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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1970s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1970 to 1979, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1970s 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 1970s 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 Jimmy Connors and Stan Smith. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1970s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1970s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1970s 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 1970s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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    157
    106

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    US Open: Winner 1979
    The Masters: Winner 1978
    WCT Finals: Winner 1979

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    StLandrew1958 addedAge: 64
    206
    90

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Year Turned Pro1973

    French Open: Winner 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979
    Wimbledon: Winner 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
    The Masters: Winner 1979
    WCT Finals: Winner 1976

  • 3
    169
    56

    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois

    Australian Open: Winner 1974
    Wimbledon: Winner 1974
    US Open: Winner 1974, 1976, 1978
    Masters: Winner 1977
    WCT Finals: Winner 1977

  • 4
    115
    55

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    French Open: Winner 1973
    US Open: Winner 1972
    Masters: Winner 1971, 1972 1974, 1975

  • 5
    Age: 82
    108
    70

    BirthplaceRockhampton, Australia

    Year Turned Pro1962

  • 6
    55
    26

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Australian Open: Winner 1971, 1972
    US Open: Winner 1970

  • 7
    Filip Krawczyk addedAge: 68
    104
    30

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro1969

    Australian Open: Winner 1978, 1979
    French Open: Winner 1977
    US Open: Winner 1977
    Masters: Winner 1974

  • 8
    69
    41

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, New South Wales, Oceania, Australasia, Sydney

    Year Turned Pro1967

    Wimbledon: Winner 1970, 1971
    Australian Open: Winner 1973, 1975
    US Open: Winner 1973

  • 9
    Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)
    59
    37

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1969

    Australian Open: Winner 1970
    Wimbledon: Winner 1975

  • 10
    Age: 74
    43
    29

    BirthplacePasadena, California

    Year Turned Pro1968

    Wimbledon: Winner 1972
    US Open: Winner 1971

  • 11
    Dec. at 40 (1954-1994)
    73
    38

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Year Turned Pro1971

    Australian open: Winner 1977
    WCT Finals: Winner 1978

  • 12
    Age: 74
    24
    19

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    French Open: Winner 1970, 1971
    Wimbledon: Winner 1973

  • 13
    Age: 75
    19
    9

    BirthplaceWagga Wagga, Australia

  • 14
    22
    20

    BirthplaceGranada, Spain

    US Open: Winner 1975

  • 15
    24
    26

    BirthplaceBlackbutt, Queensland, Australia

  • 16
    20
    20

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    French Open: Winner 1976
    Italian Open: Winner 1976

  • 17
    33
    39

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee

    Australian Open: Winner 1977

  • 18
    10
    24

    BirthplaceTbilisi, Georgia

  • 19
    LyleForehand addedAge: 72
    27
    77

    BirthplaceSeattle, WA

    Year Turned Pro1968

    Won 16 titles

    Coached US Davis Cup team eight times, won two world championships