The exercise of constructing the perfect tennis organism by cherry-picking assets from history's greatest players has been done for so long that most veteran fans can skip the thinking and rattle it off by heart:
But what if you were trying to build the best player
We asked SI.com's tennis experts to design a player for the unique challenges of today's game. The one ground rule: you could only pick one attribute from a given player. The process was a series of difficult choices --
First, their picks for the men's tour:
Next, SI.com's experts craft their ideal women's player.