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List of the best tennis players from Germany, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Germany has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. Be sure to also check out the best Russian tennis players and the greatest men's tennis players of the 1910s. These are some of the most talented German tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany 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 Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Players on this list include Boris Becker and Steffi Graf.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented German tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf is a German former world No. 1 tennis player. Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles is second all time behind Margaret Court, and mark the record for most Major wins by a tennis player since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968. In 1988, she ...more

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Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1982

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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Boris Becker


Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, including the distinction of being the youngest ever Wimbledon men's champion when he was 17. He also won 13 Masters Series titles, five elite indoor titles, and an ...more

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Birthplace: Leimen, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1984

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

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

#11 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s

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

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Angelique Kerber


Angelique Kerber is a German tennis player of Polish background. Kerber has won four singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as eleven singles and three doubles on the ITF tour in her career. On 22 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 5. On 26 August 2013, she peaked at ...more

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Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Nationality: Poland, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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#91 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#34 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#35 on The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era

#39 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Sabine Katharina Lisicki; born 22 September 1989 is a German professional tennis player. She turned professional in 2006 and her breakthrough came in 2009 when she reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships and won her first WTA title, the Family Circle Cup, against Caroline Wozniacki. ...more

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Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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#43 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#83 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Tommy Haas


Thomas Mario "Tommy" Haas is a German professional tennis player. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 1996. After breaking into the world top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he has twice dropped out of ...more

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Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1996

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

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

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Andrea Petkovic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Andrea Petkovic


Andrea Petkovic is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and Bosniak mother Amira, she moved to Germany at six months old. Petkovic turned professional in 2006 and reached her career-high singles ranking of world number 9 in October 2011 after reaching the ...more

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Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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#79 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Michael Stich


Michael Detlef Stich is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991, the men's doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, and was a singles runner-up at the 1994 US Open and the 1996 French Open. Stich won 18 singles titles and ...more

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Birthplace: Pinneberg, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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

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

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Julia Görges


Julia Görges is a German tennis player. Görges has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 5 March 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 15. On 26 August 2013, she peaked at world ...more

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Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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