Floyd Mayweather, Jr is a popular American boxer who was born on 24 February, 1977. Mayweather is undefeated in all five-division world championship. He has won eleven world titles and bagged lineal championship title in four different weight classes. He is a two-time “Ring magazine fighter of the Year“, winning the award in 1998 and 2007. The year 2007 was very significant for him as he also won the BWAA Fighter of the Year award and the Best Fighter ESPY Award.
Floyd Mayweather jr is the WBA, WBO, WBC, Ring welterweight champion alongside WBC Super and Ring Junior middle weight champion. He is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. In 2012 and 2013, Mayweather marked his name at the top of Forbes and Sports Illustrated list of 50 highest paid athletes.
In 2014, Forbes again put Mayweather at the top of highest paid athlete in the world. Any athlete can envy him at his enormous amount of wealth.
Floyd Mayweather net worth:
How much is Floyd Mayweather Worth?
Total Net worth: $400 Million
Salary value: $100 Million per Fight.
Floyd Mayweather is a world famous American boxer. He has a net worth around $400 Million, more than any other athlete in the world. During his boxing career, he has won six championships in five different weight categories. He possesses an astonishing professional boxing record with 48 wins and 0 losses. Out of the 48 wins, 26 were knock out win for Mayweather. Mayweather is very consistent in the list of highest paid athletes in the world. He has a wide variety of endorsement deals, which give him around $80 million per year. Additionally, $150 million is added to his account every year, while he fights.
Floyd Mayweather Career Winnings & Earnings:
Carlos Baldomir: November 4, 2006 – $8 million
Oscar De La Hoya: May 5, 2007 – $25 million
Ricky Hatton: December 8, 2007 – $25 million
World Wrestling Entertainment Appearance: – $20 million
Juan Manuel Márquez: September 19, 2009 – $25 million
Sugar Shane Mosley: May 14th, 2010 – $30 million
Victor Ortiz: September 17th, 2011 – $40 million
Miguel Cotto: May 5, 2012 – $40 million
Robert Guerrero: May 4, 2013 – $50 million
Saul Alvarez: September 14, 2013 – $75 million
Marcos Maidana: May 2, 2014 – $40 million
Marcos Maidana: September 13, 2014 – $32 million
Manny Pacquiao: May 2nd, 2015 – $150 – $220 million
Floyd Mayweather’s Total Career Earnings: $630 million (includes the most recent $220m Pacquiao earnings)
There is a long history between Mayweather and Pacquiao fight. The fight was scheduled on 13 March, 2009. The fight was thought to be the most anticipated in a decade. The PPV (Pay per View) revenues were expected to exceed $180 million. Mayweather was to be guaranteed $25 million up front with an additional $20-25 million on the backend of the deal. But, unfortunately, Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather couldn’t reach an agreement and the fight fizzled for all these years. On 2 May, 2015 the fight took place and Mayweather again proved to be the best.
Mayweather defeated “Sugar” Shane Mosley in 2010, and Victor Ortiz in 2011, and Miguel Cotto in 2012. He earned around $50 million (32 million guaranteed) by defeating Robert Guerrero on 4th May, 2013. In the same year on 14 September, Floyd added $75 million ($41.5 million guaranteed) into his account by defeating Saul Alvarez. That was a record in the history of boxing for pursing the highest amount of money. The record was beaten by him on May 2nd, 2015, when Mayweather vs Pacquiao finally took place at Las Vegas.
The fight was postponed because of two negotiations failing. Floyd’s team firstly accused Pacquiao of abusing drugs, the steroids to gain an unfair advantage over Mayweather. The second negotiation failed because of some schedule conflicts and the statement contract regarding the winning money. The fight eventually confirmed to be scheduled on May, 2015. The boxers met in a 12-round fight where Mayweather won through a point advantage.
The fight was thought to be the highest revenue-earning in the history of boxing. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao agreed on a term to split all the profit by 60-40. Mayweather is projected to earn the major money, which is estimated around $200 million. Mayweather came out victorious against Manny Pacquiao through a unanimous decision. According to Mirror, Mayweather earned over £116,554,424 or $176 million via his 60-40 deal which was decided last February.
The contract deal would offer Mayweather 60% of the fight’s money whether he won or lost against Pacquiao. The boxing match generated a huge revenue, well over $300 million, all over the world. The contract granted him his highest career paycheck, giving him a chance to be the highest paid athlete again.
Prior to that fight, Mayweather’s projected net worth was between $280 and $300 million per year. Then, by adding $176 million to his account, Floyd Mayweather Net worth in 2015 is a total of $470 million, making him the most valued athlete in the sports history.
In comparison, Manny Pacquiao had gathered around $335 million prior to the fight. He got additional $117 million from the fight with Mayweather which was shooting his net worth to $452 million in this year 2015.
With that huge amount of money, Floyd Mayweather would be able to purchase 97,129 square-meters of the city of Tokyo, Japan, rent around 100 parking spaces in Downtown Manhattan or even own over 14 million shares of Real Oviedo.
National Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in United States. American football is originated from rugby, but the game is quite different from rugby. NFL is consisted of 32 teams which have a huge fan circles all over United States as well as Canada. The NFL lovers use to watch the young and talented football players, representing different cities with their best performance. The adrenaline-pumping game is always made the audiences glued to the tv screen 24 hours a day.
Every NFL team brings their top players to ensure that the fans don’t get disappointed. Literally, as NFL is one of the richest sports league in the world, the teams gather a huge amount of revenue into their account and their players earn big bucks.
10 Richest Football Teams in NFL:
It is Sporty Ghost, who have enlisted the top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL. Let’s check out your NFL teams with most money and most valuable players.
10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.5 billion
Baltimore Ravens is an American football team, playing in NFL, with the team value of $1.50 billion. The team has generated an amazing revenue of around $304 million in the last NFL season. As of in 2013-14 NFL season, Ravens had an operating income near $57 million. Baltimore Ravens have recently signed a 10-year contract with M&T Bank for their stadium naming rights sponsorship in May, last season. The extension contract will run through the 2027 NFL season.
OWNER: Stephen Bisciotti
PRICE PAID: $600 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 2004
REVENUE: $304 million
OPERATING INCOME: $56.7 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $156 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $67 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 88
REVENUE PER FAN: $50
METRO AREA POPULATION: 2.7 million
VENUE: M&T Bank Stadium
9. San Francisco 49ers: $1.60 billion
With the total income of $1.60 billion, San Francisco 49ers is the 9th team in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. The football team was founded in 1946 and started to play in NFL since 1949. They have won five Super Bowl Championship in just 14 years, in between 1981-1994. In the last season of NFL, San Francisco 49ers have gathered an amazing revenue of around $270 million. With an operative income of nearly $25 million in 2013-14 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers are one of the richest teams in NFL. They have recently inaugurated a new 68,500-seater privately funded Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 50th Super Bowl will be hosted in this stadium in February 2016.
OWNER: Denise DeBartolo York, John York
PRICE PAID: $13 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1977
REVENUE: $270 million
OPERATING INCOME: $24.8 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $157 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $52 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 174
REVENUE PER FAN: $45
METRO AREA POPULATION: 4.5 million
VENUE : Levi’s Stadium
Chicago Bears are a NFL professional football team situated in Chicago, Illinois. They have won a total nine NFL championships. In 2015 season of NFL, the Chicago Bears have made a value over $1.7 billion and they are inducted at no. 8 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. The Bears have generated a revenue around $309 million in the last NFL season. They also had an operating income of nearly $57 million as of 2013-14 season of National Football League. The Chicago bears finished at 8-8 in 2013 NFL season and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Recently, they missed it under the new head coach Marc Trestman who replaced Lovie Smith.
OWNER: McCaskey Family
PRICE PAID: $100
YEAR PURCHASED: 1920
REVENUE: $309 million
OPERATING INCOME: $57.1 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $160 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $65 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 86
REVENUE PER FAN: $15
METRO AREA POPULATION: 9.5 million
VENUE : Soldier Field
7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.75 billion
Philadelphia Eagles are the members of the East Division of the National Football Conference in NFL. Their current team value is worth of $1.75 billion, which put them at 7th place in the list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. So far, the Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two appearances in Super Bowl competitions. Philadelphia Eagles has generated nearly $330 million of revenue in the last season of NFL. They also had an operative income of $73 million in the 2013-2014 NFL season. The Eagles recently appointed Chip Kelly as their head coach replacing their long-time coach Andy Reid for 2013 NFL season. Kelly led the team to achieve the top spot in the NFC East.
OWNER: Jeffrey Lurie
PRICE PAID: $185 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1994
REVENUE: $330 million
OPERATING INCOME: $73.2 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $150 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $63 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 114
REVENUE PER FAN: $27
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6 million
VENUE: Lincoln Financial Field
New York Jets are a professional NFL team located in New York City, Metropolitan area. They share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The team currently values $1.80 billion in 2015 season of NFL. They are inducted at no. 6 in the list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. They have generated an amazing revenue of nearly $333 million in the last NFL season. They also made an operative income of $80 million last year. Recently, a $255 million has been assigned by Moody’s Investment service in stadiums project revenue.
OWNER: Robert Wood Johnson IV
PRICE PAID: $635 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 2000
REVENUE: $333 million
OPERATING INCOME: $79.5 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $134 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $77 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 103
REVENUE PER FAN: $16
METRO AREA POPULATION: 20 million
VENUE : MetLife Stadium
The Houston Texans joined the NFL in 2002 and since then they are one of the prolific teams in American professional football. Majority of the team are owned by Bob McNair. The current value of Houston Texans is nearly $1.85 billion and they stay at no. 5 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. They have generated a revenue of $339 million in the last NFL season with an operating income of $103 million. Houston Texans’ new home was re-branded as NRG Stadium in 2015 after the owner company Reliant Energy had its own name on the Texans’ building.
OWNER: Robert McNair
PRICE PAID: $600 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1999
REVENUE: $339 million
OPERATING INCOME: $102.8 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $134 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $64 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 25
REVENUE PER FAN: $27
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6.3 million
VENUE : NRG Stadium
The professional American football team, New York Giants is the no. 4 richest football team in NFL. They were one of the five teams that joined NFL in 1925. The Giants have won eight NFL titles so far, along with more championship appearances than any other NFL team. New York Giants is valued over $2.1 billion as of 2015 NFL season. They also produced a marvelous revenue of $353 million in the last season of NFL. They had an operative income of $87 million in 2013-14 season of NFL. Although the team pays an annual stadium debt of $40 million, they still manage to maintain their huge earnings every year.
OWNER: John Mara, Steven Tisch
PRICE PAID: $500, $150 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1925, 1991
REVENUE: $353 million
OPERATING INCOME: $87.3 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $146 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $91 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 82
REVENUE PER FAN: $18
METRO AREA POPULATION: 20 million
VENUE: MetLife Stadium
3. Washington Redskins: $2.4 billion
They are a professional NFL team located in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The Redskins’ home is FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Since 1932, the Washington Redskins have played more than 1,000 matches. They have managed to win five NFL Championship which include three Super Bowl Championships. The team currently values over $2.4 billion in the latest season of NFL. They also generated a revenue of $395 million in the 2013-14 NFL season with an operative income of nearly $143 million. Washington Redskins are at no. 3 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL.
OWNER: Daniel Snyder
PRICE PAID: $750 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1999
REVENUE: $395 million
OPERATING INCOME: $143.4 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $118 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $82 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 44
REVENUE PER FAN: $38
METRO AREA POPULATION: 5.9 million
VENUE: FedEx Field
New England Patriots are one of the most successful teams in NFL. They play their home games at Gillette Stadium in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots joined the NFL competition in 1970. With the net value of $2.6 billion, New England Patriots at 2nd place in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. Last season, they had made a remarkable revenue of nearly $428 million with an operating income of $147 million. The team has a property named ‘Patriot Place’ adjacent to the Gillette Stadium, which featured over 1.3 million square feet of dining, shopping, and entertainment.
OWNER: Robert Kraft
PRICE PAID: $172 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1994
REVENUE: $428 million
OPERATING INCOME: $147.2 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $156 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $95 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 154
REVENUE PER FAN: $56
METRO AREA POPULATION: 4.6 million
VENUE : Gillette Stadium
1. Dallas Cowboys: $3.2 billion
Dallas Cowboys are the richest football team in NFL with an incredible net worth of $3.2 billion. They have a record for most Super Bowl appearances (8) which they share with Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas Cowboys are the only team in NFL to record 20 straight winning season from 1966-1985. They are the most valuable team in National Football League. Cowboys are tied with Spanish club FC Barcelona for 2nd richest sports team in the world while the richest team is Real Madrid with $3.4 billion. The Cowboys have produced a revenue of $560 million along with an operative income of $246 million in 2013-14 NFL season. They have recently signed multiple global sponsorship contracts with watchmaker Hublot and Carnival Cruise Lines. All these sponsorship endorsements ensure them several millions of dollars in revenue over the next five years in NFL.
OWNER: Jerry Jones
PRICE PAID: $150 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1989
REVENUE: $560 million
OPERATING INCOME: $245.7 million
PLAYER EXPENSES: $164 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $90 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 83
REVENUE PER FAN: $57
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6.8 million
VENUE : AT&T Stadium
While the American football teams are busy in making money from sponsorships and tickets, the fans care about only one thing- the performances of the players. The fans always like to see the talented players making history under tough situations in the game. All these football players try their best to make their teams proud as well as rich and valuable.
Sports are dominated by the males for centuries. It was considered a mere source of entertainment for men. On the contrary, women were busy with raising child and taking care of their husbands. Then, the changes came, where men and women equally work in the development of civilization. The American society adopted the changes faster than any other countries of the world. Now, American female society is participated in almost all kinds of sports along with the men. Their bold entry in the men’s field didn’t go in vain. Sometimes, they surpassed men, likewise in soccer and many other sports. They’ve gifted some best female athletes in American sports over time and still they are proving to be the best over men.
Sporty Ghost stepped forward to make a list of top 10 best female athletes in America. American female athletes are become popular not only in United States, but also all over the world. The female athletes we have enlisted here, are best in their own performance in different sports. So, let’s take a look-
Top 10 Best Female Athletes in America:
From NASCAR racing to UFC fighting competitions, American women have made their marks everywhere and became famous worldwide. Here are some popular American female athletes, who are renowned for their outstanding sporting nature.
Gabby Douglas took the place of Jordyn Weiber to be the top all-around gymnast in the world. She won two gold medals for United States in 2012 London Summer Olympics. Douglas won both the all-around championship and the team championship in that world competition. Thus, she became the first American ever to win the Olympic gold medals in both area of gymnastics. She was also an integral part of the gold winning United States team in 2011 World Championships.
The 4’11” gymnast, Gabby Douglas was nicknamed as “The Flying Squirrel” by the USA Gymnastics’ National Team Coordinator, Márta Károlyi, seeing her outstanding aerial performance on uneven bars. She was awarded the “Female Athlete of the Year” by Associated Press in 2013. She also received two BET Awards for her incredible achievements in the Olympics. She is at no. 10 position in the list of top 10 best female athletes in America.
Allyson Felix is one of the most popular American track and field sprint athletes, who represents United States in international competitions. So far, she has bagged 2012 Olympic gold medal, two Olympic silver medals, and three world championship gold medals, in 200 meters sprint. She finished second at Athens and Beijing Olympics, and in London Olympics, she had determined to deliver the best performance. She ran a blazing race in 200 meters in just 21.88 seconds, defeating the 2nd place finisher Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser, who completed the race in 22.09 seconds. Allyson’s three golds at 2012 Summer Olympics are the most gold medals a female track and field athlete has won since 1988.
As an active participator of “Project Believe”, organized by US Anti- Doping Agency, she regularly tests to ensure that she is drug free. She is also considered as one of the top female athletes of the world. Obviously, she is truly a pride of American Olympic legacy.
Lindsey Vonn is one of the greatest female skiers in the history of America. Vonn is the one of two female skiers to ever win four overall World Cup championships, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll. She has achieved that landmark in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. She also secured a record seven World Cup seasons titles in the downhill discipline, five titles in super-G and three consecutive titles in combined. In 2010 Winter Olympic, she placed herself to be the first female ever in the history of America after winning the gold medal in downhill category. She is placed at no. 8 in our list of top 10 best female athletes in America.
Lindsey Vonn got off to a slow start in earlier 2013 due to her illness. But, soon she recovered and got things going at Lake Louise by sweeping all three races. Her career total reached to a 56 and Vonn became the second best of all-time among female skiers.
Danica Patrick is an American Auto racing driver. She has become the most successful female racer in the history of American open-wheel racing, winning the 2008 Indy Japan 300 and became the only woman in an IndyCar series race. She also finished 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which is the highest finish there ever by a female racer. Patrick participated in the NASCAR Nationwide series in 2012. She has driven the #10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series since the 2013 season. She has been remarkably consistent in the American Auto-racing, as she is doing something that none of the other athletes on this list by competing against male athletes. She became the first female NASCAR driver in 2013 to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup series pole, after qualifying for the Daytona 500.
She is an inspirational model in female auto racing in United states. Danica Patrick currently holds the no. 7 spot in the list of top 10 best female athletes in America. She is a record holder for the most consecutive races running at the finish (50 races).
Serena Williams has been among the most dominating female athletes in the world in recent time. she is currently ranking No.1 in women’s singles tennis. She has ranked No.1 in singles on six separate occasions, which make her one of the best female tennis players in the world. Serena Williams has won 30 Grand Slams titles in her glorious career, in which 15 in women’s singles, 13 in doubles and two titles in the mixed doubles. Serena is currently the reigning champion of French Open, Australian Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championship. She is also the Olympic Gold medalist in women’s singles. According to many, Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all-time. she is the 6th top American female athlete in our list.
Alex Morgan is an American National Soccer team player and the former Olympic gold medalist. At just 22, Alex joined the USWNT in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World cup, becoming the youngest member in the squad. She spent a remarkable season in 2012, scoring 28 goals and making 21 assists, which made her the sixth and youngest female soccer player in the United States to score more than 20 goals in a single calendar year. At 2012 London Olympics, her game winning goal at 123rd minute in the semi-final match against Canada is the most remarkable memory in American Female soccer. She ranks at No. 5 in our list of top 10 best female athletes in America.
She was awarded the “US Female Athlete of the Year” in 2012 for her mesmerizing performance in soccer. She is now at 25 and has a huge potentials to give more to the American soccer team. Alex Morgan is also one of the best looking female soccer player in the world.
Melissa Jeanette Franklin is an American competition swimmer, who has won four Olympic gold medals so far in her career. Perhaps, Missy is the brightest among all the young stars in the list of top 10 best female athletes in America. She is currently the world record holder in the 200-meter backstroke and American record holder in both 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. At just 17, in her debut summer Olympics in 2012, Missy Franklin bagged a total five medals, four of which were gold medals. She has earned the award of “World Swimmer of the Year” in 2011 and 2012 for her incredible swimming performance.
Franklin has won a total of 22 medals in different international swimming competitions. Although she holds the dual citizenship of America and Canada, she chose to compete for the United States. She holds her spot at No. 4 in top 10 best female athletes in America.
Like her teammate Melissa Franklin, Allison Schmitt is another young star in American swimming. She enormously helped United States to be glorious at the Olympic games and World Swimming Championships. Schmitt managed to win a bronze in her debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Four years later, after preparing herself more preciously, she rose, winning a total five medals in 2012 London Olympics, in which there were three gold medals she won in the 200-meter freestyle swimming, in 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
Allison has won 14 medals in major international swimming competitions for America. She is a real performer at the international stage. She is a glittering star at American Swimming team. Allison has also earned the status to be one of the most popular female athletes in America.
Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist and a judoka. In 2008, she became the first American female Judo practitioner to ever win a medal at the summer Olympic games. Later in 2013, Rousey blew the lid off another sport, martial arts, and became the first ever woman to win a fight inside the UFC Octagon by defeating Liz Carmouche. Her dominance can be easily identified by looking at a 7-0 winning record. She has never allowed an opponent to make it out of the first round and won every single match with her horrifying effective armbar, which has broken the arms of numerous opponents.
Ronda Rousey is the No.1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. Fight Matrix enlisted her name as the No. 1 Current Women’s MMA Bantamweight Fighter and No. 1 Women’s MMA Fighter of all-time. she is also featured in the Hollywood film “The Expendables 3” in 2014. She is the 2nd choice in our list of top 10 best female athletes in America.
Following in the footsteps of Ronda Rousey, Kayla Harrison might just be the best ever Judoka in the history of United States. In 2008, Kayla won the Junior World Championship in Judo and became runner-up in the following year. In 2010, Kayla Harrison won the prestigious title of World Judo Championships.
Just before the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she endured a severe injury during the training session, having torn a medial collateral ligament. It was an immense struggle for her to recover and join the Olympic. Eventually, on 2 August, 2012 she won the Olympic gold medal in the 78-kg category, defeating Gemma Gibbons by two yukos and made the history by becoming the first American to ever win an Olympic gold medal in judo. Kayla Harrison is a priceless asset for American sports. After many research and analysis, she becomes our 1st choice to be at No. 1 in the top 10 best female athletes in America.
Tennis is one of the top ranked sports now a days. The game is very popular worldwide. Tennis has gathered over 1 billion fans across the world. Tennis stands at 4th in the list of most popular sports in the world. the sport is also played as a popular college sport across Asia, Europe and America. There are many tennis players who are admired widely for their skillful performances. The world of tennis has produced many famous tennis players over the decades. In this article, we have tried to enlist the greatest tennis players of all time. There is still some intense competition for the no. 1 place and debatable in some manner.
The list has been made based on the legacies and achievements of top tennis players around the world. All these tennis players are extremely hard working and very much passionate about tennis. They gave up everything for the sake of tennis. They all ultimately reached the peak of success and emerged at top of ladder. Let’s have a look at the list of top 10 greatest tennis players of all time.
Top 10 greatest tennis players of all time:
10. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors is a legendary American no. 1 retired tennis player. He seized the top spot of tennis for consecutive 160 weeks (1974-1977), which became a world record that period. Connors was known for his fiery competitiveness and his winning spirit. He secured total 109 career titles in his life. In his peak of success, Connors won 5 US Open, 2 Wimbledon and one Australian Open. In the Open era of 1974, he won three majors in a calendar year with a winning rate of 81.9%. At the age of 39, he reached the semifinals of US open and proved he was worthy where others at this stage will fade away. This great tennis player took the job of a coach after his retirement. He coached many famous tennis players like Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova.
Ivan Lendl is the pioneer of modern “power tennis”. In the game, he particularly relied upon his incredible strength and heavy topspin from the baseline. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. he was the most prolific tennis player in the 1980s. In his 16 years of tennis career, Lendl secured 8 grand slam single titles which include 3 US open, 3 French open and 2 Australian open. He maintained the no. 1 position for 270 weeks, breaking the previous record of Jimmy Connors. He also marked his name as one of the three best tennis players who won more than 1000 singles during his career. After retirement, he took the responsibility to coach Andy Murray and he did that quite successfully.
8. John McEnroe
John McEnroe was a exceptionally talented player, who was better known for his special touch on volley. The former American tennis player’s name was inducted in the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. The former world no. 1 won total 7 grand slam singles and a record eight year-end tennis championships titles. He used to amazed the tennis lovers with his superb volleying skills and shot-making artistry. He played his role as United States captain in the Davis cup and led his team to win the cup five times. After his retirement, McEnroe became a television commentator.
7. Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi is a retired American tennis player and one of the biggest tennis superstars. He was the most dominant player from the early 1990s to mid 2000s. he is the winner of 8 grand slams in his career. Agassi was best known for his service returning ability and his charismatic style. He was the only player in the history to achieve the Career Golden grand slam, which was highly praised by the famous Sports Illustrated magazine. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His career was disturbed by multiple muscle injuries namely sciatica and spondylolisthesis. He decided to retire from tennis in 2006 at the age of 36.
Bjorn Borg is a Swedish international and the former no. 1 tennis player in the world. Borg became the first tennis player ever in the history to win 11 grand slam titles, which include six French open and five consecutive Wimbledon. His winning rate of 82.7% is still the best in tennis era. He was teenage sensation in the 1970s. He achieved his grand slam tally just at 25 and became very much popular among the young generation. The immense pressure eventually caused burnout, which led him to retire at just 26. It is easily imaginable what would happen if he spent another 10 years in tennis.
5. Rod Laver
Rodney Laver is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is Australian by nationality and the former no. 1 ranked tennis player. Laver won a total 200 singles titles, which are the most in the history of tennis. He is at no. 5 in our list with 11 grand slams in his career. His memorable contribution is notable in five Davis cup titles for Australia team. He could perform on all kinds of court surface of his time: clay, grass, carpet, hard and wood. He was famous for his faultless techniques and aggressive groundstrokes.
4. Novak Djokovic
The Serbian is currently holding the no. 1 spot in world tennis ranking. He has won 11 grand slam singles titles so far. His grand slams include 6 Australian open, 3 Wimbledon and 2 US Open titles. Djokovic has shown enough potential to be at the top of our list. But, still long way to go for this youngster. In 2015 US open, he reached the final for the sixth time and met Roger Federer. Dojokovic defeated him in four sets to grab his 3rd grand slam title of that year. Djokovic has proven to be an all-court player, who has powerful groundstrokes. His back-hand is regarded as the most powerful and accurate today’s game. Novak Djokovic is clearly a most talent tennis player in the world.
3. Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras from California, United States is another legendary tennis player. The former no. 1 tennis player earned the nickname “Pistol Pete” for his incredible accuracy in serving. He was best known for producing aces on critical points. Later in his career, he became more offensive and often employed chip-and-charge strategy. Before going to retirement in 2002, he bagged 14 grand slams ( 2 Australian open, 7 Wimbledon and 5 US open). He was at no. 1 consecutively for 5 years (1993-1998). He is an iconic figure in world tennis.
Rafael Nadal, the Spanish international has secured 14 grand slam titles so far. The former world no. 1 is regarded as the most deadliest player at the clay-court. He achieved a record 9 French open titles, which proves that he is the undefeated champion of clay. His aggressive style of play and heavy topspin groundstrokes are very exciting to watch. He has developed a strong left hand in making strokes. He is the only male tennis player to win single grand slam tournament a record nine consecutive times. His all court performance has made him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Although he is currently struggling with his form, he has the strength to come back and regain his honor once again.
1. Roger Federer
Here we are at no. 1 and it’s none other than great Roger Federer. His incredible achievements made him the greatest of them all. He won a record 17 grand slam single titles (4 Australian open, 1 French open, 7 Wimbledon, and 5 US open). Roger is very much fond of breaking records after records. He held the world no. 1 for 302 weeks, which was never done before by any tennis player. He reached each grand slam final for at least five times. Federer won total 302 matches in the grand slam. The Swiss superstar has achieved Laureus world Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years. He is an all-round and all-court player. He is incredible with fluid style and sharp shot making. John McEnroe mentioned Federer’s forehand as “the greatest shot in our sport”. Federer is truly a phenomenon in the world of tennis and undoubtedly he is the no. 1 top tennis player in the recent time.