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List of the best tennis players from Chile, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Chile has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Chilean tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Chile 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 Chile then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different players, including Hans Gildemeister and Felipe Rios.

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

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


Marcelo Ríos is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Chile. Nicknamed El Chino and El zurdo de Vitacura, he became the first Latin American player to reach the top position on the Association of Tennis Professionals singles rankings in 1998. He held the World No. 1 ranking for six weeks. He has ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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

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

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Fernando González is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Fernando González


Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi is a retired professional tennis player from Chile. During his career he made it to the quarterfinal round of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He played his only major final at the 2007 Australian Open, losing to top-seeded Roger Federer. He is the fourth male ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1999

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

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

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Nicolás Massú is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Nicolás Massú


Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried, nicknamed Vampiro, is a Chilean former tennis player, a former World No. 9 in singles, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male player to have won both the singles and doubles gold medals during the same games in modern Olympic tennis. Massú also ...more

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Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1997

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

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Luis Ayala


Luis Alberto Ayala Salinas is a former Chilean world-ranked tennis player who competed in the 1950s and 1960s. When he retired, he became a tennis professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. Currently, he is the Director of Tennis at the Forest Club in Houston, Texas. Ayala was ranked ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

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Hans Gildemeister


Hans Gildemeister Bohner, is a former Chilean tennis player of German ancestry, who won four singles and 23 doubles titles during his professional career. He is the brother of Heinz and Fritz Gildemeister, who are also tennis players. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on ...more

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Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Nationality: Chile

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Anita Lizana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Anita Lizana


Anita Lizana de Ellis was a World Number 1 tennis player from Chile. She was the first Latin American, and first Hispanic person, to be ranked World Number 1 tennis player. Also, Anita Lizana was the first Latin American to win a Grand Slam singles championship. She won the U.S. Championships in ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

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Paul Capdeville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Paul Capdeville


Paul Gerard Capdeville Castro is a Chilean former tennis player. ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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Jorge Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Jorge Aguilar


Jorge Roberto Aguilar Mondaca is a Chilean professional tennis player. ...more

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Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

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