Tennis The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s  

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1950s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1950 to 1959, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1950s 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 1950s 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 Ashley Cooper, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Frank Sedgman, and Roy Emerson. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1950s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1950s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1950s 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 1950s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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1
25 12
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

2
14 5
Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

3
15 7
Lew Hoad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

4
13 6
Tony Trabert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

5
9 3
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

6
12 6
Ashley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

7
8 3
Frank Sedgman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

8
8 5
Vic Seixas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

9
6 3
Mal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Mal Anderson Australia

10
7 5
Budge Patty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

11
7 6
Mervyn Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

12
5 4
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

13
3 2
Ken McGregor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

14
4 4
Sven Davidson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Sven Davidson Sweden

15
4 4
Luis Ayala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Luis Ayala Chile

16
4 4
Jaroslav Drobný is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Czech Republic, Egypt, United Kingdom

17
3 4
Dick Savitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

18
3 4
Alex Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America

19
4 6
John Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia

20
2 4
Oliver Campbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America