Tennis Player The Best Tennis Players from France

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

Everything from Pierre Albarran to Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor is included on this list.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of France in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented French tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Richard Gasquet is a French tennis player. He won the mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2004 French Open, partnering Tatiana Golovin. His career-high singles ranking is world no. 7, achieved in July 2007. In singles, his best achievements in Grand Slams are reaching the semifinals of the 2007 ...more

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Birthplace: Béziers, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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

#14 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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

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Yannick Noah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Yannick Noah


Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for winning the French Open in 1983 and as a highly successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. During his career, which spanned almost two decades, Noah captured a total of 23 singles titles and ...more

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Birthplace: Sedan, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 1977

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

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a French professional tennis player currently ranked World No. 13. He was born in Le Mans, to a French mother, Évelyne, and a Congolese father, Didier Tsonga, who moved to France in the 1970s to play handball. Tsonga is a member of the Tennis Club de Paris. His career-high ...more

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Birthplace: Le Mans, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2004

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#1402 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#9 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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

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Gilles Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Gilles Simon


Gilles Simon is a French professional tennis player and a former world no. 6. He turned professional in 2002 and has won 12 tournaments on the ATP World Tour. ...more

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Birthplace: Nice, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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#41 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

#4 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Simon

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Guy Forget is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Guy Forget


Guy Forget is a French former professional tennis player. During his career, he helped France win the Davis Cup in both 1991 and 1996. Since retiring as a player, he has served as France's Davis Cup team captain. ...more

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Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 1982

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#1805 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#11 on Famous People Named Guy

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Sébastien Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Sébastien Grosjean


Sébastien René Grosjean is a retired tennis player from France. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 4, achieved in October 2002. Grosjean retired from tennis on May 27, 2010. ...more

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Birthplace: Marseille, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 1996

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

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Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Gaël Monfils


Gaël Sébastien Monfils is a French professional tennis player. Monfils is a former French No. 1, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 7 and winning 5 singles titles. He was the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semifinalist at the 2008 French Open. ...more

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Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2004

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

#11 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World

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

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Fabrice Santoro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Fabrice Santoro


Fabrice Vetea Santoro is a retired French professional male tennis player from Tahiti. Though not counted among the top-ranked players, he had an unusually long professional career, with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career, and he is popular among spectators and other ...more

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Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 1989

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