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The Best Tennis Players from Brazil

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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 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.


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    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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    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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    Marcelo Melo
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    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 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

    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 inside ...more

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    • Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • Nationality: 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
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    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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    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 “Bob's.” ...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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    Christian Lindell

    Christian Lindell is a professional tennis player from Brazil who plays for Sweden. He has a Swedish father and a Brazilian mother. Although he has lived his entire life in Brazil, Lindell represents Sweden through a curious chain of events. Despite having been one of the best Brazilian juniors in his ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Ricardo Mello

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    Ricardo Mello
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    Ricardo Mello is a Brazilian retired tennis player. His preference is for clay courts. He has had the occasional win in hard court tournaments. His best singles rank was no. 50 in 2005. He has won a singles tournament and reached the semifinals 3 times at the Brasil Open. Plays most of his tennis in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
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    José Edison Mandarino

    José Edison Mandarino, is a Brazilian former right-handed tennis player. Mandarino was born in Jaguarão. He played 109 matches for Brazil in the Davis Cup. He won 68 and lost 41. When playing doubles, he used to play with Thomaz Koch as partner, but he also played some matches partnering with Carlos ...more

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    • Birthplace: Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Marcos Daniel

    Marcos Diniz Daniel is a retired professional tennis player from Brazil who turned professional in 1997. The right-hander reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 56 in September 2009. He is coached by his brother, Márcio.more

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    • Birthplace: Passo Fundo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1997
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    Alexandre Torres Simoni is a retired professional Brazilian tennis player. After being ranked as high as #23 in the ITF World Junior Ranking, he turned professional in 1997. On the ATP tour, his best results were in 2001, when he reached two semifinals: in Bogotá and Salvador. He also reached his ...more

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    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1997
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    Marcelo Demoliner is a Brazilian professional tennis player. Demoliner competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles.more

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    • Birthplace: Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Vanessa Menga is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. Born in São Paulo, she started playing tennis at the age of 4, when she went to an academy along with her father. At the age of 14, Menga went to train tennis in Barcelona, where she won her first doubles championship. She's the only ...more

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    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1995
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    Cássio Motta is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. He played in the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open with Cláudia Monteiro in 1982. >more

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    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1979
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    André Rezende Sá is a professional Brazilian tennis player. In singles, he was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2002 and has reached a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 17, winning 8 doubles titles. Sá reached the semifinals of ATP tournaments Memphis and Hong Kong in 2000 and 2001 respectively.more

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    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1996
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    Thiago Alves

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    Thiago Alves
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    Thiago Alves is a retired professional tennis player who competes mainly on the ITF Tour. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 88, achieved in July 2009.more

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    • Birthplace: São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 2000
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    Luiz Mattar is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. He played on the professional tour from 1985–1995, during which time he won seven top-level singles titles and five tour doubles titles. Mattar's career-high rankings were World No. 29 in singles and World No. 55 in doubles. His career ...more

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    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1985
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