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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.

The list you're viewing contains players like João Sousa and Michelle Larcher de Brito.

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

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João Sousa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Portugal
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João Sousa


João Sousa is a Portuguese professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 45 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has been ranked inside the top 100 continuously since July 2013. Sousa first rose to prominence at the 2013 Proton Malaysian Open, where he won the title and became the first player from his country to win a tournament at ATP World Tour level. He is often regarded as the greatest Portuguese tennis player of all time. Sousa holds several men's Portuguese tennis records. On 14 July 2014, Sousa reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 35, being the only Portuguese to enter the top 50. He was the fourth Portuguese player to reach the singles top 100, and ...more

Birthplace: Guimarães, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

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Michelle Larcher de Brito is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Portugal
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Michelle Larcher de Brito is a Portuguese tennis player. Larcher de Brito has won three 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 first Portuguese female player to appear in the main draw of a Grand Slam, where she would simultaneously record her best ever Grand Slam result by reaching the third round. Playing for Portugal at the Fed Cup, Larcher de Brito has a win-loss record of 19–12. ...more

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

Year Turned Pro: 2007-02-07

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Frederico Gil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Portugal
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Frederico Gil


Frederico Gil is a Portuguese professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. In April 2011, he achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 62, the highest ranking a Portuguese player had ever held until September when Rui Machado placed No. 61 in the rankings and after that still Joao Sousa, the Portugues tennis star reached n.35 and is still making history, and has got still a long career as he is only 26 years old and is in his best tennis ever making history and escalating the ranking every day. He was the first Portuguese to reach an ATP Tour final at the 2010 Estoril Open, and the first to achieve a career prize money over one million dollars. As a qualifier, Gil ...more

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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Maria João Koehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Portugal
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Maria João Koehler


Maria João Koehler is a Portuguese tennis player. Koehler has won three singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 25 February 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 102. On 18 June 2012, she peaked at world number 151 in the doubles rankings. Playing for Portugal at the Fed Cup, Koehler has a win–loss record of 9–14. ...more

Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

Year Turned Pro: 2006

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