In a previous article we talked about Who is the Greatest Female tennis player of all time and we have three amazing players to talk about and today is time to talk about the men and see who is the greatest male tennis player of all time. Obviously there could have only been 3 options to consider in this debate. They are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as these three are the only men who have won more than 20 or more Grand Slam titles in their careers and for over 15 years these 3 men have dominated the sport like we have never seen before.
Roger Federer was the first among these 3 to break out in 1998 and for the next 2 decades he has been the global standard for what a sports person should be like. Rafael Nadal came into the scene in 2004 and till now he is winning Grand Slam titles and Novak Djokovic who came in the 2006 era is also winning titles so these 3 are once in a lifetime players and I feel lucky that I have seen all 3 at their best. So, let’s talk about each 1 of them and see who is the Greatest.
The first one that we will talk about is Roger Federer who is the darling of the tennis World and he is one of the rarest tennis players who have no haters because everyone loves him. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career and he has won all the 4 Grand Slam titles at least once so that’s a career Slam right there. The most he has won is at Wimbledon with a staggering 8 times and the last being in 2017 and his last Grand Slam title was in 2018 when he won the Australian Open Final. He has an incredible career record with 1251 wins and a win % of 82%. He has won 103 career titles which is the 2nd most in the Open era of tennis. And his career prize money is $130,594,339 which is the 3rd highest of all time.
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The second player that we will talk about I Novak Djokovic who also has won 20 Grand Slams but the difference between him and Roger is that he can easily win more 3-4 Grand Slam titles and he looks to win the Wimbledon title this year. He is one of the 2 Open era male players to win all the 4 Grand Slam titles Twice in his career and he has won the Australian Open a record 9 times in his career with his last Grand Slam being Wimbledon 2021. He has a a career record of 1005 wins full now which gives him a win % of 83.1%. His career prize money is the highest of all time at $156,541,453. He has also won 87 career titles till now in his career and he is in the hear tennis form. Most importantly he was ranked number 1 in the world for a world record 373 weeks which is more than 7 years at the top and is currently World number 3.
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The third and final player in this debate is the most successful men’s tennis player of all time with 22 Grand Slam titles and 2 of which he has won this year with a weak foot that is incredible. He has won as many French Open titles as the total number of Grand Slam titles Pete Sampras won in his career which is 14 French Open titles. He along with Novak Djokovic is the only man to have won all 4 Grand Slam titles twice in his career in the open era. He has a career record of 1058 wins till now which gives him a win % of 83.3 and counting. He has won a total of 92 career titles and his career prize money is $130,681,472 which is the 2nd highest of all time behind Novak Djokovic. He was also ranked number 1 in the world for 209 weeks and is currently world number 4.
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It is very hard to choose between these 3 as all 3 have given to tennis what Very few have and they all have their strengths. Rafael Nadal has won the most Grand Slam titles and is the king of clay, Novak Djokovic is the all court player and he can win a title at any surface and his fitness and mental toughness is incredible and Roger was the first superstar of this era and he was dominant in grass and hard courts so all 3 are the greatest in my eyes and long may they reign over tennis. We all are extremely lucky to watch 2 of the Big 3 still at their prime and win Grand Slam titles.