People like statistics. We often try to compare ourselves with the achievements of others, whether they are of a comparable level or not.
At big tournaments, things like the speed of the serves, placements of the balls, and the number of unforced errors are all made known.
Because of this, there are quite some records and titles tennis players can earn, and some have more records than others.
Below you will find some of the most exciting tennis records.
Martina Navrátilová is the player with the most titles in tennis, and her record is so impressive it may never be equaled.
She has 355 titles, singles and doubles combined. She won 167 singles titles, 177 women’s doubles titles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Martina Navrátilová won her first title in 1974 by playing doubles with Isabel Fernández de Soto at the WTA Dallas.
Her last title was won at the US Open in 2006 by playing mixed doubles with Bob Bryan.
For men, the player with the most titles is John McEnroe. He has 156 titles, 77 of which are singles titles and 79 doubles titles.
In doubles, he has mainly won men’s doubles, but he also has one mixed doubles title. McEnroe was a great duo with Peter Fleming, and together they won 57 doubles titles.
John McEnroe was named ATP player of the year several times as well.
Ivo Karlovic is the tennis player with the most aces. He has hit a total of 13.728 aces in his 694 matches, meaning he has been hitting multiple aces in a match.
With his height of 6 feet and 11 inches (211 cm), he is the tallest player to have ever been part of the world’s top 100. This has probably helped with acquiring the speed of his serves.
Martina Navrátilová has the most wins in tennis. As listed by the WTA website, she has won 1442 singles matches in her career.
Her win-loss ratio is pretty great as well because she has only lost 219 matches which means she has won over 85 percent of all of the matches she played.
Her doubles win-loss ratio is pretty impressive as well. She has won 747 doubles matches and lost only 143 matches.
This means she won almost 84 percent of her total number of matches in doubles.
Jimmy Connors holds the record for most wins in men’s tennis, with a total of 1274 wins. He has lost only 283 matches, so he has won almost 82 percent of all of his matches.
In doubles, his win-loss ratio is not as great as in singles, but with 174 doubles won and 78 doubles lost, he has still won nearly 70 percent of his doubles.
Roger Federer is the tennis player with the most ATP titles. He has 103 titles to his name, compared to 89 for the runner-up Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer has played 157 ATP finals and thus has won a little over 65 percent of his ATP finals.
In second and third place are Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Both have yet to win their 90th title, so the record might stay in Federer’s name for the foreseeable future.
Since the open era, the player with the most Grand Slam titles is Martina Navrátilová. She has a combined number of 48 Grand Slam titles. She has 17 singles titles and 31 doubles titles.
In singles, the Grand Slam she won the most is Wimbledon. In doubles, it’s the US Open.
For men, Rafael Nadal has the record for most Grand Slam titles. He has 21 Grand Slam titles in total, all singles titles.
Besides having the most Grand Slam titles, Martina Navrátilová is also the tennis player with the most Grand Slam finals.
Martina Navrátilová has played 32 singles finals and won 17 of them. She has played 37 doubles finals, and she won 31 of them.
Her first Grand Slam final was in 1974, and she played her last Grand Slam final in 2006.
The player with the most money in tennis is Roger Federer. He is a successful player who wins a lot of tournaments, which means he gets quite some prize money each year.
Another significant source of income for Federer is sponsorships and endorsements.
He has fourteen sponsorships, including sponsorships with big companies like Rolex and Mercedes-Benz.
Besides that, Roger Federer has built quite a reputation, which leads to him receiving large sums of money for appearances and exhibition matches.
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Venus Williams is the player with the most Olympic medals in tennis. She has five medals total, four gold medals and a silver one.
She got the silver medal in 2016 for mixed doubles with Rajeev Ram. In 2000 she won her only gold medal in singles.
She won the other three gold medals by playing women’s doubles with her sister Serena Williams in 2000, 2008, and 2012.
The player that has won the most prize money in his career is Novak Djokovic. He won over 145 million dollars (127 million euros) in prize money.
He is one of only three players who have made over 100 million dollars (87 million euros) in prize money. The other two players are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The record of having the most doubles titles is currently in the hands of retired player Martina Navrátilová. As mentioned before, she has 177 doubles titles.
She is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
For men, the player with the most doubles titles is Mike Bryan. He has 124 doubles titles.
Martina Navrátilová and Mike Bryan have played together, but they don’t have any titles together.
Martina does have a title with the other Bryan brother, though. In 2006 she won the US Open with Bob Bryan.
The player with the most singles titles in tennis is Jimmy Connors, with 103 titles. Eight of those titles are Grand Slam titles.
He has won the US Open five times, Wimbledon twice, and won the Australian Open one time.
With 39 titles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have the most masters titles in tennis. These titles are all doubles titles.
In the second place, we have Novak Djokovic, who has 37 titles, which are all singles titles.
Novak Djokovic is also the only player to have a Career Golden Masters, which means he has won all masters tournaments at least once.
The fastest serve ever hit was by Sam Groth. The serve had a speed of 163.4 miles per hour or 263 kilometers per hour. However, the ATP does not recognize this record since it happened at a challenger event, and the rules for equipment at challenger events are not uniform.
This serve was measured by ATP-approved equipment, though. The fastest serve ever that does get recognized by the ATP is a serve of 157.2 miles per hour or 253 kilometers per hour, which John Isner hit.
It is not easy to name one player with the most powerful forehand. A name that comes to mind is Juan Martin del Potro before he suffered a wrist injury.
He has a pretty flat forehand, so he doesn’t apply a lot of topspin. He does have a lot of power, though; his height helps him with that.
Another player worth mentioning is Gaël Monfils, as he has the most forehands over 112 miles per hour or 180 kilometers per hour.
It’s hard to actually state who has the most fans in tennis since there are no statistics or other measurement forms to find out.
There are a lot of tennis fans in the world, so asking everyone who their favorite player is, is simply impossible.
However, Roger Federer does have a reputation of being a fan favorite.
He has been playing the game for a long time and is very successful, and he has a kind personality that many fans came to love.
Rafael Nadal is a very popular player as well, and Novak Djokovic has quite the fanbase too.