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Top Lefty Tennis Players

Only 10 percent of the world’s population is left- handed and among them are some of the most prominent tennis players of this era.  Jeffrey Ruth of Bleacher Report ranks the top lefty tennis players of our time.  “They are also among the game’s all-time greats.These players have a host of things in common. They have won seven or more Grand Slam events, and claimed more than 50 total titles each. All but one of them were ranked No. 1 at some point in their career.”

And here they are as ranked by Mr. Ruth:

6.  John McEnroe Stats:

Grand Slams Won: 7
Major Titles Won: Wimbledon, U.S. Open
Total Titles Won: 77
Highest Ranking: No. 1

5.  Jimmy Connors Stats:

Grand Slams Won: 8
Major Titles Won: Wimbledon, U.S. Open*
Total Titles Won: 110
Highest Ranking: No. 1

4  .Monica Seles Stats:

Grand Slams Won: 9
Major Titles Won: Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open
Total Titles Won: 53
Highest Ranking: No. 1

3.  Rafael Nadal Stats:

Grand Slams Won: 13
Major Titles Won: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
Total Titles Won: 60
Highest Ranking: No. 1

2.  Martina Navratilova Stats:

Grand Slams Won: 16
Major Titles Won: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
Total Titles Won 167
Highest Ranking: No. 1

And finally, the number 1 player is Rod Laver and here are his stats:

Grand Slams Won: 11
Major Titles Won: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
Total Titles Won: 52
Highest Ranking: No. 3

“Rod Laver is the best left-handed tennis player of the modern era. Despite his not holding the most Grand Slam titles, and being ranked only as high as No. 3 in his time, there are two reasons why he tops the list.” They are:

Calendar Year Grand Slam 1969
Calendar Year Grand Slam 1962

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