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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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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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    Ken Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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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 Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Australia
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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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