He dominated the sport from 1912 until about 1930, winning 138 of 192 tournaments in that period, and compiling a match record of 907-62.
He wrote about the sport for newspapers, and authored the classic tennis book "Match Play and the Spin of the Ball."
His arrests on morals charges seriously tarnished his image.Answer 2
Rod Laver is probably the greatest lawn tennis player of all.
Certainly, most polls have chosen him as the greatest ever tennis player, but even as a 'grass player' only, I would choose him as the Best.
The reason I say this is that 9 of his 11 Grand slam singles titles were won on grass. Yet a further 4 Professional Slam singles titles were also won on grass, whereas, if one was to compare with Tilden [as suggested above] - Tilden won only 2 on grass.
Also, Doubles on grass: Tilden rarely won a doubles slam; Rod Laver won 7 grand slam doubles titles on grass surface.
The question is very subjective, so no definitive answer can be given.
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john klingerman to this day is the worst ping pong player ever. we know this because he has played a total of 300 ping pong matches and he hasn't scored one point. so then he was declared the worst ping pong player ever.
1.Pele 2.Zinedine Zidane 3.Diego Maradona 4.Franz Beckenbauer 5.Johan Cruyff 6.Paolo Maldini 7.George Best 8.Cafu 9.Luis Figo 10.Ferenc Puskas
According to Wikipedia (refer to the links, below), as of January 2009, Steffi Graf held the #1 ranking for women for 377 weeks, non-consecutively, and 186 weeks, consecutively. As of June 2009, Pete Sampras held the #1 men's singles player for the longest total period of time at 286 weeks, non-consecutively, and Roger Federer had held the #1 ranking for the most consecutive weeks: 237.
In my history book it had said that Sir Isaac Newton was the greatest scientist that ever lived.