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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
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    Pete Sampras

    United States of America

    Age48

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland

    Year Turned Pro1988

    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
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    Andre Agassi

    United States of America, Armenia

    Age49

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1986

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

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

    West Germany, Germany

    Age52

    BirthplaceLeimen, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1984

    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
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    Jim Courier

    United States of America

    Age49

    BirthplaceSanford, Florida, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1988

    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
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    Age53

    BirthplaceVästervik, Sweden

    Year Turned Pro1983

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

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    Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age47

    BirthplaceMount Isa, Australia

    Year Turned Pro1991

    US Open: Winner 1997, 1998

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    Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age48

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Yugoslavia

    Year Turned Pro1988

    Wimbledon: Finalist 1992, 1994, 1998

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

    United States of America, Czechoslovakia

    Age59

    BirthplaceOstrava

    Year Turned Pro1978

    Australian Open: Winner 1990; Finalist 1991

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

    United States of America

    Age47

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada

    Year Turned Pro1988

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

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    Thomas Muster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age52

    BirthplaceLeibnitz, Austria

    Year Turned Pro1985

    French Open: Winner 1995

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    Yevgeny Kafelnikov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Yevgeny Kafelnikov

    Russia

    Age45

    BirthplaceSochi, Krasnodar, Russia

    Year Turned Pro1992

    Australian Open: Winner 1999
    French Open: Winner 1996

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    Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Michael Stich

    Germany

    Age51

    BirthplacePinneberg, Germany

    Year Turned Pro1988

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

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    Carlos Moyá is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age43

    BirthplacePalma, Majorca, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1995

    Australian Open: Finalist 1997
    French Open: Winner 1998

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    Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age43

    BirthplaceFlorianópolis, Brazil

    Year Turned Pro1995

    French Open: Winner 1997

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    Andrés Gómez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Andrés Gómez

    French Open: Winner 1990

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    Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    20

    Age44

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Year Turned Pro1994

    Australian Open: Finalist 1998

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    Sergi Bruguera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s

    Age48

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1988

    French Open: Winner 1993, 1994; Finalist 1997

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    John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    John McEnroe

    United States of America

    Age60

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

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

    Netherlands

    Age48

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    Year Turned Pro1989

    Wimbledon: Winner 1996

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    Tim Henman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Tim Henman

    United Kingdom

    Age45

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Year Turned Pro1993

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    Andrei Cherkasov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Todd Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Todd Martin

    United States of America

    Age49

    BirthplaceHinsdale, Illinois, United States of America

    Year Turned Pro1990

    Australian Open: Finalist 1994
    US Open: Finalist 1999

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    Cédric Pioline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    Age50

    BirthplaceNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

    Year Turned Pro1989

    Wimbledon: Finalist 1997
    US Open: Finalist 1993

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    Anders Järryd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s
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    12

    Age58

    BirthplaceLidköping, Sweden

    Year Turned Pro1980

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    Àlex Corretja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s

    Age45

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Year Turned Pro1991

    French Open: Finalist 1998

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