Widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is currently third in the list of number of Grand Slam singles titles won by male players. He is known for his powerful two-handed backhand and his service returns. Djokovic is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters and he has achieved this feat twice.
Rafael Nadal is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ever and is called the king of clay. The Spanish national has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and holds the record of winning 13 French Open Championships. He also has one Australian Open, two Wimbledon and four US Open titles to his name.
Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.
Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 in both singles and doubles. The 4-time Grand Slam winner retired thrice in her career, in 2007, in 2012, and eventually, for good, in 2020. She has also been associated with charitable initiatives and has founded Ten4Kim to help financially weak junior players.
Known as the Female Federer, Belgian tennis legend Justine Henin is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from winning an Olympic gold medal, she also won Belgium its first Fed Cup title and won 7 Grand Slam titles. She was one of those rare female players who used a single-handed backhand.
Regarded as one of the best tennis players from Sweden, Björn Borg won 11 Grand Slam singles titles during his playing career. He started off as a teenage sensation and helped popularize tennis during the 1970s. The 2017 film Borg vs McEnroe was inspired by his rivalry against John McEnroe.
Pat Cash is an Australian retired tennis player renowned for popularizing the act of climbing into the stands to celebrate. The celebration, which has been carried on as a tradition, was first showcased by Cash in 1987 when he won the men's singles championship title at Wimbledon. Cash was also part of the Davis Cup-winning team in 1983 and 1986.
Leander Paes is an Indian tennis player who has the most doubles wins in the history of Davis Cup. With 10 mixed doubles and eight doubles Grand Slam titles under his belt, Paes is one of the most successful Indian tennis players of all time. Paes is the recipient of India's highest sporting honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Born in Moscow, Elena Rybakina initially played for Russia, but began representing Kazakhstan when she found herself at no. 175 in the global rankings. Now WTA no. 17, she is known for her powerful serve and her towering 6-foot frame. She also excelled in ice skating and gymnastics as a child.
Alex Eala is a Filipino professional tennis player best known for winning the US Open Junior title in 2022. Eala first achieved popularity in 2020, when she won the Australian Open Junior Doubles title. The following year, Alex Eala won the French Open Junior Doubles title. In 2021, she also won three bronze medals at the Southeast Asian Games.
Dan Evans is a British tennis player who helped Great Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015. The team was honored with the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award in 2015. Over the years, Evans' off-court behavior has made him one of the most controversial players.
Introduced to tennis at the tender age of 6, Ekaterina Makarova later became world no. 1 in doubles and no. 8 in singles. The four-time Grand Slam winner has also earned a gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Elena Vesnina. She is known for her signature left-handed slice serve.
Mahesh Bhupathi is an Indian former professional tennis player best known for his partnership with fellow Indian doubles player Leander Paes. A former doubles world No. 1, Bhupathi achieved a mixed doubles career Grand Slam in 2006, joining an elite list of eight players. He also won four Grand Slams in men's doubles during his illustrious career.
Known as much for his tennis skills as for his signature blonde-brown hair, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, or Foki, was born to Russian parents in Spain and had begun playing tennis at age 3. In the wake of pet abandonment during COVID-19, he launched his pet-adoption program, Adoptas, on social media.
Australian tennis player John Millman debuted at the ITF Junior tournament at age 15 and now boasts of a career-high ranking of 33 in singles. Apart from tennis, he is also a big fan of soccer. His popularity has made a Brisbane Times journalist coin the term Millmania.
Alexander Bublik is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. Renowned for his powerful serve and unpredictable trick shots, Bublik is the current Kazakhstani No. 1. In 2021, he reached the finals of the French Open men's doubles along with fellow Kazakhstani Andrey Golubev. He also represents Kazakhstan in Davis Cup.
Born to doctor parents in Moscow, Karen Khachanov developed an interest in tennis at the tender age of 3. After gaining attention with his Davis Cup debut in 2013, he earned his first Challenger title in Istanbul 2 years later. He has 4 ATP singles titles in his kitty.
Nikolay Davydenko is a Ukrainian-born Russian former professional tennis player. He reached the semi-finals in a Grand Slam tournament on four occasions and won the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 3. He employed an offensive baseline game, using deep and penetrating groundstrokes while playing. He is married to Irina, a former model.
Once world number 9 in singles, Swiss tennis star Timea Bacsinszky was 5 when she was encouraged to take up tennis by her tennis coach father. Born to Hungarian parents, she initially wanted to play for Hungary. The Olympic silver medalist retired in 2021, owing to a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magnus Norman is a Swedish tennis coach and former professional tennis player. He is best known for running the Good to Great Tennis Academy, which has trained players like Gaël Monfils, Stan Wawrinka, and Grigor Dimitrov. Magnus Norman is widely regarded as one of the most respected and greatest tennis coaches around the world.
Benjamin Becker is a German former professional tennis player. Becker is best known for his performance at the 2006 US Open where he defeated Andre Agassi in the third round; it was Andre Agassi's last professional tennis match. As a result of that famous win, Benjamin Becker reached the tournament's fourth round, which is his best Grand Slam result.
A 4-time Olympian, retired Serbian tennis player Nenad Zimonjic has won 8 Grand Slams and is a former world number 1 in doubles. His wins include 3 titles each in the French Open and Wimbledon and 2 Australian Open titles. He received the 2013 Davis Cup Award of Excellence.
Zizou Bergs is a Belgian tennis player who plays in Grand Slam events. Counted among the best tennis players in Belgium, Bergs achieved his highest ATP singles ranking of 143 on 18 July 2022. In the same year, Zizou Bergs won the Ilkley Trophy by defeating Jack Sock in the final.
Former world no. 3, Nadia Petrova had first decided to play professionally at 14. A hip injury that she sustained in 2006 eventually slowed her career down. She has also spoken of how important her mother had been for her career and how her death caused her to quit her career.