Famous Indian Tennis Players

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Find out more about the greatest Indian Tennis Players, including Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Vijay Amritraj.
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Sania Mirza
(Indian Professional Tennis Player and a Former Doubles World No. 1)
Sania Mirza
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

An impressive doubles tennis player, Sania Mirza has six Grand Slam titles under her belt. A former doubles world No. 1, Sania Mirza is one of the greatest Indian female  tennis players ever. In 2005, Sania Mirza was named in Time magazine's 50 Heroes of Asia list. In 2016, she was named in the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Leander Paes
(One of the Greatest Doubles Players in Tennis History)
Leander Paes
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Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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.

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Mahesh Bhupathi
(Indian Former Doubles World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Mahesh Bhupathi
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Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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.

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Vijay Amritraj
(Indian Sports Commentator and Former Tennis Player)
Vijay Amritraj
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Birthdate: December 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vijay Amritraj is an Indian sports commentator and former professional tennis player. He is best known for his contribution as a tennis commentator in major Grand Slam events, such as Wimbledon. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Vijay Amritraj is credited with establishing The Vijay Amritraj Foundation which aims at fighting the spread of AIDS.

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Rohan Bopanna
(Indian Professional Tennis Player)
Rohan Bopanna
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Birthdate: March 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goa, India

Rohan Bopanna is an Indian tennis player who has played a major role in India's Davis Cup campaigns since 2002. In 2017, he became the fourth Indian to achieve a Grand Slam championship victory when he won the French Open mixed-doubles title. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Rohan Bopanna works with many non-profit organizations like GoSports Foundation.

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Sumit Nagal
(Tennis Player)
Sumit Nagal
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Birthdate: August 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jaitpur, Haryana, India

Sumit Nagal is an Indian tennis player best known for his effort at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships where he won the boys' doubles title along with Vietnamese player Lý Hoàng Nam, becoming only the sixth Indian to win a junior Grand Slam. Nagal has been a regular member of India's Davis Cup squad since 2018. 

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Somdev Devvarman
(Indian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Somdev Devvarman
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Birthdate: February 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guwahati, Assam, India

Though born in Tripura, Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman spent most of his childhood in Kolkata and Chennai dur to his father’s work. While he gained attention playing for the University of Virginia, he later won India gold medals in both the Commonwealth and the Asian Games.

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Yuki Bhambri
(Indian Professional Tennis Player)
Yuki Bhambri
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Birthdate: July 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Apart from being a former junior number one, tennis sensation Yuki Bhambri was the first Indian winner of the junior Australian Open. Born into a family of tennis players, he began training at age 6. After a hiatus of more than 2 years due to injury issues, he returned to tennis in 2021.

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Ankita Raina
(Tennis player)
Ankita Raina
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Birthdate: January 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Indian tennis player Ankita Raina is mostly known for her ITF Circuit wins and her speed. She also has two South Asian Games gold medals and an Asian Games bronze medal in her kitty. She is also the fifth female Indian player to achieve a top 200 WTA singles ranking.

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran
(Tennis Player)
Prajnesh Gunneswaran
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Birthdate: November 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, India

Primarily known for his ITF and ATP Challenger title wins, Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player at present. He also won an Asian Games bronze for India in Jakarta in 2018. He was also nominated for the Arjuna Award by the AITA in 2021.

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Prakash Amritraj
(Tennis player)
Prakash Amritraj
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Birthdate: October 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The son of legendary Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj, Prakash Amritraj initially followed in his father’s footsteps and became one of the highest-ranked singles players from India. Once lean, he later focused on fitness and is now known as an actor, a producer, and a sports presenter.

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Ramkumar Ramanathan
(Tennis player)
Ramkumar Ramanathan
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Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, India

Ramkumar Ramanathan made history by becoming the second Indian tennis player to make it to the ATP world tour singles final. Though critics call him inconsistent, he is considered powerful on court for his serve and forehand. He began training in tennis at age 5 and now trains at a Barcelona academy.

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Akhtar Ali
(Tennis Player)
Akhtar Ali
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Birthdate: July 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: India
Died: February 7, 2021

Arjuna Award winner Akhtar Ali was a father figure of tennis in India. He was also a national squash champion and a reputed tennis coach. A consistent member of the Indian Davis Cup team, he had also captained the team in 2008. He was also known for his good sense of humor.