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The Best Tennis Players from Portugal

Updated June 14, 2019 380 votes 98 voters 14.9k views17 items

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

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

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Portuguese tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • João Sousa
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    João Pedro Coelho Marinho de Sousa (born 30 March 1989), known as João Sousa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒwɐ̃w̃ ˈso(w)zɐ]), is a Portuguese professional tennis player, who is ranked 69th in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), as of 1 July 2019. A top-100 player since July 2013 and with three ATP World Tour singles titles, Sousa is regarded as the best Portuguese tennis player of all time. He is nicknamed Conquistador (Portuguese for "Conqueror") for sharing his birthplace with Afonso I of Portugal, the country's first king. Sousa is coached by former player Frederico Marques and practices at the BTT Tennis Academy in Barcelona. Sousa began playing tennis at the age... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Guimarães, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
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  • Michelle Larcher de Brito
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    Michelle Larcher de Brito (born 29 January 1993) is a Portuguese real estate agent, and former professional tennis player. She is the former Portuguese No. 1. Larcher de Brito has won four singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 6 July 2009, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 76. On 28 February 2011, she peaked at world number 535 in the doubles rankings. Upon entering the 2009 French Open, Larcher de Brito became the second Portuguese female player ever to appear in the main draw of a Grand Slam (after Deborah Fiuza in the 1975 Australian Open). She reached the third round, which remains her best ever Grand Slam result (repeated at the 2013 and 2014 Wimbledon... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Year Turned Pro: 2007-02-07
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  • Gastão José Ministro Elias (Portuguese pronunciation: [gɐʃˈtɐ̃w eˈliɐʃ]; born 24 November 1990) is a Portuguese professional tennis player, who competes on the ATP World Tour. He became the fifth Portuguese tennis player to break into the top 100 of the Association of Tennis Professionals singles rankings. In October 2016, he reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 57 to become the second-highest-ranked Portuguese player, after João Sousa (No. 28).... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Year Turned Pro: 2006
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  • Bernardo Mota
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    Bernardo Gonçalves Pereira Mota (born 14 July 1971 in Lisbon) is a former tennis player from Portugal, who turned professional in 1991. He represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Croatia's Goran Ivanišević. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on March 31, 1997, when he became the number 194 of the world. He was most successful in the doubles category, achieving a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 96 in 1997. The highest moment of his career was his only ATP level victory in his home country at the Oporto Open in 1996 with fellow Portuguese player and regular doubles partner Emanuel... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Year Turned Pro: 1991
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