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List of the best men's tennis players from 1980s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1980 to 1989, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1980s 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 1980s 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 John McEnroe and Björn Borg. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1980s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1980s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1980s 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 1980s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
John McEnroe United States of America

Wimbledon: Winner 1981, 1983, 1984; Finalist 1980, 1982
US Open: Winner 1980, 1981, 1984; Finalist 1985

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46 17
Björn Borg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Björn Borg Sweden

French Open: Winner 1980, 1981
Wimbledon: Winner 1980; Finalist 1981
US Open: Finalist 1980, 1981

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Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Stefan Edberg Sweden

Australian Open: Winner 1985, 1987
French Open: Finalist 1989
Wimbledon: Winner 1988; Finalist 1989

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37 14
Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Ivan Lendl United States of America, Czechoslovakia

Australian Open: Winner 1989, 1990; Finalist 1983
French Open: Winner 1984, 1986, 1987; Finalist 1981, 1985
Wimbledon: Finalist 1986, 1987
US Open: Winner 1985, 1986, 1987; Finalist 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989

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22 16
Pat Cash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Pat Cash Australia

Australian Open: Finalist 1987, 1988
Wimbledon: Winner 1987

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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Christian Shewcraft added Boris Becker West Germany, Germany

Wimbledon: Winner 1985, 1986, 1989
US Open: Winner 1989
The Masters: Winner 1989

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14 6
Mats Wilander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Jay Mumford added Mats Wilander Sweden

Australian Open: Winner 1983, 1984, 1988
French Open: Winner 1982, 1985, 1988
US Open: Winner 1988

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11 7
Yannick Noah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Yannick Noah France

French Open: Winner 1983

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Henri Leconte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Henri Leconte France

French Open: Finalist 1988

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Johan Kriek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Johan Kriek United States of America, South Africa

Australian Open: Winner 1981, 1982

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11 9
Miloslav Mečíř is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Miloslav Mečíř Slovakia

Australian Open: Finalist 1989
US Open: Finalist 1986

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Jimmy Connors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Christian Shewcraft added Jimmy Connors United States of America

US Open: Winner 1982, 1983
WCT Finals: Winner 1980

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Andrés Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s
Andrés Gómez