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The Best Tennis Players from Germany  

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List of the best tennis players from Germany, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Germany has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. Be sure to also check out the best Russian tennis players and the greatest men's tennis players of the 1910s. These are some of the most talented German tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany 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 Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Players on this list include Boris Becker and Steffi Graf.

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

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

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Tommy Haas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Thomas Mario "Tommy" Haas is a German professional tennis player. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 1996. After breaking into the world top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he has twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being unable to play for twelve months. His first period of injury saw him miss the whole of the 2003 season, and he did not return to the world's top 10 until 2007. He also missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but has since returned to play on the tour. He returned to World No. 11 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1996

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Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Michael Detlef Stich is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991, the men's doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, and was a singles runner-up at the 1994 US Open and the 1996 French Open. Stich won 18 singles titles and 10 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 in 1993. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Pinneberg, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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Julia Görges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Julia Görges is a German tennis player. Görges has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 5 March 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 15. On 26 August 2013, she peaked at world number 20 in the doubles rankings. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2005

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Andrea Petkovic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Germany
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Andrea Petkovic is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and Bosniak mother Amira, she moved to Germany at six months old. Petkovic turned professional in 2006 and reached her career-high singles ranking of world number 9 in October 2011 after reaching the quarterfinals of that year's Australian Open, French Open and US Open. She suffered three separate injuries in 2012: a back injury in January, an ankle injury in August and a knee injury in December that kept her out for nine months and almost saw her fall out of the top 200. She has won five WTA titles, nine ITF singles titles and three ITF doubles titles. Petkovic became the German national ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nationality: Germany

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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