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The Best Tennis Players from India

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A list of the best tennis players from India, ranked by popularity according to user votes. India has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Indian tennis players ever, so if you're a native of India and dream of playing tennis professionally, then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from India, you're guaranteed to find them here.

The Indian tennis greats on this list range from Rohan Bopanna to Stephen Amritraj and more.

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

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


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    Leander Paes
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    Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who typically plays in doubles events on the ATP Tour and Davis Cup. Having won eight doubles and seven mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and finishing as runner up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest ...more

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    • Birthplace: Goa, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 1991
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    Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player, and as of 13 April 2015, the No. 1 doubles player in the world. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles. Throughout her career, she has ...more

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    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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    Mahesh Bhupathi
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    Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi is an Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament. With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 1995
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    Vijay Amritraj
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    Vijay Amritraj is a former Indian tennis player, sports commentator and actor. Vijay was born in Chennai, India to Maggie Dhairyam and Robert Amritraj. He and his brothers, Anand Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were the successors of Ramanathan Krishnan in top-flight international tour tennis. They did ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: United States of America, India
    • Year Turned Pro: 1970
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    Somdev Devvarman

    Somdev Kishore Devvarman is a professional Indian tennis player. He hit the headlines for being the only collegiate player to have made three consecutive finals at the NCAA, winning back-to-back finals in his junior and senior years at the University of Virginia. Only three other players have matched ...more

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    • Birthplace: Guwahati, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 2008
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    Yuki Bhambri is an Indian professional tennis player. He is former Junior No. 1 and winner of 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. He is first Indian to win the junior Australian Open title and fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles Grand Slam championship title. He appears in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Nationality: India
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    Ramanathan Krishnan

    Ramanathan Krishnan is a retired tennis player from India who was among the world's leading players in the 1950s and 1960s. He was twice a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1961, reaching as high as World No. 6 in Lance Tingay's amateur rankings.more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: India
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    Rohan Bopanna is an Indian professional tennis player. His singles career high ranking was World No. 213 in 2007 and his career high ranking in doubles was World No. 3 on 22 July 2013. Recently, most of his appearances in professional tournaments have been in doubles matches. He is a member of the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bangalore, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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    Ramesh Krishnan Added by: Chris Abraham

    Ramesh Krishnan is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from India. As a junior player in the late 1970s, he won the boys' singles titles at both Wimbledon and the French Open. He went on to reach three Grand Slam quarter-finals in the 1980s, and was part of the Indian team which reached ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: India
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    Anand Amritraj
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    Anand Amritraj is a former Indian tennis player and businessman. Anand Amritraj and his brothers, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were among the first Indians to play in top-flight international tour tennis. In 1976, the Anand and Vijay were semifinalists in the Wimbledon men's doubles. Anand was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Year Turned Pro: 1968
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    Akhtar Ali, . Born: 05 Jul 1939. Former Captain of Indian Davis cup in 2008. Later he turned to coaching and coached the players like Ramesh Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj, Anand Amritraj and Leander Paes. He is father of Zeeshan Ali, a former Indian national tennis champion.more

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    • Nationality: India
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    Cotah Ramaswami - sometimes written as Cota or Cotar - was a double sports international who represented India in both cricket and tennis.more

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    • Birthplace: India
    • Nationality: India
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    Ashok Amritraj
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    Ashok Amritraj is an Indian American film producer, former tour professional tennis player, chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. He has also taken as the CEO of National Geographic Films.more

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    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Nationality: United States of America, India
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    Stephen Amritraj is a now inactive professional tennis player who represented India. Amritraj is the son of former world tour player Anand Amritraj and cousin of fellow former pro Prakash Amritraj, both of whom also represented India. He played high school tennis at Crespi Carmelite High School in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America, India
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    Prakash Amritraj is an Indian professional tennis player and the son of renowned former Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj.more

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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America, India
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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    Asif Ismail is a former tennis player who has the rare distinction of representing two different countries in Davis Cup, first India and later Hong Kong.more

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    • Nationality: India
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    Zeeshan Ali is a former tennis player from India, who competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he was defeated in the second round by the number ten seed from Switzerland, Jakob Hlasek. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 12 December 1988, when he became the number ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Nationality: India
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