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Famous Male Tennis Players

List of famous male tennis players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male tennis players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being tennis players. There are thousand of males working as tennis players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic tennis players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a tennis player then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Blaž Kavčič and Herbert Flam.

While this isn't a list of all male tennis players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male tennis players?" and "Who are the best male tennis players?"

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    Tennis player Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the greatest men's singles player of all time. Federer has won eleven Grand ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
    • Profession: Tennis player, Athlete
    • Credits: Wimbledon 2007 Final: Federer vs. Nadal, 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film, Wimbledon 2009 Men's Final: Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick, Open Access + 2 more
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    Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as one of the finest clay court players in history and has been nicknamed "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Manacor, Spain
    • Profession: Tennis player, Athlete
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    Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his youth, Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Drummer + 3 more
    • Credits: American Movie, Get Him to the Greek, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Metallica Through the Never, Metallica: Master of Puppets + 4 more
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    Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 50 (1943-1993)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: The Day After, Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World
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    James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. He holds the record for being the youngest man to have reached the finals of all ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Commentator, Presenter
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    John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States often rated among the greatest tennis players of all time, especially for his touch on the volley. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
    • Profession: Tennis player, Commentator, Talk show host, Actor
    • Credits: Jack and Jill, Anger Management, Mr Deeds, Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World, Wimbledon 1980 Final: Borg vs. McEnroe + 4 more
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    Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi had been ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Athlete
    • Credits: The Journeymen, Coach: Nick Bollettieri, Wimbledon 2000 Final: Sampras vs. Rafter, Open Access
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    Andrew Stephen "Andy" Roddick is a former American professional tennis player and former World No. 1. He is known for his fast service and powerful forehand. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. He is currently the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Just Go With It, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Wimbledon 2009 Men's Final: Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick, Open Access
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    Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 14-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's record of 12 Slams. Sampras also won 7 major indoor titles. He is recognized as one of the greatest tennis ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Athlete
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    Joachim Johansson is a former professional male tennis player from Sweden. He reached the semifinals of the 2004 US Open, won 3 singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 9 in February 2005. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    William Tatem Tilden II, nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. He won 14 Major singles titles including 10 Grand Slams, 1 World Hard Court ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1893-1953)
    • Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Coach
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    Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, including the distinction of being the youngest ever Wimbledon men's champion when he was 17. He also won 13 Masters Series titles, five elite indoor titles, and an Olympic ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Leimen, Germany
    • Profession: Tennis player, Businessperson
    • Credits: Piers Morgan's Life Stories, They Think It's All Over, Legends of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, Coach: Nick Bollettieri
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    Cuthbert Collingwood "Ted" Tinling, sometimes known as Teddy Tinling, was an English tennis player, fashion designer, spy and author. He was a firm fixture on the professional tennis tour for over sixty years. He was born in Eastbourne, the son of James Alexander Tinling, a chartered accountant. In ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1910-1990)
    • Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Djokovic has won eight Grand Slam singles titles and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Profession: Tennis player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: The Expendables 2
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    Dwight Filley Davis was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1879-1945)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Basketball player, Politician
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    Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis was a Lithuanian American professional tennis player. In 1975, Gerulaitis won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering with Sandy Mayer. He won the men's singles title at one of the two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977. Gerulaitis also won two Italian Open ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 40 (1954-1994)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
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    James Riley Blake is an American former professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake had amassed 24 singles finals appearances, while his career-high singles ranking was World No. 4. His career highlights included reaching the final of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: Open Access
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    Andrew Barron "Andy" Murray OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player, ranked world No. 3. He started playing tennis at the age of three, entered his first competitive tournament at age five and was playing league tennis by the time he was eight. When he was 15 he moved to Barcelona to train at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tennis player
    • Credits: Wimbledon 2009 Official Film
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    Ashok Amritraj is an Indian American film producer, former tour professional tennis player, chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. He has also taken as the CEO of National Geographic Films. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Tennis player, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 1 more
    • Credits: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Bandits, Bringing Down the House, Walking Tall, Raising Helen + 37 more
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    James Scott "Jimmy" Connors is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles, and was a runner-up in seven Grand Slam singles finals, one Grand Slam doubles final and one Grand Slam mixed doubles final. He held ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Coach, Athlete
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