Famous German Tennis Players

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Find out more about the greatest German Tennis Players, including Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Angelique Kerber, Tommy Haas and Sabine Lisicki.
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Steffi Graf
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Steffi Graf
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Birthdate: June 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Known for her footwork and forehand drive, former world number one tennis star Steffi Graf has won 22 Grand Slam titles, the third all-time record. She became the first player to win four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold in a year. She is married to fellow player Andre Agassi.
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Alexander Zverev
(Tennis player)
Alexander Zverev
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Birthdate: April 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Alexander Zverev is a German tennis player. He won the 2018 ATP Finals, becoming the youngest champion at the year-end championship in 10 years. Zverev won the gold medal in the singles event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Alexander Zverev's backhand play is often regarded as one of the best in the game.

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Boris Becker
(German Tennis Player Who Won the Men's Singles Title at Wimbledon at the Age of 17)
Boris Becker
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Birthdate: November 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leimen, Germany

Boris Becker is a German former tennis player who has three Wimbledons, one US Open, and two Australian Open titles under his belt. He also won an Olympic gold medal in men's doubles in 1992. Becker, who had a successful start to his career, struggled to cope with his early fame and success; he retired at the age of 31.

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Angelique Kerber
(German Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Angelique Kerber
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Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Winning her first Grand Slam at 28, Angelique Kerber is an example of a talented later bloomer in tennis. The former World No. 1 German player is known for her defensive tactics, speed, and footwork. She blamed a 2-week COVID-related quarantine for her loss at the 2021 Australian Open.

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Tommy Haas
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Tommy Haas
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Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Tommy Haas is a German retired tennis player who won 15 titles in singles. He also won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Tommy Haas was renowned for his ability to play well on hard, clay, and grass surfaces. His playing career was plagued by several injuries, impairing his chances of winning grand slam titles. 

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Dustin Brown
(German-Jamaican Tennis Player Known for His Technique, Speed, and Entertaining Playing Style)
Dustin Brown
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Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celle, Germany

Dustin Brown is a German tennis player best known for defeating Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Renowned for his speed, technique, and entertaining playing style, Dustin Brown is also famous for his dreadlocked hairstyle, which has earned him the nickname Dreddy.

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Julia Görges
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Julia Görges
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Birthdate: November 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Julia Görges is a retired tennis player who won five doubles and seven singles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won six doubles and six singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Görges had more Grand Slam success in doubles, reaching the semifinals three times. She also reached the finals of the 2014 French Open in the mixed doubles event.

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Sabine Lisicki
(German Professional Tennis Player)
Sabine Lisicki
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Birthdate: September 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Sabine Lisicki is a German tennis player who won the 2009 Family Circle Cup. In 2011, Lisicki made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon, becoming only the second female player to do so in Wimbledon history after entering the tournament as a wildcard. Lisicki is renowned for her powerful backhand and forehand. However, her career has been plagued by injuries.

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Mischa Zverev
(Tennis player)
Mischa Zverev
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Birthdate: August 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Mischa Zverev is a Russian-born German tennis player who reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinals in 2017 after beating the then-world No. 1 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Mischa Zverev has also reached the quarterfinals of other important tournaments like the 2016 Shanghai Masters.

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Andrea Petkovic
(German Tennis Player)
Andrea Petkovic
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Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrea Petkovic is a German tennis player who has won seven WTA Tour singles titles in her career so far. She helped Germany reach the finals of the 2014 Fed Cup; the first Fed Cup finals for Germany since 1992. In 2011, Andrea Petkovic became the first German female player to be ranked inside the top 10 since 1999.

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Karsten Braasch
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Karsten Braasch
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Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marl, Germany

Karsten Braasch is a German retired tennis player. He is best known for his unusual habit of smoking cigarettes during changeovers as well as for his service motion. At the 1998 Australian Open, Karsten Braasch took part in the famous Battle of the Sexes contest, playing against Venus and Serena Williams; he won against both the sisters.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Philipp Kohlschreiber
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Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

Philipp Kohlschreiber is a German tennis player. He has won seven doubles and eight singles titles on the ATP World Tour so far in his career. His best performance at Grand Slam Singles so far has been at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships where he reached the quarterfinals. An all-court and strong baseline player, Philipp Kohlschreiber also possesses great forehand play.

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Sascha Bajin
(German Tennis Coach and Former Player)
Sascha Bajin
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Birthdate: October 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Serbia

Sascha Bajin is a German tennis coach of Serbian origin. A former tennis player, Bajin achieved popularity when he started working with Serena Williams. He served as Serena's hitting partner for eight years, during which she won many titles. He is also credited with coaching Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and helping her win two Grand Slam titles.

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Jan-Lennard Struff
(Tennis player)
Jan-Lennard Struff
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Birthdate: April 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warstein, Germany

Jan-Lennard Struff is a German tennis player. He has won three ATP doubles titles so far in his career. Struff is best known for his strong serve. He also possesses solid backhand and a heavy forehand that helps him hit winners from the back of the court.

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Michael Stich
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Michael Stich
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Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pinneberg, Germany

Michael Stich is a German former professional tennis player. He won the 1991 Wimbledon Singles Championship after defeating Boris Becker in the final. The following year, Stich joined hands with Boris Becker to win the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Stich also won other important tournaments like the 1992 Grand Slam Cup. 

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Laura Siegemund
(Tennis player)
Laura Siegemund
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Birthdate: March 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Filderstadt, Germany

Laura Siegemund is a German tennis player who has won six doubles and two singles titles on the WTA Tour so far. She has also won 20 doubles and 12 singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Laura Siegemund has won two Grand Slams; the 2016 US Open mixed doubles title and the 2020 US Open doubles.

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Gottfried von Cramm
(Tennis player)
Gottfried von Cramm
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Birthdate: July 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Söhlde, Germany
Died: November 8, 1976

Gottfried von Cramm was a German tennis player who won two French Open singles titles during his career. He was ranked world No. 1 in 1937 during which he won two Grand Slam doubles titles, winning the French Open and US Open that year. In 1977, Gottfried von Cramm was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Benjamin Becker
(Tennis player)
Benjamin Becker
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Birthdate: June 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merzig, Germany

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. 

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Dominik Koepfer
(Tennis Player)
Dominik Koepfer
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Birthdate: April 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Furtwangen, Germany

Dominik Koepfer is a German tennis player who has taken part in major tournaments, such as Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. In the 2019 US Open, Dominik Koepfer reached the fourth round where he lost to Daniil Medvedev. Koepfer has also played against other top-seeded players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.    

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Yannick Hanfmann
(Tennis player)
Yannick Hanfmann
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Birthdate: November 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Known for his powerful serves, German tennis player Yannick Hanfmann started playing professional tennis on returning home from USA in 2015 and made his ATP main draw debut in 2017, eventually achieving ATP ranking of World No. 92 in 2021. Hearing impaired since his birth, he considers his deficiency a blessing since it helps him to concentrate in the court.

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Anke Huber
(Tennis player)
Anke Huber
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Birthdate: December 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bruchsal, Germany

Anke Huber is a German former professional tennis player. She represented her country at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1992, Huber helped her team win the Fed Cup. In 1995, she joined hands with Boris Becker to win the prestigious Hopman Cup. Huber was the runner-up at the 1996 Australian Open, which is her best Grand Slam result.

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Daniel Altmaier
(Tennis player)
Daniel Altmaier
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Birthdate: September 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kempen, Germany

Daniel Altmaier is a German professional tennis player who made his Grand Slam debut in 2020 when he qualified to participate in the French Open. He came up with an impressive performance in his debut Grand Slam tournament, defeating top-seeded players like Feliciano Lopez and Matteo Berrettini before losing to Pablo Carreño Busta in the fourth round.

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Florian Mayer
(Tennis player)
Florian Mayer
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Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany

Florian Mayer is a German former tennis player who won his first ATP title in 2011. Mayer caught the attention of many when he defeated Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in the third round of the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters. Florian Mayer went on to win the 2016 Gerry Weber Open where he defeated Alexander Zverev in the final. 

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Andreas Mies
(Tennis player)
Andreas Mies
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Andreas Mies is a German tennis player best known for his performance in doubles events. Mies has won two Grand Slam doubles titles along with Kevin Krawietz; they won the 2019 and 2020 French Open titles. Andreas Mies has also won four titles on the ATP Tour and has been representing his country in the Davis Cup since 2019.

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Kevin Krawietz
(Tennis player)
Kevin Krawietz
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Birthdate: January 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany

Kevin Krawietz is a German tennis player who has won two Grand Slam doubles titles along with Andreas Mies; they won the 2019 and 2020 French Open titles. Krawietz has been representing his country in the Davis Cup since 2019. He also took part in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo where he participated in both mixed and men's doubles.

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Michael Geserer
(Tennis Player)
Michael Geserer
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Birthdate: December 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Regensburg, West Germany

Michael Geserer is a German retired professional tennis player. During his career, Geserer appeared in a couple of ATP Tours as well as in the qualifying draws of all four Grand Slams. Michael Geserer took to coaching after his playing career. He is credited with coaching players like Julia Görges and Jennifer Brady.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
(Field hockey player)
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
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Birthdate: April 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: February 18, 1949

Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe was a German field hockey and tennis player. As a tennis player, Rahe won the runner-up trophy at the 1913 Wimbledon doubles event. He also represented his country in Davis Cup. As a hockey player, Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe helped his team finish fifth in the field hockey tournament at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.