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Top 10 players with most ATP singles titles

Published at :March 11, 2023 at 10:52 PM
Modified at :November 20, 2023 at 7:43 PM
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Americans dominate the list.

The ATP tours is the highest tier of professional tennis for men, organized by the Association of Tennis professionals. These tours include many tournaments which are distinguished into various levels according to their competitive level. The best players from across the world take part in these tournaments. ATP titles have a lot of value for professional players.

 Having said that, here is a look at the top 10 players with the most ATP singles titles:

10. Pete Sampras (64 titles)

Pete Sampras once held the record for the most singles Grand Slam titles won. The American has won 14 Singles Grand Slam titles in his career. This includes seven Wimbledon titles, two Australian Open titles and five US Open titles. The former World No. 1 has won the record number of US Open titles in the Open Era, A record that he shares with Jimmy Connors.

Sampras held the World No.1 position for a total of 286 weeks throughout his career. He retired in 2002 after winning 64 ATP titles in his entire career, entering him on the list of the most ATP singles titles.

9. Ilie Nastase (65 titles)

Ilie Nastase has won multiple Grand Slam titles both in Singles and Doubles event. In Men’s singles he has won two Grand Slam titles, the French Open and the US Open. He has won five more Grand Slams in Men’s doubles and mixed doubles. The former World No. 1’s first singles Grand Slam title came back in 1972 when he won the US Open.

Nastase has won more than 100 ATP titles in his career in Singles and Doubles events. The Romanian has 65 ATP Singles titles to his name, adding him alongside many legends in the list of the most ATP singles titles.

8. Bjorn Borg (66 titles)

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Bjorn Borg is the most successful Swedish tennis player in history. Borg has won 11 Singles Grand Slam titles in a career that only lasted seven years. He retired in 1981 at the young age of 25. The 11 Grand Slam titles include six French Open titles and five Wimbledon titles. The former World No.1 was the first person in the Open Era to contest in six Wimbledon finals in a row, a record later broken by Roger Federer.

In his lucrative career that ended way too quickly, Bjorn Borg has won 66 ATP Singles titles, the most ATP singles titles by a Swedish player.

7. Rod laver (72 titles)

Rod Laver played both in the Open Era and the Pre-open era. The Australian is the only tennis player in history, both men and women, to have won the Grand Slam twice. He achieved it in 1962 and 1969. His 1969 triumph makes him the only man to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era.

The former World No. 1 has won 11 Grand Slam titles in his career. This includes three Australian Open titles, two French Open titles, four Wimbledons and two US Open titles.  In his illustrious career, Laver has went on to win close to 200 titles. In the Open Era, he has to his name 72 ATP singles titles, placing him at the top of the list of Australians with the most ATP singles titles.

6. John McEnroe (77 titles)

John McEnroe still remains the only man player in history to have held the World No. 1 place both in singles and doubles at the same time. The American dominated in both singles and doubles tennis and has more than 70 ATP titles in both. This makes him the most decorated male player in Tennis when it comes to ATP titles. In singles, McEnroe has to his name seven Grand Slam titles, which include four US Opens and three Wimbledon titles. The former World No.1 has won 77 ATP singles titles in his career.

5. Rafael Nadal (92 titles)

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Rafael Nadal is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of this generation. The Spaniard holds the joint record for the most Men’s Grand Slam singles titles won. He has won 22 Grand Slam titles so far. This includes 14 French Open titles, which in itself is a record. The World No. 9 has also won two Australian Opens, two Wimbledons and four US Opens.

Nadal is also an Olympic gold medalist, having won the Gold medal in the Men’s singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In his career, the former World No. 1 has won 92 ATP singles titles so far and it is likely he will add a few more before he retires, climbing the ladder up in the list of the most ATP singles titles.

4. Ivan Lendl (94 titles)

Ivan Lendl is often referred to as the ‘Father of modern tennis’.  The Czech-American has won eight Grand Slam titles in his career which includes two Australian Open titles, three French Open titles and three US Open titles. Lendl occupied the World No. 1 position for a total of 270 weeks. In his entire career, the former World No. 1 won 94 ATP singles titles. After his retirement, Lendl went into coaching. He helped Andy Murray win three Grand Slam titles.

3. Novak Djokovic (96 titles)

Novak Djokovic is currently the World No. 2 ranked player in Men’s singles. With 22 Grand Slam titles win he holds the record of the most Men’s Grand Slam singles titles won along with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic’s latest Grand Slam triumph came earlier this year when he won the Australian Open.  The Serb holds the record for the most Australian Open titles, winning the title 10 times.

Along with that, he has also won Wimbledon seven times, the French Open twice and the US Open thrice. Djokovic has to his name 95 ATP singles titles, putting him at the top of the list of the most ATP singles titles among active players.

2. Roger Federer (103 titles)

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 7, 2021 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his quarter final match against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. Pool via REUTERS/David Gray

Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of recent times. The Swiss has just recently announced his career after an illustrious career that lasted close to 24 years. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career. This includes a record of eight Wimbledon titles and a joint record of five US Open titles. The former World No. 1 also has to his name six Australian Open titles and one French Open title.

Federer was World No. 1 for 237 consecutive weeks and for a total of 310 weeks in his entire career. In total, Federer has won 103 ATP Singles titles, putting him ahead of the other two of the big three on the list of the most ATP singles titles.

1. Jimmy Connors (109 titles)

Jimmy Connors is the man with the most ATP singles titles in history. The American has won 109 ATP singles titles. He also holds the record for most ATP matches played and most ATP matches won. Connors in his career has won eight Grand Slam titles which include one Australian Open, two Wimbledons and a joint-record five US Open titles. He was the World No.1 for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks and a total of 268 weeks in his career.

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