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The Best Tennis Players from Spain

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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 everyone 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.


  • Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (Spanish pronunciation: [xwaŋ ˈkaɾlos feˈreɾo ðoˈnat]; born 12 February 1980) is a Spanish former world No. 1 retired professional tennis player. He won 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 runner-up at the 2002 French Open and 2003 US Open. His nickname was "Mosquito" due to his speed and slight physical build. Ferrero retired from the game after the 2012 Valencia Open 500, returning for a brief doubles stint in 2017. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Ontinyent, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 1998
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  • Inmaculada Concepción "Conchita" Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a former professional tennis player. She was the first Spanish player to win the women's singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova in the 1994 final. Martínez also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995 and finished the season in the top 10 for nine years. Martínez won 33 singles and 13 doubles titles during her 18-year career. Martínez was the Spanish Fed Cup team captain from 2013 to 2017 and the Spanish Davis Cup team captain from 2015 to 2017, leading the Davis Cup team back into the top-tier...  more
    • Birthplace: Monzón, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
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  • Feliciano López Díaz-Guerra (Spanish pronunciation: [feliˈθjano ˈlopeθ ˈði.aθ ˈɣera]; born 20 September 1981) is a Spanish professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Contrary to belief, he is not the younger brother of fellow Davis Cup teammate Marc Lopéz. López achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 12 in March 2015.In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since 1972, when Manuel Orantes reached the semi-finals. He repeated the feat in 2008 and 2011. López defeated Tim Henman at the 2007 Wimbledon second round in what would be Henman's last Wimbledon...  more
    • Birthplace: Province of Toledo, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 1997
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  • Carla Suárez Navarro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾla ˈswaɾeθ naˈβaro]; born 3 September 1988 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish professional tennis player. She began playing for Spain in the 2008 Fed Cup. On 29 February 2016, she reached her career high ranking of world No. 6. Suárez Navarro first came to prominence by reaching the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open as a qualifier, in what was her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. She has since reached the quarterfinals at six other Grand Slam tournaments: the 2009 Australian Open, defeating Venus Williams en route, the 2013 US Open, where she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams, the 2014 French...  more
    • Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003
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