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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s 

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March 27, 2017 361 votes 139 voters 8.9k views 20 items

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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.

list ordered by
1
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
2
Lew Hoad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
3
Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
4
Tony Trabert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
5
Frank Sedgman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
6
Ashley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
7
Vic Seixas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
8
Ken McGregor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
9
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
10
Budge Patty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
11
Mervyn Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
12
Mal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Mal Anderson Australia
13
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
14
Dick Savitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
15
Luis Ayala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Luis Ayala Chile
16
John Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
17
Sven Davidson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Sweden
18
Alex Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
19
Jaroslav Drobný ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Czech Republic, Egypt, United Kingdom
20
Oliver Campbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America