Results for: The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era

Fifty Shades of Greatness: An author's perspective on #OpenEra50

The GOAT debate allows us to do more than rank players; it lets us rediscover them.

Mar 02, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 1, Serena Williams

Even after getting married and having a daughter, Serena isn't ready to pass the torch.

Mar 02, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 1, Roger Federer

No athlete in the history of sports has ever loved his job as much as Federer. 

Mar 02, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 2, Steffi Graf

No player before Graf had moved with such predatory haste—between points and during them.

Mar 01, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 2, Rod Laver

It's a tragedy that Laver spent most of his prime far from the sport’s major events.

Mar 01, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 3, Rafael Nadal

Nadal was dubbed The King of Clay virtually from the start of his career. 

Feb 28, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era: No. 3, Martina Navratilova

The journey is what counts, they say, and no player traveled farther than Navratilova. 

Feb 28, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 4, Pete Sampras

The gifted American was happy to be known as a tennis player rather than a star. 

Feb 27, 2018
by Steve Tignor