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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s 

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1990s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1990 to 1999, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1990s 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 1990s 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 Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, US Open champs, doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1990s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1990s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1990s 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 1990s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 48

Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Australian Open: Winner 1994, 1997; Finalist 1995
Wimbledon: Winner 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
US Open: Winner 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996; Finalist 1992

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Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America, Armenia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1986

Australian Open: Winner 1995
French Open: Winner 1999; Finalist 1990, 1991
Wimbledon: Winner 1992; Finalist 1999
US Open: Winner 1994, 1999; Finalist 1995

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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
West Germany, Germany

Age: 52

Birthplace: Leimen, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1984

Australian Open: Winner 1991, 1996
Wimbledon: Finalist 1990, 1991, 1995

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Jim Courier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 49

Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Australian Open: Winner 1992, 1993
French Open: Winner 1991, 1992; Finalist 1993
Wimbledon: Finalist 1993
US Open: Finalist 1991

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Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Sweden

Age: 53

Birthplace: Västervik, Sweden

Year Turned Pro: 1983

Australian Open: Finalist 1990, 1992, 1993
Wimbledon: Winner 1990
US Open: Winner 1991, 1992

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6
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Australia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Year Turned Pro: 1991

US Open: Winner 1997, 1998

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7
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Croatia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Wimbledon: Finalist 1992, 1994, 1998

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#45 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #28 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #42 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America, Czechoslovakia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 1978

Australian Open: Winner 1990; Finalist 1991

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#46 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #6 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #218 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 47

Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Australian Open: Finalist 1996
French Open: Finalist 1995
US Open: Finalist 1996

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10
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
11
Thomas Muster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Austria

Age: 52

Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria

Year Turned Pro: 1985

French Open: Winner 1995

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12
Yevgeny Kafelnikov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Yevgeny Kafelnikov Russia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia

Year Turned Pro: 1992

Australian Open: Winner 1999
French Open: Winner 1996

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Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Michael Stich Germany

Age: 51

Birthplace: Pinneberg, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1988

French Open: Finalist 1996
Wimbledon: Winner 1991
US Open: Finalist 1994

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#129 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #36 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #52 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

14
Carlos Moyá is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Spain

Age: 43

Birthplace: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1995

Australian Open: Finalist 1997
French Open: Winner 1998

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#44 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #29 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #22 of 57 The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s

15
Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Brazil

Age: 43

Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1995

French Open: Winner 1997

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#1,216 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #24 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #19 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

16
Sergi Bruguera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Spain

Age: 48

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1988

French Open: Winner 1993, 1994; Finalist 1997

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#50 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #40 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Andrés Góm... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Andrés Gómez

French Open: Winner 1990

18
Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Chile

Age: 44

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1994

Australian Open: Finalist 1998

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#55 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #48 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #5 of 12 The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked

19
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Netherlands

Age: 48

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Year Turned Pro: 1989

Wimbledon: Winner 1996

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#1,884 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #121 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #39 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Todd Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
United States of America

Age: 49

Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1990

Australian Open: Finalist 1994
US Open: Finalist 1999

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21
Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Henry Stradling added United States of America, Germany

Age: 41

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1996

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Petr Korda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Czech Republic

Age: 51

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Year Turned Pro: 1987

Australian Open: Winner 1998
French Open: Finalist 1992

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23
Cédric Pioline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
France

Age: 50

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

Year Turned Pro: 1989

Wimbledon: Finalist 1997
US Open: Finalist 1993

24
Àlex Corretja is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Spain

Age: 45

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1991

French Open: Finalist 1998

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25
Tim Henman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
Tim Henman United Kingdom

Age: 45

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1993

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