Tennis Channel’s attempt to rank the Top 100 players … of all time … M and F combined

Jennifer Capriati, Bobby Riggs, Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters and Lindsay Davenport were among the interesting names that made today’s episode of the Tennis Channel’s “100 Greatest of All Time” (it repeats at 10 p.m.), hitting those who made the list from numbers 41-to-70.

The five-episode series works toward the overall No. 1 by revealing 40-to-21 on Wednesday (4, 5 and 10 p.m.), 20-to-11 on Thursday (4, 5 and 10 p.m.) and the top 10 on Friday (4, 5 and 10 p.m.).

Tennis Channel recruited an “international panel of tennis experts” to make up the list.

Combined with Monday’s release of the numbers 71-to-100, here’s what they’ve got so far (with ranking, name, gender and nationality):


100: Michael Chang, M, USA
99: Ann Haydon Jones, F, GBR
98: Henry Bunny Austin, M, GBR
97: Pat Cash, M, AUS
96: Manuel Orantes, M, ESP
95: Thomas Muster, M, AUT
94: Andy Roddick, M, USA
93: Nicola Pietrangeli, M, ITA
92: Svetlana Kuznetsova, F, RUS
91: Shirley Fry Irvin, F, USA
90: Bill Johnston, M, USA
89: Dorothea Lambert Chambers, F, GBR
88: Amelie Mauresmo, F, FRA
87: Mary Pierce, F, FRA
86: Tony Wilding, M, NZL
85: Yannick Noah, M, FRA
84: Norman Brookes, M, AUS
83: Jan Kodes, M, CZE
82: Yevgeny Kafelnikov, M, RUS
81: Vic Seixas, M, USA
80: Marat Safin, M, RUS
79: Gabriela Sabatini, F, ARG
78: Ashley Cooper, M, AUS
77: Molla Mallory, F, USA
76: William Renshaw, M, GBR
75: Pauline Betz Addie, F, USA
74: Tony Roche, M, AUS
73: Jaroslav Drobny, M, CZE
72: Gottfried Von Cramm, M, GER
71: Maria Sharapova, F, RUS
70: Patrick Rafter, M, AUS
69: Louise Brough, F, USA
68: Helen Hull Jacobs, F, USA
67: Fred Stolle, M, AUS
66: Bobby Riggs, M, USA
65: Pancho Segura, M, ECU
64: Ellsworth Vines , M, USA
63: Lleyton Hewitt, M, AUS
62: Hana Mandlikova, F, CZE
61: Neale Fraser, M, AUS
60: Virginia Wade, F, GBR
59: Margaret Osborne Dupont, F, USA
58: Alice Marble, F, USA
57: Jennifer Capriati, F, USA
56: Stan Smith, M, USA
55: Gustavo Kuerten, M, BRA
54: Manuel Santana, M, ESP
53: Tracy Austin, F, USA
52: Jack Crawford, M, AUS
51: Doris Hart, F, USA
50:Tony Trabert, M, USA
49: Ilie Nastase , M, ROM
48: Frank Sedgman, M, AUS
47: Jean Borotra, M, FRA
46: Henri Cochet, M, FRA
45: Kim Clijsters, F, BEL
44: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, F, ESP
43: Lindsay Davenport, F, USA
42: Jim Courier, M, USA
41: Guillermo Vilas, M, ARG

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