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The Best Tennis Players from Argentina 

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List of the best tennis players from Argentina, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Argentina has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Argentinian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Argentina and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Argentina then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of Argentine players, including Gisela Dulko and Horacio de la Peña.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Argentinian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Argentinian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Argentina in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Argentinian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Argentina
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Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Spanish pronunciation: [gaˈβɾjela saβaˈtini]; born 16 May 1970) is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won one women's grand slam singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women's grand slam doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two WTA Finals in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Sabatini also won most of the highest level regular events on the women's tour including Miami and Rome (four times). In the late 1980s, Sabatini launched a line of fragrances after partnering with the German perfume company Muelhens. Her signature ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 1985-01

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Guillermo Vilas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Argentina
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Guillermo Vilas

Guillermo Vilas ([ɡiˈʃeɾmo ˈβilas]; born 17 August 1952) is an Argentine former professional tennis player, No. 1 of the Grand Prix tennis circuit's Season in 1974, 1975 and 1977, who won four Grand Slam tournaments, one year-end Masters, nine Grand Prix Super Series titles and 62 total ATP titles. World Tennis, Agence France-Presse and Livre D'or Du Tennis 1977 (Christian Collin-Bernard Ficot), among others rankings and publications, rated him as world No. 1 in 1977 (while others ranked Borg or Connors No. 1). In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in April 1975, a position that he held for a total of 83 weeks. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991, ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 1969

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Juan Martín del P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Argentina
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Juan Martín del Potro Lucas (Spanish pronunciation: [xwan maɾˈtin del ˈpotɾo]) (born 23 September 1988), nicknamed Delpo (IPA: [ˈdelpo]), is an Argentine professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 16 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).His biggest achievement has been winning the 2009 US Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and 5-time defending champion Roger Federer in the final. He was the first to defeat both Federer and Nadal during the same major and was the only man outside the Big Four to win a major between the 2005 French Open and the 2013 US Open, a span of 35 tournaments. He is also the second Argentine and the ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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David Nalbandian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Argentina
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David Pablo Nalbandian (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈpaβlo nalˈβandjan]; born 1 January 1982) is an Argentine retired professional tennis player who played on the ATP Tour from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. He reached a highest ranking in singles of world No. 3 in March 2006. Nalbandian was runner-up in the singles event at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships. During his career he won 11 singles titles, including the Tennis Masters Cup in 2005 and two Masters 1000 tournaments. Nalbandian is the only Argentine player in history who ever reached the semifinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments and reached the men's singles final at Wimbledon.He was a member of the Argentinian ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Unquillo, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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