Alun Jones (tennis)

Alun Jones (born 26 April 1980) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. He currently resides in Canberra, Australia with wife Jill.

Alun Jones
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Alun Jones at the 2007 US Open
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceCanberra, Australia
Born (1980-04-26) 26 April 1980 (age 39)
Boksburg, South Africa
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$298,154
Singles
Career record4–9
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 123 (13 August 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French OpenQ1 (2007)
WimbledonQ1 (2007, 2008)
US Open1R (2007)
Doubles
Career record4–6
Highest rankingNo. 149 (28 April 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
WimbledonQ1 (2008)

Jones started playing tennis at age 7. His parents are David, a civil engineer, and Susan. Jones also likes playing rugby, soccer, basketball and cricket. Alun played the role of Tom Cavendish in the 2004 movie Wimbledon.[1]

Summer of 2007Edit

During the summer of 2007, Jones obtained a 20–4 record at several Challenger tournaments and one Futures tournament.[2] This took his world ranking from 198 to a career high of 123. He was granted a wildcard to the 2007 US Open under a reciprocal agreement with Australian Open.[3] He was eliminated in the first round, losing in four sets to second seed Rafael Nadal.

Singles titlesEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (2)
Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 19 November 2002 Berri Grass   Paul Baccanello 6–2, 6–2
2. 2 May 2005 Phuket Hard   Patrick Schmolzer 6–1, 6–1
3. 16 May 2005 Phuket Hard   Phillip King 6–3, 6–1
4. 30 May 2005 Maspalomas Clay   Ignasi Villacampa 6–1, 6–2
5. 12 September 2006 Hope Island Hard   Robert Smeets 6–3, 7–6
6. 24 October 2006 Mildura Grass   Samuel Groth 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
7. 31 October 2006 Berri Grass   Shannon Nettle 6–4, 6–3
8. 20 March 2007 Lyneham Clay   Vasilis Mazarakis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
9. 10 July 2007 Felixstowe Grass   Nicolas Tourte 6–3, 6–4
10. 23 July 2007 Nottingham Grass   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
11. 9 December 2007 Burnie Hard   Rameez Junaid 6–0, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alun Jones". IMDb. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Search Steve G's Men's Pro Tennis Results". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
  3. ^ Pearce, Linda (16 August 2007). "Moore and Jones granted wildcards". The Sydney Morning Telegraph. Retrieved 8 September 2007.

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