“For me it has to be Federer”, “Borg will always be my favourite”, “It’s all about Murray mania”.
Around this time every year, as soon as the grass court season starts in the build up to the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon, tennis fans across the world discuss and debate who they think is the greatest grass court men’s singles player of all-time.
It’s needless to say that over the years we have been treated to watching some of the greatest champions on the grass court stage. In the 70’s it was Bjorn Borg dominanting the Wimbledon Centre Court, whilst McEnroe became top dog at Queen’s in the early 80’s. The Boris Becker revolution kick-started in the mid-80’s and in the 90’s no one could stop Pete Sampras, who won 7 Wimbledon titles in 8 years. In the last 20 years, Roger Federer has been the man to beat, breaking countless records, meanwhile Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have staked their claim as the true ‘King of Grass’.
To mark what would have been the start of the Fever-Tree Championships this week, we want to know how you would rank some of the greatest grass court men’s players of the Open Era.