Top Ten Best Grass-Court Players In Tennis History

The Top Ten

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.

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.

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

Steffi Graf

Beat Martina at her best in 88 and 89..proof she is better than her. Athleticism beyond compare and quickest mind ever. Could pull out sensational winners in a way that no other woman has ever been able to do. Best in long rallies and the shortest..Roger, as amazing as he is, is not the best in the mens game in longer rallies, both Rafa and Nole are better

I have seen a player play at the level Steffi did. Her thought process was so clear and concise and she more weapons reliably at her disposal than any other. Miss her terribly

Took the grass court game to new heights, surpassing the brilliant Navratilova even. her speed, agility, class, intelligence made a mesmering cocktail. Shame she didn't play a couple of years more - what she achieved by the age of 30 will never be bettered...

Her slice was lethal on the grass, barely getting up an inch off the ground..ask Seles! Grass needs athleticism and Steffi is widely recognised as the greatest athlete to every play tennis. Beautiful to watch

Pete Sampras

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

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

Suzanne Lenglen

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

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

Helen Wills Moody

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

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)

The KING of clay! Such a class act.

Martina Navratilova

Number 1 with 9 Wimbledon singles titles

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.
Billie Jean King

11 Grand Slam titles on grass

The Contenders

Bjorn Borg

Should be at the top 5 in my opinion.

Bill Tilden

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

Andy Murray
Margaret Court

Great grass court player but surprisingly did not do very well at Wimbledon.

23 grand slam titles

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