Very often, when it comes to tennis, who laments the best player in the history of this sport, and very often in doubt whether to Swiss Roger Federer and American Pete Sampras.
Those are two players who won the most Grand Slam titles (16 Federer, Sampras 14), but in theory one of the University of Illinois, nor one nor other is not among the top five all time.
The attached are inserted in the analysis of all tennis players from the Open era, since 1968. onwards, and most were in the so-called koncentirali. “Quality win”, ie, those that have some tennis players fight against the most direct rival, that is, the best players in the period when they themselves played. Certainly, other parameters are inserted in the overall study.
Upon such a study is the best tennis player of all time American Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and ahead of John McEnroe. Anyway, Federer is only the seventh in the rankings, Pete Sampras is one place below, and Rafael Nadal until the 24th place.
Research at the University of Illinois (the best tennis player of all time):
1st Jimmy Connors 109 ATP titles, 8 Grand Slam titles, 178 “quality wins”
2nd Ivan Lendl 94 ATP titles, 8 Grand Slam titles, 134 “quality wins”
3rd John McEnroe 77 ATP titles, seven Grand Slam titles, 129 “quality wins”
4th Guillermo Vilas 62 ATP titles, four Grand Slam titles, 93 “quality wins”
5th Andre Agassi 60 ATP titles, 8 Grand Slam titles, 79 “quality wins”
6th Stefan Edberg 41 ATP titles, six Grand Slam titles, 78 “quality wins”
7th Roger Federer 66 ATP titles, 16 Grand Slam titles, 39 “quality wins”
8th Pete Sampras 64 ATP titles, 14 Grand Slam titles, 87 “quality wins”
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