Top Ten Best Grass-Court Players In Tennis History
Federer might be #1, but the person who said he plays in the toughest competitive era, particularly on grass, needs to put down the crack pipe. Federer plays in by far the worst grass era ever. His biggest competition is a clay-court specialist (Nadal) and a slow hard-court specialist (Djokovic), both of whose worst surface is grass. And Murray, whoop-dee-doo! Sampras, Borg, McEnroe, and Laver all faced light-years stronger grass competition, which is one reason they all have fewer Wimbledon titles.
Obviously the king of grass, we can all guess how many Grand Slam titles he would have on the green surface if, like in the sixties, 3 out of 4 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.
Beat Martina at her best in '88 and '89, proof she is better than her. Athleticism beyond compare and the 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 men's game in longer rallies. Both Rafa and Nole are better.
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 had nothing to do with it either, as Seles is easy fodder for Graf on grass anyway.
Took the grass-court game to new heights, surpassing the brilliant Navratilova even. Her speed, agility, class, and intelligence made a mesmerizing cocktail. Shame she didn't play a couple more years. What she achieved by the age of 30 will never be bettered.
Prime-to-prime, Sampras beats Federer on grass, no question. Seven times out of ten, at least.
He has a 57-1 record at Wimbledon, having only lost to Federer in 2001.
Never lost a match on the court at Wimbledon. Won six Wimbledon titles from 1919 to 1925.
She won 15 Grand Slam singles events played on grass: eight Wimbledon titles and seven U.S. Championships.
Laver won nine Grand Slam titles on grass in a period when three of the four Grand Slam events were played on grass.
Number 1 with 9 Wimbledon singles titles.
11 Grand Slam titles on grass.
Should be in the top 5, in my opinion.
Won 10 Grand Slam events on grass: three at Wimbledon and seven at the U.S. Championships.
Great grass-court player but surprisingly did not do very well at Wimbledon.