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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different male and female players, including Karolina Šprem and Nikola Pilić.

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

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


Marin Čilić is a Croatian professional tennis player. He is the reigning US Open champion. To date, Čilić has won 13 ATP singles titles. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 8, achieved on 13 October 2014. Čilić first came to international prominence by defeating then world No. 2 Andy Murray ...more

Birthplace: Medjugorje, Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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#11 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

#41 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

#5 on The Tallest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked

#12 on Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Croatia
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Goran Ivanisevic


Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th ...more

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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

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

#3 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Croatia
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Ivo Karlović


Ivo Karlović is a Croatian tennis player. He has won six ATP singles titles: three in 2007, one in 2008, one in 2013 and one in 2015. Karlović is the tallest player ever on the ATP Tour at 211 cm. He is a serve-and-volleyer and officially held the record for the fastest serve recorded in ...more

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 2000

Also Ranked

#34 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

#4 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

#16 on The Tallest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked

#7 on Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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Mario Ančić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Croatia
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Mario Ančić


Mario Ančić is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached World No. 7. Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Ančić helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at ...more

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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