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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s

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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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  • 1
    Roger Federer
    290
    60

    Roger Federer

    Switzerland

    Age38

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro1998

    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

  • 2
    Rafael Nadal
    225
    43

    Age33

    BirthplaceManacor, Spain

    Year Turned Pro2001

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

  • 3
    Andre Agassi
    91
    41

    Andre Agassi

    United States of America, Armenia

    Age49

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1986

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

  • 4
    Andy Roddick
    85
    46

    Andy Roddick

    United States of America

    Age37

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro2000

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

  • 5
    Lleyton Hewitt
    74
    40

    Age38

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Year Turned Pro1998

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

  • 6
    Marat Safin
    64
    32

    Age39

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Year Turned Pro1997

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

  • 7
    Novak Djokovic
    119
    87

    Age32

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    Year Turned Pro2003

    Australian Open: Winner 2008
    US Open: Finalist 2007

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  • 8
    Pete Sampras
    75
    49

    Pete Sampras

    United States of America

    Age48

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland

    Year Turned Pro1988

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

  • 9
    Gustavo Kuerten
    53
    31

    Age43

    BirthplaceFlorianópolis, Brazil

    Year Turned Pro1995

    French Open: Winner 2000, 2001

  • 10
    Andy Murray
    76
    57

    Andy Murray

    United Kingdom

    Age32

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Year Turned Pro2005

    US Open: Finalist 2008

  • 11
    Stanislas Wawrinka
    63
    49

    Stanislas Wawrinka

    Germany, Switzerland

    Age34

    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Year Turned Pro2002

  • 12
    Juan Martín del Potro

    Age31

    BirthplaceTandil, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2006

    US Open: Winner 2009

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  • 13
    David Nalbandian
    42
    37

    Age37

    BirthplaceUnquillo, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2000

    Wimbledon: Finalist 2002

  • 14
    David Ferrer
    44
    40

    Age37

    BirthplaceXàbia, Spain

    Year Turned Pro2000

  • 15
    Patrick Rafter
    34
    30

    Age47

    BirthplaceMount Isa, Australia

    Year Turned Pro1991

    Wimbledon: Finalist 2000, 2001

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  • 16
    Juan Carlos Ferrero

    Age39

    BirthplaceOntinyent, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1998

  • 17
    Fernando González

    Age39

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Year Turned Pro1999

    Australian open: Finalist 2007

  • 18
    Tommy Haas
    26
    23

    Tommy Haas

    United States of America, Germany

    Age41

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1996

  • 19
    Gastón Gaudio
    21
    17

    Age41

    BirthplaceTemperley, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro1996

    French Open: Winner 2004

  • 20
    Nikolay Davydenko

    Age38

    BirthplaceSievierodonetsk, Ukraine

    Year Turned Pro1999

  • 21
    Carlos Moyá
    23
    21

    Age43

    BirthplacePalma, Majorca, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1995

  • 22
    Mardy Fish
    27
    29

    Mardy Fish

    United States of America

    Age38

    BirthplaceEdina, Minnesota, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro2000

  • 23
    Goran Ivanisevic
    25
    27

    Age48

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Year Turned Pro1988

  • 24
    Guillermo Coria
    21
    21

    Guillermo Coria

    Argentina

    Age37

    BirthplaceRufino, Argentina

    Year Turned Pro2000

  • 25
    James Blake
    28
    34

    James Blake

    United States of America

    Age40

    BirthplaceYonkers, New York, USA

    Year Turned Pro1999

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