With the 2012 tennis Grand Slam season having recently been completed, it is time to reflect.
Instead of simply listing the greatest hard-court players ever, I have formatted an all-time great tennis tournament played on hard courts.
I began by choosing and seeding my 16 competitors, in my mind the 16 best on this surface ever.
Then, in a single elimination tournament, I worked my way all the way to the final.
Please note that this is only Open Era players.
Also, this article considers that every player is in his prime, or playing his best tennis. However, head-to-head marks are still taken into account when applicable.