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Men’s Tennis Records & Tennis Trivia

ADDucation’s selection of men’s tennis records. Awesome performances by the world’s top men’s tennis players have set some amazing tennis records. From the most grand slam wins to the longest match in history and tennis trivia too.

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Most grand slam singles wins in history
  1. 19, Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  2. 15, Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  3. 14, Pete Sampras (USA)
  4. 12, Roy Emerson (Australia)
  5. 12, Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  6. 11, Rod Laver (Australia)
  7. 11, Björn Borg (Sweden)
Watch Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slam Match Points in 4 mins:
Winners of all four Grand Slam Singles titles in 1 calendar year
  • Don Budge (USA) in 1938
  • Rod Laver (Australia) in 1962 and 1969
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 2016
For men’s tennis records this is as tough as it gets. Don Budge and Rod Laver are the only 3 men to reach his achievement – and Rod Laver was playing as an amateur in 1962!
Career Grand Slam aka “Career slammers” in Singles
  • Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  • Andre Agassi (USA)
  • Rod Laver (Australia)
  • Don Budge (USA)
  • Roy Emerson (Australia)
  • Fred Perry (Great Britain)
These are the only 7 male tennis players to have won all four singles majors during their career.
Most ever tennis singles titles
  1. 109, Jimmy Connors (USA) 1972–96
  2. 94, Ivan Lendl (Czech Rep. / USA) 1978–94
  3. 93, Roger Federer (Switzerland) 1998–? *
  4. 77, John McEnroe (USA) 1978–06
* Roger Federer is the only active player so can he win enough titles to overtake Ivan Lendl or knock Jimmy Connors off the top spot?
Most total weeks ranked world #1
  1. 302, Roger Federer (Switzerland)*
  2. 286, Pete Sampras (USA)
  3. 270, Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic /USA)
  4. 268, Jimmy Connors (USA)
  5. 223, Novak Djokovic (Serbia)*
* Novak Djokovic, the only other active player with a chance to catch Roger Federer.
Most consecutive weeks ranked world #1
  1. 237, Roger Federer (Switzerland)*
  2. 160, Jimmy Connors (USA)
  3. 157, Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic / USA)
  4. 102, Pete Sampras (USA)
  5. 122, Novak Djokovic (Serbia)*
* Roger Federer looks unbeatable – the nearest other active player, Novak Djokovic, has fewer than half the titles.
Youngest ever singles Wimbledon winner Boris Becker (Germany) aged 17. Enjoy the moment Boris Becker wins his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 1985.
Youngest ever doubles Wimbledon winner Dennis Ralston (USA) aged 17 in 1960.
Youngest ever singles US Open winner Pete Sampras (USA) was 19 years old when he won the US Open in 1990.
Youngest ever doubles US Open winner Vincent Richards (USA) was aged 15 in 1918. More recently Lleyton Hewitt (Australia), aged 19 in 2000.
Youngest ever world number 1 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia), aged 20, in 2001.
Oldest ever title winner
  • Arthur Gore (Great Britain), aged 41, won Wimbledon in 1909.
  • Andre Agassi (USA), aged 33, won the Australian Open in 2003
Mens tennis career highest prize money earners
  1. Novak Djokovic* (Serbia) $110
  2. Roger Federer* (Switzerland) $107
  3. Rafael Nadal* (Spain) $86
  4. Andy Murray* (Great Britain) $61
  5. Pete Sampras (USA) $43
  6. Andre Agassi (USA) $31
  7. Stan Wawrinka (CH)$31
  8. David Ferrer* (Spain) $30
  9. Tomas Berdych* (Czech Rep.) $28
  10. Boris Becker (Germany) $25
* Active tennis players, the others have retired.
Prize money in US dollars and rounded off, last updated 2017.
Biggest tennis stadiums in the world
  1. Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, USA has a capacity of 23,200
  2. O2 Arena, London, England, has a capacity of 17,500
  3. Indian Wells, California, USA has a capacity of 16,100
  4. Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, has a capacity of 15,818
  5. Wimbledon, England, with 15,000 capacity
Superlative tennis complexes
  • USTA B.J. King Nat. Tennis Center, opened 1997, US Open venue, seats 47,000, 33 courts, largest tennis facility in world
  • Wimbledon, opened 1868, Wimbledon Championships venue since 1877, seats 38,500, 41 grass courts, only grass-court major
  • Roland Garros, opened 1928, French Open venue, seats 36,000, 25 courts, Roland Garros was WW1 French war hero
  • Melbourne Park, opened 1988, Australian Open venue, seats 40,000, 34 courts, originally “Flinders Park”
  • Indian Wells, opened 2000, seats 41,500, 27 courts, 2nd largest tennis-specific stadium in world
Countries with most ranked players in top 100
  1. Spain 13
  2. France 12
  3. USA 8
  4. Argentina 7
  5. Australia 5
  6. Croatia 4
  7. Great Britain 4
  8. Russia 4
  9. Germany 3
  10. Italy 3
  11. Serbia 3
  12. Ukraine 3
Last updated June 2016
Longest match in history 11 hours 5 minutes at Wimbledon 2010.
John Isner (USA) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) over 3 days. The match also had 183 games, the highest number of games in history. Several men’s tennis records were broken during this match.
Watch the last few minutes of the longest tennis match ever:
Most aces in one match John Isner (USA) served 113 aces against Nicolas Mahut (France) at Wimbledon in 2010 in the same longest match in history above. In the same match, his opponent, Nicolas Mahut (France) served the second highest ever number of aces with 103.
Highest number of broken rackets in one match Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) broke 4 rackets in 2012 during the Australian Open. He lost to Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) and received a $1250 fine.
Fastest ever recorded tennis serve
(since radar in 1991)
Sam Groth (Australia) 163.4 mph (263 km/h) in 2012 Busan Open Challenger in South Korea.
Second fastest was Andy Roddick (USA) 155 mph (249 km/h) in 2004.
Watch the fastest tennis serve ever:

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