Sports fan debates about who are the greatest athletes of all time are always going to be heated.
It's difficult to compare players from different periods when it comes to determining the greatest tennis players of all time.
One of the most difficult challenges in sports history is to take Rafael Nadal on clay, and we've had the honour of watching him for so many years. It seems as if every time you write him off, he returns stronger. He is well-deserving of his record-setting number of Grand Slam championships. Nadal is a favourite with LeoVegas Sports betting punters and for good reason, he’s a strong bet!
Nadal is one of a lot of left-handed players on the list.
Even though he's best known on clay, he's shown to be an excellent all-around player, and like Federer and Djokovic, he's won the career Grand Slam.
I've never seen anything quite like this guy. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better tennis player to watch. He was a tennis player who could accomplish things no one else could, and he had the evidence to prove it.
We may argue that the Fed squandered a few chances to win Grand Slam championships. There's no telling where he'd be on this list now if he'd been more brutal, but that's life.
There are just two women who have won more grand slam titles than Serena Williams: Margaret Court and Maria Sharapova. When tennis comes to doubles, Serena has won 14 Grand Slam titles with her partner, her sister Venus and is now training with her sister's Coach.
Her career has spanned four decades, and she's managed to win grand slams while also raising a young daughter and a son.
She is one of the best tennis players of all time, and her drive and desire to win motivates a new generation of players, particularly girls, to get involved in the sport.
Billie Jean King
As a powerful force on and off the court, Billie Jean King was known for her ability to scurry about the court and strike hard when she got to the ball, making her a tough opponent. She is the smallest grand slam champion in history, standing at just over 5'4", yet she went on to win 39 of them!
A strong proponent of social justice in tennis, she was also a trailblazer in advocating for gender equality in sports. Even after her professional tennis career came to an end in 1990, she continued to have a significant impact on the sport by founding the WTA and serving on its board of directors for many years. It's safe to say that she was already one of the best tennis players of all time before this tournament.
Novak Djokovic isn't always considered a consensus choice in the ongoing discussion about tennis' best-ever player. It's possible that Djokovic is often viewed as the other man since Roger and Rafa are so generally adored.
There is no denying that Djokovic's statistics are outlandish.
His backhand is among the greatest ever seen, and if you believe that makes him the greatest tennis player of all time, then so be it. Despite the fact that Djokovic may finish up with the most Grand Slam titles, when it all comes down to it, we've chosen Nadal.