Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the top-ranked tennis players today, with multiple Grand Slams to their credit. But how do today's champions compare with those of earlier eras? From William Renshaw and the Doherty brothers to big Bill Tilden and the four French Musketeers, Cochet, Lacoste, Brugnon and Borotra, tennis fans have long enjoyed watching the greats strut their stuff. But who are the greatest singles players of all time? In this book John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, who was a competitive junior player and is a qualified tennis coach, assesses the merits of the maestros and proposes a ranked list of the alltime greats. It is no easy task. Court surfaces and ball speeds have changed, racket technology has revolutionised the game and trying to distinguish the best from the rest is as challenging as it is fun. Drawing on published records of past glories, and offering his own analysis and reasoning, Bercow describes the accomplishments of twenty all-time greats and suggests a hall of fame.