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Darren Cahill

Darren Cahill
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada[1]
Born (1965-10-02) 2 October 1965
Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,349,247
Singles
Career record 133–122 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 22 (24 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1985, 1989, 1991)
French Open 3R (1985, 1987, 1989)
Wimbledon 2R (1988, 1990, 1994)
US Open SF (1988)
Doubles
Career record 192–138 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 10 (7 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1989)
French Open 3R (1987)
Wimbledon QF (1987, 1989)
US Open QF (1989)

Darren Cahill (born 2 October 1965 in Adelaide, Australia) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and at ProTennisCoach.com.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Player 1.1
    • Coach 1.2
    • Media 1.3
  • Personal life 2
  • Career finals 3
    • Singles 4 (3-1) 3.1
    • Doubles: 20 (13-7) 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Player

Cahill turned professional in 1984. He won his first tour doubles title in 1985 at the Melbourne Outdoor tournament, and his first top-level singles title in 1987 at New Haven.

Cahill's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1988 US Open, where he knocked out Boris Becker in the second round on the way to reaching the semifinals, where he lost to eventual champion Mats Wilander.

In 1989, Cahill finished runner-up in men's doubles at the Australian Open partnering fellow Aussie Mark Kratzmann. Also with Kratzmann, Cahill won the ATP Championships in Cincinnati.

Cahill was a member of the Australian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup in 1990. The team lost 3–2 to the United States in the final. Cahill compiled a 6–4 career Davis Cup record (4–0 in doubles and 2–4 in singles).

Cahill won his last tour singles title in 1991 at San Francisco. His last doubles title came in 1994 in Sydney.

In 1989, Cahill's reached his career peak doubles ranking of World No. 10 and reached his peak singles ranking of No. 22 in 1989.[2] After chronic knee injuries and ten operations, he retired from the professional tour in 1994.[3]

Coach

Since retiring from the tour, Cahill has been a successful tennis coach and guided Lleyton Hewitt to become the youngest player ever ranked world no. 1.[4] After Hewitt, Cahill coached Andre Agassi, who under Cahill became the oldest player ever to be ranked world no. 1 in May 2003. Cahill joined the Adidas Player Development Program after Agassi retired in 2006 and has worked with high-profile players, including Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep. He is also an Adidas talent scout and works with promising junior players worldwide.[5]

In addition to coaching individual players, Cahill was the Australian Davis Cup coach from 2007 until February 2009. With Roger Rasheed, Brad Gilbert, and Paul Annacone, Cahill is a coach at ProTennisCoach.com, an open-access, professional coaching website.[6]

Media

Since 2007, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the global sports network ESPN at the four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. He also works for the Australian television network Channel 7 at the Hopman Cup and Australian Open.[7]

Personal life

Darren is the son of Australian rules football player and coach John Cahill. His nickname is Killer.[8]

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder[9] and is now a member of the Adidas Player Development Programme.[10]

Career finals

Singles 4 (3-1)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP World Series since 1990 (1–1)
ATP International Series since 1990 (0-0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 August 1987 New Haven, Connecticut Hard Dan Cassidy 6-0, 6-3
Winner 2. 4 July 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Jakob Hlasek 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 1. 9 July 1990 Newport, Rhode Island Grass Pieter Aldrich 6–7, 6-1, 1-6
Winner 3. 4 February 1991 San Francisco, California Carpet Brad Gilbert 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles: 20 (13-7)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (1-1)
ATP World Series since 1990 (3-3)
ATP International Series since 1990 (0-0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8-4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (5-1)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 December 1985 Melbourne, Australia Grass Peter Carter Brett Dickinson
Roberto Saad
7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 9 Jun 1986 Queen's Club, London, England Grass Mark Kratzmann Kevin Curren
Guy Forget
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 2. 13 September 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay Mark Woodforde Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 12 October 1987 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) Mark Kratzmann Boris Becker
Robert Seguso
6-3, 6-2
Winner 3. 28 December 1987 Adelaide, Australia Hard Mark Kratzmann Carl Limberger
Mark Woodforde
4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Winner 4. 4 January 1988 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Grass Mark Kratzmann Joey Rive
Bud Schultz
7-6, 6-4
Winner 5. 25 April 1988 Hamburg, Germany Grass Laurie Warder Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
6-4, 6-4
Winner 6. 10 October 1988 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) John Fitzgerald Marty Davis
Brad Drewett
6-3, 6-2
Winner 7. 9 January 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Wally Masur Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 16 January 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Mark Kratzmann Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
4-6, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 12 June 1989 Queen's Club, London, England Grass Mark Kratzmann Tim Pawsat
Laurie Warder
7-6, 6-3
Winner 9. 2 October 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard Mark Kratzmann Broderick Dyke
Simon Youl
6-4, 5-7, 6-0
Runner-up 4. 9 October 1989 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) Mark Kratzmann Scott Warner
David Pate
3-6, 7-6, 5-7
Winner 10. 26 February 1990 Memphis, Tennessee Hard (i) Mark Kratzmann Udo Riglewski
Michael Stich
7-5, 6-2
Winner 11. 9 September 1990 Newport, Rhode Island Grass Mark Kratzmann Todd Nelson
Bryan Shelton
7-6, 6-2
Winner 12. 6 October 1990 Cincinnati, Ohio Hard Mark Kratzmann Neil Broad
Gary Muller
7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 29 October 1990 Paris, France Carpet Mark Kratzmann Scott Davis
David Pate
7-5, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 7 January 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Mark Kratzmann Scott Davis
David Pate
6–3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 13. 10 January 1994 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Sandon Stolle Mark Kratzmann
Laurie Warder
6–1, 7-6
Runner-up 7. 31 January 1994 Dubai, United Arab Republic Hard John Fitzgerald Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7-6, 4-6, 2-6

References

  1. ^ 1 September 2011 ESPN 2 tennis broadcast
  2. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/darren-cahill
  3. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/darren-cahill
  4. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/darren-cahill
  5. ^ Yahoo Sports
  6. ^ http://www.protenniscoach.com
  7. ^ http://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/cahill_darren/
  8. ^ http://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/cahill_darren/
  9. ^ AIS at the Olympics
  10. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/darren-cahill

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