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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s 

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March 27, 2017 350 votes 76 voters 3.2k views 39 items

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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
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
2
Don Budge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
3
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
Jack Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
5
Bob Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America, Brazil
6
Gardnar Mulloy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
7
Frank Sedgman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia
8
Bill Talbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
9
Geoff Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Geoff Brown
10
Elwood Cooke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
11
Wilmer Allison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
12
John Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia
13
Ted Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
14
Gianni Cucelli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Gianni Cucelli
15
Dick Skeen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Dick Skeen United States of America
16
Bobby Riggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
17
Jaroslav Drobný ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Czech Republic, Egypt, United Kingdom
18
Bunny Austin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United Kingdom
19
Jack Crawford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia
20
Yvon Petra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
France
21
Robert Abdesselam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Robert Abdesselam
22
Pierre Pellizza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Pierre Pellizza
23
Adrian Quist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Australia
24
Don McNeill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
United States of America
25
József Asbó... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s
József Asbóth