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 (tennischannel.com/goat), Facebook page (facebook.com/tennischannel), YouTube channel (youtube.com/tennischannel) and Twitter feed (@TennisChannel - twitter.com/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 (tennischannel.com) 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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