Tennis Channel Top 100 of All-Time

LOS ANGELES, CA. — Tennis Channel’s 100 Greatest of all Time Presented by Ally Bank, a first-of-its-kind, five-night series intended to rank the top tennis players of all-time, kicked-off tonight by preseting players ranked #71-100. The series, hosted by all-time sporting greats Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Lisa Leslie and Carl Lewis will air for five consecutive nights this week at 7 p.m. ET with the #1 player of all time unveiled on Friday, March 23.

Determined by an international panel of tennis experts, 100 Greatest of all Time Presented by Ally Bank ranks both men and women on the same top 100 list. Throughout the spring, Tennis Channel is supporting the 100 Greatest of all Timeproject with online activity on its Web site (, Facebook page (, YouTube channel ( and Twitter feed (@TennisChannel -

Here’s a look at the players featured in Monday’s episode.

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

Tennis Channel ( is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.


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