Grass courts are used in Wimbledon and to play there is a dream for every tennis player because Wimbledon is considered as most prestigious of all four majors.
Playing on grass is considered to be a high level and it is not common in every player. There are only few who really conquered this most iconic court. Today we will list down top 10 of them.
10. Rod Laver
Laver won 4 Wimbledon titles and had 84.4 %-win percentage on grass courts. He won two Wimbledon titles before open era and other two after open era.
9. Jimmy Connors
American tennis player Jimmy Connors had 83%-win percentage on grass courts and 2 Wimbledon titles. He also won one US open on grass court and his modern day like game play was reason for his success.
8. Rafael Nadal
Nadal won 2 Wimbledon titles and has 78%-win percentage on grads courts. Clay court specialist Nadal has a quite successful career in grass courts too he broke the winning streak of Federer in 2008 when he won Wimbledon in most amazing tennis final.
7. Boris Becker
Germen tennis player had 82.3%-win percentage on grass courts and 3 Wimbledon titles. Becker was known for his serves and grass courts suites him very well. He won 3 Wimbledon titles in 6 years.
6. Andy Murray
Murray won 2 Wimbledon titles and has 82.7%-win percentage on grass courts. Murray broke the long drought of a United Kingdom player to won a Wimbledon title in 2013 and he proved his Grass court speciality in 2016 when he won his second Wimbledon title.
5. John McEnroe
American tennis star had 85.8%-win percentage on Grass courts and 3 Wimbledon titles. McEnroe was a kind of player who depend on servers and grass courts helped him a lot and as a result he won 3 Wimbledon titles in his career and was absolutely a great player on grass.
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4. Bjorn Borg
Borg won 5 Wimbledon titles and had 81.8%-win percentage on grass courts. In span of 4 years between 1976 to 1980 Borg completely dominated the Wimbledon he won 5 titles in a row and to stop his streak, required a very competitive match which we saw in 1981.
3. Pete Sampras
American tennis star had 83.5%-win percentage on grass courts and 7 Wimbledon titles. We all know that Sampras was a great server and servers game becomes better on grass courts. He won 7 Wimbledon titles in his career and all because of his serve plus grass courts combination.
2. Novak Djokovic
Djokovic won 6 Wimbledon titles and has 85%-win percentage on grass courts. Many will think why he ranks above but we need to keep this in our mind that he is still playing and currently ranks No.1. Grass courts provides slippery condition and Djokovic likes that. He with his consecutive third win in 2021 can be a contender to beat Roger Federer.
1. Roger Federer
Swiss tennis legend and also the greatest of all time in tennis Roger Federer won remarkable 8 Wimbledon titles and has 86.9%-win percentage on grass courts. He masters the grass courts and made some of the most iconic records on it.
From 2003 to 2008 he won 5 Wimbledon titles consecutively and loss to Nadal in 2008 in iconic final. After 2008 he won 3 more and was also the finalist many a times.