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The Greatest Tennis player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Olympic Tennis player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female tennis player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance, using data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The most successful all-time performing tennis players at the Olympic Games are US player Venus Williams, who has won four gold medals and a silver. The highest ranked male player is UK player Reginald Doherty with three gold medals, won between 1900-1908. There are only three players who have won three gold medals or better. See the table below to see how the athletes ranked.

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Top Olympic Tennis Players

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of tennis for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). All players with at least three gold medals are included on this list.

Table: The Top Ranked Tennis Players at the Olympic Games (including Tokyo 2020)

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
1 Venus Williams USA F 4 1 0 5 26
2 Serena Williams USA F 4 0 0 4 24
3 Reginald Doherty Great Britain M 3 0 1 4 19

notes: initial data from Wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2021). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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