Tennis is a truly international sport, with great players from many different nations competing at tournaments across the globe to determine the best. The sport's preponderance of prestigious championships has allowed many different players to compile glittering records of achievements. But what matters most - major titles, peak form, contemporaneous competition, or something else entirely? And in consideration of it all, which player stands above the rest as the greatest to ever pick up a racquet?
The Swiss phenomenon set a standard that his rivals are still chasing.
Roger Federer shattered the men's record for major titles
Roger Federer blew past Pete Sampras's all-time record, blazing the trail for those who followed him.