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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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John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John McEnroe age 56

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Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rod Laver age 77

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Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pete Sampras age 44

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roger Federer age 34

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Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Stefan Edberg age 49

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Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ivan Lendl age 55

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Björn Borg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Björn Borg age 59

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rafael Nadal age 29

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ken Rosewall age 81

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Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andre Agassi age 45

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Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jimmy Connors age 63

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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Boris Becker age 48

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Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roy Emerson age 79

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Arthur Ashe Died at 50 (1943-1993)

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John Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John Newcombe age 71

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Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Murray age 28

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Ilie Năstase is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ilie Năstase age 69

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Mats Wilander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Mats Wilander age 51

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Pat Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pat Cash age 50

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Guillermo Vilas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Marat Safin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Marat Safin age 35

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Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Roddick age 33

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Lew Hoad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Lew Hoad Died at 60 (1934-1994)

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Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Jim Courier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jim Courier age 45

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Manuel Santana is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Goran Ivanišević is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Goran Ivanišević

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Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Fred Perry Died at 86 (1909-1995)

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Manuel Orantes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Adriano Panatta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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David Nalbandian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Marcelo Ríos age 40

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Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Bill Tilden Died at 60 (1893-1953)

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René Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
René Lacoste Died at 92 (1904-1996)

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Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pancho Gonzales Died at 67 (1928-1995)

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Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Gaël Monfils age 29

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Janko Tipsarević is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Miloslav Mečíř is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Henri Cochet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Henri Cochet Died at 86 (1901-1987)

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Pancho Segura is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pancho Segura age 94

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Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Michael Chang age 43

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Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Don Budge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Don Budge Died at 85 (1915-2000)

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Jan Kodeš is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jan Kodeš age 69