Top Ten Best Grass-Court Players In Tennis History

MatrixGuy

The Top Ten

1 Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player. He has held the world No. 1 spot ...read more.

Federer might be #1 but the person who said he plays in the toughest competitive era, particularly on grass, needs to put down the crackpipe. Federer plays in by far the WORST grass era ever, his biggest competition is a clay (Nadal) and slow hard court (Djokovic) specialist, both whose worst surface is grass. And Murray, woop dee doo! Sampras, Borg, McEnroe, Laver, all faced light years stronger grass competition which is one reason they all have less Wimbledon titles. - quackerpacker

After failing to get past the quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011, Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title in 2012 at the age of 30 - MatrixGuy

Obviously the king of grass, we can all guess how many GS titles he would have on the green surface if like in the sixties 3 out of four were played on grass. He is also successful in the toughest competitive era.

2 Steffi Graf Steffi Graf

Graf is second in women's tennis with most wins at Wimbledon with 7 titles - MatrixGuy

She would have easily tied or broken Navratilova's Wimbledon record without her injuries all but ending her career in early 97, despite the flukish/lucky last French title in 99. And the Monica Seles stabbing would have nothing to do with it either, as Seles is easy fodder for Graf on grass anyway. - quackerpacker

3 Pete Sampras

Prime to prime Sampras beats Federer on grass, no question. 7 times out of 10 at least. - quackerpacker

He has a 57-1 record at Wimbledon, only lost with Federer in 2001 - MatrixGuy

4 Rod Laver

Laver won nine Grand Slam titles on grass in a period when three of the four Grand Slam events were played on grass - MatrixGuy

5 Suzanne Lenglen

Never lost a match on the court at Wimbledon, won six Wimbledon titles from 1919 to 1925 - MatrixGuy

6 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova

Number 1 with 9 Wimbledon singles titles - MatrixGuy

7 Helen Wills Moody

She won 15 Grand Slam singles events played on grass, eight Wimbledon titles and seven U.S. championships - MatrixGuy

8 Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

2 titles for a spanaird, who is best on clay. 2, 5 set finals against Federer, (1 win, 1 runner-up)

9 Billie Jean King

11 Grand Slam titles on grass - MatrixGuy

10 Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

The Contenders

11 Bjorn Borg

Should be at the top 5 in my opinion. - EpicJake

12 Bill Tilden

Won 10 Grand Slam events on grass, three at Wimbledon and seven at the U.S. championships - MatrixGuy

13 Andy Murray Andy Murray
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