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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.

 

Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Spain
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Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəf(ə)ˈɛl nəˈðal pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).Nadal has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history for a male player, as well as a record 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP Tour 500 titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In addition, Nadal has held the world No. 1 ranking for a total of 196 weeks. In majors, Nadal has won a record twelve French Open titles, three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title. Nadal has won ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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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 Ern (Valencian pronunciation: [daˈvit feˈreɾ ˈɛɾn]; Spanish: [daˈβið feˈreɾ ˈɛɾn]; born 2 April 1982) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player. A three-time Davis Cup champion with Spain, Ferrer has won tournaments at all levels (ATP 250, ATP 500, Masters 1000) except at a Grand Slam, and currently has the seventh highest career prize money earnings of all time among male tennis players (when not adjusting for inflation). Ferrer also holds the distinction of winning the most matches on the ATP tour without having won a Grand Slam tournament, passing Brian Gottfried who held this record for 32 years. David Ferrer turned professional in 2000 and in the first years of his ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Xàbia, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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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 Llompart (Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos moˈʝa ʎomˈpaɾt]; born 27 August 1976) is a retired 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 to win the Davis Cup. He is one of Rafael Nadal's coaches. He currently resides in Madrid, Spain. He is hugely popular in Chennai, India, where he won the Chennai Open multiple times. ...more on Wikipedia

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 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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Ontinyent, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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