Greatest tennis player of all time: Serena Williams or Roger Federer? | The Tylt
Greatest tennis player of all time: Serena Williams or Roger Federer?
Has Roger Federer won a Grand Slam title while literally growing a human inside of him? No? Then he has no business being in the same zip code as Serena Williams.
After the 2017 Australian Open, Williams revealed she was pregnant during the tournament—a tournament she won. This added one more major championship to her very crowded trophy room. Her total is now up to 23, the most ever for both the men's and women's side.
Numbers don't lie, and neither does Williams' fierce competitive nature. She is the greatest tennis player ever.
Serena Williams is undoubtedly one of the greatest ever to step on a tennis court, but she never had the number of competitors coming for the top spot Roger Federer has. He somehow navigated charges from Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick and others to be at the top of his game consistently.
Federer may have fewer major championships than Serena with 19, but he had to deal with way more competition than Williams ever did. Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time, and it's not even close.