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|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
March 20, 1963 |
Southampton, New York
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||79 kg (170 lb)|
|College||University of Tennessee|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Career record||157-131 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix, WCT level and Grand Slam main draw play, and in Davis Cup)|
|Career titles||3 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT)|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (3 March 1986)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1987)|
|French Open||3R (1988)|
|US Open||3R (1985, 1990)|
|Tour Finals||1R (1985)|
|WCT Finals||QF (1986)|
|Career record||267-177 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam main draw play, and in Davis Cup)|
|Career titles||14 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT)|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (6 April 1987)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1985)|
|French Open||QF (1985)|
|US Open||F (1990)|
As a high school player
Paul as an 8th grader played first singles for Shorham-Wading River High School going undefeated in league play.
As a college player
The 6'1, 175 lbs. Annacone played three years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee, 1982–84, in the Southeastern Conference. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association player of the year in 1984, going 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.
As a touring pro
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 made one appearance in the singles Nabisco Masters, the equivalent to today's ATP World Tour Finals, in 1985. Paul Annacone is also notable for being the top-ranked American-born player attending the 1988 Australian Open. Ranked at 14 this would be the nadir of American Grand Slam participation in close to 40 years of American dominance.
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.
Singles finals 6 (3-3)
|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), 6-7(5), 2-6|
|Winner||2.||September 1985||Los Angeles, California||Hard||Stefan Edberg||7-6(5), 6-7(8), 7-6(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), 6-4, 6-1, 2-6 6-3|
Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour doubles finals 30 (14-16)
|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
|Runner-up||2.||1984||Livingston, U.S.||Hard||Glenn Michibata|| Scott Davis
|Winner||3.||1984||Sydney Outdoor, Australia||Grass||Christo van Rensburg|| Tom Gullikson
|Winner||4.||1985||Delray Beach, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Sherwood Stewart
|7–5, 7–5, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||1985||Atlanta, U.S.||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Steve Denton
|Runner-up||6.||1985||Las Vegas, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Pat Cash
|6–7, 7–6, 6–7|
|Runner-up||7.||1985||Newport, U.S.||Grass||Christo van Rensburg|| Peter Doohan
Sammy Giammalva Jr.
|Runner-up||8.||1985||Los Angeles, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Scott Davis
Robert Van't Hof
|Winner||9.||1985||San Francisco, U.S.||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Brad Gilbert
|3–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||10.||1985||Australian Open, Melbourne||Grass||Christo van Rensburg|| Mark Edmondson
|3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||11.||1986||Masters Doubles WCT, London||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Heinz Günthardt
|4–6, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||12.||1986||Stratton Mountain, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Peter Fleming
|3–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Winner||13.||1987||Key Biscayne, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Ken Flach
|6–2, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||14.||1987||Orlando, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Sherwood Stewart
|6–2, 6–7, 4–6|
|Winner||15.||1987||Chicago, U.S.||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Mike De Palmer
|Winner||16.||1987||Tokyo Outdoor, Japan||Hard||Kevin Curren|| Andrés Gómez
|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
|Runner-up||19.||1988||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||John Fitzgerald|| Kevin Curren
|Winner||20.||1989||Memphis, U.S.||Hard (i)||Christo van Rensburg|| Scott Davis
|7–6, 6–7, 6–1|
|Winner||21.||1989||Philadelphia, U.S.||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Rick Leach
|Runner-up||22.||1989||Scottsdale, U.S.||Hard||Christo van Rensburg|| Rick Leach
|7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6|
|Runner-up||23.||1989||San Francisco, U.S.||Carpet||Christo van Rensburg|| Pieter Aldrich
|Runner-up||24.||1989||Vienna, Austria||Carpet||Kelly Evernden|| Jan Gunnarsson
|Winner||25.||1990||Toronto, Canada||Hard||David Wheaton|| Broderick Dyke
|Runner-up||26.||1990||U.S. Open, New York||Hard||David Wheaton|| Pieter Aldrich
|2–6, 6–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||27.||1992||Newport, U.S.||Grass||David Wheaton|| Royce Deppe
|Winner||28.||1993||Atlanta, U.S.||Clay||Richey Reneberg|| Todd Martin
|Runner-up||29.||1993||Coral Springs, U.S.||Clay||Doug Flach|| Patrick McEnroe
|Winner||30.||1993||Beijing, China||Carpet||Doug Flach|| Jacco Eltingh
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|
|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|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||These Tournaments Were Not
Masters Series Events
|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|
|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
As a coach
|Coaching career (1995–)|
|Coachee Singles Titles total||37|
|Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total||2|
|List of notable tournaments
|Coaching awards and records|
Coach Jim Verdieck Touring Pro Coach of the Year 2007 
Pete Sampras#Records and achievements (from 1995)
Annacone has made more of a name for himself to the casual tennis fan as having been tennis champion 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. From December 2001 to January 2003 Annacone was also 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. He also became Great Britain Davis Cup team coach in April, 2008, following the resignation of Peter Lundgren, 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.
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.
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Paul's son Nicholas, now 23, attended his father's alma mater. His daughter Olivia is 19 and attends the University of California, Los Angeles.
Annacone resides with his wife Elisabeth in Los Angeles, California.
- "Award Recipients". ptrtennis.org. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA: Professional Tennis Registry. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "More Info on Pete Sampras". espn.go.com. Bristol, Connecticut, USA: ESPN. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- Hodges, Vicki (November 6, 2007). "Coach Paul Annacone signs new LTA deal". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Whyte, Derrick (April 3, 2008). "Annacone replaces Lundgren as Davis Cup coach". The Independent (London).
- Paul Annacone to stand down from LTA role
- Annacone, Paul (2006). Tactical Tennis DVD Set. Human Kinetics. pp. 200 minutes. ISBN 978-0-7360-6480-4.