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Paul Annacone

Paul Annacone
Paul Annacone
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Born (1963-03-20) March 20, 1963
Southampton, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
College University of Tennessee
Prize money $1,649,327
Singles
Career record 157–131 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT, Grand Slam and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 12 (3 March 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 3R (1988)
Wimbledon QF (1984)
US Open 3R (1985, 1990)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals 1R (1985)
WCT Finals QF (1986)
Doubles
Career record 267–177 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT, Grand Slam and Davis Cup)
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 3 (6 April 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1985)
French Open QF (1985)
Wimbledon SF (1986)
US Open F (1990)

Paul Annacone (born March 20, 1963) is an American former touring professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the former coach of all-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and former World No. 1 Pete Sampras. Annacone is currently a coach at ProTennisCoach.com.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Player 1.1
      • High school 1.1.1
      • College 1.1.2
      • Professional 1.1.3
    • Coaching 1.2
  • Career finals 2
    • Singles finals 6 (3–3) 2.1
    • Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour doubles finals 30 (14-16) 2.2
    • Doubles performance timeline in major tournaments 2.3
  • Personal 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Player

High school

As an 8th grader, Paul played first singles for Shoreham-Wading River High School and was undefeated in league play. Annacone graduated from East Hampton High School.[1]

College

After graduating from East Hampton, the 6'1, 175 lbs. Annacone played three years of college tennis for the University of Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference over 1982–84. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Player of the Year in 1984. Annacone played 51–3 in singles while winning the ITA Indoor Singles Championship that year. He was named all-SEC and all-American all three years of his college career with the Volunteers, amassing a 115–22 career singles record.

Professional

The right-handed Annacone achieved his career best singles ranking in 1985 of World No. 12 and US No. 6. A serve-and-volleyer who would often chip-and-charge when returning serve, Annacone played on the ATP tour until 1992, amassing a career singles win-lose record of 157–131 in Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour events. He won three singles titles during his career and was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 1984.

Annacone won more as a pro playing doubles, capturing 14 tournaments and achieving a high ranking in 1987 of World No. 3. With long-time partner Christo van Rensburg, Annacone won the 1985 Australian Open doubles title. Teamed with David Wheaton, Annacone was a 1990 U.S. Open finalist, as well.

Coaching

Annacone coaching Tim Henman
Paul Annacone
Coaching career (1995–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 37
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 2
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)
Coaching awards and records
Awards

Coach Jim Verdieck Touring Pro Coach of the Year 2007 [2]

Records

Annacone achieved even greater success as Pete Sampras's long-time coach. The two worked together from February 1995 up to the end of 2001, and again from July 2002 until Sampras' retirement.[3] From December 2001 to January 2003 Annacone was Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association High Performance Program. He coached Tim Henman, beginning at the Paris Masters in 2003 (which Henman won) until the end of Henman's career in September 2007.

Annacone became the Lawn Tennis Association's Head Coach in November 2006.[4] He also became Great Britain Davis Cup team coach in April 2008, following the resignation of Peter Lundgren,[5] while staying on with the LTA. Under his control the team lost in the 2008 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Austria. The following year they got relegated to Group II. In May 2010, Annacone announced his official departure from November 2010 onwards from the LTA and the British Davis Cup team after losing to Lithuania in Group II first round.[6]

Paul Annacone was hired by Roger Federer to be his full-time coach on August 28, 2010 after a successful one-month trial period. Annacone led Federer to two straight year-end championship in 2010 and 2011, a return to the World no. 1 ranking, and his seventh Wimbledon Championship.

In 2006 Annacone released the Paul Annacone Tactical Tennis DVD Series; a 4-DVD collection that demonstrates the strategies used by the pros in actual match situations. Attack the All-Court Player, Beat the Baseliner, Know Your Own Game, and Neutralize the Net-Rusher present numerous scenarios along with drills and practice games for improving match-specific strategy on both sides of the net.[7]

In 2013, Annacone became a resident coach at ProTennisCoach.com – an online professional coaching site.[8]

In November 2013, it was announced that Annacone had begun working with American rising star Sloane Stephens on a trial basis.[9] She was ranked the world's number 12 player at the time.[10] However, the two ended the relationship in July 2014. [11]

Career finals

Singles finals 6 (3–3)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
Grand Prix (3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. April 1985 WCT Atlanta, Georgia Carpet John McEnroe 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 2. September 1985 Los Angeles, California Hard Stefan Edberg 7–6(7–5), 6–7(8–10), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 3. October 1985 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Kelly Evernden 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. October 1985 Melbourne, Australia Carpet Marty Davis 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. July 1988 Stratton Mountain, USA Hard Andre Agassi 2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. October 1989 Vienna, Austria Carpet Kelly Evernden 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3

Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour doubles finals 30 (14-16)

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
Grand Prix (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Clay (1)
Grass (2)
Carpet (6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1983 Cologne, Germany Carpet Eric Korita Florin Segărceanu
Nick Saviano
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard Glenn Michibata Scott Davis
Ben Testerman
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Christo van Rensburg Tom Gullikson
Scott McCain
7–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Sherwood Stewart
Kim Warwick
7–5, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 1985 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet Christo van Rensburg Steve Denton
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1985 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Pat Cash
John Fitzgerald
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 1985 Newport, U.S. Grass Christo van Rensburg Peter Doohan
Sammy Giammalva Jr.
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Scott Davis
Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Christo van Rensburg Brad Gilbert
Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Christo van Rensburg Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Christo van Rensburg Heinz Günthardt
Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1986 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 13. 1987 Key Biscayne, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1987 Orlando, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Sherwood Stewart
Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 15. 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Christo van Rensburg Mike De Palmer
Gary Donnelly
6–3, 7–6
Winner 16. 1987 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Kevin Curren Andrés Gómez
Anders Järryd
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Alexander Mronz
Greg Van Emburgh
3–6, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 18. 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet John Fitzgerald Jim Grabb
Christo van Rensburg
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1988 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) John Fitzgerald Kevin Curren
Jim Grabb
5–7, 4–6
Winner 20. 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Christo van Rensburg Scott Davis
Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 21. 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Christo van Rensburg Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Christo van Rensburg Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Christo van Rensburg Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 24. 1989 Vienna, Austria Carpet Kelly Evernden Jan Gunnarsson
Anders Järryd
2–6, 3–6
Winner 25. 1990 Toronto, Canada Hard David Wheaton Broderick Dyke
Peter Lundgren
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 26. 1990 U.S. Open, New York Hard David Wheaton Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
2–6, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 1992 Newport, U.S. Grass David Wheaton Royce Deppe
David Rikl
4–6, 4–6
Winner 28. 1993 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Richey Reneberg Todd Martin
Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 29. 1993 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay Doug Flach Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
4–6, 3–6
Winner 30. 1993 Beijing, China Carpet Doug Flach Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline in major tournaments

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A W NH SF 3R A 3R A 1R A 1R 2R A A A A 1 / 7 13–6
French Open A QF A 2R 3R A A 1R A A 3R A A A A A 0 / 5 8–5
Wimbledon 2R QF SF QF 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 11 16–11
U.S. Open 2R 3R 3R QF QF SF F 2R 1R 2R 3R A A A A A 0 / 11 24–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 34 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 2–2 13–3 6–2 10–4 8–4 4–2 7–3 4–3 0–3 1–2 5–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 61–33
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R A 2R A A 1R A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Miami A A 1R SF 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 5–2
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada W 1R A A 2R A A A A A 1 / 3 6–2
Cincinnati A 1R A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Paris 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 15 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 7–3 0–2 0–2 5–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 N/A 14–13
Year End Ranking 76 5 26 9 21 18 29 217 247 72 97 514 - - 1384 1357 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Personal

Paul's son Nicholas attended his father's alma mater. His daughter, Olivia, attends the University of California, Los Angeles.

Annacone resides in Woodland Hills with his wife, Elisabeth Annacone, and son Emmett in Los Angeles, California.

References

  1. ^ http://www.easthamptonstar.com/Sports/2013403/25-Years-Ago-Bonac-Sports-040413
  2. ^ "Award Recipients". ptrtennis.org.  
  3. ^ "More Info on Pete Sampras". espn.go.com.  
  4. ^ Hodges, Vicki (November 6, 2007). "Coach Paul Annacone signs new LTA deal". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ Whyte, Derrick (April 3, 2008). "Annacone replaces Lundgren as Davis Cup coach". The Independent (London). 
  6. ^ Paul Annacone to stand down from LTA role
  7. ^ Annacone, Paul (2006). Tactical Tennis DVD Set. Human Kinetics. pp. 200 minutes.  
  8. ^ http://www.protenniscoach.com/coaches/paul_annacone
  9. ^ "Stephens hires Federer's ex-coach on tril basis". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/14824/title/sloane-stephens
  11. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2014/07/23/sloane-stephens-splits-coach-paul-annacone/13067117

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