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.
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.
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.
11 Kiran Bedi
Kiran Bedi is an Indian police officer and social activist. In 1972, she became the first Indian woman to serve as an officer in the Indian Police Service. From 2016 to 2021, she served as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, playing an important role in the development of the Indian Union Territory. Her life has inspired many films, including Karthavyam.
15 Dan Evans
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.
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.
19 Iga Swiatek
20 Pat Cash
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.
23 Don Budge
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.
26 John Millman
29 Alex Eala
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.
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.
34 Kaia Kanepi
36 Laslo Đere
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.
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.