Top 3 Tennis Records That Will Probably Never Be Broken

We are fortunate to live in an era in which we are able to witness some amazing achievements in tennis and a number of records being broken. Who would have thought that someone would manage to get close to Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles? Probably not a lot of people, but Novak Djokovic already tied it and might even break it. Still, there are some tennis records that are so extraordinary or unusual that they seem safe for years to come. Let’s check them out.

Most French Open Wins

Record: Rafael Nadal With 14

While he has Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as rivals in the greatest tennis player of all time conversation, no one can deny that Rafael Nadal is the best player to ever play on clay. He managed to win 14 French Open titles in his career, including nine over a span of 10 years. It is hard to see anyone match this achievement, considering that second on the list, Bjorn Borg, only managed to win the tournament six times.

Youngest Player to Win a Professional Tennis Match

Record: Mary Joe Fernandez at 13 Years and Six Months

It is not odd to see teenagers competing at the professional level and even doing it quite well. However, it is unlikely we will ever see anyone break American tennis player Mary Joe Fernandez’s record of being the youngest player in history to win a professional tennis match. Fernandez beat Candy Reynolds in straight sets in the first round of the 1985 Miami Open when she was 13 years and six months old. The reason why we won’t see anyone even try to go for this record is that under current rules, players must turn 14 before they are allowed to compete professionally.

Most Career Titles

Record: Martina Navratilova With 354

Finally, when it comes to winning trophies in tennis, no one will likely ever come close to Martina Navratilova. Today, tennis players pick and choose which events and disciplines they’ll play, but Navratilova played them all. She managed to win 354 titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles during her career. Chris Evert is the second-best all-time with “just” 189 titles.

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