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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s 

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Updated November 20, 2017 2.5k votes 372 voters 12.7k views 57 items

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List of the best men's tennis players from 2000s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 2000 to 2009, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 2000s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 2000s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andre Agassi. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 2000s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 2000s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 2000s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 2000s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
South Africa, Switzerland

Age: 38

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Year Turned Pro: 1998

Australian Open: Winner 2004, 2006, 2007; Finalist 2009
French Open: Winner 2009; Finalist 2006, 2007, 2008
Wimbledon: Winner 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Finalist 2008
US Open: Winner 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Finalist 2009

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Spain

Age: 33

Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2001

Australian Open: Winner 2009
French Open: Winner 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Wimbledon: Winner 2008; Finalist 2006, 2007

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Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America, Armenia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1986

Australian Open: Winner 2000, 2001, 2003
US Open: Finalist 2002, 2005

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Serbia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003

Australian Open: Winner 2008
US Open: Finalist 2007

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Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 37

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 2000

US Open: Winner 2003; Finalist 2006
Wimbledon: Finalist 2004, 2005, 2009

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Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 48

Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Wimbledon: Winner 2000
US Open: Winner 2002; Finalist 2000, 2001

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Lleyton Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Australia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1998

Wimbledon: Winner 2002
US Open: Winner 2001; Finalist 2004
Australian Open: Finalist 2005

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Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United Kingdom

Age: 32

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 2005

US Open: Finalist 2008

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Marat Safin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Russia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 1997

Australian Open: Winner 2005; Finalist 2002, 2004
US Open: Winner 2000

10
Juan Martín del P... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Argentina

Age: 31

Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2006

US Open: Winner 2009

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11
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Switzerland

Age: 34

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

Year Turned Pro: 2002

12
Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Brazil

Age: 43

Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1995

French Open: Winner 2000, 2001

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13
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
14
David Nalbandian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Argentina

Age: 37

Birthplace: Unquillo, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2000

Wimbledon: Finalist 2002

15
Juan Carlos Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Spain

Age: 39

Birthplace: Ontinyent, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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16
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Australia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1991

Wimbledon: Finalist 2000, 2001

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17
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Russia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine

Year Turned Pro: 1999

18
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America, Germany

Age: 41

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1996

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Fernando González... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Chile

Age: 39

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1999

Australian open: Finalist 2007

20
James Blake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
United States of America

Age: 40

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA

Year Turned Pro: 1999

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21
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Croatia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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22
Gastón Gaudio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Argentina

Age: 41

Birthplace: Temperley, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 1996

French Open: Winner 2004

23
Carlos Moyá is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
24
Tim Henman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s
Tim Henman United Kingdom

Age: 45

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1993

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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s