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The Best Tennis Players from France

Updated January 24, 2020 4.4k votes 1.1k voters 233.1k views58 items

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Who are the best tennis players from France? Here they are listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. France has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. While you're at it, you may want to check out the best French footballers and the greatest men's tennis players during the 1920s. These are some of the most talented French tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of France 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 France then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Everyone from Richard Gasquet to Gilles Simon are included on this list, answering the questions, "Who are the greatest French tennis players?" and "Who is the best French tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of France in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented French tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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  • Yannick Noah (French pronunciation: ​[janik noa]; born 18 May 1960) is a former professional tennis player and singer from France. He won the French Open in 1983, and is currently the captain of both France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup team. During his career, which spanned almost two decades, Noah captured a total of 23 singles titles and 16 doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3 (in July 1986) and attaining the World No. 1 doubles ranking the following month. Since his retirement from the game, Noah has remained in the public eye as a popular music performer and as the co-founder, with his mother, of a charity organization for underprivileged children. Noah is... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Sedan, France
    • Nationality: France
    • Year Turned Pro: 1977
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  • Gaël Sébastien Monfils (French pronunciation: ​[ɡaɛl mɔ̃fis]; born 1 September 1986 in Paris, France) is a French professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP world No. 6 singles ranking on November 7, 2016. His career highlights include reaching two Grand Slam singles semifinals at the 2008 French Open and 2016 US Open and three ATP Tour Masters 1000 singles finals – two at the Paris Masters (2009, 2010) and the other at the Monte Carlo Masters (2016). Monfils was named the ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2005. Monfils has won eight ATP World Tour singles titles and been runner-up twenty times in ATP Tour tournaments. He has reached at least one ATP World Tour singles final and... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Nationality: France
    • Year Turned Pro: 2004
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  • Paul-Henri Mathieu (French pronunciation: ​[pɔl ɑ̃ʁi matjø]; born 12 January 1982) is a retired French tennis player. He won four singles titles on the ATP Tour. His best singles performance in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament was reaching the semifinals of the 2005 Canadian Open. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 12 in April 2008.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
    • Nationality: France
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
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  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (French pronunciation: ​[ʒo wilfʁid tsɔŋɡa]; born 17 April 1985) is a French professional tennis player. A member of the Tennis Club de Paris (TCP), Tsonga's career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 5, which he achieved in February 2012. After being awarded the ATP Newcomer of the Year for 2007, Tsonga rose to fame by virtue of his performance in the 2008 Australian Open when, as an unseeded player, he reached the final, having defeated four seeded players along the way, including a straight-sets win over No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Tsonga eventually lost to the No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the final in four sets, after winning the first set; it was the only set... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Le Mans, France
    • Nationality: France
    • Year Turned Pro: 2004
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