Tennis The Best Tennis Players from France  

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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.

Yannick Noah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Yannick Noah is a former professional tennis player from France. He is best remembered for winning the French Open in 1983 and as a highly successful captain of France's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. 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 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 very popular music performer and as the co-founder, with his mother, of a charity organization for underprivileged children. Noah is also the father of Joakim Noah of the NBA Chicago ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sedan, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 1977

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

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

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a French professional tennis player currently ranked World No. 13. He was born in Le Mans, to a French mother, Évelyne, and a Congolese father, Didier Tsonga, who moved to France in the 1970s to play handball. Tsonga is a member of the Tennis Club de Paris. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 5, which he achieved in February 2012. 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 earning a straight-sets win over the World No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Tsonga eventually lost to the World No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Le Mans, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2004

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

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

#17 on Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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Richard Gasquet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Richard Gasquet is a French tennis player. He won the mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2004 French Open, partnering Tatiana Golovin. His career-high singles ranking is world no. 7, achieved in July 2007. In singles, his best achievements in Grand Slams are reaching the semifinals of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2013 US Open. Gasquet is best known for his long winding groundstrokes and his one-handed backhand. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: France, Béziers

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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

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

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Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from France
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Gaël Sébastien Monfils is a French professional tennis player. Monfils is a former French No. 1, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 7 and winning 5 singles titles. He was the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semifinalist at the 2008 French Open. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Year Turned Pro: 2004

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

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

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

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

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