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

This list below has a variety of male and female players in it, from Marcos Daniel to Carlos Kirmayr.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Brazil in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Brazilian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Gustavo Kuerten


Gustavo Kuerten, also known as Guga, is a retired former World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open three times, and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000, becoming the only player to defeat Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the same major tournament. Kuerten suffered many problems with injuries which led him to miss a number of tournaments between 2002 and 2005. After a few failed attempts of comebacks, he retired from top-level tennis in May 2008. Kuerten is commonly known as Guga, an affectionate nickname which is a common abbreviation of the name Gustavo in Portuguese-speaking countries. He is a polyglot who speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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

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

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Maria Bueno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Maria Bueno


Maria Esther Andion Bueno is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. During her 11-year career in the 1950s and 1960s, she won 19 Major titles. She was the year-end number-one ranked female player four times and was known for her graceful style of play. In 1960, Bueno became the first woman ever to win all four Grand Slam double titles in one year. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1950

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#23 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Marcelo Melo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Marcelo Melo


Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo is a Brazilian tennis player. He is the younger brother of Daniel Melo and grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He stands at a height of 2.03 m. Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 3, which he achieved in October 2014. Alongside regular teammate André Sá, he reached the men's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007 and the quarterfinal at the 2007 US Open. In 2009, he reached the mixed doubles final at the French Open with American Vania King, becoming the seventh Brazilian to reach the final of a Grand Slam and the first since Gustavo Kuerten. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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Fernando Meligeni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Brazil
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Fernando Meligeni


Fernando Ariel Meligeni, nicknamed Fininho is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. He won 3 singles titles and reached the semi-finals of the 1999 French Open. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Brazil

Year Turned Pro: 1990

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