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The Best Tennis Players from Austria

Updated June 14, 2019 577 votes 164 voters 36.4k views31 items

List RulesList 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.
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    Dominic Thiem

    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
    • Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
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  • Thomas Muster
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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
    • Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Year Turned Pro: 1985
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  • Barbara Paulus (born 1 September 1970) is a former professional top-ten tennis player from Austria. She began playing on the WTA Tour in 1986 and retired in 2001. During her career, she won a total of seven WTA tournaments (six singles titles, one doubles title). Paulus competed for the Austria Fed Cup team on 21 occasions in singles and doubles, winning nine of her 22 matches....  more
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
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  • Sybille Bammer (born 27 April 1980) is a former professional female tennis player from Austria. Her career high ranking is No. 19, achieved on 17 December 2007. She was one of three mothers on the WTA Tour (Kim Clijsters and Rossana de los Ríos are the others), having taken time off at age 21 to have her daughter Tina before returning to the tour. When she won the 2007 Pattaya Women's Open, it was the first time in eighteen years that a mother won on tour, after Laura Arraya in 1989. Her daughter, Tina, was a frequent regular in the crowd. Bammer said of her daughter, "She is always telling other people to be quiet because mommy is concentrating." She is notable for her 2-0 head-to-head...  more
    • Birthplace: Linz, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Year Turned Pro: 1997
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