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List of famous male tennis players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male tennis players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being tennis players. There are thousand of males working as tennis players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic tennis players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a tennis player then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Roger Federer and Andre Agassi. Featuring famous tennis players from 80s, old tennis players, 70s tennis players, American male tennis pros, former tennis players, and more, this list has it all. 

While this isn't a list of all male tennis players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male tennis players?" and "Who are the best male tennis players?"
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Tennis Players
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Tennis player Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the greatest men's singles player of all time. Federer has won eleven Grand Slam men's singles titles in 33 appearances (all eleven coming in a record 17 consecutive appearances), three Tennis Masters Cup titles, and 14 ATP Masters Series titles. In 2004, the Swiss became the first man since 1988 to win three of four Grand Slam singles tournaments in the same year: the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. In 2006, he became the first and only male player to ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

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#19 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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

#1 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Tennis Players
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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 all-rounders in tennis, with many considering Nadal to be one of the greatest players of all time. Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

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

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

#2 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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

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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Tennis Players
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Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his youth, Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles at age sixteen in the summer of 1980 to train in the sport of tennis though rather than playing tennis, he began playing the drums. After publishing an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper called The Recycler, Ulrich met James Hetfield and formed Metallica. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark

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#35 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#25 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

#12 on The Best Short Male Singers

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Tennis Players
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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and World Tennis Magazine in 1975. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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

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

#63 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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