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Gary Muller (born 27 December 1964) is a former professional South African tennis player.

Gary Muller
Country (sports)South Africa /  South Africa
ResidenceToronto, Canada
Born (1964-12-27) 27 December 1964 (age 54)
Durban, South Africa
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1997
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,447,455
Singles
Career record85–118 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (6 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open2R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1991)
US Open3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record264–238
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 7 (15 November 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1990)
French OpenQF (1991)
WimbledonSF (1988, 1993)
US OpenSF (1986)
Last updated on: 17 Mar 2012.

Muller turned pro in 1985. His 12-year career included wins over Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg. Muller's best singles result at a Grand Slam was reaching the third round in the 1987 Australian Open in which he lost to Miloslav Mečíř of Czechoslovakia. A more successful doubles player than singles, Muller won eight doubles titles in his career with six different partners and reached a career highest ranking of 7th. He reached the semi-final of the men's doubles at four Grand Slams (1986 US Open, 1988 Wimbledon, 1990 Australian Open and 1993 Wimbledon). Muller still holds the record for the most aces served in a three set match (54) in a 1993 Wimbledon Qualifying match against Peter Lundgren.[1]

After his retirement in 1997 Muller worked for eight years as an ATP Tour coach during which time he worked with Jonas Björkman, Stefan Koubek, Sargis Sargsian and Thomas Johansson. He has recently been spotted with top ten player, Dominic Thiem, and was with Thiem as his Touring Coach when he clinched the title in Rio in 2017.[2]

Muller was on the ATP Board of Directors as a Player Representative from 2002 to 2004.[3]

He currently resides in Ontario, Canada with his wife and four children.[citation needed][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Les records d'aces sur un match - Tennis Legend". Tennis Legend (in French). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ harald.ottawa. "Für Dominic Thiem geht es von Rio nach Acapulco und Miami" (in German). Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Gary Muller | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Gary Muller | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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