tennis The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s  

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1960s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1960 to 1969, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1960s 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 1960s 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 Arthur Ashe, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, and Neale Fraser. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1960s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1960s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1960s 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 1960s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Rod Laver Australia

Australian Open: Winner 1960, 1962, 1969; Finalist 1961
French Open: Winner 1962, 1969; Finalist 1968
Wimbledon: Winner 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969; Finalist 1960
US Open: Winner 1962, 1969; Finalist 1960, 1961

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9 2
Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Ken Rosewall Australia

French Open: Winner 1968; Finalist 1969

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10 6
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Roy Emerson Australia

Australian Open: Winner 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967; Finalist 1962
French Open: Winner 1963, 1967; Finalist 1962
Wimbledon: Winner 1964, 1965
US Open: Winner 1961, 1964; Finalist 1962

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6 2
John Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
John Newcombe Australia

Wimbledon: Winner 1967; Finalist 1969
US Open: Winner 1967; Finalist 1966

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10 7
Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Arthur Ashe United States of America

Australian Open: Finalist 1966, 1967
US Open: Winner 1968

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4 1
Tony Roche is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Tony Roche Australia

French Open: Winner 1966; Finalist 1965, 1967
Wimbledon: Finalist 1968
US Open: Finalist 1969

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4 1
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Neale Fraser Australia

Australian Open: Finalist 1960
Wimbledon: Winner 1960
US Open: Winner 1960

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2 2
Chuck McKinley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Chuck McKinley United States of America

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2 2
Butch Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Butch Buchholz United States of America

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6 7
Clark Graebner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Clark Graebner United States of America

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3 4
Bob Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Bob Hewitt Australia, South Africa

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2 3
Manuel Santana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s

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1 2
William Bowrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
William Bowrey Australia

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1 2
Nicola Pietrangeli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s

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1 2
Jan-Erik Lundquist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Jan-Erik Lundquist Sweden

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2 4
Rafael Osuna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Rafael Osuna Mexico

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1 3
Dick Crealy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Dick Crealy Australia

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0 3
Antonio Palafox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Antonio Palafox Mexico