The tennis of the region is dominated by Argentina, which has the only Latin Top 10 in the world
At present there are only 9 Latin American players among the top 100 players in the Ranking of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP).
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Juan Martin del Potro
Born in Tandil, Argentina, Del Potro is currently the best tennis player in the region in the men's ranking. Del Potro is in sixth position and could reach the Top 5 if he reaches the semifinals of Madrid's Master 1000.
In the position 16 of ATP is Diego Schwartzman. The 25-year-old tennis player stands out for his play in singles and doubles. In his record, it highlights the ATP 250 of Istanbul in 2016 and the ATP 500 of Rio de Janeiro.
In position 46 is the Argentine tennis player of 30 years Leonardo Mayer. The one born in Corrientes, near the border with Brazil, has won 2 times the ATP 500 in Hamburg in 2014 and 2017.
Cuevas was born in Argentina, but plays for Uruguay. He occupies the 47th place in the ATP Ranking and became number 19 in the world. With 32 years, Cuevas has won 1 ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and 5 ATP 250, the last one in Sao Paulo in 2016. In 2008, the athlete won a Roland Garros in doubles modality along with the Peruvian Luís Horna, in addition of several other tournaments.
The Chilean tennis player occupies position 60 of the ATP ranking. At only 22 years old, it is the hope of Chilean and Latin American tennis. He just won a 250 ATP in doubles along with his compatriot Hans Podlipnik and reached the final in singles of the ATP 250 in Sao Paulo on March 4, losing against the Italian Fabio Fognini.
The 27-year-old Argentine occupies the 78th place. The one born in the Greater Buenos Aires has 2 ATP 250 titles.
Pella, 27, has not yet achieved an important individual title, but is still among the top 100 players in the world. He is ranked 79 and recently dropped 19 positions.
The 25-year-old from Merle has managed to reach the quarterfinals of an ATP 500 in Hamburg last year.
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Close the list of the 100 best individual male tennis players. In his 33 years, the tennis player has achieved an ATP 250 in 2013 in Viña del Mar when he defeated the current number 1, Rafael Nadal.
Rogeiro Dutra Silva
Closing the Top 10 of the Latin tennis players is the Brazilian Dutra Silva. The 34-year-old from São Paulo won an ATP 250 last year in doubles in Sao Paulo.
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