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Gary Donnelly (born June 3, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Gary Donnelly
Country (sports)United States
Born (1962-06-03) June 3, 1962 (age 57)
Phoenix, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro1983
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$370,579
Singles
Career record13–32
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 48 (October 11, 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1987)
French Open1R (1987)
Wimbledon1R (1987)
US Open4R (1986)
Doubles
Career record177–129
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 16 (November 3, 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French OpenSF (1987)
WimbledonF (1986)
US OpenSF (1985)

Donnelly still lives in Phoenix with his five children and wife, where he is a club pro at the Scottsdale Arizona Inn.

Donnelly played college tennis at Arizona State University.

Major Accomplishments[1]Edit

  • Career high ATP singles world ranking of No. 48
  • Career high ATP doubles world ranking of No. 16
  • 8 ATP doubles titles
  • Wimbledon doubles finals
  • 2 US Open doubles semi-finals
  • US Open 4th round singles
  • French Open doubles semi-finals
  • #2 Davis Cup Doubles Team
  • World Team Tennis Champion (San Antonio Racquets)
  • Tournament of Champions finals
  • Player/Coach for US World Team Cup
  • 1998 and 2004 Wimbledon Masters Finals
  • #1 singles and doubles at Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University Team Captain
  • #1 Junior in Southwest Section Boys 16′s and 18′s
  • Adidas National Advisory Staff
  • 2011 Central Arizona Tennis Hall of Fame

What He's Up to Now[1]Edit

  • Director of Donnelly Tennis Academy
  • Successfully coached juniors for over 20 years
  • USPTA Certified
  • Still a lifelong Scottsdale, Arizona resident
  • Still competes at national and international levels
  • Coached ATP and WTA Professionals

Grand Prix and WCT doubles finals (18)Edit

Titles (8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1984 Boston, U.S. Clay   Ernie Fernandez   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1984 Honolulu, U.S. Hard   Butch Walts   Mark Dickson
  Mike Leach
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Mike De Palmer   Guy Forget
  Andrés Gómez
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1985 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Mike De Palmer   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 1986 Bari, Italy Clay   Tomáš Šmíd   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1986 Nice, France Clay   Colin Dowdeswell   Jakob Hlasek
  Pavel Složil
3–6, 6–4, 9–11
Runner-up 4. 1986 Florence, Italy Clay   Mike De Palmer   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1986 Wimbledon, London Grass   Peter Fleming   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1986 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Mike De Palmer   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1986 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Mike De Palmer   Andrés Gómez
  Ivan Lendl
6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 1986 Hong Kong Hard   Mike De Palmer   Pat Cash
  Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet   Mike De Palmer   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1987 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay   Peter Fleming   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 1987 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Greg Holmes   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Gary Muller   Brad Pearce
  Jim Pugh
7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1987 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   Peter Fleming   Laurie Warder
  Blaine Willenborg
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1988 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Jim Grabb   Andrew Castle
  Roberto Saad
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1989 Bristol, England Grass   Mike De Palmer   Paul Chamberlin
  Tim Wilkison
6–7, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gary Donnelly". www.allabouttennis.com. Retrieved 2015-10-06.

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