Tennis The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s  

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1940s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1940 to 1949, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1940s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1940s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Jack Kramer and Frank Parker. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1940s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1940s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1940s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1940s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

list ordered by

1
14 4
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

2
13 4
Don Budge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

3
8 1
Pancho Segura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America, Ecuador

4
9 2
Gardnar Mulloy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

5
11 5
Jack Kramer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

6
7 2
Bob Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America, Brazil

7
6 3
Elwood Cooke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

8
6 3
Wilmer Allison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

9
5 2
John Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia

10
4 1
Frank Sedgman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia

11
4 1
Ted Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

12
4 1
Bill Talbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

13
6 4
Geoff Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Geoff Brown

14
3 1
Dick Skeen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Dick Skeen United States of America

15
3 1
Gianni Cucelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Gianni Cucelli

16
5 4
Jack Crawford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia

17
5 4
Bunny Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United Kingdom

18
4 3
Bobby Riggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America

19
2 1
Pierre Pellizza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Pierre Pellizza

20
2 1
Yvon Petra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Yvon Petra France

21
4 4
Jaroslav Drobný is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Czech Republic, Egypt, United Kingdom

22
4 4
András Ádá... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
András Ádám-Stolpa

23
3 3
Lennart Bergelin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s

24
3 3
József Asbóth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
József Asbóth

25
12 13
Robert Abdesselam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Robert Abdesselam