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Who’s the greatest tennis player ever?

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Tennis fans can easily spend hours arguing over who’s the greatest of all time. Of the Big Three that have dominated the men’s game for the past decade, which out of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal can claim to be the best? Or do they all lag behind Serena Williams, who’s won more Grand Slams than any other player in history. The game’s GOAT, we discovered while compiling tennis stats for our new book of infographics, An Answer For Everything, is none of the above…

It’s part of a series of infographics in the book in which we took sportspeople featured on impressionistic ‘greatest of all time’ lists compiled by sports writers and publications and compared their career statistics to one another to see which is truly the best of the best. Press deadlines for the book mean that all statistics are as of 31st December 2020.

This infographic is taken from An Answer For Everything, to be published by Bloomsbury on 28th October. Head here to pre-order the book and here to find out more about Delayed Gratification.

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