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The Best Tennis Players from Israel

Updated October 8, 2020 526 votes 158 voters 17.3k views17 items

List RulesList contains top Israeli tennis players.

List of the best tennis players from Israel, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Israel has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Israeli tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Israel 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 Israel then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Dudi Sela to Shahar Pe'er, plus much more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Israel in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Israeli tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • Dudi Sela
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    David "Dudi" Sela (Hebrew: דודי סלע‎; born April 4, 1985) is an Israeli professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 29 in July 2009. As of January 2018, Sela is Israel's top men's singles player. Representing Israel in the Davis Cup, highlights include an upset win in 2007 over World No. 7 Fernando González and being a key factor in Israel's semifinal run in 2009. In 2008 he beat World No. 5 David Ferrer in straight sets, and in 2010 he beat World No. 7 Andy Roddick in straight sets. Sela reached the fourth round of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and has finished runner-up in two ATP tournaments in Beijing and Atlanta. In 2015, he won his 24th...  more
    • Birthplace: Kiryat Shmona, Israel
    • Nationality: Israel
    • Year Turned Pro: 2002
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  • Amos Mansdorf (Hebrew: עמוס מנסדורף‎; born 20 October 1965) is an Israeli former professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 18 (achieved in November 1987), the highest ever for any male Israeli tennis player. His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 67 (May 1986)....  more
    • Birthplace: Ramat HaSharon, Israel
    • Nationality: Israel
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    Shlomo Glickstein

    Shlomo Glickstein (Hebrew: שלמה גליקשטיין‎; born January 6, 1958) is an Israeli former professional tennis player. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in November 1982, and his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 28 in February 1986....  more
    • Birthplace: Rehovot, Israel
    • Nationality: Israel
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  • Anna Smashnova (Hebrew: אנה סמשנובה‎, Russian: Анна Смашнова; born July 16, 1976) is a Belarusian-born Israeli former tennis player. She retired from professional tour after Wimbledon 2007. Smashnova, who has been noted for her somewhat appropriate last name, reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 15 in 2003. She was in 13 finals, and won 12 of them. In addition, she won a junior Grand Slam title, the 1991 French Open girls' singles championship. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
    • Nationality: Israel
    • Year Turned Pro: 1991-01-01
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