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TENNIS PLAYERS

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With 1,148 biographies, Tennis Players are the 15th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Basketball Players, Composers, and Cyclists.

Pantheon has 1,148 people classified as tennis players born between 1849 and 2004. Of these 1,148, 1,002 (87.28%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living tennis players include Björn Borg, Novak Djokovic, and Rod Laver. The most famous deceased tennis players include René Lacoste, Fred Perry, and Suzanne Lenglen. As of October 2020, 44 new tennis players have been added to Pantheon including Philippe Chatrier, Karel Koželuh, and Mary Browne.

Living Tennis Players

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Deceased Tennis Players

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Newly Added Tennis Players (2020)

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Most tennis players were born in United States (179), Australia (67), and Russia (62). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (39), Prague (14), and Barcelona (14).The most common death places of tennis players were United States (55), United Kingdom (28), and France (17). By city, these were New York City (8), Paris (5), and Kensington (5).

The earliest biographies classified as tennis players in Pantheon are James Dwight, Spencer Gore, and John Hartley.  The concentration of tennis players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier tennis players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Tennis Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Tennis Players since 1700.

Tennis Players are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Racing Drivers.