10 Greatest Clay – Court Players of All Time

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10 Greatest Clay – Court Players of All Time

Many tennis experts believe that clay court is the hardest to play on. As this court slows down the ball which increases the time duration of matches. Also, on clay courts players cannot run fast as they have risk of slide.

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But down below these 10 players were not afraid of any of these and with their handwork they specialized this court.

10. Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi

Agassi got 7 career titles on clay surface and 1 French open with win percentage of 72.7 on clay surface. Also, he reached in French Open finals three times but won only one in 1989.

9. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Swiss tennis star has a win percentage of 75.9 on clay courts and 11 career titles on clay courts and 1 French open. He appeared in 5 French open finals but won only once in 2009.

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8. Guillermo Vilas

Vilas got 49 career titles on clay surface and 1 French open with win percentage of 79.7 on clay surface. Also, he won 14 titles in one calendar year.

7. Jim Courier

American tennis star has a win percentage of 68.5 on clay courts and 5 career titles on clay courts and 2 French open. He won both his French open titles in back-to-back years that is in 1991 and 1992.

6. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic got 17 career titles on clay surface and 2 French open with win percentage of 80 on clay surface. His performance in ATP 1000 tours is also quite impressive.

5. Gustavo Kuerten

Brazilian tennis star has a win percentage of 70 on clay courts and 14 career titles on clay courts and 3 French Open. He won 3 grand slam and all are in French open and two were back-to-back in 2000 and 2001.

4. Mats Wilander

Wilander got 20 career titles on clay surface and 3 French open with win percentage of 76.7 on clay surface. He also won at Rome and Monte Carlo which proves his dominance on clay surface.

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3. Ivan Lendl

American tennis star has a win percentage of 81 on clay courts and 28 career titles on clay courts and 3 French open. Lendl won a total of 8 grand slam and was runner up in 11 and French Open was his favourite.

2. Bjorn Borg

Borg got 32 career titles on clay surface and 6 French open with win percentage of 86.1 on clay surface. Borg’s fitness played a major role in his career as he was a kind of player who takes care of his fitness.

1. Rafael Nadal

rafael nadal

Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal is popularly known as “king of clay” because of his win percentage of 91.6 on clay courts and 62 career titles on clay courts and 13 French open. His fitness, outstanding spin and topspin all contribute to his game.

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