Tennis Stars & Legends

Tennis is a great sport with many stars and legends pulsating the crowds. We have put together a list of some of the best to of played the game to give you an insight into their careers.

  • Andre Agassi – A winner of the career Grand Slam and one of the most loved players of his generation. Life wasn’t too hard for Andre Agassi in the 90s but his comebacks from the dips of his career were heartwarming to watch.
  • Boris Becker – The German ace may of been caught up in off the court controversy but he is a Wimbledon Champion. He has also won many other tournaments and was even a team captain on the BBC comedy show – ‘They think its all over’
  • Bjorn Borg – What more can be said about the ‘Ice Man?’ – This man flat out dominated the French and Wimbledon in the late 70s and his battles on Centre Court with John McEnroe have gone down in history.
  • Jimmy Connors – A man with Wimbledon titles and the world number one spot to his name – he is arguably most famous for his dogged refusal to retire and therefore his long career.
  • Chris Evert – She had a long-standing battle for female supremacy with Martina Navarátilová – Chris Evert was one of the true greats of the game.
  • Roger Federer – currently the undisputed world number one. The Swiss superstar has put together a very good and convincing case to claim to be the best who has ever played – and he is still at his prime.
  • Steffi Graf – The German star – now wife of fellow Tennis great Andre Agassi was the dominant player of the 1990s.
  • Tim Henman – England’s very own Tiger Tim never won a Grand Slam event, but every summer he put the British public through the wringer with his antics at Wimbledon.
  • Martina HingisThe Swiss Miss was a star as a youngster and then came back to be a star yet again. A terrific player on all surfaces, her position in the all-time female greats should not be overlooked.
  • Goran Ivanisevic – My Boy Goran finally won Wimbledon in 2001. In what was one of, if not the, best story in modern tennis, Goran lifted the Wimbledon trophy after being given a wildcard to the tournament in the Monday Final – a quite epic match.
  • Billie Jean King – A fine player in her own right but she will always be remembered for beating Bobby Riggs in that game.
  • Rod Laver – Winning the career Grand Slam is a tremendous achievement, winning the Grand Slam in the same year is just sensational, to do it twice, well that is Rod Laver.
  • John McEnroe – If people know tennis then they’ll know John McEnroe. One of the games most prominent characters and a great player to boot.
  • Rafael Nadal – Rafa Nadal is the one man who seems to have the capability to take Roger Federer to the brink even when the swiss star is at 100%. Nadal is a fine player whose rivalry with Federer is keeping fans interested in the game.
  • Martina Navrátilová – The Czech star was one of the true greats of the game. Winning the career Grand Slam is just the tip of her extraordinary achievements.
  • Fred Perry – He is still the last British winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles – when will I have to chance that sentence?
  • Pete Sampras – Pistol Pete was just the best grass court player, not only of the modern era, period. If you beat this guy on grass then quite simply you were lucky enough to meet him on an off-day – there is no other explanation.
  • Monica Seles – With a career interrupted by a hoffific attack on her whilst on court – Monica Seles was still one of the very best in her day.
  • Serena Williams – Serena just like her sister Venus is a top player in the game today. To this day she already has a whopping eight wins in Grand Slam singles tournaments.
  • Venus Williams – With just six singles wins in Grand Slam play – Venus is behind her sister in that category. However she is just as good a player and is lethal on the fast surfaces.