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The Best Tennis Players from India 

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A list of the best tennis players from India, ranked by popularity according to user votes. India has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. You might also be interested in best soccer players from India and the best men's tennis players of the 1960s. These are some of the most talented Indian tennis players ever, so if you're a native of India and dream of playing tennis professionally, then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from India, you're guaranteed to find them here.

The Indian tennis greats on this list range from male singles stars like Leander Paes to female singles standouts like Sania Mirza and more.

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

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

 

Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from India
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Sania Mirza (Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈsaːnɪaː ˈmɪrzaː]; born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in the doubles discipline, she has won six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the WTA as India's No. 1 player in both the categories. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as by far the most successful Indian (female) tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.In her singles career, Mirza had notable wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva and Marion Bartoli; as well as former world No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Nationality: India

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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Leander Paes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from India
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Leander Adrian Paes ( PAYSS; born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player. Paes has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. He holds a career Grand Slam in men's doubles and mixed doubles, and achieved the rare men's doubles/mixed doubles double at the 1999 Wimbledon tournament. His mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.Paes has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001; and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award, the Padma Bhushan, in January 2014, for his outstanding contribution to ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Goa, India

Nationality: India

Year Turned Pro: 1991

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Mahesh Bhupathi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from India
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Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is a retired Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki). With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League. In December 2016, Bhupathi was appointed as India's next non-playing Davis Cup captain and took over the reins from Anand Amritraj in February 2017. He is also a part of the Hon. Board of Advisors of IIMUN. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Nationality: India

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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Vijay Amritraj is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from India
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Vijay Amritraj (born 14 December 1953) is a former tennis player, sports commentator and occassional actor from India. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's 4th highest civilian honour, in 1983. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Nationality: India, United States of America

Year Turned Pro: 1970

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