Men's Tennis: 5 Players With Most Titles in Open Era
#4 Rafael Nadal
The greatest player to have ever graced the clay courts, Spaniard Rafael Nadal rose to prominence at a very young age winning his first French Open title at the age of 18. His top-spin heavy forehands coupled with his unending ability to grind shot after shot from the baseline have made him the most decorated clay court player of all time.
The Spaniard with 11 French Open titles leads the tennis roster with the most Grand Slams won in a single Grand Slam. Rafa who has accumulated over 100 Million Dollars in career prize money has also won 17 Grand Slam titles second only to Roger Federer. The 4-time Davis Cup winner and 2 time Olympic Gold medalist Rafael Nadal has won an impressive 80 titles till date.
#3 Ivan Lendl
Czech-American Ivan Lendl has enjoyed a successful tennis career both as a player and later as a coach too. His hard-hitting forehand laced with heavy topspin is said to have greatly influenced the popularity of heavy power-hitting from the baseline that is widely seen today. Lendl is the only male tennis player to have aggregated a win percentage of 90% or over for 5 different years. Lendl won 8 Grand Slam titles and also the Davis Cup.
In a career spanning 16 years, Lendl won 94 Singles titles. Post-retirement he has enjoyed a successful coaching career coaching players like Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev.