Top ten male number one ranked in tennis-All time

by on December 10, 2010
in Record Holders

Top ten male number one ranked in tennis-All time, Rod Laver

There is no doubt that tennis is one of the most popular game forms that has gained the attention of  people throughout the world. Tennis has seen some of the most versatile players in its long journey of  several decades. Some brilliant performers have managed to fighttheir way out to stay in the top despite the tough competition. The game needs a lot of dedication, determination and perseverance. Also, it is one game that requires a lot of focus and attention. Every second and each shot in the tennis game accounts for the victory of the players. If the concentration is missed even for a second then the game gets out of  hand. Such is the toughness associated with the game. Tennis is played on different surfaces that accounts for an ultimate game play. The game tests the skills of the tennis players in different playing fields and surfaces. Tennis is played on different kinds of surfaces – grass, clay and concrete . Each of these surfaces requires an entirely different set of performance and strategy. Everything, right from the basic aspect of speed, bounce, control and movement varies according to the surface  layer of the court. It is just amazing that some of the best tennis players have managed to surpass all these hardships and managed to hold the highest and prestigious position is  a record on its own.

There are some greatest tennis players who have stayed in the top positions and have held the number one positions.

  1. Pancho Gonzales
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Bill Tilden
  4. Rod Laver
  5. Reggie Doherty
  6. Jack Kramer
  7. Ken Rosewall
  8. Pete Sampras
  9. Joshua Pim
  10. William Larned

These extraordinary men have been the dazzlers in the tennis world as they held the number one positions and created a path for the generations to come.


One Response to “Top ten male number one ranked in tennis-All time”
  1. Alphonse says:

    Strange statistics, even for all time.
    First, ranking was different before Open-Era that increase the difficulty to have this kind of statistic for all-time.
    Second, even with this, this statistic is wrong. At the date of December 2010, only 1 week was separating Sampras and Federer –> if Sampras is number 8, Federer must be present at place 9. I really doubt that Joshua Pim & William Larned have exactly the same number of weeks at place number 1 than Pete Sampras…

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