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The Best Tennis Players from Australia

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Serving up a list of the best tennis players from Australia, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Australia has produced some exceptionally talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Australian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Australia and are aspire to play tennis professionally, then these Aussies are your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Australia or just have an interest in Aussie tennis players, this is the place to be.

This list is made up of many different players, including Mervyn Rose and Nell Hall Hopman. This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Australian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Australian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Australian tennis players to find some athletes from down under you haven't heard of before.



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    Rod Laver
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    Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964–70, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era. He also was the No. 1 amateur in 1961–62 according ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1962
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    Kenneth Robert Rosewall AM, MBE is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia. He won a record 25 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and before the Open Era a record 15 Pro Slam titles and a record 35 Major finals overall. He won the Pro Grand Slam ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Roy Stanley Emerson is an Australian former number one tennis player who won 12 Major singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have completed an Career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. His 28 Major titles are an all-time record for a male ...more

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    • Birthplace: Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Margaret Court
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    Margaret Court AO, MBE, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Australia but is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more major titles than any other player in history. In 1970, Court ...more

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    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1968
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    Lleyton Glynn Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player resident in the USA and a former world No. 1. Hewitt is the youngest male ever to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles, at the age of 20. His most notable career achievements include winning the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's ...more

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    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1998
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    Patrick Rafter
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    Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. He twice won the Men's Singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. He was known for his natural serve-and-volley style of play. He became the first man in the Open Era to win Montreal/Toronto, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1991
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    John David Newcombe, AO, OBE is an Australian former world No. 1 tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He was one of many Australian players to dominate the field during the 1960s and 1970s, and is one of the few men to have been ranked world ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1967
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    Patrick Hart "Pat" Cash is a retired Australian professional tennis player who won the Men's Singles title at Wimbledon in 1987. He won 7 titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 in May 1988. After retirement in November 2014, Pat joined Pune Marathas squad to play inaugural ...more

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    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1982
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    Lewis Alan Hoad was an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Hoad as one of the 21 best players of all time. For five straight years, beginning in 1952, he was ranked in the world top 10 for ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Mark Raymond Woodforde, OAM is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is best known as one half of "The Woodies", a doubles partnership with Todd Woodbridge. Woodforde was born in Adelaide, and joined the men's professional tennis ATP Tour in 1984. Woodforde won four singles titles, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1984
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    Mark Philippoussis
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    Mark Anthony Philippoussis is an Australian former tennis player of Greek and Italian descent. He turned professional in 1994. His greatest achievements were reaching the finals of the 1998 US Open and the 2003 Wimbledon tournaments, losing to countryman Pat Rafter and Swiss Roger Federer respectively.more

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    • Birthplace: Williamstown, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 1994
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    Casey Dellacqua is an Australian professional tennis player of Italian and Irish descent who is currently ranked World No. 44 in singles and World No. 37 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association. Dellacqua's best singles results to date have been semi-final appearances at the 2012 Texas Tennis Open ...more

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    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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    Neale Andrew Fraser AO MBE is a former number one amateur male tennis-player from Australia, born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of a Victorian judge.more

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    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Mal Anderson

    Malcolm "Mal" James Anderson MBE is a former top-ranking Australian tennis player from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.more

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    • Birthplace: Queensland, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Mervyn Rose

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    Mervyn Rose
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    Mervyn Gordon Rose AM is a former Australian male tennis player. He was born in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales and turned professional in 1959. He has coached numerous female players, including Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Brett Prentice, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Eleni Daniilidou, Nadia Petrova, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Coffs Harbour, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Adrian Karl Quist was an Australian tennis player.more

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    • Birthplace: Medindie, South Australia, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Martin Mulligan

    Martin "Marty" Mulligan is a former tennis player from Australia. He is best remembered for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1962, where he was defeated by fellow Australian Rod Laver 6–2, 6–2, 6–1.more

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    • Birthplace: Marrickville, Sydney, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Norman Brookes
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    Sir Norman Everard Brookes was an Australian World No. 1 tennis champion and later president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia.more

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    • Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Joan Hartigan

    Joan Marcia Bathurst was a female tennis player from Australia.more

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    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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    Kim Warwick

    Kim Warwick is a former Australian professional male tennis player who competed on the ATP Tour from 1970–1987 reaching the final of the singles Australian Open in 1980. He defeated over 35 players ranked in the top 10 including Guillermo Vilas, Raul Ramerez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Jan Kodeš, Bob Lutz and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
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