All-Time Tennis Draft

All-Time Tennis Draft

This article is part of our Tennis Observations series.

Jeff Erickson and I invited Scott Pianowski on the SXM show to draft an all-time tennis team. The parameters were five men, five women and four bench spots of any type. 

Here are the results:

RdTeamPlayer
1PianowskiSerena Williams
1EricksonRoger Federer
1LissRafael Nadal
2Liss Novak Djokovic
2EricksonSteffi Graf
2PianowskiPete Sampras
3PianowskiMartina Navratilova
3EricksonMargaret Court
3LissBjorn Borg
4Liss Rod Laver
4EricksonRoy Emerson
4PianowskiJohn McEnroe
5PianowskiChris Evert
5EricksonMonica Seles
5LissAndre Agassi
6Liss Jimmy Connors
6EricksonMats Wilander
6PianowskiIvan Lendl
7PianowskiBoris Becker
7EricksonVenus Williams
7LissMartina Hingis
8Liss Billie-Jean King
8EricksonStefan Edberg
8PianowskiArthur Ashe
9PianowskiLindsay Davenport
9EricksonJustine Henin
9LissMaria Sharapova
10Liss Andy Murray
10EricksonKen Rosewall
10PianowskiBill Tilden
11PianowskiYvonne Goolagong
11EricksonJim Courier
11LissJennifer Capriati
12Liss Maria Bueno
12EricksonHelen Willis
12PianowskiPancho Gonzalez
13PianowskiIlie Nastase
13EricksonGuillermo Vilas
13LissYannick Noah
14Liss Jane Albert*
14EricksonAlthea Gibson
14PianowskiMichael Chang

* she's my mother-in-law, but really did play professional tennis

Team Rosters

 PianowskiEricksonLiss
MPete SamprasRoger FedererRafael Nadal
MJohn McEnroeRoy EmersonNovak Djokovic
MIvan LendlMats WilanderBjorn Borg
MBoris BeckerStefan EdbergRod Laver
MArthur AsheKen RosewallAndre Agassi
WSerena WilliamsSteffi GrafMartina Hingis
WMartina NavratilovaMargaret CourtBillie-Jean King
WChris EvertMonica SelesMaria Sharapova
WLindsay DavenportVenus WilliamsJennifer Capriati
WYvonne GoolagongJustine HeninMaria Bueno
BBill TildenHelen WillisJimmy Connors
BPancho GonzalezJim CourierAndy Murray
BIlie NastaseGuillermo VilasYannick Noah
BMichael ChangAlthea GibsonJane Albert

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Chris Liss
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