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David Rice (born 1 January 1989) is an English former tennis player. He is best known for his activity on the doubles circuit, where he usually played with Sean Thornley.

David Rice
David Rice 2, Aegon Surbiton Trophy, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)United Kingdom United States
ResidenceSan Diego, United States[1]
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 30)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire[1]
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
PlaysRight-handed (Double-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$157,732
Singles
Career record0–0 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam)
Highest rankingNo. 283 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ2 (2013)
Doubles
Career record0–2 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam)
Highest rankingNo. 177 (26 August 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2013)
Last updated on: 18 July 2016.

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CareerEdit

He qualified for the Wimbledon men's doubles for the first time in June 2011 with Sean Thornley.[2] They lost in the first round to Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky, 3–6 5–7. He has played in Wimbledon 3 times.

After failing to qualify in 2012, he and Thornley were awarded a wildcard for the 2013 championship, losing 4–6 3–6 7–6(7) 6–4 4–6 to Marinko Matosevic and Frank Moser.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 19 (7–12)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (7–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–9)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–3)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2009 Great Britain F9, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass   Joshua Milton 6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2009 Great Britain F13, Wrexham Futures Hard   Laurynas Grigelis 2–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 2009 Great Britain F14, Nottingham Futures Hard   Josh Goodall 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Jul 2010 Great Britain F9, Ilkley Futures Grass   Josh Goodall 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 1–4 Aug 2010 Mexico F5, Zacatecas Futures Hard   César Ramírez 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–5 Sep 2010 Mexico F6, León Futures Hard   Vasek Pospisil 1–6, 2–6
Loss 1–6 May 2011 Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard   Amir Weintraub 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–7 May 2011 Israel F5, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard   Amir Weintraub 1–6, 1–6
Loss 1–8 Jul 2011 Great Britain F9, Ilkley Futures Grass   Josh Goodall 5–7, 1–6
Loss 1–9 Jan 2012 Great Britain F2, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Dan Evans 2–6, 0–6
Win 2–9 May 2013 Greece F7, Marathon Futures Hard   Alexios Halebian 6–3, 7–5
Win 3–9 May 2013 Greece F8, Marathon Futures Hard   Richard Gabb 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3–10 Oct 2013 Great Britain F21, Loughborough Futures Hard (i)   Laurynas Grigelis 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 3–11 Jan 2014 Great Britain F2, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Smethurst 3–6, 5–7
Win 4–11 Feb 2014 Great Britain F3, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Smethurst 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–11 Jun 2014 Turkey F18, Antalya Futures Hard   Cem İlkel 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 6–11 Jul 2014 Great Britain F14, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass   George Coupland 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–12 Feb 2015 Tunisia F8, El Kantaoui Futures Hard   Erik Crepaldi 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(1–7)
Win 7–12 Apr 2015 Qatar F3, Doha Futures Hard   Patrik Fabian 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2

Doubles: 59 (34–25)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Tour (33–24)
Titles by Surface
Hard (28–21)
Clay (3–4)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Spain F39, Vilafranca Futures Clay   Luka Belić   David Canudas-Fernandez
  Carlos Rexach-Itoiz
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2008 Spain F10, Badalona Futures Clay   Marcelo Demoliner   David Canudas-Fernandez
  Oscar Sabate-Bretos
6–3, 6–1
Win 2–1 Apr 2008 Spain F14, Málaga Futures Clay   Marc Fornell Mestres   Óscar Burrieza
  Nikolai Nesterov
1–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Win 3–1 Apr 2008 Spain F15, Melilla Futures Hard   Sergio Gutiérrez Ferrol   Massimo Capone
  Claudio Grassi
6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Jun 2008 Slovenia F1, Koper Futures Clay   Joshua Milton   Nicolas Reissig
  Bertram Steinberger
3–6, 5–7
Win 4–2 Oct 2009 Greece F2, Paros Futures Carpet   Sean Thornley   Claudio Grassi
  Mikhail Vasiliev
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 5–2 Sep 2010 Great Britain F13, London Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Claudio Grassi
  Alexander Slabinsky
2–6, 6–3, [10–0]
Loss 5–3 Sep 2010 Italy F26, Porto Torres Futures Hard   Paris Gemouchidis   Claudio Grassi
  Francesco Piccari
4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–4 Sep 2010 Great Britain F15, Wrexham Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Lewis Burton
  Dan Evans
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Win 6–4 Jan 2011 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Hard   Patrik Brydolf   Igor Karpov
  Ilia Starkov
3–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Win 7–4 Feb 2011 France F3, Bressuire Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Medy Chettar
  Valentin Nourrissat
Walkover
Loss 7–5 Mar 2011 Rimouski, Canada Challenger Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Treat Huey
  Vasek Pospisil
0–6, 1–6
Loss 7–6 Apr 2011 Turkey F12, Antalya Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Nikola Čačić
  Jozef Kovalík
6–4, 4–6, [4–10]
Win 8–6 Apr 2011 Great Britain F5, Bournemouth Futures Clay   Sean Thornley   Carles Poch Gradin
  Alexander Slabinsky
6–3, 6–4
Loss 8–7 May 2011 Great Britain F6, Edinburgh Futures Clay   Sean Thornley   James Feaver
  Jarryd Maher
6–2, 0–6, [6–10]
Win 9–7 May 2011 Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Tal Eros
  Amir Weintraub
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 9–8 May 2011 Israel F5, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   John Paul Fruttero
  Amir Weintraub
7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), [11–13]
Win 10–8 Jul 2011 Great Britain F9, Ilkley Futures Grass   Sean Thornley   Chris Eaton
  Josh Goodall
6–7(2–7), 6–3, [10–7]
Win 11–8 Aug 2011 Great Britain F12, London Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Ruan Roelofse
  Sanam Singh
6–3, 6–2
Win 12–8 Sep 2011 Great Britain F13, Wrexham Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   James Feaver
  Daniel Glancy
6–2, 7–5
Loss 12–9 Sep 2011 Great Britain F15, Nottingham Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Josh Goodall
  Marcus Willis
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 13–9 Oct 2011 Turkey F25, Antalya Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Mikhail Biryukov
  Dmitri Sitak
2–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Win 14–9 Oct 2011 Turkey F26, Antalya Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Érik Chvojka
  Michal Konečný
7–6(11–9), 6–3
Loss 14–10 Jan 2012 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Chris Eaton
  Dominic Inglot
5–7, 2–6
Loss 14–11 Jan 2012 Great Britain F2, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Chris Eaton
  Dominic Inglot
3–6, 5–7
Win 15–11 Jan 2012 Great Britain F3, Birkenhead Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Lewis Burton
  Chris Eaton
6–2, 6–3
Loss 15–12 Mar 2012 Great Britain F4, Tipton Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Chris Eaton
  Dominic Inglot
3–6, 4–6
Win 16–12 Sep 2012 Great Britain F14, Chiswick Futures Hard   Ruan Roelofse   Harry Meehan
  Stefan Sterland-Markovic
7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Win 17–12 Sep 2012 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard   Sean Thornley   Brydan Klein
  Dane Propoggia
7–6(10–8), 6–2
Win 18–12 Oct 2012 Great Britain F17, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Laurynas Grigelis
  Bastian Knittel
6–3, 6–2
Win 19–12 Jan 2013 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Scott Clayton
  Richard Gabb
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 20–12 Feb 2013 Great Britain F3, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Dan Evans
  Andrew Fitzpatrick
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Win 21–12 Mar 2013 Great Britain F5, Cardiff Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Edward Corrie
  Neal Skupski
6–1, 7–5
Win 22–12 Mar 2013 Great Britain F6, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Sander Gillé
  Jonas Merckx
6–2, 6–1
Loss 22–13 Apr 2013 USA F10, Little Rock Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Chase Buchanan
  Austin Krajicek
2–6, 3–6
Loss 22–14 Aug 2013 Great Britain F16, Chiswick Futures Hard   Sean Thornley   Liam Broady
  Joshua Ward-Hibbert
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [6–10]
Win 23–14 Oct 2013 France F18, Nevers Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Mathieu Rodrigues
  Gleb Sakharov
6–3, 6–4
Loss 23–15 Oct 2013 France F19, Saint-Dizier Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Germain Gigounon
  Hugo Nys
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Win 24–15 Oct 2013 Great Britain F21, Loughborough Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Kevin Griekspoor
  Scott Griekspoor
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]
Win 25–15 Jan 2014 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Edward Corrie
  Daniel Smethurst
6–3, 6–1
Win 26–15 Jan 2014 Great Britain F2, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Richard Gabb
  Joshua Ward-Hibbert
6–3, 6–3
Loss 26–16 Jan 2014 Great Britain F3, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Edward Corrie
  Daniel Smethurst
6–3, 2–6, [8–10]
Loss 26–17 Mar 2014 Great Britain F8, Tipton Futures Hard (i)   Sean Thornley   Lewis Burton
  Marcus Willis
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]
Win 27–17 Jul 2014 Great Britain F14, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass   George Coupland   Jack Findel-Hawkins
  Toby Mitchell
6–4 ret.
Win 28–17 Aug 2014 Spain F24, Pozoblanco Futures Hard   Edward Corrie   Lewis Burton
  Marcus Willis
6–4, 7–5
Win 29–17 Sep 2014 France F17, Bagnères-de-Bigorre Futures Hard   Edward Corrie   Enzo Couacaud
  Laurent Lokoli
6–4, 2–6, [10–5]
Win 30–17 Sep 2014 Great Britain F16, Wrexham Futures Hard   Edward Corrie   Luke Bambridge
  Liam Broady
6–7(3–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Win 31–17 Oct 2014 Great Britain F17, Manchester Futures Hard (i)   Laurynas Grigelis   Sean Thornley
  Darren Walsh
6–4, 6–4
Win 32–17 Dec 2014 Thailand F11, Bangkok Futures Hard   Brydan Klein   Pruchya Isaro
  Nuttanon Kadchapanan
3–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–8]
Loss 32–18 Jan 2015 France F2, Bressuire Futures Hard (i)   Kevin King   Fabrice Martin
  Purav Raja
3–6, 2–6
Loss 32–19 Feb 2015 Tunisia F6, El Kantaoui Futures Hard   Yannik Reuter   Tom Jomby
  Mick Lescure
4–6, 3–6
Loss 32–20 Mar 2015 Tunisia F8, El Kantaoui Futures Hard   Claudio Grassi   Yaraslav Shyla
  Andrei Vasilevski
3–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Loss 32–21 Mar 2015 Great Britain F4, Wirral Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Cox   Antal van der Duim
  Boy Westerhof
2–6, 6–4, [2–10]
Win 33–21 Apr 2015 Qatar F1, Doha Futures Hard   James Marsalek   Dominik Kellovsky
  Jaroslav Pospíšil
4–6, 6–4, [10–4]
Loss 33–22 Jul 2015 Germany F9, Essen Futures Clay   Neil Pauffley   Marvin Netuschil
  Philipp Scholz
6–1, 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Loss 33–23 Sep 2015 Great Britain F8, Roehampton Futures Hard   Neil Pauffley   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 33–24 Sep 2015 Great Britain F9, Nottingham Futures Hard   Daniel Cox   Lloyd Glasspool
  Joshua Ward-Hibbert
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 33–25 Oct 2015 Sweden F5, Danderyd Futures Hard (i)   Sam Barry   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Win 34–25 Feb 2016 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Smethurst   Scott Clayton
  Jonny O'Mara
6–1, 6–4

Bebo controversyEdit

In 2007 Rice had funding and coaching suspended for 'unprofessional behaviour' after a photograph appeared on the social networking site Bebo. Rice's father argued that the episode had been "blown out of all proportion"[3] and that his son "likes the odd night out with his mates, the same as any other 18-year-old."[4]

RetirementEdit

Rice played his final match against Stefano Napolitano in 2016, and having lost retired and became a tennis coach in London.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2012-02-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Major UK & Worldwide Tennis Events - LTA". Lta.org.uk.
  3. ^ Jones, Sam (26 September 2007). "Tennis: 'Unprofessional' young tennis players have funding suspended". Theguardian.com.
  4. ^ "Rice Snr: Lay off my tennis star son". Watford Observer.
  5. ^ "Priory Park (Crouch End) - Activities/Classes Showcase". Georgiansclub.com.
  6. ^ "David Rice - Overview - ATP Tour - Tennis". ATP Tour.

External linksEdit