Leo Tennis Players

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Roger Federer
(One of the Most Successful Male Tennis Players of All Time)
Roger Federer
66
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has won the most number of men's Grand Slam singles titles. He is the only person to be honored with the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on four occasions. Despite enduring several injuries, Federer continues to dominate the tennis court.

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Pete Sampras
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Pete Sampras
19
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States

Former professional tennis player, Pete Sampras, became the winner of 14 Grand Slam singles titles during his career. He was ranked world No. 1 in 1993 and held the record for 286 weeks. Nicknamed “Pistol Pete,” the player was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Rod Laver
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Rod Laver
9
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
10
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Legendary Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley was once world number 1 and the world’s first mother to earn a Wimbledon win in 66 years. A Wiradjuri Aborigine, she is now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and also became the Australian of the Year in 1971.

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Jim Courier
(Tennis player)
Jim Courier
7
Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States
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Mats Wilander
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Mats Wilander
5
Birthdate: August 22, 1964
Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden

Mats Wilander is a former tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles from 1982 to 1988. A former world No. 1, Wilander is one of six men to have emerged victorious in Grand Slam singles tournaments on hard courts, grass courts, and clay courts. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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Stefanos Tsitsipas
(Greek Professional Tennis Player )
Stefanos Tsitsipas
17
Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek to win any ATP World Tour title, with his 2018 Stockholm Open win. He is the youngest player to be featured on ATP’s top 10 list and has recorded a career-high global ranking of No. 5, thus becoming the highest-ranked Greek tennis player ever.
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Félix Auger-Aliassime
(Tennis player)
Félix Auger-Aliassime
4
Birthdate: August 8, 2000
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Guillermo Vilas
(Legendary Argentine Tennis Player and Former World Number 1 in Singles)
Guillermo Vilas
8
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina

Part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, legendary Argentine tennis player Guillermo Vilas is a former world number 1 in singles. His wins include 2 Australian Open titles, 1 French Open, and 1 US Open. The 2020 Netflix documentary Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score was based on his life.

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Victoria Azarenka
(First Belarusian Tennis Star to Win a Grand Slam Singles Title)
Victoria Azarenka
14
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has been a 2-time Australian Open champion, scripting history as the first Belarusian player to earn a Grand Slam singles title. She is also a 3-time US Open finalist and has a mixed-doubles gold and a singles bronze at the Olympics.

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Diego Schwartzman
(Argentine Tennis Player Who Has Been a World Number 8 in Singles)
Diego Schwartzman
5
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman has been a world number 8 in singles and 39 in doubles. With a height of 5’ 7”, he is considered shorter than most of his peers but is known for his control and timing on the field. He is fond of the clay court.

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Maria Sakkari
(Tennis player)
Maria Sakkari
8
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

The daughter of former WTA player Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, Sakkari was introduced to tennis at age six. Greek tennis sensation Maria Sakkari has had a career-high ranking of number 6 in singles. Known for her aggressive style, Sakkari was born and raised in Athens but moved to Barcelona at 18 to train.

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Vitas Gerulaitis
(Tennis player)
Vitas Gerulaitis
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1994
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Jannik Sinner
(Tennis player)
Jannik Sinner
7
Birthdate: August 16, 2001
Birthplace: San Candido, Italy
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Katie Boulter
(Tennis Player)
Katie Boulter
6
Birthdate: August 1, 1996
Birthplace: Leicester, England

Though the daughter of a tennis coach mother, Katie Boulter had initially focused on playing the piano before she deviated to tennis as a career. She first gained attention after winning the Lemon Bowl at 11 and now has five singles and four doubles titles in her kitty.

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Mischa Zverev
(Tennis player)
Mischa Zverev
7
Birthdate: August 22, 1987
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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Mary Joe Fernández
(Tennis player)
Mary Joe Fernández
6
Birthdate: August 19, 1971
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Robin Söderling
(The First Player to Defeat the Great Rafael Nadal at the Roland-Garros.)
Robin Söderling
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Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Birthplace: Tibro, Sweden

Robin Söderling is a Swedish former tennis player. Former world No. 4 in singles, Söderling reached two successive finals at the Roland-Garros in 2009 and 2010. Robin Söderling achieved popularity in 2009, when he became the first player to defeat the great Rafael Nadal at the Roland-Garros. An offensive baseliner, Söderling was renowned for his powerful game and heavy serve.

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Elena Vesnina
(Russian Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Elena Vesnina
4
Birthdate: August 1, 1986
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

Four-time Grand Slam champion Elena Vesnina has also earned two Olympic medals, which were, unfortunately lost in a theft in 2021. She has consistently been one of the top-ranked doubles players and went back to the tennis court at age 34 after a hiatus following her pregnancy.

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Renée Richards
(American Former Tennis Player Known for Her Sex Reassignment Surgery)
Renée Richards
5
Birthdate: August 19, 1934
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Born Richard Raskind, a boy, Renée Richards became an LGBT icon after winning a landmark case against the US Tennis Association and acquiring the right to compete in women’s tennis events in spite of her sex-change operation. She is also a qualified ophthalmologist and has trained the likes of Martina Navratilova.

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Nick Bollettieri
(Tennis Coach, Tennis Player)
Nick Bollettieri
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1931
Birthplace: Pelham, New York, United States
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Karolína Muchová
(Tennis Player)
Karolína Muchová
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Birthplace: Olomouc, Czech Republic

Karolína Muchová is a Czech tennis player who won the 2019 Korea Open, her first title on the WTA Tour. Over the course of her career, Muchová has scored victories over popular players like Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolína Plíšková, and Ashleigh Barty. Muchová has been praised for her ability to manufacture winners from typically defensive shots like drop shots and lobs.

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Donald Young
(Tennis player)
Donald Young
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Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Alexei Popyrin
(Tennis player)
Alexei Popyrin
5
Birthdate: August 5, 1999
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Alexei Popyrin is an Australian tennis player who made his Davis Cup debut in February 2019. Popyrin won his first ATP title in February 2021 when he defeated Marin Čilić and Alexander Bublik in the semifinal and final respectively to win the Singapore Open.             

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Brandon Nakashima
(Tennis player)
Brandon Nakashima
2
Birthdate: August 3, 2001
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Denis Kudla
(Tennis Player)
Denis Kudla
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1992
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
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Fernando González
(Tennis player)
Fernando González
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1980
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Brad Gilbert
(Tennis player)
Brad Gilbert
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1961
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
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Elena Baltacha
(Ukrainian-British Tennis Player)
Elena Baltacha
3
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: May 4, 2014

Four-time winner of the AEGON Awards, Elena Baltacha was a Ukrainian-born British tennis player, who held the British No. I position for the first time at the age of nineteen. An unbelievable fighter, she continued to play despite her debilitating illness, winning matches almost till the very end, retiring from professional tennis five months before her death from liver cancer.

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Jack Kramer
(Tennis Player)
Jack Kramer
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1921
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Died: September 12, 2009
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Julia Apostoli
(Tennis player)
Julia Apostoli
5
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Julia Apostoli is a Soviet-born former professional tennis player. She has represented both the Soviet Union and Greece internationally. The daughter of football player Sergei Salnikov, she was introduced to sports as a child. She made her debut with the Soviet Union Fed Cup team in 1980.  She won a gold medal in women's doubles at the 1984 Friendship Games. 

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Harriet Dart
(Tennis Player)
Harriet Dart
3
Birthdate: July 28, 1996
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Harriet Dart is a British tennis player who has won 14 doubles and four singles titles on the ITF Circuit so far in her career. Dart reached the finals of the mixed doubles event at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships along with Joe Salisbury and lost to Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk. This remains her best Grand Slam result to date.

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Petros Tsitsipas
(Tennis player)
Petros Tsitsipas
2
Birthdate: July 27, 2000
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Greek tennis player Petros Tsitsipas is the younger brother of Stefanos Tsitsipas, once world number 3 and the highest-ranked player from his country ever. Petros's wildcard entry at the 2021 Open 13 ATP tournament created a controversy regarding the misuse of contacts, as he was defeated in just 45 minutes.
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Latisha Chan
(Tennis player)
Latisha Chan
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1989
Birthplace: Dongshi District Dongshi, Taichung County
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Jo Durie
(Tennis Player)
Jo Durie
8
Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Once ranked world number five, British tennis player Jo Durie has two Grand Slam titles in her kitty. She is a seven-time British National Singles winner and a nine-time British National Doubles winner. Post-retirement, she has been working as a coach and a BBC and Eurosport commentator.

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Marc López
(Tennis player)
Marc López
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1982
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Marc López is a Spanish professional tennis player who won a Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open in men's doubles with Feliciano López as his partner. The same year, at the Rio Olympics, he won the gold medal in men's doubles for Spain partnering Rafael Nadal. Marc and Feliciano also played at the 2017 US Open. 

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Slobodan Živojinović
(One of Two Serbian Tennis Players to Become World Number 1 in Doubles)
Slobodan Živojinović
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1963
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Regarded as the first Serbian tennis star to gain international fame, Slobodan Živojinović, also known as Bobo, became the only Serb to gain world number 1 ranking in doubles apart from Nenad Zimonjić. He also grabbed headlines for his marriage to best-selling Yugoslav folk singer Lepa Brena.

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Francisco Cerundolo
(Tennis Player)
Francisco Cerundolo
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1998
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francisco Cerundolo is an Argentine tennis player best known for winning the silver medal in the men's singles event at the 2018 South American Games in Cochabamba. Francisco Cerúndolo has also won one ATP singles title so far in his career.

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Nicolás Almagro
(Spanish Former Professional Tennis Player)
Nicolás Almagro
2
Birthdate: August 21, 1985
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Nicolás Almagro is a Spanish former professional tennis player. He won the gold medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games and his maiden ATP tournament title, the Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana, the following year. He reached the quarterfinals of the French Open on three occasions and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open once. He became a coach after retiring. 

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Julian Ocleppo
(Tennis player)
Julian Ocleppo
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Birthplace: Monaco
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Greet Minnen
(Belgian Professional Tennis Player)
Greet Minnen
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1997
Birthplace: Turnhout, Belgium

Greet Minnen is a Belgian professional tennis player. At the 2021 US Open, she reached the third round. Greet Minnen has won nine singles titles at the ITF Women's Circuit so far in her career.         

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Marcos Giron
(Tennis player)
Marcos Giron
3
Birthdate: July 24, 1993
Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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Lukáš Rosol
(Czech Tennis Player Who Defeated 2-Time Wimbledon Champion Rafael Nadal During 2012 Wimbledon Championship)
Lukáš Rosol
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia

Czech professional tennis-player Lukáš Rosol won 8 Challenger and 7 Futures tournaments. He drew attention by beating world No. 2 Rafael Nadal, during the second round of 2012 Wimbledon Championships. He was part of Czech Republic's 2012 Davis Cup winning team. First round match of 2013 Davis Cup that he won alongside Tomáš Berdych marked as the longest ever ATP doubles match.  

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Tseng Chun-hsin
(Tennis player)
Tseng Chun-hsin
2
Birthdate: August 8, 2001
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Aaron Krickstein
(Tennis player)
Aaron Krickstein
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Peter Carter
(Tennis Player)
Peter Carter
4
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: August 1, 2002

Remembered as the coach of tennis legend Roger Federer, Peter Carter had started off as a player but moved to coaching after his playing career was cut short due to injuries. He tragically died in a car accident at the Kruger National Park, where he was supposed to be holidaying with his wife.

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Arthur Rinderknech
(Tennis player)
Arthur Rinderknech
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1995
Birthplace: Gassin, France
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Víctor Estrella Burgos
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Birthplace: Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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Jarkko Nieminen
(Former Professional Tennis Player & First and Only Finnish Player to Win an ATP Singles Title)
Jarkko Nieminen
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1981
Birthplace: Masku, Finland

Retired Finnish tennis player Jarkko Nieminen had a career-high singles ranking of 13. He became the first Finnish player to reach an ATP final since Leo Palin and the only Finn to win an ATP singles title, thus becoming a legendary figure in Finnish sports.

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Jean Borotra
(Tennis player)
Jean Borotra
2
Birthdate: August 13, 1898
Birthplace: Biarritz, France
Died: July 17, 1994