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Mark Petchey

Mark Petchey
Full name Mark Rodney James Petchey
Country  United Kingdom
Residence Wimbledon, London, UK
Born (1970-08-01) 1 August 1970
Loughton, Essex, UK
Height 6' (183 cm)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $657,776
Singles
Career record 35-73
Career titles 0
3 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 80 (8 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995)
French Open Q2 (1994, 1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open 2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 34-55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 104 (5 August 1996)
Last updated on: November 11, 2012.

Mark Rodney James Petchey (born 1 August 1970 in Loughton) is a former tennis player from England, who turned professional in 1988. [1]

He works for Sky Sports, ITV and the BBC providing commentary and analysis for ATP Tour tennis.

Personal life

Petchey was educated at Forest School, a prominent public school in north-east London.

His first coach was his father, Rod. [2]

Mark married Michelle on 5 July 1996 in Warwickshire: [3] they have two daughters, Nicole and Myah.

Tennis career

Juniors

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 1R (1988)
Wimbledon: 2R (1988)
US Open: 3R (1987)

Pro tour

The right-hander won one doubles title (Nottingham in 1996) in his career. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 80 in August 1994, winning 3 Challenger events.

As a coach

He coached Silvija Talaja to the world's Top 20 and Tina Pisnik to the Top 30.

He was also coach to Andy Murray[4] whom he coached to the Top 50.

Mark recently attended the 'Barclays Ball Kids' National Selection Trials, along with Boris Becker at Westways Sports Centre in London, at which he helped choose the 30 ball kids for the London based ATP World Tour Finals in November 2011.

Doubles Titles

Wins (1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 24 June 1996 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Danny Sapsford Neil Broad
Piet Norval
6–7, 7–6, 6–4

References

  1. ^ "Mark Petchey". ATP World Tour. 
  2. ^ Petchey, Mark. "My first coach". Tennis Space. 
  3. ^ Henman, Tim (7 July 1996). "Four famous wins and a wedding". London: Independent. 
  4. ^ "Murray splits from coach Petchey". BBC News. 14 April 2006. 

External links

  • Profile on ATP website
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