Tennis stands in the 4th position as the most popular sport in the world and has an estimated world fan following of one billion people. Below are the best-ranked players today in the world based on the titles they hold.
In 1998, Roger Federer began his professional tennis career, and since then, he has held 20 major titles. This makes him the male tennis player in the world with most Grand Slam titles in history. The Majors titles are as follows, one French Open Title, five consecutive US Open titles, six Australian Open titles, and eight Wimbledon singles titles. Federer is ranked the world’s number three best player by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). In 2012, Federer won Olympic games titles and six Tour Finals titles.
Rafael Nadal has held 19 Majors titles since 2001, the time he became a professional tennis player. The 19 Grand Slam titles include One Australian Open title in 2009, twelve French Open titles between 2005 and 2019, two Wimbledon titles in 2008 and 2010, and four US Open titles between 2010 and 2019. He is ranked as the world number two in men’s singles worldwide. Nadal holds an overall title of 84 with consecutive 81 titles on clay court.
Novak Djokovic turned to professional tennis in 2003. Djokovic is the third-ranked most winner of Grand Slam with seventeen titles as follows, one French Open title, three US Open title, five Wimbledon titles, and eight Australian Open titles. He also holds a record of the 4th tennis player to hold all the four Grand Slams titles at the same time. Novak Djokovic holds a total of 77 singles titles. He also holds five Tour Finals titles and one Olympic championships title.
Other top tennis players today include Rod Laver with 11 Grand Slam titles and Pete Sampras, who holds 14 Grand Slams titles.