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.
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.
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.
Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.
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.
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.
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).
Born to an Iranian hill tribesman, Mansour Bahrami grew up to be one of the greatest Iranian tennis players and a Wimbledon champion. The Islamic Revolution in his country later tagged tennis as capitalist, leading him to focus on gambling and backgammon, though he later returned to tennis.
Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player and the current world No. 1 as per the Women's Tennis Association. Barty has won two Grand Slam singles titles: 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon, and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open She also won on a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has had a career-high singles ranking of 2. She has 2 Grand Slam doubles titles in her kitty and is the current world number 1 in doubles. Her unique tiger tattoo on her left arm has earned her the nickname The Tiger.
Daria Kasatkina is a Russian professional tennis player who has won four WTA Tour titles in singles and one title in doubles. The daughter of athletes, she started playing tennis when she was six. She pursued the sport professionally and excelled, making her top-ten debut in the WTA rankings in the 2018 season. She is openly bisexual.
Dominika Cibulková is a Slovak retired tennis player who won eight WTA Tour singles titles during her playing career. In 2014, she became the first female player from her country to reach the final of a Grand Slam event when she reached the Australian Open finals where she lost to Li Na.
Daniela Hantuchová is a Slovak retired tennis player. She achieved popularity in 2002 when she won the WTA Tour title for the first time in her career; she defeated Martina Hingis in the finals of the Indian Wells Masters, becoming the lowest-ranked player to win the tournament. Also an accomplished doubles player, Hantuchová completed the Career Grand Slam in 2005.
Czech professional tennis-player Kateřina Siniaková won Grand Slam titles at 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2018 French Open, 2021 French Open and 2022 Australian Open; and a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s doubles, all with compatriot Barbora Krejčíková. They became world No. 1 in doubles on October 22, 2018. Siniaková also won the 2018 Fed Cup with the Czech team.
Ion Tiriac is a Romanian businessman and retired tennis and ice hockey player. He is best known for winning the men's doubles event at the 1970 French Open. In 2013, he was made an inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As an ice hockey player, Tiriac played for his national team as defenseman at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Ajla Tomljanovic is a Croatian-Australian tennis player best known for her performance as a junior player. Tomljanović, who played for Croatia from 2009 to 2018, has been representing Australia at all events on the WTA Tour since 2018. Ajla Tomljanovic reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 2021 when her fourth round opponent Emma Raducanu retired in the second set.
Born into a well-known Russian tennis family, with a coach mother and a tennis-club director father, Dinara Safina was destined to take up the sport as a career option. She and her brother, former world no. 1 Marat Safin, made history by becoming the first brother-sister duo to top world tennis rankings.
Heather Watson is a professional tennis player who has won nine career titles so far, including four singles titles. In 2012, she became the first British female player to win a WTA singles title since 1988. In 2016, she won the mixed-doubles at Wimbledon, becoming the first British player to win at Wimbledon since Joanna Mary Durie in 1987.
Johanna Konta is a British tennis player who represented Australia till 2012. Konta has won four singles WTA Tour titles. She has also won four doubles and 11 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. A former world No. 4 and former British number one, Johanna Konta is renowned for creating sharp angles and an offensive baseline play.
Linda Fruhvirtová is a Czech tennis player who has won three singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit so far. Since 2020, she has been climbing up the ladder of the WTA-ranking. Linda Fruhvirtová is also considered a player to watch out for in the future.
Tony Roche had started playing tennis at age 9 and joined the Wagga Wagga Tennis Club at 13. He was part of the Handsome Eight of tennis, joining the league with players such as Cliff Drysdale and Roger Taylor. Post-retirement, he coached Australia’s Davis Cup team.
Miloslav Mečíř is a Slovakian retired professional tennis player best known for winning the gold medal in the men's singles event at the 1988 Olympic Games, earning Czechoslovakia its first ever medal at the event. In the same Olympics, Mečíř and Šrejber shared the bronze medal with Sweden's Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd as there was no bronze medal match.
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.
Best known for his two-handed forehand and backhand, Frew McMillan first gained attention by winning the 1967 Wimbledon championship with his long-time tennis partner Bob Hewitt, without losing any sets. Now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, he is also tennis commentator for channels such as BBC and Eurosport.
Veronika Kudermetova is a Russian professional tennis player who won her first WTA Tour singles title at the 2021 Charleston Open and reached a Grand Slam final at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships in women's doubles with Elena Vesnina. She is known for her powerful serve and highly aggressive playing style with an all-court game. She is married to Sergei Demekhine.
Romanian tennis player Mihaela Buzarnescu has had a career-high ranking of 20 in singles. In 2022, she was affected by Wimbledon's strict dress-code when she had to change her black bra due to the code allowing only white attire and lingerie. The tennis star also boasts of a PhD in sports science.
Tommy Robredo is a Spanish tennis player best known for helping his national team win the prestigious Davis Cup thrice. He is also known for winning the Hopman Cup in 2002 and 2010. A former world No. 5, Robredo is the only player in the history of the Open Era to win a five-set match after being two sets down.
Joe Salisbury is a British tennis player who specializes in men's doubles and mixed doubles events. Salisbury has won nine career titles so far, including four Grand Slam titles. Joe Salisbury also represented Great Britain in men's doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he reached the quarter-finals along with Andy Murray.
Argentine tennis player Guido Pella was 5 years old when he started his training in the game under his father. He was part of the Argentine Davis Cup-winning team in 2016. His career-best rankings have been number 20 in singles and number 55 in doubles.