Who is the Greatest Tennis Player of All-Time?

Posted: July 10, 2012 by alexkaminetzky in Announcement

This question may have been answered in clear-cut fashion this past weekend when the 30-year-old Roger Federer took down the 25-year-old Andy Murray in four sets at Wimbledon. The grand slam victory for Federer was his first since the 2010 Australian Open, at which point he began experiencing a slight decline in his level of play. After the birth of his twin daughters, he watched Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic steal the spotlight in professional Men’s tennis as spectators began wondering if they had seen Federer’s last shining moments. With his convincing victories in the Wimbledon semifinals and finals over No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Andy Murray, Federer has now retaken the Number 1 world ranking, a feat tennis experts never thought was possible for the aging star.

His now 17 grand slam titles and 7 Wimbledon titles have prompted many spectators to crown Federer with the title of the greatest tennis player of all time, but many refuse to accept that he is deserving of the number 1 world ranking in men’s singles tennis. After all, the previous nine grand slams have gone to Novak Djokovic (4) and Rafael Nadal (5). It can all be explained by Federer’s increased presence in smaller tournaments in the past few months. He has racked up points in the rankings with success in these tournaments and the Wimbledon victory was enough to propel him to number 1. So, is it fitting to reward Federer with the number one world ranking after increasing his frequency of play, or should Nadal’s and Djokovic’s performances still shine through from the last nine grand slam tournaments?

I personally think Federer’s perseverance to continue his tennis career in his thirties now that he has two children proves his commitment to the sport and sheer level of talent and love for the game.  We want to know what you think.   Many consider Federer to be the best tennis player of all time but who is most deserving of the current number one world ranking in men’s singles?

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