Tuesday, April 7, 2015
For TENNIS Magazine’s 50th Anniversary, rather than simply ranking the greats of the last 50 years, the staff have recreated the conditions under which the best played. To that end, they’ve put together a Tournament of Champions: Entered are the 32 men and 32 women who have won the most Grand Slam singles titles, and at least one since 1965, the year TENNIS Magazine was founded. (The champions who won their Slams before ’65, from Suzanne Lenglen to Bill Tilden to Althea Gibson to Lew Hoad, aren’t included. These draws cover the TENNIS Magazine era, not the history of tennis as a whole.) They were then seeded by the number of career Grand Slam singles titles they won, as of December 2014. Ties were decided by a random draw.