The art of playing tennis is never an easy task. Only a few people in the world have tried and succeeded in this field. Among them are the top 5 tennis players who can be considered to be the greatest of all time.
If you want to get to know them, you’ll understand that they didn’t rise to fame just because they have the skills, but mostly because of their personality and attitude towards playing tennis. Some of them are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.
During the rise of these stars they also have to learn to play on different tennis court playing surfaces which can often be a difficult part of the learning process.
- Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is currently the title holder of being the greatest tennis player of all time. He has 17 records of Grand Slam Titles. He started his career at Wimbledon as a junior player in 1998. During that time, he won the boys’ single final. He also won four ITF junior singles in his career. This means that at a young age, Federer has the quality of someone who is bound to be on top of everyone.
- Rafael Nadal
The second person on the pedestal of the greatest tennis players is Rafael Nadal. He is considered to be the greatest clay-court player. He is known for his determination and passion in playing tennis. Despite his knee injury, which could possibly end his career in tennis, he never stopped believing that he can go an extra mile. He is also known for being particular with the skills that he has acquired.
- Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras won 14 Grand Slam titles. He is quite known for being able to deliver a quality serves both on the first and second serve. Sampras began his career in 1988 and ended it in 2002. Sampras also won seven indoor titles that made left a mark in the history. He is also famous for his right-handed plays and one-handed backhand.
- Rod Laver
Rod Laver or Rodney George Laver is an Australian tennis player regarded as the greatest tennis player in history. He has 22 record titles in single season for a long time. He is also a player who has been famous for his flexibility and ability to play in grass, clay, hard or carpet tennis court surfaces.
- Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg is famous for winning 11 Grand Slam titles, 6 at the French Open and five at the Wimbledon. He is also considered to be one of the best players in tennis although he retired in 1983, much earlier than what most people had expected. However, Borg, in every game he is playing, displays the hunger for challenge and shows the best performance that he could give as if it was the last.
Looking into these artists will tell you that they are not famous for nothing. They have become the best among the best because they were persistent, dedicated and are always eager to learn from the challenges that they face.