BjOrn Borg : A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent success helped propel the rising popularity of tennis. He was born on the 6th of June 1956 and is a Swedish national.
The former world No. 1 tennis player between 1974 and 1981 became the first male professional to win 11 Grand Slam open era singles titles, 6
French Open titles and 5 consecutive wins at Wimbledon. Borg set numerous Open Era records that still stand, including winning 41% of the
Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered and 90% of those matches.
Andre Agassi : Retired American professional tennis player and former World No. 1, Andre Agassi was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Agassi is known as the greatest service returner in the history of the game. He was a charismatic player who performed
with finesse and is thus credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s. Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion
and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist. Agassi was the first male player to win 4 Australian Open titles. He is also one of five male singles players to achieve the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era and one of eight in history.
John McEnroe : American all time great tennis player John Patrick McEnroe was born on the 16th of February 1959. The former bad boy of tennis is still famous for his trademark phrase “You cannot be serious.” The former World No. 1
professional tennis player is revered for his touch on the volley manoeuvre. During the span of his career he won 7 Grand Slam singles
titles 3 of which were atWimbledon and 4 US Open titles. Besides that he secured 9 Grand Slam men's doubles titles and 1 Grand Slam mixed
doubles title. He also won a record eight year-end championships.
Pete Sampras : Petros "Pete" Sampras was born on the 12th of August, 1971. A retired American tennis player and former world No. 1 regarded as one of the greatest players in tennis history. He made his debut on the professional circuit in 1988 and finished his career on a high note by winning the 2002 US Open by defeating fellow country man Andre Agassi in the final. He was famous for his accurate serve as earned the title of "Pistol Pete".
He was the first player to break Roy Emerson's pre-Open Era record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles and retired with a total 14 grand slam titles. He
won 7 Wimbledon championships, five US Open titles and two victories at the Australian Open. His all time great status is justified with the fact that his ATP record of six year-end No. 1 ranking achieved from 1993 through 1998 still holds strong.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on the 17th of February 1963. He is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman and
principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Jordan was one of the most effectively
marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds
with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames Air Jordan and His Airness. He
also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the
Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from
basketball before the beginning of the 1993 94 NBA season to pursue a new venture in minor league baseball, he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995 96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards.
Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honours, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Among his numerous accomplishments, Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career
regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. Jordan is a two-time inductee into the
Basketball Hall of Fame, having been enshrined in 2009 for his individual career, and again in 2010 as part of the group induction of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream
Team"). He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.