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List of the best tennis players from Spain, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Spain has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. You might also be interested in famous basketball players from Spain and best Spanish soccer players. These are some of the most talented Spanish tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Spain 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 Spain then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has everything from Rafael Nadal to David Ferrer.

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

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

Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as one of the finest clay court players in history and has been nicknamed "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever ...more

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Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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

#73 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#22 on The Best Hispanic Athletes

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

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David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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David Ferrer


David Ferrer Ern is a Spanish professional tennis player. A three-time Davis Cup winner with Spain, David Ferrer has won tournaments at all levels except at a Grand Slam and is currently 7th in career prize money earnings. Ferrer turned professional in 2000 and was in the first years of his career ...more

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Birthplace: Xàbia, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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

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

#33 on The Best Short Male Athletes

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Carlos Moyá is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Carlos Moyá


Carlos Moyá Llompart is a retired former world no. 1 tennis player from Spain. He was the French Open singles champion in 1998 and was the singles runner-up at the 1997 Australian Open. In 2004, he helped his country win the Davis Cup. He currently resides in Switzerland. ...more

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Birthplace: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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

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Juan Carlos Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Juan Carlos Ferrero


Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat is a retired professional tennis player, and a former world no. 1 player, from Spain. He captured the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September of that year, became the 21st player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He was also the runner-up at the 2002 ...more

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Birthplace: Ontinyent, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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

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

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Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Fernando Verdasco


Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a Spanish professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 7, achieved in April 2009. Verdasco started playing tennis at four years of age and had a full-time coach when he was eight. As of 2009, Verdasco has been working in Las Vegas with Andre ...more

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Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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Conchita Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Conchita Martínez


Inmaculada Concepción Martínez Bernat, professionally known as Conchita Martínez, is a former professional tennis player born in the town of Monzón, Aragón, Spain. Martínez is currently the Captain of the Spain Fed Cup team. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women's singles title at ...more

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Birthplace: Monzón, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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#62 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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

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Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Feliciano López


Feliciano López Díaz-Guerra is a Spanish professional male tennis player. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Lopez achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 12 in March of 2015. In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the ...more

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Birthplace: Province of Toledo, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1997

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Carla Suárez Navarro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Carla Suárez Navarro


Carla Suárez Navarro is a Spanish tennis player. She began playing for Spain in the 2008 Fed Cup. On February 16, 2015, she reached her career high ranking at World No. 13. Suárez Navarro first came to prominence by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2008 French Open as a qualifier, in what was her ...more

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Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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#97 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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