Male & Female Tennis Players
Browse player profiles of your favorite male and female professional tennis players
Male Tennis Players
Learn about your favorite male professional tennis players, including their rankings, age and more.
Female Tennis Players
Learn about your favorite female professional tennis players, including their rankings, age and more.
Male & Female Tennis Players
Do you remember who your favorite player was when you were a kid? I totally do. Having been lucky enough to grow up when Agassi and Sampras were in their prime, I was enthralled with Agassi. When I was really young Agassi was the cool kid on the block. A little attitude, a killer game and during the 80s, jeans shorts and all, he was the man.
His quick almost machine like movement on the court, his powerful groundstrokes and who could forget his ridiculous return of serve. At the time, Sampras’ serve was the best in the game and Agassi, like a madman, would step into his serve and take it off the ground so quick… it was unbelievable to watch.
On the other hand, sometimes I think I just liked him because of his name. I grew up hearing it all the time and it just stuck. Perhaps it was also because at the time I was getting more competitive with tennis and the club where I learned to play tennis was really pushing players to move towards the serve and volley. Yet, part of me always wanted to have an Agassi esque game where I would just grind it out on the baseline. Looking back I can definitely recall feeling torn between the two styles.
Overall I feel incredibly lucky to have been brought up with the opportunity to play the sport of tennis and I’m happy it’s what I gravitated towards. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that it was some of the men’s professional tennis players that sucked men in.
As a lifetime student of the sport I honestly feel as if tennis is one of the most unique of professional sports. With tennis players from around the world it’s one of the few truly international sports where being number one means you can can actually claim that you’re the best player in the world and have it actually mean something. In addition, to the melting pot of nationalities there is a wide range of playing styles and personalities that have shaped professional tennis.
On the men’s side players like Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Hewitt have helped shape the more recent years of tennis. Upping the level of competition and taking the level of physicality of the sport to new heights.
Then on the women’s side you have players like the dominant Steffi Graf, Seles, Hingis, Davenport, Henin, Wozniacki and Serena Williams who have all played a significant role, both in their styles of play and their personalities, helping transform women’s tennis into the thriving, uber competitive and exciting sport that it is today.
Regardless who your favorite player is TennisCompanion is your home to learn about men’s and women’s tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours.