At Trove 42, we have endeavoured to come up with a systematic and scientific method to rank the greatest men’s singles tennis players in the Open Era. To do this, we’ve used numbers, lots of them. Every match, every title, every victory and every defeat of a player’s professional career has been taken into account. Everything that a player has done throughout his career, has been considered to generated an index rating. The higher the index rating, the greater is the player.

Below is the updated list of the top 10 greatest men’s singles players of all time. You can know more about our entire ranking methodology here.

No. Name Grand Slam Titles(Finals) Weeks At No. 1(Best Streak) Career Titles(Finals) Index Score
1 Roger Federer 18 (28) 302 (237) 91 (139) 54225
2 Ivan Lendl 8 (19) 270 (157) 94 (146) 38440
3 Novak Djokovic 12 (21) 223 (122) 67 (96) 38327
4 Jimmy Connors 8 (15) 268 (160) 109 (164) 34850
5 Pete Sampras 14 (18) 286 (102) 64 (88) 34111
6 Rafael Nadal 14 (21) 141 (57) 70 (104) 31876
7 Andre Agassi 8 (15) 101 (52) 60 (90) 27661
8 John McEnroe 7 (11) 170 (58) 77 (109) 25455
9 Bjorn Borg 11 (16) 109 (46) 64 (89) 25334
10 Boris Becker 6 (10) 12 (3) 49 (77) 21573

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