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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different players, including Hans Gildemeister and Felipe Rios.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Chile in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Chilean tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Marcelo Ríos is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Chile. Nicknamed El Chino and El zurdo de Vitacura, he became the first Latin American player to reach the top position on the Association of Tennis Professionals singles rankings in 1998. He held the World No. 1 ranking for six weeks. He has held the top ranking in both juniors and seniors. He was the first player to win the three clay-court Masters Series tournaments since the format began in 1990. He is the only male player in the open era to have been World No. 1 while never managing to win a Grand Slam singles tournament in his career. He did reach the 1998 Australian Open final, losing to Petr Korda. He retired prematurely in ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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Fernando González is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi is a retired professional tennis player from Chile. During his career he made it to the quarterfinal round of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He played his only major final at the 2007 Australian Open, losing to top-seeded Roger Federer. He is the fourth male tennis player in history to have won each Olympic medal. Throughout his career, González defeated many past and present top players, including Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyá, Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin, and Pete Sampras. González qualified twice for the year-end Masters Cup event and was runner-up at two ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1999

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Nicolás Massú is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried, nicknamed Vampiro, is a Chilean former tennis player, a former World No. 9 in singles, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male player to have won both the singles and doubles gold medals during the same games in modern Olympic tennis. Massú also reached the final of the 2003 Madrid Masters and won six singles titles. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1997

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Luis Ayala is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Chile
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Luis Ayala

Luis Alberto Ayala Salinas is a former Chilean world-ranked tennis player who competed in the 1950s and 1960s. When he retired, he became a tennis professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. Currently, he is the Director of Tennis at the Forest Club in Houston, Texas. Ayala was ranked World No. 5 for 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

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