Biographies

I think my website needs such a page. I want to gather here the ‘wiki’ links to biographies of the most successful players (no particular criteria) of the Open Era, active and non-active. It’s very helpful because from solid Wikipedia bios (I care there about correct scorelines, adding sometimes tie-break scores) we can move further to the ATP profiles or other interesting websites. You can also use this page for researching – all-time list of male players. I’ve included the biggest doubles specialists as well, they are marked out by *

In order to facilitate our navigation, here are introduced specific colors in respect of the birth date:

– sky blue: born in the 30s
– lime:
born in the 40s
– green: born in the 50s
– navy blue: born in the 60s
– blue: born in the 70s
– red: born in the 80s
– magneta: born in the 90s

A

Nicolas Almagro (Spain)
Karim Alami (Morocco)
Hicham Arazi (Morocco)
Andre Agassi (USA)
Mal Anderson (Australia)
Kevin Anderson (RSA)
Victor Amaya (USA)
Jimmy Arias (USA)
Vijay Amritraj (India)
Ronald Agenor (Haiti)
Arthur Ashe (USA)
Jose Acasuso (Argentina)
Pieter Aldrich (South Africa) *
Juan Aguilera (Spain)
Simon Aspelin (Sweden) *
Igor Andreev (Russia)
Paul Annacone (USA)
Wayne Arthurs (Australia)
Jordi Arrese (Spain)
Mario Ancic (Croatia)

B

Boris Becker (Germany)
Tomas Berdych (Czech Republik)
James Blake (USA)
Bjorn Borg (Sweden)
Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus)
The Bryan brothers (USA) *
Sergi Bruguera (Spain)
Alberto Berasategui (Spain)
Pierre Barthes (France) *
Christian Bergstrom (Sweden)
Jonas Bjorkman (Sweden)
Byron Black (Zimbabwe)
Wayne Black (Zimbabwe) *
Jeremy Bates (Great Britain)
Arnaud Boetsch (France)
Julien Benneteau (France)
Jeff Borowiak (USA)
Jay Berger (USA)
Mahesh Bhupathi (India) *
Corrado Barazzutti (Italy)
Paolo Bertolucci (Italy)
Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil)

C

Guillermo Canas (Argentina)
Paolo Cane (Italy)
Omar Camporese (Italy)
Jimmy Connors (USA)
Michael Chang (USA)
Jim Courier (USA)
Mark Cox (Great Britain)
Kevin Curren (South Africa/USA)
Albert Costa (Spain)
Carlos Costa (Spain)
Sergio Casal (Spain) *
Alex Corretja (Spain)
Arnaud Clement (France)
Pat Cash (Australia)
Dick Crealy (Australia)
Guillermo Coria (Argentina)
Thierry Champion (France)
Kenneth Carlsen (Denmark)
Andrei Cherkasov (Russia)
Andrei Chesnokov (Russia)
Jose Luis Clerc (Argentina)
Agustin Calleri (Argentina)
Grant Connell (Canada) *
Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay)
Francisco Clavet (Spain)
Kent Carlsson (Sweden)
Marin Cilic (Croatia)
Borna Coric (Croatia)
Juan Ignacio Chela (Argentina)
Roberto Carretero (Spain)
Darren Cahill (Australia)
Ross Case (Australia) *

D

Nikolay Davydenko (Russia)
Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)
Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Filip Dewulf (Belgium)
Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine)
Steve Denton (USA)
Taylor Dent (USA)
Phil Dent (Australia)
Franco Davin (Argentina)
Horacio de la Pena (Argentina)
Yahiya Doumbia (Senegal)
Eddie Dibbs (USA)
Arnaud di Pasquale (France)
Colin Dibley (Australia)
Cliff Drysdale (South Africa)
Scott Davis (USA)
Scott Draper (Australia)
Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republik) *
Martin Damm (Czech Republik) *
Slava Dosedel (Czech Republik)
Owen Davidson (Australia) *

E

Stefan Edberg (Sweden)
Mark Edmondson (Australia)
Thomas Enqvist (Sweden)
Younes El Aynaoui (Morocco)
Nicolas Escude (France)
Jacco Eltingh (Netherlands)
Roy Emerson (Australia)
Jonathan Erlich (Israel) *

F

Roger Federer (Switzerland)
David Ferrer (Spain)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain)
Wojtek Fibak (Poland)
Mardy Fish (USA)
Ellis Ferreira (South Africa) *
Wayne Ferreira (South Africa)
Guy Forget (France)
Renzo Furlan (Italy)
Marcelo Filippini (Uruguay)
John Fitzgerald (Australia)
Richard Fromberg (Australia)
Jaime Fillol (Chile)
Zeljko Franulovic (Croatia)
Ken Flach (USA) *
Peter Fleming (USA)
Fabio Fognini (Italy)

G

Richard Gasquet (France)
Fernando Gonzalez (Chile)
Ernests Gulbis (Latvia)
Patrick Galbraith (USA) *
Hans Gildemeister (Chile)
Heinz Gunthardt (Switzerland)
Brian Gottfried (USA)
Vitas Gerulaitis (USA)
Andres Gomez (Ecuador)
Andres Gimeno (Spain)
Gaston Gaudio (Argentina)
Jim Grabb (USA) *
Magnus Gustafsson (Sweden)
Marc-Kevin Goellner (Germany)
Jerome Golmard (France)
Sebastien Grosjean (France)
Andrea Gaudenzi (Italy)
Jan-Michael Gambill (USA)
Tim Gullikson (USA)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain)
Brad Gilbert (USA)
Tom Gorman (USA)
Pancho Gonzales (USA)
Clark Graebner (USA)
Robby Ginepri (USA)
Marcel Granollers (Spain)
David Goffin (Belgium)

H

Tommy Haas (Germany)
Robin Haase (Netherlands)
Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)
Bob Hewitt (South Africa) *
Jakob Hlasek (Switzerland)
Tim Henman (Great Britain)
Luis Horna (Peru)
Jose Higueras (Spain)
Lee Hyung-Taik (South Korea)
Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands)
Victor Hanescu (Romania)
Stephen Huss (Australia) *
Dominik Hrbaty (Slovakia)

I

John Isner (USA)
Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia)

J

Joachim Johansson (Sweden)
Thomas Johansson (Sweden)
Anders Jarryd (Sweden)
Steve Johnson (USA)
Martin Jaite (Argentina)
Donald Johnson (USA) *
Luke Jensen (USA) *
Jerzy Janowicz (Poland)

K

Petr Korda (Czech Republik)
Richard Krajicek (Netherlands)
Gustavo Kuerten (Brazil)
Bernd Karbacher (Germany)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany)
Jan Kodes (Czech Republik)
Johan Kriek (South Africa/USA)
Stefan Koubek (Austria)
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Russia)
Nicolas Kiefer (Germany)
Karol Kucera (Slovakia)
Aaron Krickstein (USA)
Ramesh Krishnan (India)
Nicklas Kulti (Sweden)
Julian Knowle (Austria) *
Mark Knowles (Bahamas) *
Ivo Karlovic (Croatia)
Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
Martin Klizan (Slovakia)

L

Rod Laver (Australia)
Ivan Ljubicic (Croatia)
Ivan Lendl (Czech Republik/USA)
Henri Leconte (France)
Nicolas Lapentti (Ecuador)
Chris Lewis (New Zealand)
John Lloyd (Great Britain)
Rick Leach (USA) *
Sebastien Lareau (Canada) *
Michael Llodra (France)
Feliciano Lopez (Spain)
Bob Lutz (USA)
Peter Lundgren (Sweden)
Magnus Larsson (USA)

M

Nicolas Massu (Chile)
Gael Monfils (France)
Andy Murray (Great Britain)
Thomas Muster (Austria)
Jurgen Melzer (Austria)
John McEnroe (USA)
Patrick McEnroe (USA)
Albert Montanes (Spain)
Carlos Moya (Spain)
Alberto Martin (Spain)
Todd Martin (USA)
Alexander “Sandy” Mayer (USA)
Gene Mayer (USA)
Florian Mayer (Germany)
Leonardo Mayer (Argentina)
Amos Mansdorf (Israel)
Miloslav Mecir (Slovakia)
Alex Metreveli (Russia)
John Marks (Australia)
Andrei Medvedev (Ukraine)
Nicolas Mahut (Francee)
Max Mirnyi (Belarus)
Wesley Moodie (South Africa) *
Fred McNair (USA) *
Alberto Mancini (Argentina)
Xavier Malisse (Belgium)
Geoff Masters (Australia) *
Wally Masur (Australia)
Paul McNamee (Australia)
Peter McNamara (Australia)
Frew McMillan (South Africa)
Juan Monaco (Argentina)
Tim Mayotte (USA)
Fernando Meligeni (Brazil)
Luiz Mattar (Brazil)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (France)
Gilles Muller (Luxembourg)
Shuzo Matsuoka (Japan)

N

Rafael Nadal (Spain)
David Nalbandian (Argentina)
Ilie Nastase (Romania)
Daniel Nestor (Canada) *
John Newcombe (Australia)
Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)
Yannick Noah (France)
Magnus Norman (Sweden)
Joakim Nystrom (Sweden)
Kei Nishikori (Japan)
Karel Novacek (Czech Republik)
Jiri Novak (Czech Republik)

O

Tom Okker (Netherlands)
Alex O’Brien (USA) *
Manuel Orantes (Spain)

P

Cedric Pioline (France)
Victor Pecci (Paraguay)
Hank Pfister (USA)
Philipp Petzschner (Germany) *
Mikael Pernfors (Sweden)
Mark Philippoussis (Australia)
Onny Parun (New Zealand)
Adriano Panatta (Italy)
Patrick Proisy (France)
Lucas Pouille (France)
Mariano Puerta (Argentina)
Niki Pilic (Croatia)
Mel Purcell (USA)
Guillermo Perez-Roldan (Argentina)
Jared Palmer (USA) *
David Pate (USA) *
Jim Pugh (USA) *
Goran Prpic (Croatia)
Leander Paes (India) *
Andrei Pavel (Romania)
Albert Portas (Spain)
Benoit Paire (France)
David Prinosil (Germany)

Q

Sam Querrey (USA)

R

Milos Raonic (Canada)
Tommy Robredo (Spain)
Tony Roche (Australia)
Andy Roddick (USA)
Greg Rusedski (Canada/Great Britain)
Marcelo Rios (Chile)
Patrick Rafter (Australia)
Marc Rosset (Switzerland)
Raul Ramirez (Mexico)
Andy Ram (Israel) *
Ken Rosewall (Australia)
Christian Ruud (Norway)
Cliff Richey (USA)
Marty Riessen (USA)
Richey Reneberg (USA)
Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic)
Derrick Rostagno (USA)
Ray Ruffels (Australia) *
Olivier Rochus (Belgium)

S

Rainer Schuettler (Germany)
Gilles Simon (France)
Robin Soderling (Sweden)
Radek Stepanek (Czech Republik)
Pete Sampras (USA)
Marat Safin (Russia)
John Sadri (USA)
Robert Seguso (USA) *
Carl-Uwe Steeb (Germany)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine)
Vincent Spadea (USA)
Michael Stich (Germany)
Stan Smith (USA)
Harold Solomon (USA)
Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand)
Jonas Svensson (Sweden)
Joao Sousa (Portugal)
Jonathan Stark (USA) *
Sherwood Stewart (USA) *
Davide Sanguinetti (Italy)
Andreas Seppi (Italy)
Horst Skoff (Austria)
Hans Simonsson (Sweden) *
Sandon Stolle (Australia) *
Jason Stoltenberg (Australia)
Franco Squillari (Argentina)
Sargis Sargsian (Armenia)
Bill Scanlon (USA)
Emilio Sanchez (Spain)
Javier Sanchez (Spain)
Tomas Smid (Czech Republik)
Jack Sock (USA)
Cyril Suk (Czech Republik) *
Henrik Sundstrom (Sweden)
Allan Stone (Australia) *
Dick Stockton (USA)
Jan Siemerink (Netherlands)
Sjeng Schalken (Netherlands)

T

Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia)
Viktor Troicki (Serbia)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France)
Bernard Tomic (Australia)
Balazs Taroczy (Hungary)
Ferdi Taygan (USA) *
Roger Taylor (Great Britain)
Thierry Tulasne (France)
Ion Tiriac (Romania)
Roscoe Tanner (USA)
Brian Teacher (USA)
Eliot Teltscher (USA)
Jeff Tarango (USA)
Mikael Tillstrom (Sweden)
Dmitry Tursunov (Russia)
Dominic Thiem (Austria)

U

Kevin Ullyett (Zimbabwe) *
Bohdan Ulihrach (Czech Republik)

V

Fernando Verdasco (Spain)
Guillermo Vilas (Argentina)
Vladimir Voltchkov (Belarus)
Alexander Volkov (Russia)
Marian Vajda (Slovakia)
Martin Verkerk (Netherlands)
Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic)
Fernando Vicente (Spain)
Christo van Rensburg (South Africa) *
Daniel Vacek (Czech Republic) *
Danie Visser (South Africa) *
Adrian Voinea (Romania)
Filippo Volandri (Italy)

W

Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)
Mats Wilander (Sweden)
Kim Warwick (Australia)
MaliVai Washington (USA)
Chris Woodruff (USA)
Todd Woodbridge (Australia)
Mark Woodforde (Australia)
Laurie Warder (Australia) *
Tim Wilkison (USA)
Butch Walts (USA)
David Wheaton (USA)

Y

Jaime Yzaga (Peru)
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)

Z

Mariano Zabaleta (Argentina)
Slobodan Zivojinovic (Serbia)
Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) *

8 Responses to Biographies

  1. Voo de Mar says:
    New page is done, at the moment 66 players :) Perhaps I will be adding 5-10 new surnames daily.
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    All players who participated in Grand Slam singles finals (the Open era) have been already included to the list. I’ve adopted two particular criteria in the process:
    – all singles finalists in Grand Slam events
    – all doubles champions in Grand Slam events

    203 players at the moment, more to come…

  3. Voo de Mar says:
    The list of the best/most notable/interesting players of the Open era is complete. As mentioned above I’ve adopted two objective criteria, all other players have been included according to my subjective choice. Below number of players (347) on the list by nationality:

    77 – USA
    36 – Australia
    27 – Spain
    20 – France, Sweden
    19 – Argentina
    14 – Czech Republik
    11 – South Africa, Germany
    10 – Italy, Russia
    8 – Croatia
    7 – Great Britian, Netherlands
    5 – Serbia, Chile, Switzerland, Austria
    4 – Brazil, Slovakia, India
    3 – Israel, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Belgium
    2 – Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Belarus, New Zealand, Japan
    1 – Senegal, Poland, Latvia, Haiti, Cyprus, Denmark, Hungary, Armenia, Thailand, Norway, Mexico, Paraguay, Finland, Bahamas

  4. Voo de Mar says:
    “Flo” with his first ATP title joins the list as the third “Mayer”.
  5. Wanaro Evernden says:
    We are waiting for Leonardo Mayer.
  6. Voo de Mar says:
    Granollers added today – he deserves after reaching the last 16 in Paris and breaking into the Top 20.

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