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James Henry McManus (September 16, 1940 – January 18, 2011) was an American tennis player who reached the semifinals of the US Open men's doubles in 1968. McManus was a founding member of the Association of Tennis Professionals. McManus was coached by Tom Stow who guided Don Budge to the Grand Slam.

Jim McManus
Full nameJames Henry McManus
Country (sports) United States
Born(1940-09-16)September 16, 1940
Oakland, California
DiedJanuary 18, 2011(2011-01-18) (aged 70)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro1968
PlaysLeft-handed
CollegeCalifornia-Berkeley
Singles
Career record67–165
Highest rankingNo. 90 (1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1970)
French Open2R (1970, 1973)
Wimbledon4R (1972)
US Open3R (1970)
Doubles
Career record174–170
Career titles8
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1970)
French OpenQF (1973)
WimbledonQF (1972)
US OpenSF (1968)

McManus was born to Tom and Margaret McManus on September 16, 1940. McManus had two brothers by the names of Tom and Bob. McManus was married to his wife Carole for over thirty years and had two children, Kate and Jordy.[1] McManus grew up in Northern California and learnt the game of tennis at the Berkeley Tennis Club where he was given lessons from a series of coaches including Tom Stow, coach of tennis legend Don Budge. Later McManus played #1 Singles at the University of California for Coach Chet Murphy. The team finished #3 in the NCAA tournament in his Senior year of 1961.[2]

McManus was a founding member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 1972 and a member of its original Board of Directors.[2]

In 2010 he published a book Tennis History: Professional Tournaments - Winners & Runner-Ups.[3] In 2015 the ATP launched the Jim McManus Memorial Fund in his honor.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?n=james-henry-mcmanus-mac&pid=148177554&eid=sp_shareobit
  2. ^ a b "Jim McManus, ATP founding member & former player, passes away". ATP. January 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Peter Bodo (December 20, 2010). "Labor of love". Tennis.com.
  4. ^ "Jim McManus Memorial Fund". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). August 8, 2015.

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