The United States has a storied history in men's tennis. Until the recent ascendancy of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Americans have been in competition to win every event. As a result, the United States could field an all-time Davis Cup team capable of handing an out-and-out hide-tanning to any other nation's all-time team.
1. John McEnroe—I’d take him in his prime to face any country’s all-time number one.
2. Pete Sampras—Pistol Pete has the firepower and mental edge to blow any player off the court.
3. Andre Agassi—The best return-of-serve in the game’s history, and the only all-surface champion of all four Grand Slams.
4. Jimmy Connors—Invented baseline tennis.
5-6. Pancho Gonzales and Arthur Ashe—Unbeatable pairing of mental toughness.
7-8. Michael Chang and Andy Roddick—A balance of firepower and foot speed.
9-10. Jim Courier and Don Budge—The best backhand in the game’s history paired with the most dominant forehand.
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