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List Rules List contains top Spanish tennis players.

List of the best tennis players from Spain, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Spain has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. You might also be interested in famous basketball players from Spain and best Spanish soccer players. These are some of the most talented Spanish tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Spain 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 Spain then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has everything from Rafael Nadal to David Ferrer.

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

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

Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Rafael Nadal


Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as one of the finest clay court players in history and has been nicknamed "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever all-rounders in tennis, with many considering Nadal to be one of the greatest players of all time. Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and ...more

Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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#5 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#7 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#33 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#2 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

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David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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David Ferrer


David Ferrer Ern is a Spanish professional tennis player. A three-time Davis Cup winner with Spain, David Ferrer has won tournaments at all levels except at a Grand Slam and is currently 7th in career prize money earnings. Ferrer turned professional in 2000 and was in the first years of his career known as a clay-court specialist, having won half of his titles on the surface. However, he has had significant success on all surfaces, having reached the final of the French Open in 2013, the semifinals of the Australian and US Opens twice each, and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon twice. He was part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He won the Paris Masters ...more

Birthplace: Xàbia, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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#45 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#19 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

#42 on The Best Short Male Athletes

#1 on The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked

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Carlos Moyá is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Carlos Moyá


Carlos Moyá Llompart is a retired former world no. 1 tennis player from Spain. He was the French Open singles champion in 1998 and was the singles runner-up at the 1997 Australian Open. In 2004, he helped his country win the Davis Cup. He currently resides in Switzerland. ...more

Birthplace: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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Juan Carlos Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Juan Carlos Ferrero


Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat is a retired professional tennis player, and a former world no. 1 player, from Spain. He captured the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September of that year, became the 21st player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He was also the runner-up at the 2002 French Open and the 2003 US Open. His nickname is "Mosquito" due to his speed and his slight physical build. Ferrero retired from the game after the 2012 Valencia Open 500. ...more

Birthplace: Ontinyent, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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#42 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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