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List of the best tennis players from Brazil, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Brazil has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Brazilian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Brazil and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Brazil then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has a variety of male and female players in it, from Marcos Daniel to Carlos Kirmayr.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Brazilian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Brazilian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Brazil in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Brazilian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Gustavo Kuerten


Gustavo Kuerten, also known as Guga, is a retired former World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open three times, and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000, becoming the only player to defeat Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the same major tournament. Kuerten suffered many ...more

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Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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#23 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#28 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#47 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s

#46 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s

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Maria Bueno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Maria Bueno


Maria Esther Andion Bueno is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. During her 11-year career in the 1950s and 1960s, she won 19 Major titles. She was the year-end number-one ranked female player four times and was known for her graceful style of play. In 1960, Bueno became the first woman ...more

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Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1950

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#21 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#1 on The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1960s

#4 on The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s

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Marcelo Melo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Marcelo Melo


Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo is a Brazilian tennis player. He is the younger brother of Daniel Melo and grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He stands at a height of 2.03 m. Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 3, which he achieved in October 2014. Alongside ...more

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Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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Fernando Meligeni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Fernando Meligeni


Fernando Ariel Meligeni, nicknamed Fininho is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. He won 3 singles titles and reached the semi-finals of the 1999 French Open. ...more

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Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1990

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Thomaz Koch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Thomaz Koch


Thomaz Koch, is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships. He won at least 14 singles titles and 3 Open era doubles titles. Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24, he ranked ...more

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Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

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#13 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s

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Carlos Kirmayr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Carlos Kirmayr


Carlos Kirmayr is a retired Brazilian professional tennis player. Kirmayr won a total of 10 Grand Prix doubles titles. In singles, he achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 36. ...more

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Birthplace: Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

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Thomaz Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Thomaz Bellucci


Thomaz Cocchiarali Bellucci is a Brazilian professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 21 in July 2010. Bellucci used a string of ATP Challenger Tour victories early in 2008 to break into the top 100 rankings of the ATP World Tour as a 20-year-old. He has won 3 ...more

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Birthplace: Tietê, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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Bob Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Bob Falkenburg


Robert "Bob" Falkenburg is a former American amateur tennis player and entrepreneur. He is best known for winning the Men's Singles at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships and for introducing soft ice cream and American fast food to Brazil in 1952. He is the founder of the Brazilian fast food chain ...more

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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Brazil

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#7 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s

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