Best Tennis Rivals

Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, Best Tennis Rivals

Rod Laver and Roy Emerson

 

There are always rivals in every filed of life when one is competing with other. In the history of tennis, it is also true which shows a great no of many known rivals in Pre-Open Era and Open Era.

The player are listed on the base their meeting careers (12 of tour matches) of their ranking, and they must have been ranked once as No 1. They must have played in Grand Slam’s (Pre Open era) semi finals numerous times or finals. Rivalry

List of Pre-Open Era (Men)

Time Period Rivalry Matches Scores in GS Scores
Pro Slam Total # of Meetings
1958 to 1975 Laver and Emerson 49-18 7–2 0–0 67
1964 to 1970 Laver and Gonzales 38-21 1–0 2–0 59
1957 to 1970 Rosewall and Gonzales 75-107 0–0 3–2 182
1963 to 1976 Rosewall and Laver 63-79 1–1 6–4 142

List of Pre-Open Era (Women)

Time Period Rivalry Matches Scores in GS Total # of Meetings
1962 to 1973 Margate Court and Billie Jean 22–10 6–4 32
1942 to 1956 Louise Brough – Margate Osborne 25–15 3–1 40
1960 to 1969 Margate Court and Maria Bueno 17–6 5–3 24

List of Open Era (Men)

Period Rivalry GS
Meetings GS
Finals Matches Finals Meetings
2006 Djokovic and Murray 3 2 10 and 7 7 17
2006 Djokovic and Nadal 9 5 14 to 19 15 33
2006 Djokovic and Federer 11 1 13 and 16 8 29
2005 and Federer and Murray 3 3 9 and 10 8 19
2001 to 2009 Federer and Safin 5 1 10 and 2 3 12
1999 Federer and Hewitt 8 1 18 and 8 4 26
2001 to 2012 Federer and Roddick 8 4 21 and 3 7 24
1988 to 1999 Agassi and Becker 5 0 10 and 4 1 14
1994 to 2003 Agassi and Kafelnikov 5 1 8 and 4 2 12
1993 and2001 Agassi and Rafter 7 0 10 and 5 0 15
1989 to 1996 Agassi and Courier 6 1 5 and 7 2 12
1988 to 2003 Agassi and Chang 5 0 15 and 7 4 22
1990 to 1995 Edberg and Sampras 2 1 6 and 8 1 14
1983 to 1995 Edberg and Wilander 5 1 9 and 11 5 20
1984 to 1992 Edberg and Lendl 9 1 14 and 13 7 27
1978 to 1981 Borg and McEnroe 4 4 7 and 7 9 14
1973 to 1980 Borg and Vilas 3 2 17 and 5 10 23
1972 to 1980 Borg and Nastase 3 1 10 and 5 5 16
1974 to 1981 Borg and Gerulaitis 5 1 16 and 0 7 17
1990 to 1998 Becker and Ivanisevic 3 0 10 and 9 3 20
1990 to 1997 Becker and Sampras 3 1 7 and 12 7 19
1982 to 1994 Lendl and Wilander 9 5 15 and 7 9 22
1989 to 2001 Chang and Sampras 5 1 8 and 12 3 20
1988 to 1996 Chang and Edberg 5 1 9 and 12 4 21
1974 to 1985 Connors and Gerulaitis 3 0 15 and 6 4 21
1972 to 1979 Connors and Orantes 3 1 11 and 3 2 14
1979 to 1984 Gerulaitis and McEnroe 2 1 3 and 11 5 14
1982 to 1989 McEnroe and Wilander 5 0 7 and 6 3 13
1990 to 1997 Courier and Stich 4 0 5 and 7 0 12
1988 to 1999 Courier and Sampras 8 1 4 and 16 4 20
2007 and Murray and Nadal 8 0 5 and 13 3 19
1990 to 1999 Ivanisevic and Sampras 5 2 6 and 12 4 19
1985 to 1993 Becker and Lendl 6 3 10 and 11 13 22
1993 to 2001 Rafter and Sampras 3 1 4 and 12 5 16
1970 to 1974 Newcombe and Rosewall 6 1 8 and 7 4 15
2002 Davydenko and Federer 5 0 2 and 17 2 19

List of Open Era (Women)

Time Periods Rivalry GS Matches Meetings
1980 to 1989 Evert and Mandlikova 10–3 19–7 26
1972 to 1983 Evert and Goolagong 6–4 26–13 39
1973 to 1988 Evert and Navratilova 8–14 37–43 80
1988 to 1996 Graf and Sanchez Vicario 9–4 28–8 36
1985 to 1994 Graf and Seles 6–4 10–5 15
1987 to 1999 Graf and Novotna 10–1 29–4 33
1985 to 1994 Graf and Navratilova 4–5 9–9 18
1985 to 1995 Graf and Sabatini 11–1 29–11 40
1997 to 2005 Davenport and V. Williams 4–5 14–13 27
1995 to 2006 Davenport and Hingis 3–1 14–11 25
1998 to 2002 Hingis and S. Williams 1–2 6–7 13
1996 to 2002 Hingis and Seles 5–2 15–5 20
1997 to 2006 Hingis and V. Williams 4–2 11–10 21
1999 to 2007 Henin and Mauresmo 0–3 8–6 14
2003 to 2011 Henin and Kuznetsova 5–1 16–3 19
2001 to 2010 Henin and S. Williams 4–3 6–8 14
2001 to 2011 Clijsters and V. Williams 3–2 7–6 13
2000 to 2005 Clijsters and Davenport 1–5 9–8 17
1998 to 2010 Clijsters and Henin 3–5 13–12 25
1999 to 2007 Clijsters and Mauresmo 1–2 8–7 15
2008 Azarenka and S. Williams 0–7 1–11 12
2007 Azarenka and Sharapova 2–0 7–5 12
1980 to 1989 Mandlikova and Navratilova 4–6 7–29 36
1978 to 1992 Navratilova and Shriver 7–2 40–3 43
1977 to 1983 Austin and Navratilova 2–2 13–20 33
1973 to 1982 Goolagong and Navratilova 2–2 12–15 27
1989 to 2002 Sanchez Vicario and Seles 1–4 3–20 23
1987 to 1998 Novotna and Sanchez Vicario 2–3 11–10 21
1999 to 2004 Capriati and S. Williams 4–3 7–10 17
1988 to 1996 Sabatini and Seles 0–3 3–11 14
1997 to 2005 Davenport and S. Williams 1–4 4–10 14
2003 to 2010 Dementieva and S. Williams 0–3 5–7 12
1999 to 2008 Mauresmo and S. Williams 1–5 2–10 12
2004 Sharapova and S. Williams 1–3 2–10 12

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