The Best Tennis Players from Brazil

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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
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    Gustavo Kuerten (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡusˈtavu ˈkiɾtẽ]; born 10 September 1976), nicknamed Guga, is a retired World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open singles title three times (1997, 2000, and 2001), and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000. Kuerten suffered many problems with injuries which resulted in his non-attendances at many tournaments in 2002 and between 2004 and 2008. After two hip surgeries and a few failed attempted comebacks, he retired from top-level tennis in May 2008. During his career he won 20 singles and 8 doubles titles. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2016, he was asked to be the torch bearer for ...more
    • Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1995
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    Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player. During her 11-year career in the 1950s and 1960s, she won 19 Grand Slam titles (seven in women's singles, 11 in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles), making her the most successful South American female tennis player in history, and the only one to ever win Wimbledon. Bueno was the year-end number-one ranked female player in 1959 and 1960 and was known for her graceful style of play. In 1960, Bueno became the first woman ever to win a calendar-year Grand Slam in doubles (all four majors in a year), three of them with Darlene Hard and one with Christine Truman.
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1950
  • 3
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    Thomaz Koch (born 11 May 1945), is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships. He won at least 14 singles titles (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles. Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24 (achieved on December 20, 1974), he ranked inside the Top 20 in the 1960s before the invention of the ATP rankings, peaking at World No. 12.He won two Gold medals in the men's tennis competition at the 1967 Pan American Games. He also won the Wimbledon Plate twice.
    • Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo (Portuguese pronunciation: [maʁˈsɛlu ˈmɛlu]; born September 23, 1983) 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 (6 ft. 8 in.). Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 1, which he achieved in November 2015, the best Brazilian doubles player position of all time. He is the first Brazilian male ever to win a French Open doubles title (in 2015, playing alongside Croatian Ivan Dodig) and a Wimbledon doubles title (in 2017, alongside Polish Łukasz Kubot). Alongside regular teammate André Sá, he reached the men's doubles semifinals ...more
    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Year Turned Pro: 1998