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List Rules Only male tennis players from 1968 to the present

This list of the greatest male tennis players of the Open Era includes some of the most iconic names in men's tennis. Who are the best male singles tennis players since the game became open (professionals included) in 1968? Some might argue that Roger Federer is, without question, one of the best - if not *the* best men's tennis player of all time. Disagree? That's totally fine, just cast your votes as you see fit and, if you want, you can also re-rank this list in any order you like. Any list of great male tennis players of the Open Era should include many of the players on this list of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. And debates can certainly get interesting. Nadal vs. Federer is a pretty epic debate, for example. Sure, Nadal may rule the clay courts, but where does he stack up in the bigger picture, especially against the likes of Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg? Does Novak Djokovic deserve to be listed here? He's arguably one of the top current men's tennis players. Andy Murray? Same situation. It's hard to know for sure where these younger players will rank in the annals of tennis history, but it's sure hard to argue they aren't some of the best. If you're a huge tennis fan, you might also want to check out these lists and vote for the greatest female tennis players of the Open Era and the best players of all time, too.
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488 348
Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rod Laver age 79

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2
669 583
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pete Sampras age 46

3
534 416
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John McEnroe age 58

4
1,140 800
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roger Federer age 36

5
341 279
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Stefan Edberg age 51

6
165 132
Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ken Rosewall age 83

7
592 493
Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ivan Lendl age 57

8
621 723
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rafael Nadal age 31

9
424 461
Björn Borg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Björn Borg age 61

10
147 117
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roy Emerson age 81

11
546 602
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

12
250 216
Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jimmy Connors age 65

13
227 199
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Boris Becker age 50

14
331 353
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andre Agassi age 47

15
99 120
John Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John Newcombe age 73

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16
140 131
Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Arthur Ashe Died at 50 (1943-1993)

17
31 17
Lew Hoad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
kurtuver added Lew Hoad Died at 60 (1934-1994)

18
45 31
Pat Cash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
pdrodosk added Pat Cash age 52

19
14 17
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
debbie66 added Pancho Gonzales Died at 67 (1928-1995)

20
193 226
Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Murray age 30

21
39 40
Manuel Santana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

22
19 15
Adriano Panatta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
pdrodosk added Adriano Panatta age 67

23
104 116
Guillermo Vilas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

24
98 118
Ilie Năstase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ilie Năstase age 71

25
117 176
Mats Wilander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Mats Wilander age 53

26
0 0
Nicola Pietrangeli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

27
8 13
Pancho Segura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
debbie66 added Pancho Segura age 96

28
73 95
Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

29
36 34
Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Fred Perry Died at 86 (1909-1995)

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30
84 137
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

31
59 49
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
bezveze added Stanislas Wawrinka age 32

32
100 169
Marat Safin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Marat Safin age 37

33
83 125
Goran Ivanišević is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Goran Ivanišević

34
136 221
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Roddick age 35

35
28 26
Manuel Orantes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
bezveze added Manuel Orantes age 68

36
102 179
Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

37
94 175
Jim Courier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jim Courier age 47

38
31 33
David Nalbandian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Kasir Radojica added David Nalbandian age 35

39
53 41
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

40
33 44
René Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
René Lacoste Died at 92 (1904-1996)

41
38 48
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Bill Tilden Died at 60 (1893-1953)

42
36 57
Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
bezveze added Marcelo Ríos age 42

43
19 21
Miloslav Mečíř is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Kasir Radojica added Miloslav Mečíř age 53

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24 30
Don Budge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Don Budge Died at 85 (1915-2000)

45
18 34
William Renshaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
William Renshaw Died at 43 (1861-1904)

46
38 57
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

47
21 25
Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Kasir Radojica added Richard Gasquet age 31

48
32 60
Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
bezveze added Michael Chang age 45

49
22 31
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Kasir Radojica added Gaël Monfils age 31

50
12 16
Janko Tipsarević is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
ZA Terorizam added Janko Tipsarević age 33