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List of the best tennis players from Switzerland, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Switzerland has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. Make sure to also check out the best men's tennis players of the 1950s and the greatest English tennis players. These are some of the most talented Swiss tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Switzerland 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 Switzerland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of different players like Roger Federer and Martina Hingis.

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

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

Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Switzerland
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Roger Federer


Tennis player Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the greatest men's singles player of all time. Federer has won eleven Grand Slam men's singles titles in 33 appearances (all eleven coming in a record 17 consecutive appearances), three Tennis Masters Cup titles, and 14 ATP Masters Series titles. In 2004, the Swiss became the first man since 1988 to win three of four Grand Slam singles tournaments in the same year: the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. In 2006, he became the first and only male player to ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, South Africa

Year Turned Pro: 1998

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#17 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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

#5 on The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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

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Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Switzerland
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Martina Hingis


Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world no. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles. She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Hingis set a series of "youngest-ever" records before ligament injuries in both ankles forced her to withdraw temporarily from professional tennis in 2002 at the age of 22. After several surgeries and long recuperations, Hingis returned to the WTA tour in 2006. She then climbed to world no. 6 and won three singles titles. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Nationality: Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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

#8 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#21 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Switzerland
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Stanislas Wawrinka


Stanislas "Stan" Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is currently the Swiss no. 2 and world no. 7, as of 16 February 2015. He climbed to his highest ranking so far, no. 3, on 27 January 2014 as a result of winning his first Grand Slam event, the 2014 Australian Open. He also reached the semifinals of the 2013 US Open, as well as the semifinals in the 2015 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in five sets. In ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, he won the Monte Carlo Masters in 2014 and was finalist at the Rome Masters in 2008 and the Madrid Masters in 2013. He also won a gold medal for Switzerland in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, partnering Roger ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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

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

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

#25 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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Patty Schnyder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Switzerland
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Patty Schnyder


Patty Schnyder is a former Swiss professional tennis player. She played on the WTA tour from 1993 to 2011 and reached number 7 in the world rankings. She twice defeated a reigning world no. 1 player in her career: Martina Hingis at the 1998 Grand Slam Cup and Jennifer Capriati at the 2002 Family Circle Cup. In addition, she defeated former number 1's Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. During her career she reached six Grand Slam singles quarterfinals and one Grand Slam singles semifinal. She won 11 WTA singles titles and 5 WTA doubles ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland

Year Turned Pro: 1994

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