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Roger Federer
(One of the Most Successful Male Tennis Players of All Time)
Roger Federer
100
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
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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Novak Djokovic
(One of the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time)
Novak Djokovic
87
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

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.

 3 
Rafael Nadal
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Rafael Nadal
53
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

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.

 4 
Alexander Zverev
(German Professional Tennis Player)
Alexander Zverev
37
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.

 5 
Andre Agassi
(Former World No.1 Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Andre Agassi
18
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Nicknamed “The Punisher,” former world number 1 tennis player Andre Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam-winner and an Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male with a "Career Super Slam.” He is married to Steffi Graf. He now donates generously for children’s causes, through the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
 6 
Stan Wawrinka
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Stan Wawrinka
22
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player who has won three Grand Slam titles so far in his career. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wawrinka won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles event along with teammate Roger Federer. At the 2014 Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka played a key role in the Swiss team's victory.

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Pete Sampras
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Pete Sampras
20
Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
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.

 8 
John McEnroe
(Former American Professional Tennis Player Known for His Shot-making and Volleying Skills)
John McEnroe
15
Birthdate: February 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Widely regarded as one of the greatest American tennis players of all time, John McEnroe helped the US team win five Davis Cup titles. McEnroe is also known for his confrontational on-court behavior. His infamous bad temper on court was parodied in satirical TV programs, such as Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News.

 9 
Bobby Riggs
(World No.1 Tennis Amateur in 1939 and World No.1 Professional in 1946 & 1947)
Bobby Riggs
8
Birthdate: February 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: October 25, 1995
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Rod Laver
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Rod Laver
12
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
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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Björn Borg
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Björn Borg
14
Birthdate: June 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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.

 12 
Ivan Lendl
(Czech-American Former World No.1 Tennis player)
Ivan Lendl
13
Birthdate: March 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechia

Born to professional tennis players, Czech-American tennis legend Ivan Lendl has eight Grand Slam titles under his belt. Known for his topspin groundstrokes, he later turned coach and was responsible for three Grand Slams of Andy Murray. Lendl also has a few Celebrity Tour golf wins in his kitty.

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Marin Čilić
(One of the Best Croatian Tennis Players of All Time)
Marin Čilić
8
Birthdate: September 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marin Čilić is a Croatian tennis player best known for winning the 2014 US Open and a silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games. Regarded as one of the best Croatian professional tennis players of all time, Marin Čilić has won many ATP Tour singles titles in his illustrious career. He also helped his country win the 2018 Davis Cup.

 14 
Arthur Ashe
(The Only Black Man to Win the Singles Title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open)
Arthur Ashe
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis player Arthur Ashe is best remembered for his three Grand Slam singles wins. He became the first Black player to be named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a bypass surgery and devoted his final years to AIDS awareness campaigns.
 15 
Goran Ivanisevic
(Former Croatian Tennis Player, Coach and the Only Player to Have Won a Wimbledon Singles Title as a Wildcard)
Goran Ivanisevic
8
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
The first Croat to win a Wimbledon men’s singles, Goran Ivanisevic also remains the only player to win the title on a wild card. His rankings improved dramatically from 125th to 16th after his Wimbledon triumph in 2001. Interestingly, the tennis star is also a skilled football player.
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Andy Roddick
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Andy Roddick
9
Birthdate: August 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Former world number 1 tennis player Andy Roddick is best known for his US Open win in 2003. He reached the finals of three Wimbledon championships and US Open 2006, only to be defeated by Roger Federer each time. Following his retirement, he focused on his non-profit, Andy Roddick Foundation
 17 
Fred Perry
(British Tennis & Table Tennis Player Who Won Eight Grand Slam Tournaments & Two Pro Slam Singles Titles)
Fred Perry
12
Birthdate: May 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portwood, Stockport, England
Died: February 2, 1995

Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.

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Stefan Edberg
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Stefan Edberg
6
Birthdate: January 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Västervik, Sweden

Swedish former tennis player Stefan Edberg was once the world No. 1 professional tennis player (in both singles and doubles). He won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men's doubles titles, besides the Masters Grand Prix. Following his retirement from professional tennis, he began playing competitive squash and became an elite player in Sweden. 

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Jim Courier
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Jim Courier
8
Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Andy Murray
(One of the Best Tennis Players in the World)
Andy Murray
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Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.

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Jimmy Connors
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Jimmy Connors
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States
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Ilie Năstase
(Former World Number One Romanian Tennis Legend)
Ilie Năstase
8
Birthdate: July 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Once number 1 in singles, Romanian tennis player Ilie Năstase created became the first European to cross $1 million in career prize money. A 3-time Davis Cup finalist, he won major titles such as the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. He has also penned 2 French novels and a memoir.

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Carlos Alcaraz
(Spanish Professional Tennis Player)
Carlos Alcaraz
6
Birthdate: May 5, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Often compared to tennis legend Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz joined the big league of Spanish tennis as a teenager and has already reached a career-high ranking of world number 32 in singles. He tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2021 and thus missed out on the Davis Cup that year. 
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Stefanos Tsitsipas
(Greek Professional Tennis Player )
Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
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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Grigor Dimitrov
(Bulgarian Former World Number 3 Tennis Player)
Grigor Dimitrov
6
Birthdate: May 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov had had a career-high ranking of number 3 in singles. The most successful player in Bulgarian tennis history, he has also been in the news for his relationship with Maria Sharapova. Known for his acrobatics and athleticism, he was initially named Baby Federer.

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Pat Rafter
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Pat Rafter
8
Birthdate: December 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Pat Rafter became the first Australian male in the Open Era to win consecutive US Open titles. The former ATP singles number 1 is also the only person with an undefeated record against tennis legend Roger Federer and is remembered for his politeness and his habit of saying “Sorry, mate.”

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Dominic Thiem
(One of the Best Austrian Tennis Players in History)
Dominic Thiem
21
Birthdate: September 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

The second-highest ranked Austrian tennis player of all time, Dominic Thiem became the first Austrian to win the singles title at a US Open when he came back from two sets down to beat Alexander Zverev in the 2020 US Open final. At the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, he defeated Roger Federer to win his first Masters 1000 title.

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Pat Cash
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Pat Cash
6
Birthdate: May 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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.

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René Lacoste
(French Tennis Player and Businessman)
René Lacoste
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1996
 30 
Ryan Sweeting
(American Former Professional Tennis Player)
Ryan Sweeting
5
Birthdate: July 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Ryan Sweeting is an American former tennis player who served as a practice partner during the 2006 World Group semifinal for the U.S. Davis Cup team. Sweeting won his only ATP World Tour singles title in 2011 when he defeated Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori in straight sets in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship.
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Stan Smith
(American Former Professional Tennis Player)
Stan Smith
7
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Leander Paes
(One of the Greatest Doubles Players in Tennis History)
Leander Paes
6
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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Mark Philippoussis
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mark Philippoussis
7
Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian former tennis player Mark Philippoussis is nicknamed The Scud for his missile-like deliveries. The former world number 8 singles player has two Davis Cups in his kitty and is now a famous reality TV star. He once went bankrupt but has since recovered and now owns a clothing brand.

 34 
Ken Rosewall
(Australian Former World Top-Ranking Amateur and Professional Tennis Player)
Ken Rosewall
7
Birthdate: November 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Throughout his 25-year illustrious career, Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall has won 18 Grand Slams, including 8 singles titles. Known for his 5’7” lean frame, he was nicknamed Muscles by his teammates, apparently, for the lack of them. The son of a grocer, he had begun playing tennis at age 3.

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Juan Martín del Potro
(Argentine Professional Tennis Player)
Juan Martín del Potro
12
Birthdate: September 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina

Juan Martín del Potro is an Argentine tennis player best known for winning the 2009 US Open after defeating Roger Federer in the final. He also helped his team win the prestigious Davis Cup in 2016. One of the greatest Argentine players of all time, Juan Martín del Potro also won Olympic bronze and silver in 2012 and 2016 respectively. 

 36 
Gustavo Kuerten
(Brazilian Former Tennis Player)
Gustavo Kuerten
7
Birthdate: September 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florianópolis, Brazil
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Petr Korda
(Former Czech Tennis Player Who Won the 'Australian Open' Singles in 1998)
Petr Korda
4
Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

Petr Korda is a Czech retired tennis player best known for winning the Australian Open singles in 1998. He also won the Australian Open doubles in 1996 as well as the 1994 Hopman Cup for his country. In July 1998, Petr Korda tested positive for doping. He retired the following year shortly before he was to serve a 12-month ban.

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Kevin Anderson
(South African Former Professional Tennis Player)
Kevin Anderson
9
Birthdate: May 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Kevin Anderson is a South African tennis player who became the fifth-ranked player in the world in 2018. He is the first South African player to be ranked in the top five since 1985 when Kevin Curren was ranked fifth in the world. Anderson has reached two Grand Slam finals; US Open (2017) and Wimbledon (2018).

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Denis Shapovalov
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Denis Shapovalov
11
Birthdate: April 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Guillermo Vilas
(Legendary Argentine Tennis Player and Former World Number 1 in Singles)
Guillermo Vilas
9
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
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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Nick Kyrgios
(Australian Tennis Player)
Nick Kyrgios
25
Birthdate: April 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, who has had a career-best singles ranking of 13, has also been part of a few controversies. During a 2019 Wimbledon match, he apparently deliberately hit Rafael Nadal with a ball, straight in the chest, and later defended his actions, saying it was completely fair.

 42 
Roy Emerson
(Australian Former Tennis Player Who Won a Record 12 Grand Slam Singles Titles)
Roy Emerson
5
Birthdate: November 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackbutt, Australia

Roy Emerson is a former tennis player from Australia. A former world No. 1, Emerson won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which includes a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. Emerson went on to achieve another career Grand Slam, becoming the first man to complete a double career Grand Slam in singles.

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Michael Chang
(American Former Tennis Player and the Youngest Ever Male Player to Win a Grand Slam)
Michael Chang
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Michael Chang is an American retired professional tennis player. Chang became the youngest male player in Grand Slam history to win a major title when he won the 1989 French Open at the age of 17. In 2008, he was made an inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since 2014, Chang has been coaching Japanese player Kei Nishikori.

 44 
Carlos Moyá
(Spanish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Carlos Moyá
7
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Carlos Moyá is a Spanish retired tennis player best known for his efforts that earned Spain the Davis Cup in 2004. A former world No. 1, Moyá won the 1998 French Open where he beat Àlex Corretja in the final. Since his retirement, Moyá has focused on his coaching career. Since 2016, he has been working as Rafael Nadal’s coach.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
16
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Boris Becker
(Youngest Ever Winner of Singles Title at the Wimbledon)
Boris Becker
6
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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Casper Ruud
(Tennis player)
Casper Ruud
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Apart from being the first Norwegian tennis player to score an ATP title win, Casper Ruud also became the highest ranked player from his country ever. The son of legendary Norwegian tennis player Christian Ruud, Casper has begun his training in the game at age 4.

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Pancho Gonzales
(American Tennis Player)
Pancho Gonzales
6
Birthdate: May 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 3, 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Taylor Fritz
(American Professional Tennis Player)
Taylor Fritz
5
Birthdate: October 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Matteo Berrettini
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Matteo Berrettini
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Matteo Berrettini is an Italian tennis player who is currently the best-ranked Italian according to the ATP Rankings. Matteo Berrettini created history in 2021 when he became the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon Championship final where he lost against the two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. An aggressive player, Matteo Berrettini is known for his forehand, strong serve, and speed.