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Ken Skupski Jr. (born 9 April 1983) is a British tennis player, best known as a doubles player, who has regularly partnered with his younger brother Neal Skupski since 2013.

Ken Skupski
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Ken Skupski playing at Wimbledon 2017
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
England England
ResidenceLiverpool, England, U.K.
Born (1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 36)
Liverpool, England, U.K.
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeLSU
Prize money$ 823,365
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 527 (23 June 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record117–122 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 44 (12 July 2010)
Current rankingNo. 54 (29 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010, 2019)
French Open2R (2010, 2018, 2019)
WimbledonQF (2017)
US Open3R (2012)
Mixed doubles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (2017)
Team competitions
Davis CupEurope/Africa Zone Group II
1R (2010)
Last updated on: 30 July 2019.

His breakthrough year was 2009, when he won his first two ATP tournaments and broke into the world's top 50 doubles players.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Skupski and Ross Hutchins won the Doubles Silver Medal. In the Mixed Doubles, Skupski and Sarah Borwell beat Ross Hutchins and Anna Smith to win the Bronze Medal.

His best result at a grand slam came at Wimbledon 2017, reaching the quarter-finals of both the men's doubles and mixed doubles.

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Ken Skupski was born in Liverpool. His father, Ken Sr. of Polish descent, is a retired police officer, his mother’s name is Mary.

Skupski is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club and is a keen golfer who plays as often as he can and has a handicap of six.[1]

University Tennis careerEdit

Skupski used to attend Louisiana State University, graduating in May 2007. NCAA Doubles finalist 2005 and Two-time Southeastern Conference Coaches Indoor Champion (only player in the history of the Southeastern Conference to win back-to-back titles). Fourth biggest winning player in the school’s history with 107 wins. Six-time All-American (two Singles, one Doubles and three Academic).[1]

Senior careerEdit

2004Edit

Eight years after he was crowned Wimbledon champion, Richard Krajicek took on Skupski in an exhibition match in Liverpool. Skupski tied a closely contested clash one set all, then won a Super TieBreak 10-7.[2][3]

2008Edit

Skupski was looking for a fellow British doubles partner who was capable of going to the top of the game. Colin Fleming had turned pro in September and Skupski thought Fleming's game style suited his. Skupski took a bit of a hit because his ranking 250 was much higher than Fleming's at around 900, and so they came to play some low-level Futures and went on a great run.[4] The pair came to be known as 'Flemski'.[5]

Fleming/Skupski won three Futures in Glasgow, London, Sunderland[6][7][8] and the Caversham International Challenger in Jersey. [9]

Ken Skupski finished the year there because he'd had a long year, but Fleming continued by partnering Jonny Marray in the Czech Republic and winning two Futures in Frydland Nad Ostravici,[10] and Opava[11]

2009Edit

In June 2009, Skupski and Colin Fleming beat the world no. 1 ranked doubles pair, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, at the Queen's Club grass court tournament. However he was out in the first round at Wimbledon for the second year in a row in five sets having led by two sets to love, again he partnered Fleming. He did however make into the second round of the mixed doubles losing in straight sets.

In September, the Davis Cup Captain John Lloyd announced that Skupski was part of the Great Britain Davis Cup squad for the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 relegation play-off against Poland, Skupsi was acting as cover for any injuries and helping the team prepare for Poland's world top-10 ranked doubles team, but didn't play.[12] Great Britain lost 3-2, and were relegated to Group II of the Davis Cup.

In September 2009 he won at the Open de Moselle in France. Again partnering Fleming they won 2–6, 6–4, 10–5, against the defending champion, Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra. Two months later they won their second title at the St Petersburg Open, defeating another French team of Jérémy Chardy and Richard Gasquet in the final in three sets 2–6, 7–5, 10–4.

2010Edit

In January 2010, Skupski competed at his first Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon at the Australian Open. Again partnering Fleming they made it into the second before losing in three sets to Michael Kohlmann and Jarkko Nieminen 6–3, 4–6, 3–6. At the French Open he repeated his feat at the Australian open by losing in at the second in three sets to fourth seeds Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), again he partnered Fleming.

In June, Skupski reached the final of Eastbourne Open but lost in the final to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in three sets partnering Colin Fleming. Following his successful run at the Eastbourne Open he finally got a win at Wimbledon in the first round, but again lost in the second to the much more experienced and second seeds the Bryan brothers in straight sets, he was partnering Fleming. For the first time in his career he competed at all four Grand Slams in the same year, but at the US Open, Skupski and Fleming lost in the first round in straight sets.

The new Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith selected Skupski to take part in Great Britain's vital Davis Cup tie vs Turkey, at Eastbourne, in July alongside Colin Fleming, James Ward, Jamie Baker, and Alex Ward. Defeat would have meant Great Britain's relegation to Europe Zone Group III, the lowest tier of the competition. Skupski and Colin Fleming secured the 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win that gave Britain an unassailable 3-0 lead, ending a run of five straight defeats, giving Great Britain a first Davis Cup win in three years.[13][14]

In October, at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, England's Skupski and Ross Hutchins won the Doubles Silver Medal, by losing to Australians Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak in the final.[15] A few days later, Skupski and Ross Hutchins were opponents in the Mixed Doubles, Skupski and Sarah Borwell beating Ross Hutchins and Anna Smith to win the Bronze Medal. Skupski and Borwell who had never played together ahead of the Indian event were brought together by their shared coach, Louis Cayer. [16]

Following the Commonwealth Games, Skupski and Colin Fleming decided to end their partnership after a poor run of results.[5] Their final tournament was St. Petersburg where they were beaten in the first round.

2011Edit

In January at the Australian Open Skupski this time partnering Travis Parrott lost in the first round in straight sets. In February, Skupski partnered Robin Haase at the Marseille Open. They reached the final and won the title defeating Julien Benneteau and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]. This was his first title in a year and a half. At the French Open, Skupski again lost in the first round in straight sets to his old partner Fleming 4–6, 4–6, this time he was partnering Igor Zelenay. At Wimbledon again he lost in the first round in straight sets, he was partnering Robin Haase, In Mixed Doubles, he partnered Elena Baltacha where they got to the second round but lost in straight sets to fifteenth seeds Andy Ram and Meghann Shaughnessy 4–6, 4–6.

2012Edit

At the Australian Open in January, Skupski partnered Xavier Malisse where they lost in the first round in straight sets. This was Skupski's fifth first round exit in a row without taking a single set. In mid June, Skupski for the second time got to the final of Aegon International partnering Jamie Delgado, but lost to fellow Brits Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 4–6, 3–6. This was his first final in over a year. At Wimbledon, Skupski finally broke his grand slam curse by making it into the second round for the first time in two years after winning a grilling five setter in the first round. But unfortunately for Skupski and new doubles partner Jamie Delgado they faced the heavy task of the Bryan brothers. They were unable to defeat them and they lost in straight sets 6–7(2–7), 0–6, 2–6. He also competed in the mixed doubles event partnering Melanie South. They made it into the third round but were defeated by third seeds Nenad Zimonjić and Katarina Srebotnik in three tough sets 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–9. A month after Wimbledon, Skupski and Delgado got into their second final of the season at the Farmers Classic. They lost in three sets to Belgium duo Ruben Bemelmans and Xavier Malisse 6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–7]. At the US Open Skupski, with full-time partner Jamie Delgado made it to the third round before losing to Spanish sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc López in straight sets 2–6, 4–6. In the second round they defeated the defending champions Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner in straight sets.

2013Edit

Although initially partnering with Delgado, Skupski increasingly played during 2013 with his brother Neal. Due to Neal's lower ranking, the pair played in a number of Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning six tournaments at the Challenger level. At the Kremlin Cup they entered their first ATP level tournament, reaching the final. At Grand Slam events, Skupski competed with some of his former partners, reaching the second round once again at Wimbledon, with Xavier Malisse.

2014Edit

The Skupski brothers ranking as a partnership was not high enough to guarantee entry at the French Open, so they split to give themselves a better chance of qualifying. Ken partnered New Zealander Michael Venus, a fellow Louisiana State University alumni, while Neal teamed up with American Bradley Klahn, though they all lost in the first round.[17]

2015Edit

In July, Neal Skupski was busy playing World Team tennis in the US, so Skupski partnered Divij Sharan, clinching the doubles title in the Euro 42,500 men’s Challenger tennis tournament, with a 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 victory over fourth seeds Ilija Bozoljac of Serbia and Flavio Cipolla of Italy, in Recanati, Italy.[18]

In September, the Skupskis won the St. Remy Challenger title in France, only playing two matches in the event due to opening round byes and a Semi-Final walkover. There were just 23 sets and three match breakers in the entire doubles event. They were the top seeds and beat the second seeds Andrej Martin and Igor Zelenay in the final, 6-4, 6-1.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 15 (5 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5–10)
FInals by surface
Hard (4–5)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–3)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–8)
Indoor (4–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2009 Open de Moselle,
France
250 Series Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Arnaud Clément
  Michaël Llodra
2–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Nov 2009 St. Petersburg Open,
Russia
250 Series Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Jérémy Chardy
  Richard Gasquet
2–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Loss 2–1 Jun 2010 Eastbourne International,
United Kingdom
250 Series Grass   Colin Fleming   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 3–1 Feb 2011 Open 13,
France
250 Series Hard (i)   Robin Haase   Julien Benneteau
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]
Loss 3–2 Jun 2012 Eastbourne International,
United Kingdom
250 Series Grass   Jamie Delgado   Colin Fleming
  Ross Hutchins
4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Jul 2012 Los Angeles Open,
United States
250 Series Hard   Jamie Delgado   Ruben Bemelmans
  Xavier Malisse
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 3–4 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup,
Russia
250 Series Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Mikhail Elgin
  Denis Istomin
2–6, 6–1, [12–14]
Loss 3–5 Aug 2016 Los Cabos Open,
Mexico
250 Series Hard   Jonathan Erlich   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–7(4–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win 4–5 Feb 2018 Open Sud de France,
France
250 Series Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Ben McLachlan
  Hugo Nys
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Loss 4–6 Jun 2018 Eastbourne International,
United Kingdom
250 Series Grass   Neal Skupski   Luke Bambridge
  Jonny O'Mara
5–7, 4–6
Loss 4–7 Sep 2018 Moselle Open,
France
250 Series Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Nicolas Mahut
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
1–6, 5–7
Loss 4–8 Feb 2019 Delray Beach Open,
United States
250 Series Hard   Neal Skupski   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 4–9 Apr 2019 US Clay Court Championships,
United States
250 Series Clay   Neal Skupski   Santiago González
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Win 5–9 Apr 2019 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Clay   Neal Skupski   Marcus Daniell
  Wesley Koolhof
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–10 May 2019 Lyon Open,
France
250 Series Clay   Neal Skupski   Ivan Dodig
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
4–6, 3–6

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Great Britain F22, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Adrian Mannarino 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2008 Greece F2, Heraklion Futures Carpet   David Canudas-Fernandez 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 72 (44–28)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (29–23)
ITF Futures (15–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (35–18)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (3–7)
Carpet (1–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2004 Great Britain F3, Wrexham Futures Hard   Richard Bloomfield   Josh Goodall
  Miles Kasiri
6–2, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Aug 2004 Great Britain F4, Hampstead Futures Hard   Richard Bloomfield   Richard Barker
  William Barker
3–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 Sep 2007 Great Britain F16, Foxhills Futures Hard   Robert Searle   Yaoki Ishii
  Satoshi Iwabuchi
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–1 Sep 2007 Sweden F5, Falun Futures Hard (i)   Ralph Grambow   Raphael Durek
  Pablo Figueroa
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–1 Oct 2007 Great Britain F20, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Josh Goodall   Ladislav Chramosta
  Dan Evans
7–6(7–5), 7–6(9–7)
Win 5–1 Nov 2007 Great Britain F21, Redbridge Futures Hard (i)   Josh Goodall   Ruben Bemelmans
  Niels Desein
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [10–5]
Win 6–1 Jan 2008 Great Britain F1, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Richard Bloomfield   Ralph Grambow
  Tom Rushby
6–1, 6–4
Loss 6–2 Jan 2008 Great Britain F2, Sheffield Futures Hard (i)   Chris Eaton   Jiří Krkoška
  Purav Raja
6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7)
Loss 6–3 Mar 2008 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   Richard Bloomfield   Carsten Ball
  Izak van der Merwe
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 6–4 Mar 2008 Great Britain F4, Bath Futures Hard (i)   Richard Bloomfield   Neil Bamford
  Josh Goodall
1–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Win 7–4 Mar 2008 Great Britain F5, Saint Peter Futures Hard (i)   Ralph Grambow   Neil Bamford
  Josh Goodall
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Loss 7–5 Apr 2008 Great Britain F6, Exmouth Futures Hard (i)   Ralph Grambow   Harri Heliövaara
  Henri Kontinen
2–6, 2–6
Win 8–5 May 2008 Great Britain F7, Bournemouth Futures Clay   Ludovic Walter   Edward Seator
  Daniel Smethurst
7–6(7–2), 2–6, [10–6]
Loss 8–6 May 2008 Kuwait F1, Mishref Futures Hard   Rohan Gajjar   Mohammad Ghareeb
  Johan Ortegren
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Win 9–6 Oct 2008 Great Britain F16, Glasgow Futures Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Ivan Cerović
  Daniel Danilovic
6–4, 6–4
Win 10–6 Nov 2008 Great Britain F17, Campden Hill Futures Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Ivan Cerović
  Daniel Danilovic
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Win 11–6 Nov 2008 Great Britain F18, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Ivan Cerović
  Daniel Danilovic
6–2, 6–1
Win 12–6 Nov 2008 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Chris Guccione
  Márcio Torres
6–3, 6–2
Win 13–6 Feb 2009 Ivory Coast F2, Abidjan Futures Hard   Colin Fleming   Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
  Andreas Haider-Maurer
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 14–6 Feb 2009 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   Travis Rettenmaier   Sergei Bubka
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–3, 6–4
Win 15–6 Mar 2009 Great Britain F4, Bath Futures Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Fritz Wolmarans
  Michael Yani
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15–7 Mar 2009 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Eric Butorac
  Travis Rettenmaier
4–6, 3–6
Loss 15–8 Apr 2009 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Hard   Colin Fleming   Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
1–6, 4–6
Win 16–8 May 2009 Cremona, Italy Challenger Hard   Colin Fleming   Daniele Bracciali
  Alessandro Motti
6–2, 6–1
Loss 16–9 Jun 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Colin Fleming   Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
4–6, 4–6
Loss 16–10 Jul 2009 Pozoblanco, Spain Challenger Hard   Colin Fleming   Karol Beck
  Jaroslav Levinský
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]
Loss 16–11 Jul 2009 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Colin Fleming   Josh Goodall
  Jonathan Marray
7–6(7–1), 3–6, [9–11]
Win 17–11 Aug 2009 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Colin Fleming   Amir Hadad
  Harel Levy
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 18–11 Oct 2009 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i)   Colin Fleming   Sébastien Grosjean
  Olivier Patience
6–1, 6–1
Win 19–11 Mar 2010 Jersey, Channel Islands (2) Challenger Hard (i)   Rohan Bopanna   Jonathan Marray
  Jamie Murray
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 20–11 Jun 2010 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Colin Fleming   Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Loss 20–12 Nov 2010 Loughborough, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i)   Jordan Kerr   Henri Kontinen
  Frederik Nielsen
2–6, 4–6
Win 21–12 Feb 2011 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Frederik Nielsen   Mikhail Elgin
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
Walkover
Win 22–12 Jul 2011 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Frederik Nielsen   Federico Gaio
  Purav Raja
6–4, 7–5
Win 23–12 Oct 2011 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Johan Brunström   Kenny de Schepper
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 24–12 Feb 2012 Bergamo, Italy (2) Challenger Hard (i)   Jamie Delgado   Martin Fischer
  Philipp Oswald
7–5, 7–5
Loss 24–13 Mar 2012 Bath, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i)   Jamie Delgado   Martin Fischer
  Philipp Oswald
4–6, 4–6
Win 25–13 May 2012 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Jamie Delgado   Adrián Menéndez Maceiras
  Walter Trusendi
6–1, 6–4
Loss 25–14 Sep 2012 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i)   Xavier Malisse   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Gilles Müller
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Win 26–14 Jan 2013 Great Britain F2, Portsmouth Futures Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Sam Barry
  Colin O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 26–15 Feb 2013 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   Jamie Delgado   Johan Brunström
  Raven Klaasen
6–3, 2–6, [3–10]
Win 27–15 May 2013 Italy F6, Pozzuoli Futures Clay   Neal Skupski   Oliver Golding
  Denys Mylokostov
6–3, 6–3
Loss 27–16 Jun 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [6–10]
Win 28–16 Jul 2013 Recanati, Italy (2) Challenger Hard   Neal Skupski   Gianluigi Quinzi
  Adelchi Virgili
6–4, 6–3
Win 29–16 Aug 2013 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard   Neal Skupski   Mikhail Elgin
  Uladzimir Ignatik
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–6]
Win 30–16 Sep 2013 Pétange, Luxembourg Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Benjamin Becker
  Tobias Kamke
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Win 31–16 Sep 2013 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay   Neal Skupski   Andrea Arnaboldi
  Alessandro Giannessi
6–4, 1–6, [10–7]
Loss 31–17 Jan 2014 Talheim, Germany Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Tomasz Bednarek
  Henri Kontinen
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]
Win 32–17 Sep 2014 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard   Neal Skupski   Malek Jaziri
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–1, 6–4
Win 33–17 Nov 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Norbert Gombos
  Adam Pavlásek
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 34–17 Jun 2015 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Marcus Daniell
  Marcelo Demoliner
6–3, 6–4
Loss 34–18 Jun 2015 Ilkley, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Marcus Daniell
  Marcelo Demoliner
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win 35–18 Jul 2015 Recanati, Italy (3) Challenger Hard   Divij Sharan   Ilija Bozoljac
  Flavio Cipolla
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]
Win 36–18 Sep 2015 Saint-Rémy, France Challenger Hard   Neal Skupski   Andrej Martin
  Igor Zelenay
6–4, 6–1
Loss 36–19 Oct 2015 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Tristan Lamasine
  Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 36–20 Oct 2015 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Wesley Koolhof
  Matwé Middelkoop
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Loss 36–21 Nov 2015 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   Neal Skupski   Ruben Bemelmans
  Philipp Petzschner
5–7, 2–6
Loss 36–22 Nov 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Ilija Bozoljac
  Igor Zelenay
6–7(3–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Win 37–22 Feb 2016 Bergamo, Italy (3) Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Nikola Mektić
  Antonio Šančić
6–3, 7–5
Win 38–22 Feb 2016 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Yoshihito Nishioka
  Aldin Šetkić
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 38–23 Jun 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 38–24 Jun 2016 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 39–24 Sep 2016 Saint-Rémy, France (2) Challenger Hard   Neal Skupski   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–5]
Win 40–24 Nov 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia (2) Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 40–25 Feb 2017 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Mikhail Elgin
  Igor Zelenay
6–2, 5–7, [5–10]
Win 41–25 May 2017 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay   Neal Skupski   Julian Knowle
  Igor Zelenay
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 42–25 Jun 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 42–26 Nov 2017 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   Neal Skupski   Sander Arends
  Roman Jebavý
2–6, 4–6
Win 43–26 Nov 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia (3) Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Sander Arends
  Antonio Šančić
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 44–26 Feb 2018 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   Neal Skupski   Sander Gillé
  Joran Vliegen
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 44–27 Feb 2018 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Antonio Šančić   Romain Arneodo
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
3–6, 6–1, [4–10]
Loss 44–28 Jun 2018 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Neal Skupski   Luke Bambridge
  Jonny O'Mara
6–7(11–13), 6–4, [7–10]

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Current through the 2019 Winston-Salem Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 7 2–7
French Open A A A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1R A 2R 2R 0 / 7 3–7
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 2R 0 / 12 10–12
US Open A A A 1R A 3R 1R A A A 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–4 0–3 3–3 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–2 4–3 3–4 3–3 0 / 31 18–31
National representation
Davis Cup A A A Z2 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 2–0
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 5 20 10 15 14 12 4 11 8 14 13 126
Titles 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Finals 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 15
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 11–3 15–20 7–9 16–15 7–14 5–12 2–4 7–11 6–8 20–13 21–13 117–123
Year-end ranking 453 241 54 77 90 52 77 90 100 77 87 55 49%

ReferencesEdit

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