Tennis Players 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.

list ordered by

1
43 16
Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
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

2
21 12
John Newcombe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia

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

3
25 16
Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
United States of America

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

4
22 14
Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia

French Open: Winner 1968; Finalist 1969

5
12 5
Tony Roche is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia

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

6
22 15
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
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

7
10 8
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia

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

8
7 11
Manuel Santana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s

9
4 8
Butch Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
United States of America

10
7 12
Bob Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia, South Africa

11
5 10
Rafael Osuna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Mexico

12
5 10
Dick Crealy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Australia

13
4 9
Nicola Pietrangeli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s

14
8 14
Clark Graebner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Clark Graebner United States of America

15
5 11
Chuck McKinley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
United States of America

16
3 9
William Bowrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
William Bowrey Australia

17
1 10
Jan-Erik Lundquist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Jan-Erik Lundquist Sweden

18
0 13
Antonio Palafox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s
Antonio Palafox Mexico