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Greg Jones (born 1989) was an Australian professional tennis player.

Greg Jones
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Born (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$337,512
Singles
Career record1–6 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 179 (26 April 2010)
Current rankingNo. 642 (24 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French OpenQ3 (2012)
WimbledonQ2 (2010), (2011)
US OpenQ3 (2011)
Doubles
Career record4–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 216 (1 November 2010)
Current rankingNo. 1271 (24 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
Last updated on: 28 July 2017.
Greg Jones
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's Tennis
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Singles

Early lifeEdit

Born in Sydney, Jones is an only child. He is the son of Russell Jones, a quantity surveyor, and Donna Jones, a teacher’s aide. He competed in the Sydney GPS Schools tennis competition representing the Shore school, before eventually forgoing his school education to pursue his tennis career.

Jones competed in a number of high-profile events throughout his junior career including all four of the junior grand slams, most notably making the final of the 2007 French Open.

In 2007, Jones, having reached the finals of the junior event at the French Open, a semifinal at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open, was very hopeful for a win at the last US Open Junior event, which was his last match in the International Tennis Federation Junior Competition.

Jones had a Junior career high ranking of 4 and won 191 out of 219 matches.

Professional careerEdit

Jones began playing professional tournaments in 2006. In his fourth ever professional event he made the final of the Burnie challenger in Tasmania, before spending time overseas in future events in an attempt to improve his ranking. Jones finished 2007 ranked 386, given his youth and ranking he was given wildcards into the 2008 Adelaide International qualifying draw, the 2008 Medibank International (which was his first ATP Tour main draw event[1])and the 2008 Australian Open qualifying draw. The highlight of 2008 for Jones was winning his first futures title in USA and he finished the year ranked 434.

2009 saw Jones compete in all the Australian ATP events again in January, but he was unable to qualify for any of the main draw in either Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. Jones won his second future tournament of his career in April 2009 in Australia, before heading overseas to play in both challengers and futures tournament which was highlighted by a challenger semifinal in Russia.

2010 started slowly for Jones, who once again was unable to qualify for Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. In February he was able to make a second finals appearance at the challenger tournament in Burnie, going down to rising star Bernard Tomic in the final,[2] Jones continued his good form with a finals showing in an Australian futures tournament two weeks later. On 10 October 2010, Jones won silver for Australia in the Men's Tennis in the Commonwealth Games 2010 at Delhi, losing to India's Somdev Devvarman in the gold medal match played at the R.K. Khanna tennis stadium. The score was 6–4 6–2.

Singles finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (0-5)
Futures (3-4)
No. Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. Runner-up 5 February 2007 Burnie Challenger Hard   Nathan Healey 5–7, 4–6
2. Winner 5 May 2008 Orange Park United States Clay   Clint Thomson 6–4, 6–2
3. Runner-up 14 July 2008 Great Britain F10, Great Britain Clay   Michel Koning 4–6, 3–6
4. Runner-up 20 October 2008 Australia F10, Australia; Hard   Marinko Matosevic 1–6, 6–73–7
5. Runner-up 27 April 2009 Australia F3, Australia Clay   Jose Statham 6-4, 4-6, 1-6
6. Winner 4 May 2009 Australia F4, Australia Clay   Jose Statham 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
7. Runner-up 1 February 2010 Burnie Challenger Hard   Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–2
8. Runner-up 22 February 2010 Australia F2, Australia Grass   John Millman 6-1, 4-6, 4-6
9. Runner-up 16 May 2011 Fergana Challenger, Uzbekistan Hard   Dudi Sela 2-6, 1-6
10. Runner-up 6 February 2012 Caloundra Challenger, Australia Hard   Marinko Matosevic 0-6, 2-6
11. Runner-up 1 July 2013 Mantra Challenger, Ecuador Hard   Michael Russell 6–4, 0–6, 5–7
12. Winner 7 October 2013 Australia F9, Australia Hard   Jordan Thompson 3–6, 7–5, 6–1

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