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The Best Tennis Players from Austria 

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List Rules List contains top Austrian tennis players.

List of the best tennis players from Austria, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Austria has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Austrian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Austria 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 Austria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of male and female players include Andreas Haider-Maurer and Melanie Klaffner.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Austria in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Austrian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Austria
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Dominic Thiem (born 3 September 1993) is an Austrian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP ranking is world No. 4, which he first achieved on 6 November 2017. He is the second highest-ranked Austrian player in history, behind Thomas Muster (No. 1, 1996). He has won 16 ATP singles titles and reached three Grand Slam finals. As a junior, Thiem was ranked world No. 2. He qualified for the 2011 French Open Boys' final, and won the 2011 Orange Bowl. As a professional, he made it to the finals of the 2018 and 2019 French Open, losing to Rafael Nadal on both occasions, and the 2020 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. In 2019, he beat Roger Federer to win his first ATP ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Nationality: Austria

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Thomas Muster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Austria
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Thomas Muster (born 2 October 1967) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, he won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay." In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles. Muster is one of the nine players to win Super 9/ATP Masters Series/ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles on clay, hardcourt and indoors. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria

Nationality: Austria

Year Turned Pro: 1985

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Jürgen Melzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Austria
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Jürgen Melzer (born 22 May 1981) is an Austrian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 in April 2011, and a doubles ranking of world No. 6 in September 2010. He is a left-handed tennis player, but is right-handed in everyday life. He has a younger brother, Gerald Melzer, with whom he has played doubles in several tournaments. In 1999, he won the boys' singles event at Wimbledon. For many years, he was known as one of the best players on the tour not to have progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam event. He ended this streak by reaching the semifinals of the French Open in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal after coming from two sets down to ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria

Year Turned Pro: 1999

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Barbara Schett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Austria
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Barbara Schett Eagle (German pronunciation: [ˈbaɐ̯baʁa ˈʃɛt]; born 10 March 1976) is an Austrian former professional tennis player, who reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 7 in September 1999. Between 1993 and 2004 she played in 48 matches for the Austria Fed Cup team, winning 30. She also represented Austria at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in singles and doubles, reaching the quarterfinals in the singles. She retired after the 2005 Australian Open and now works for Eurosport as a commentator and presenter. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

Nationality: Austria

Year Turned Pro: 1992

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