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List Rules Only male tennis players from 1968 to the present

This list of the greatest male tennis players of the Open Era includes some of the most iconic names in men's tennis. Who are the best male singles tennis players since the game became open (professionals included) in 1968? Some might argue that Roger Federer is, without question, one of the best - if not *the* best men's tennis player of all time. Disagree? That's totally fine, just cast your votes as you see fit and, if you want, you can also re-rank this list in any order you like. Any list of great male tennis players of the Open Era should include many of the players on this list of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. And debates can certainly get interesting. Nadal vs. Federer is a pretty epic debate, for example. Sure, Nadal may rule the clay courts, but where does he stack up in the bigger picture, especially against the likes of Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg? Does Novak Djokovic deserve to be listed here? He's arguably one of the top current men's tennis players. Andy Murray? Same situation. It's hard to know for sure where these younger players will rank in the annals of tennis history, but it's sure hard to argue they aren't some of the best. If you're a huge tennis fan, you might also want to check out these lists and vote for the greatest female tennis players of the Open Era and the best players of all time, too.

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John McEnroe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John McEnroe age 58

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Rod Laver 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rod Laver age 79

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Pete Sampras 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pete Sampras age 46

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Roger Federer 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roger Federer age 36

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Stefan Edberg 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Stefan Edberg age 51

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Ivan Lendl 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ivan Lendl age 57

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Björn Borg 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Björn Borg age 61

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Rafael Nadal 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Rafael Nadal age 31

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Novak Djokovic 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Andre Agassi 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andre Agassi age 47

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Ken Rosewall 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ken Rosewall age 83

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Boris Becker 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Boris Becker age 50

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Jimmy Connors 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jimmy Connors age 65

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Roy Emerson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Roy Emerson age 81

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Arthur Ashe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Arthur Ashe Died at 50 (1943-1993)

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John Newcombe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
John Newcombe age 73

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Andy Murray 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Murray age 30

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Ilie Năstase 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Ilie Năstase age 71

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Mats Wilander 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Mats Wilander age 53

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Pat Cash 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pat Cash age 52

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Guillermo Vilas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Marat Safin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Marat Safin age 37

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Gustavo Kuerten 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Andy Roddick 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Andy Roddick age 35

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Lew Hoad 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Lew Hoad Died at 60 (1934-1994)

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Patrick Rafter 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Lleyton Hewitt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Jim Courier 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jim Courier age 47

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Manuel Santana 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Goran Ivanišević 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Goran Ivanišević

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Stanislas Wawrinka 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Fred Perry 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Fred Perry Died at 86 (1909-1995)

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Manuel Orantes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Adriano Panatta 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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David Nalbandian 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Marcelo Ríos 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Marcelo Ríos age 42

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Bill Tilden 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Bill Tilden Died at 60 (1893-1953)

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René Lacoste 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
René Lacoste Died at 92 (1904-1996)

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Pancho Gonzales 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pancho Gonzales Died at 67 (1928-1995)

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Gaël Monfils 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Gaël Monfils age 31

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Janko Tipsarević 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Richard Gasquet 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Miloslav Mečíř 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Juan Martín del Potro 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Henri Cochet 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Henri Cochet Died at 86 (1901-1987)

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Pancho Segura 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Pancho Segura age 96

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Michael Chang 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Michael Chang age 45

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Goran Ivanisevic 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Don Budge 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Don Budge Died at 85 (1915-2000)

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Jan Kodeš 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era
Jan Kodeš age 71