Who is the greatest player in tennis history? The former world No. 4 Jonas Bjorkman tried to answer this question. "It's always a great conversation to have because you can talk about the past, what's happening now.
You will have different winners. If you look at the most Grand Slam titles, it's Roger Federer. We also have to go back and think about Rod Laver, the only one who won all the four Grand Slams in the same year. When he decided to turn professional, he was not allowed to play Grand Slams for ten years.
When he cameback, he is back to win them. So who knows how many he could have won." On the lack of promising Swedish players, Bjorkman added: "It's true, we had a great era and Bjorn Borg was the greatest ambassadors because with him the interest for tennis started with his great success.
It continued with Mats and Stefan and many others behind them. Everyone wanted to play tennis, it was probably the most popular sport in Sweden, then we kept the success in the 80s, 90s and beginning of 2000s. Now I do not see the same success. The problem is that we may have won too much."