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For the American tennis player, see Craig D. Miller.

Craig A. Miller (born 18 October 1962) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Craig Miller
Country (sports)Australia Australia
ResidenceFrenchs Forest
Born (1962-10-18) 18 October 1962 (age 56)
Young,
New South Wales
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$139,258
Singles
Career record29–54
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 102 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1979)
French Open1R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1983, 1984)
Doubles
Career record57–66
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 64 (2 January 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1985)
French Open1R (1983, 1984)
Wimbledon3R (1982, 1983)
US Open1R (1980, 1983, 1984)

Junior yearsEdit

Miller was the boys' singles champion at the 1980 Australian Open, beating Wally Masur in the final. The Australian had been runner-up the previous year, to Greg Whitecross. He was also a semi-finalist at the 1980 US Open and with Pat Cash won the doubles title at the 1982 Australian Open.[2]

Professional careerEdit

In 1982, Miller was a quarter-finalist at the Sydney Outdoor tournament and lost in the doubles final of the New South Wales Open, partnering Cliff Letcher.[3]

The following year he made the semi-finals of the Melbourne Outdoor event.[3] Also in 1983, Miller had a win over John Lloyd in the Wimbledon Championships and won two doubles titles, at Hong Kong and Adelaide, both times in an unseeded pairing.[3]

Miller and partner Laurie Warder were semi-finalists at the 1985 Australian Open.[3]

In 1986, he started the season well by reaching the singles quarter-finals at Auckland but wouldn't appear on tour again until September, as a result of a benign tumour that he had to have removed from his vocal cords. During this time he wasn't able to travel overseas due to restrictions on his medication and he instead spent his time coaching at the Australian Institute of Sport.[4][5] He played for another year and a half, before retiring after the 1988 Australian Open.[3]

CoachingEdit

Miller was the head development coach of Tennis Australia for seven years and now runs his own tennis program, IQ Tennis.[6]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1982 Sydney, Australia Grass   Cliff Letcher   John Alexander
  John Fitzgerald
4–6, 6–7
Win 2. 1983 Hong Kong Hard   Drew Gitlin   Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
  Steve Meister
6–2, 6–2
Win 3. 1983 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Eric Sherbeck   Broderick Dyke
  Rod Frawley
6–3, 4–6, 6–4

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Chris Johnstone   Brad Drewett
  Warren Maher
6–4, 7–5
2. 1982 Tokyo, Japan Clay   Pat Cash   Bruce Derlin
  David Mustard
6–2, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ a b c d e ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ Sunday Age, "In search of the next Australian champion", 16 January 2011, John Manga
  5. ^ Washington Post, "Fringe Player, Teen Enjoy All the Luck; One Had Second Chance, One Awaits Lendl", 30 July 1987, Steve Berkowitz
  6. ^ IQ Tennis – Staff Profiles