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The Best Tennis Players from Sweden

Updated February 7, 2020 2.1k votes 781 voters 164.4k views28 items

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

Everyone from Mats Wilander to Björn Borg is included on this list. Bjorn Borg of course is one of the top men's grand slam champions of all time and found himself in the winners circle six times at the French Open and five times at Wimbledon. Borg's 64 singles titles certainly make him one of the greats of the Open era.

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

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

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  • Björn Rune Borg (Swedish pronunciation: [bjœːɳ bɔrj] (listen); born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon). He also won three year-end championships and 16 Grand Prix Super Series titles. Overall, he set numerous records that still stand. Borg is the first player to win six French Open singles titles and was undefeated in French Open finals. A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Year Turned Pro: 1973
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  • Stefan Bengt Edberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsteːfan ²eːdbærj]; born 19 January 1966) is a Swedish former world No. 1 professional tennis player (in both singles and doubles). A major proponent of the serve-and-volley style of tennis, he won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men's doubles titles between 1985 and 1996. He also won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning-team four times. In addition he won four Masters Series titles, four Championship Series titles and the unofficial Olympic tournament 1984, was ranked in the singles top 10 for ten successive years, and ranked 9 years in the top 5. Edberg began coaching Roger Federer in January... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Västervik, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Year Turned Pro: 1983
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    Mats Wilander

    Mats Wilander (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmatːs viˈlanːdɛr]; born 22 August 1964) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 to 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles (three at the French Open, three at the Australian Open, and one at the US Open), and one Grand Slam men's doubles title (at Wimbledon). His breakthrough came suddenly and unexpected (even in Sweden), as he won the 1982 French Open. More or less simultaneously with countryman Björn Borg's decision to quit tennis. In his home country, together with Stefan Edberg, he is commonly regarded as the best Swedish tennis player after Björn Borg. In 1988, Wilander won three of the four Grand Slam singles events... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Year Turned Pro: 1981
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  • Robin Bo Carl Söderling (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbːɪn ˈsøːdɛɭɪŋ]; born 14 August 1984) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 4 singles ranking on November 15, 2010. His career highlights include reaching two consecutive Grand Slam finals at the French Open in 2009 and 2010, and an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the 2010 Paris Masters. He was the first player to defeat Rafael Nadal at the French Open and is still famous for it. He was forced into early retirement at age 31 after contracting a lingering bout of mononucleosis.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Tibro, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Year Turned Pro: 2001
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