Famous male tennis player: Lleyton Hewitt

Famous male tennis player: Lleyton Hewitt

Famous male tennis player Lleyton Hewitt is an Australian tennis player who is currently ranked at number 67 in the ATP rankings and has achieved the feat of being number one in world tennis. In 2001, Lleyton Hewitt was the youngest ever player to have achieved the top spot in tennis at 20 years old. He has two singles Grand Slams and one doubles Grand Slams in his kitty. He won the U.S. Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002 and in doubles event, he won 2000 U.S. Open. In 2001 and 2002, he won back to back ATP Masters titles. In 2005, Tennis Magazine ranked him of 34th of 40 greatest tennis players since 1965. In year 2003, Australian tennis player Hewitt was defending the Wimbledon title but eventually lost to Ivo Karlovic in the first round which made him the first defending player in Wimbledon in open era to lose in the first round. In 2004, Lleyton Hewitt lost to every Grand Slam’s eventual champion which is a record in tennis history. Since then, Hewitt never could make a strong come back due to his injuries.

Lleyton Hewitt is very famous for his competitiveness and has won his matches based on skilled footwork, consistency and fitness. Hewitt plays a defensive baseliner game with counter punching. Hewitt generally likes to be back at the baseline in rallies and only approaches the net to attend a drop shot or short reply from an opponent. In 2004, one commentator said that Hewitt was more difficult to “ace” in comparison to Agassi because he has more return shots in play.

Famous male tennis player: Juan Martin Del Potro

Famous male tennis player: Juan Martin Del Potro

Famous male tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro is a professional tennis player from Argentina who is ranked number 26th in world tennis who is currently the highest ranked Argentine player. Del Potro reached his highest ranking of five in April, 2009. He had won his first four titles of his career in four tournaments which is a unique record in the history of world tennis. He has achieved the second longest winning streak after Rafael Nadal to win 23 consecutive matches in five tournaments. Del Potro won his first career Grand Slam title in 2009 at the U.S. Open where he defeated the greatest tennis player Roger Federer, who was also ranked number one then. He became only the second Argentine tennis player and world’s fifth youngest tennis player to achieve a U.S. Open title. But his Wimbledon career is not as good as other Grand Slams as he hasn’t gone past second round there. Year 2010 went unfortunate for Potro due to his right wrist injury which kept him out of action.

Argentinian tennis player Del Potro is an offensive baseline player who has a powerful serve and plays flat and fast ground strokes. The forehand strokes are his best strength as he can play them at speeds of over 100mph. Another shot played effectively by him is his double handed backhand. Even after being the tallest player (6’6”) in the history of tennis to win a Grand Slam title, he is a great mover on the court. His height gives him an ability to deliver a powered first service and returns of top spin balls.

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player Andy Murray, a professional tennis player from Britain, is currently ranked at number four by the World Tennis Association. Andy has achieved the highest rank of number two in 2009. in 2009, Andy Murray won the best six titles of ATP World Tour which earned him the highest ranking of his career. During this time, Andy lost the plot in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Grand Slam and was dropped back to third. He is the highest ranked British tennis player after Fred Perry. Andy Murray fought into the top ten ranking in April, 2007 and in 2008, he finished as runner up in the U.S. Open against Roger Federer. But, he hasn’t won any Grand Slams. In 2010, Andy Murray made to his first ever Grand Slam in Australian Open where he qualified due to the knee injury of Nadal as Nadal retired in the match.He became the only British tennis player after John Lloyd to reach the final of Australian Open. After Agassi, Andy Murray became the first player to win the Canadian titles back to back. In En route, Andy Murray became the 5th player to defeat famous male tennis players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

Andy’s game is more suitable to the hard court (which has reflected in his results). But he has worked very hard to improve his performance on a clay court. Being a local British boy, he always gets huge fan support at Wimbledon. Andy Murray is known to play defensive counter punch and according to his coach “He is the best counter-puncher” on the tour. The greatest shot played by Murray is the ground stroke with a minimal error-rate and he has the uncanny ability to anticipate the ball. He has an ability to come from defense to offense with astonishing speed and that allows him to play winners from a defensive situation. He generally plays the slow game and suddenly changes the speed of the shot to give shock to the opponents. His first service is his greatest strength and he is known to construct points on the court.

Famous female tennis player: Victoria Azarenka

Famous female tennis player: Victoria Azarenka

Famous female tennis player, Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian tennis professional who is currently ranked at number 4 in the WTA rankings. She has won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles but has yet to win a Grand Slam title in the singles. She won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with Max Mirnyi in 2007 and then she won the French Open mixed doubles 2008 with Bob Bryan. Her records in the singles events of Grand Slams are not particularly impressive as she has only managed to reach to the quarter finals of Wimbledon and the French Open and the fourth round of Australian and U.S. Opens. In all, Victoria Azarenka has won 11 tennis single titles while reaching the quarter finals thrice in the Grand Slams.

Victoria Azarenka is considered to be an aggressive baseline player. She is famous for her powered and well timed ground shots. The best shot played by her is the back hand which is considered to be one of the best in current women’s tennis. A forehand shot is considered to be her minor weakness which sometimes leads her to unforced errors which has improved in the recent times. But, her biggest weakness is her service because she struggles to earn cheap points and win close matches. But, with her improvements, she can surely go up to the top rankings with her performance.

Famous female tennis players: Caroline Wozniacki

Famous female tennis players: Caroline Wozniacki

Famous and best female tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki is a tennis professional from Denmark who is currently the World No. 1 female tennis player in WTA rankings at the young age of 20. This is a career high ranking for her and she is the only Danish woman player in the top 300 WTA rankings. As of May 2011, Caroline has been able to hold the No. 1 rank at WTA for 32 weeks. Her best performance came in the U.S. Open when she reached the finals of the event. She has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the third round of the French Open which shows her strength on hard court surfaces and has won 16 WTA singles titles. She has born to Polish parents but due to her father moving to Denmark, she has brought up in Denmark and plays for Denmark.

According to many commentators and tennis fans, Danish tennis player, Wozniacki is a pusher but she can take an aggressive approach at times. Wozniacki is known for her obstinacy at chasing the balls and her agility on moving around the court. Even though, she is known to be a passive player but she can be crafty when it comes to set up the aggressive winners. Wozniacki is best known for her mental strength amongst the WTA top ten. She is very much resistant to choking and can easily pull herself out of difficult situations.