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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 in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open. He followed this by reaching the semifinals of the 2010 Australian Open. Čilić was also a quarterfinalist at 2014 Wimbledon. Čilić developed his career at a young age; first steps of tennis started in Bosnia and Herzegovina his potential was discovered by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training. He was ...more on Wikipedia

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

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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

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

#8 on Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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

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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 and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 in 1994. He is the current coach of Marin Čilić. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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

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

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

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


Ivan Ljubičić is a retired Croatian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 3. He achieved his best results in indoor tournaments played on carpet or hardcourt. Mostly a baseliner, he approached the net selectively. On his backhand, he used a slice or a drop-shot to great effect to draw a player or put him out of position. Ljubičić used the Head Youtek Extreme Pro Racquet, after using the Babolat Pure Drive for most of his professional career. Ljubičić served as the ATP Players' Council president and in 2008 became one of the few active players to serve on the ATP Board of Directors. Ljubičić and Mario Ančić are only the third doubles team ever to defeat Bob and Mike ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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

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

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Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 4 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 professional tennis, measured at 251 km/h, before being surpassed by Samuel Groth in 2012. He is considered one of the best servers on tour. His height enables him to serve with high speed using unique trajectory and accuracy. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Nationality: Croatia

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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

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

#6 on Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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

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