David Roditi Jiménez (born November 30, 1973), is a tennis coach and former player from Mexico. He is currently serving as the head men's tennis coach at Texas Christian University, his alma mater.

David Roditi
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTCU
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1973-11-30) November 30, 1973 (age 46)
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma materTCU
Playing career
1993–1996TCU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–2002Texas (assistant)
2010-presentTCU
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big 12: 2016, 2017, 2018
Big 12 Tournament: 2016, 2017
Awards
Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year: 2015
Big 12 Coach of the Year: 2015, 2016

Born in Mexico City, Roditi grew up in Guadalajara and Manzanillo before moving to the United States as a teenager and attending high school in San Clemente, California. [1]

Roditi participated in 10 Davis Cup ties for Mexico from 1997 to 2000, posting a 5–5 record in doubles. He was also Mexico's Davis Cup captain in 2016. [2]

Playing careerEdit

Roditi played at TCU from 1993 to 1996 under legendary head coach Tut Bartzen. During this time, playing both singles and doubles, he won a school-record 250 total matches [3]. He earned All-Southwest Conference honors in both singles and doubles in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and was named to the Rolex Collegiate All-Star team in 1996. He was named to the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame in 2007.

As a professional, Roditi focused mostly on doubles competition, in which he achieved a career-high world ranking of 41 in 1998 and made the finals in four events:

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1997 San Marino Clay   Brandon Coupe   Cristian Brandi
  Filippo Messori
5–7, 4–6
Loss 0–2 1998 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Ellis Ferreira   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Fernon Wibier   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Loss 0–4 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Daniel Orsanic   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 2–6

Coaching careerEdit

Following the conclusion of his professional playing career, Roditi moved to Austin, Texas in 2000 to become an assistant coach at the University of Texas and then as the Associate Director of Tennis at St. Stephen's Episcopal School. In 2005, he moved to Carson, California to become the Lead National Team Coach at the USTA Training Center.

On September 7, 2010, Roditi was named the head men's tennis coach at TCU.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
TCU Horned Frogs (Mountain West Conference) (2011–2012)
2011 TCU 13–13 5–1 2nd
2012 TCU 9–15 2–3 4th
TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12) (2013–present)
2013 TCU 18–10 2–3 4th NCAA 1st Round
2014 TCU 12–12 1–4 6th
2015 TCU 25–8 3–2 T-3rd NCAA Final Four
2016 TCU 26–4 4–1 1st NCAA Round of 16
2017 TCU 22–5 5–0 1st NCAA Round of 8
2018 TCU 20–5 5–0 1st NCAA Round of 16
2019 TCU 22–7 3–2 3rd NCAA Round of 8
TCU: 167–79 (.679) 30–19 (.612)
Total: 167–79 (.679)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Roditi looking to forge ahead at TCU". Tennis Recruiting Network. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Roditi Named Mexico Davis Cup Captain". College Tennis Today. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ [1], Fort Worth Weekly, May 10, 2017

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