With the emerging craze of sports in the whole world, tennis is no short of other competitive sports to spread its roots. Although in India, tennis is still not that famous comparatively. But players in this list left no chance to spread the popularity of tennis in India. So here are the top 5 best Indian tennis players of all time.
#5 Rohan Bopanna
Ravi Bopanna was born in Goa, India and he started playing tennis at the age of just 11. He became successful as a doubles player and in 2010 he went to US Open’s finals. His career-best ranking was No.3. His career’s best title was the French Open of 2017 in mixed doubles.
#4 Ramanathan Krishnan
Ramanathan was born in Madras, Chennai and he was a very successful player of his time. He was known for his consistency rather than power-hitting. His strike play was amazing. Ramanathan reached his career-best ranking of No.6 when he became the champion of boys in the Wimbledon Open of 1954.
#3 Vijay Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj is considered the legend of Indian tennis. He achieved his career-best rankings of No.16 in the 1970s and 1980s. He was born in Madras, India. Amritraj’s achievement in his career was he was a finalist in Davies Cup and he was also four times quarter-finalists in four majors. His brother Anand was also a tennis player with him he played doubles matches also.
#2 Sania Mirza
Talking about the women tennis players of India and you will see the name of Sania Mirza at the top. Mirza was born in Mumbai, India and she started playing tennis at the age of just 6. Her career-best ranking was No.1 in doubles. Saina has won the 6 grand slam titles in doubles in his career. She was also the winner of the 2003 junior Wimbledon title.
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#1 Leander Paes
No doubt that Leander Paes is the most successful and famous tennis star in India. Paes was born in Kolkata, India. His main focus was on doubles throughout his career. Leander made all Indians proud when he won the bronze medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in singles. Paes has also won the 1990 Wimbledon champion boys. As mentioned earlier he was mainly a doubles player and in doubles, Paes won 18 grand slam titles.