As a long time follower of professional tennis the question that has often been repeated is, "Who's the best ever?" IMHO you cant really compare say a Sampras to Laver or Federer to Gonzales etc etc because they never played each other. The best way is to see who was best during the decade/s or eras they played in. so starting with the 20's and working through to the present day... here goes. 1920's Bill Tilden - 7 US and 3 Wimbledon titles 1930's Don Budge - 1938 Grand Slam and winner of record 6 consecutive GS's 1940's Jack Kramer - The best professional for most of the decade 1950's Pancho Gonzales - 7 or 8 years as World No.1 (7 straight US Pro & 4 Wembly Pro) 1960's Rod Laver - World No.1 1964-70. Double Grand Slam 1962(am) & 1969(open era), and Pro Grand Slam in 1967 (US Pro, French Pro, Wimbledon Pro, Wembly Pro) 1970's Jimmy Connors & Bjorn Borg (Connors: 5 straight years as YE No.1 and consecutive weeks as No.1 record holder) (Borg: 5 straight Wimbledon's and 6 French Open's. 1978-80 French/Wimbledon double) 1980's John McEnroe & Ivan Lendl (McEnroe: World No.1 1980-84) (Lendl: World No.1 1985-88 & 8 straight US open finals) 1990's Pete Sampras - 6 straight years as YE World No.1 & Grand Slam record holder in singles. Record 7 Wimbledon's 2000's Roger Federer - 10 Grand Slams. 4 straight Wimbledon's. World No.1 for record 173 straight weeks and counting I'd love to know what people think of the list and if it holds any water. Cheers Dean.