is called deuce from which 2 more points are needed to win the game.
Lets talk about sets in the games, when one player reaches six games, it is one set. That means if it is a three-set match, the player who wins two sets first is the winner of the match. Also if the game reaches 5 sets each played then the player must win 2 more consecutive sets then his opponent to win the game, for example 5-7 or 8-10 or 8-6 etc.
If the game count gets to points with 6 sets each player, a “tiebreaker” is played. In a tiebreak, players have to get at least seven points and after then he must get two more points more than the other player to win the set. In tiebreak points are like 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Today we are going to list some top tennis players that include recent and some former tennis players. lets hope the list won’t make you disappointed ans i hope you pick the best player from the list ans share your favorite person with the world.
10. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors is an American tennis star who won multiple Grand Slam singles championships in his career with his powerful two-handed backhand stroke.
Jimmy Connors full name is James Scott Connors, he was born on September 2, 1952 East St. Louis, Illinois and is now aged 63 years old. His country for sports is United States and current Residence is Santa Barbara, California.
Jimmy has a height of 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in). He became a professional tennis player in 1972 and he used to play as a left-handed player with two-handed backhand. Jimmy retired from the game of tennis in year 1996.
Over his entire career Agassi won US$ 8,641,040 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 1, recorded on July 29, 1974. Jimmy Connors career record is 1257–279 (81.8% at Grand Slam, Grand Prix tour, WCT tour, ATP Tour level, and in Davis Cup) , he also holds 109 career titles in single and 16 career titles playing as a double.
9. Rodney Laver
Rodney Laver is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history.
Rodney Laver was in August 9, 1938, Rockhampton, Queensland. He has a height of 1.73 meter. Laver is now retired but he was one of the best players of his time.
Rod Laver is a famous Australian tennis player who proved his mettle time and again, in both the pre and post open era, in the world of tennis.
By the age of twenty-one. He showed immense talent and dedication, winning prestigious titles like the ‘Grand Slams’, ‘Australian Championships’, and ‘Wimbledon’. Eventually, he became the no. 1 professional tennis player in the world.
In 1959, Rodney competed in the finals of ‘Wimbledon’, and emerged triumphant at the mixed doubles game.
In 1962, Laver won seventeen tennis matches, along with four Grand Slam tournaments.
In 1973, he won several championships, including the ‘Davis Cup’.
From 1981-85, this accomplished sportsman was included in the ‘International Tennis Hall of Fame’, and the ‘Sport Australia Hall of Fame’.
He has 17 titles for Singles finals (11 titles, 6 runners-up).
8. Pete Sampras
One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Pete Sampras established records with his 14 Grand Slam championships and seven Wimbledon titles.
For six straight years, between 1993 and 1998, Sampras was named the ATP Player of the Year.
His country for sports is United States and residence is in Lake Sherwood, California. Sampras was born on August 12, 1971 and is now aged 44 years.
He has a height of 1.85 m (6 feet and 1 inch). Pete is an Right handed player that is one-handed backhand.
He became a professional player in 1988 and in 2002 he got his retirement from the game of tennis. His coaches includes Paul Annacone, Jose Higueras and Tim Gullikson.
Over his entire career Sampras won US$ 43,280,450 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 1 recorded on April 12, 1993.
7. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic Native name is Новак Ђоковић or Novak Đoković. He was born on 22 May 1987 and is now aged 28, Novak current country for sports is Serbia (2006–present), before this he was playing in Serbia and Montenegro from yeat 2003 to 2006.
Djokovic was born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia and his current residence is in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He has a height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inch) and as we talk about the playing hand Novak is a Right-handed played that is two-handed backhand. He became a professional tennis player in 2003.
His coaches includes Jelena Genčić, Nikola Pilić (1999–2003) , Dejan Petrovic, Riccardo Piatti, Marián Vajda, Mark Woodforde, Todd Martin(2009–2010) and Boris Becker (2013–current).
Over his entire career Sampras won US$ 96,142,948 in his Prize money.
6. Rafael Nadal
Rafael full name ia Rafael Nadal Parera, he was born on 3 June 2986 and is now aged 29 years. His country for sports is Spain and current Residence is Manacor, Balearic Islands. Nadel has a height of 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch). He became a professional tennis player in 2001 and he used to play as a left-handed player with two-handed backhand. Toni Nadal is his Coach from 1990.
Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 16 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.
Most of his records of about 82.53% are in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup. Rafael won overall 67 titles and ranked 6th in the Open Era.
Over his entire career Sampras won US$ 76,023,547 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 1, recorded on 18 August 2008. His current ranking is No. 5 (1 February 2016)
5. Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi is one of the best player who was known for his smart and strong playing style, which helped him win tennis championships. Agassi is former World No. 1 tennis player, who was one of the game’s most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.
Andre Agassi full name is Andre Kirk Agassi, he was born on April 29, 1970 and is now aged 45 years old. His country for sports is United States and current Residence is Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nadel has a height of 180 cm (5 feet 11 inch). He became a professional tennis player in 1986 and he used to play as a right-handed player with two-handed backhand. His Coaches includes
Dale Southworth, Darren Cahill, Brad Gilbert, Nick Bollettieri and Emmanuel Agassi.
Nadal has won 60 titles in Grand Prix and ATP Tour play, the 1996 Olympic gold medal. Highest ranking in doubles was on number 123 on August 17, 1992.
Over his entire career Agassi won US$ 31,152,975 in his Prize money. His heighest ranking as a tennis player was no 1, recorded on April 10, 1995.
Andre Agassi retired from his career on September 3, 2006.
4. Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg is a former world No. 1 tennis player from Sweden widely considered to be one of the greatest in tennis history. Bjorn Borg full name is Björn Rune Borg and was born on 6 June 1956 current age is 59 years. Borg has a height of 1.80m that is 5 feet and 11 inches. His place of birth is Stockholm, Sweden and his country of sports is also Sweden but his residence is Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Bjorn turn pro in 1973 and was retired on 4th April 1893 after that he made a comeback from 1991 to 1993. he used to play as a Right-handed style is two-handed backhand position.
Over his entire career Agassi won US$ 3,655,751 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 1, recorded on 23 August 1977. Borg career record is 609–127 (82.74%), he also holds 64 career titles in single and 4 career titles playing as a double.
3. John McEnroe
John McEnroe is one of the former tennis champion who is the leading title holders of all time, having also created controversy with his temperamental outbursts, often rated among the greatest of all time in the sport, especially for his touch on the volley. McEnroe is known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills. McEnroe at the 2012 French Open where he won the senior doubles event with his brother Patrick.
John McEnroe full name is John McEnroe he was born on February 16, 1959 and is currently at age 57. He has a height of 5 feet 11 inch (1.80 meter) McEnroe plays with his left hand holding position is one handed backhand. After his career has stared he became a professional player in 1978 ans he retired on 1992, and after his comeback he left the game on 2006.
John got his studies from College Stanford University.
Over his entire career Agassi won US$ 12,547,797 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 1, recorded on March 3, 1980. Borg career record is 875–198 (81.55%), he also holds 77 career titles in single and 78 career titles playing as a double.
2. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player, currently ranked world No. 2. He started playing tennis at the age of three
Andy Murray full name is Andrew Barron Murray, he was born on 15 May 1987 and is now aged 28 years old. His country for sports is United Kingdom Great Britain and current Residence is London, England, UK.
Murray has a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m). He became a professional tennis player in 2005 and he used to play as a Right-handed player with two-handed backhand grip. His Coaches includes Pato Alvarez, Mark Petchey, Brad Gilbert, Miles MacLagan, Àlex Corretja (2010–2011), Ivan Lendl (2011–2014), Amélie Mauresmo (2014), Jonas Björkman (2015).
Over his entire career Andy Murray won US$ 43,601,346 in his Prize money. His highest ranking as a tennis player was no 2, recorded on 17 August 2009. Andy career record as a single is 558–166 (77.07%), he also holds 35 career titles in single and 2 career titles playing as a double.
1. Roger Federer
Roger Federer Legendary is a grand slam tennis champion who was ranked as one of the top three ATP players in the world from the year 2003-2013.
Roger Federer was born August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland. Robert was an executive for Ciba-Geigy. He met Lynette, a native South African and also a Ciba-Geigy employee. After their marriage they have a daughter named Diana born in 1979.
Roger Federer established records with 17 Grand Slam singles titles and 302 total weeks atop the world rankings. Federer won the Wimbledon boys’ singles and doubles titles in 1998, and turned professional later that year. Federer held on to his No. 1 ranking from 2004 into 2008. In 2008, Federer beat Scottish player Andy Murray at the U.S. Open—his fifth U.S. Open win.
Federer’s career escalated once again in 2012, when he defeated Andy Murray for a record-tying seventh Wimbledon singles title.
Federer Height is 1.85 m have 4 children Leo Federer, Myla Rose Federer, Charlene Riva Federer, and Lenny Federer.