Top 10 Most Controversial Tennis Players of All Time

10. Daniel Köllerer

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Daniel Kollerer

Daniel Köllerer was born in Wels, Austria, in 1983. Daniel was involved in incidents like calling a Brazilian player a monkey in 2010 and match-fixing in 2011. He was banned for life for match-fixing. Tennis Integrity Unit fined him $100,000 USD.

09. John McEnroe

John McEnroe

John McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, on February 16, 1959. John became world no. 1 in singles and doubles with 77 solo and 78 doubles wins. John's haughty behavior with umpires and tennis officials led to criticism despite his talent.

08. Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors

1952-09-02 James Scott Connors was born in California. James has won five US Opens, two Wimbledons, and one Australian Open, three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series trophies. His aggression was clear to chair umpires, fans, and opponents. His aggression caused problems.

07. Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

Andre Kirk Agassi was born in Nevada on April 29, 1970. Andre is a 1996 Olympic gold winner, eight-time major champion, and seven-time Grand Slam runner-up. Andre's autobiography revealed his drug problem, lying, sadness, and other secrets.

06. Ilie Nastase

Ilie Nastase

Ilie Theodoriu Năstase was born in Bucharest, Romania, on July 19, 1946. Ilie was the first computerized ATP No. 1 player. Năstase is one of 10 players to win 100 ATP titles, 64 in singles and 45 in doubles. Ilie would trash speak, destroy rackets, and paint his face black during Doubles matches.

05. Marat Safin

Marat Safin

Marat Mubinovich Safin was born in Moscow, USSR, on January 27, 1980. Marat threw rackets in fury and argued with chair umpires. He was known for his partying, fast vehicles, and nightlife.

04. Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world, Andrew Stephen Roddick, was born in Texas, the United States, on August 30, 1982. Andy would occasionally attack his opponents, slam chair umpires, and receive penalties for absurd reasons.

03. Michael Chang

Michael Chang

On February 22, 1972, Michael Te-Pei Chang, an American businessman and former professional tennis player, was born. At the age of 17 years and 109 days, Chang is the youngest male player to win the Grand Slam Tournament. He was a contentious subject because of his amazing comeback in the championship.

02. Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1988. Gulbis is called the tennis wild child for his outspoken comments. Many players didn't like him because he trash-talked and thought tennis should be like boxing.

01. Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt AM, a former world number one tennis player from Australia, was born on February 24, 1981. At the 2001 US Open, he got into a racist argument while playing James Blake. He displayed a highly aggressive demeanor in court, which put him in hot water.