This article takes a look at some of the top ranked left handed tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as looking at some of the great left handed tennis players of the past such as John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova.
Table of Contents
- Left Handed Tennis Players on the ATP Tour
- Left Handed Tennis Players on the WTA Tour
- Great Left Handed Tennis Players of the Past
- Final Thoughts
Left Handed Tennis Players on the ATP Tour
|Current Rank*||Player’s Name||ATP Career Titles||Grand Slam Titles|
|79||Juan Manuel Cerundolo||1||0|
Above is a list of left handed tennis players who are currently ranked in the top 100 of the ATP ranking in March 2022.
In total, there were 16 left handed players ranked in the top 100 (16%) and they have won a combined 106 ATP career titles including 21 Grand Slam Titles.
However, if you exclude Rafael Nadal from the list, it looks less impressive with the total ATP career titles without Nadal only coming to 16.
The current top ranked left handed tennis player on the ATP tour is the King of Clay Rafael Nadal who throughout his career has used his leftie advantage to great effect against his opponents.
Left Handed Tennis Players on the WTA Tour
|Current Rank*||Player’s Name||WTA Career Titles||Grand Slam Titles|
|21||Leylah Annie Fernandez||1||0|
|75||Beatriz Haddad Maia||0||0|
Above is a list of left handed tennis players who are currently ranked in the top 100 of the WTA ranking in March 2022.
In total, they have won a combined 46 ATP career titles including 5 Grand Slam Titles.
In March 2022, Left handed tennis players made up 10% of the top 100 WTA ranking with Angelique Kerber currently being the top WTA ranked left handed tennis player in the world.
Great Left Handed Tennis Players of the Past
Down through the years, there has been a number of excellent left handed tennis players who have found great success on the ATP and WTA Tours.
Below is just a selection, of some of the great left handed tennis players of the past.
John McEnroe may be more famous for his angry outbursts on court, but he had a hugely successful playing career with 7 grand slam singles titles, 9 grand slam doubles titles and helped the US win 5 Davis cup titles.
Jimmy Connors was another successful American leftie who had an amazing career on tour that stretched from the early 1970s until his retirement from the game in 1996 at the age of 43.
In total, he won 8 major titles over the course of his career including five US Opens, two Wimbledon championships and one Australian Open.
Martina Navratilova is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She currently holds the record for most major titles won by a single player at 59 major titles including 18 singles titles, 31 women’s doubles titles, and 10 mixed doubles titles.
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