Luke Jensen (born June 18, 1966) is an American former professional tennis player and Grand Slam doubles champion. Jensen won the 1993 French Open Doubles title with his younger brother Murphy Jensen.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Born||June 18, 1966|
Grayling, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Plays||Ambidextrous (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 168 (July 25, 1988)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1995)|
|US Open||2R (1985, 1986)|
|Highest ranking||No. 6 (November 1, 1993)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1992)|
|French Open||W (1993)|
|US Open||QF (1989)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1996)|
|French Open||F (1996)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1992, 1996)|
|US Open||SF (1995, 1997)|
He attended the University of Southern California from 1986–87 and earned singles All-American honors both years (doubles in 1987). He began working for ESPN as a tennis analyst in 1994. Jensen compiled a 106-57 record in seven and a half seasons as the head coach of the Syracuse Women’s tennis team. Luke Jensen worked with his brother as the touring pro, tennis director and tennis pro emeritus at the Sea Island Resort until 2016.
As a junior Jensen reached the No. 1 junior world ranking in both singles and doubles in 1984.
Jensen turned professional in 1987. Jensen gained the nickname of "Dual Hand Luke" because he was an ambidextrous player able to serve at 130 MPH with either hand. He now does on-court analysis for ESPN for their tennis coverage. He also travels the world as an instructor, motivational speaker, and ambassador for the game.
He reached his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 6 in November 1993. In that year, he won the men's doubles title at the French Open playing with his younger brother, Murphy Jensen. Jensen's career-high singles ranking was World No. 168, achieved in July 1988.
Doubles (10 titles)Edit
|1.||February 1, 1988||Guarujá, Brazil||Hard||Ricardo Acuña|| Javier Frana
|2.||November 20, 1989||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard (i)||Richey Reneberg|| Kelly Jones
|3.||April 8, 1991||Orlando, U.S.||Hard||Scott Melville|| Nicolás Pereira
|6–7, 7–6, 6–3|
|4.||April 29, 1991||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Laurie Warder|| Paul Haarhuis
|5–7, 7–6, 6–4|
|5.||May 27, 1991||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Laurie Warder|| Luiz Mattar
|6.||May 25, 1992||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Laurie Warder|| Javier Frana
|7.||June 7, 1993||French Open, Paris||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Marc-Kevin Goellner
|6–4, 6–7, 6–4|
|8.||June 26, 1995||Nottingham, England||Grass||Murphy Jensen|| Patrick Galbraith
|6–3, 5–7, 6–4|
|9.||August 26, 1996||Long Island, U.S.||Hard||Murphy Jensen|| Hendrik Dreekmann
|10.||July 21, 1997||Washington, D.C., U.S.||Hard||Murphy Jensen|| Neville Godwin
|1.||May 20, 1991||Rome, Italy||Clay||Laurie Warder|| Omar Camporese
|2.||October 7, 1991||Sydney Indoor, Australia||Hard (i)||Laurie Warder|| Jim Grabb
|3.||April 6, 1992||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Laurie Warder|| Hendrik Jan Davids
|6–3, 3–6, 5–7|
|4.||January 18, 1993||Sydney Outdoor, Australia||Hard||Murphy Jensen|| Sandon Stolle
|5.||March 1, 1993||Scottsdale, U.S.||Hard||Sandon Stolle|| Mark Keil
|6.||March 8, 1993||Indian Wells, U.S.||Hard||Scott Melville|| Guy Forget
|7.||May 3, 1993||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Scott Melville|| Tomás Carbonell
|8.||May 24, 1993||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Danie Visser
|6–4, 4–6, 4–6|
|9.||October 18, 1993||Tokyo Indoor, Japan||Carpet||Murphy Jensen|| Grant Connell
|10.||February 28, 1994||Mexico City, Mexico||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Francisco Montana
|11.||September 19, 1994||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Mark Knowles
|12.||April 24, 1995||Nice, France||Clay||David Wheaton|| Cyril Suk
|6–3, 6–7, 6–7|
|13.||May 12, 1997||Coral Springs, U.S.||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Dave Randall
Greg Van Emburgh
|7–6, 2–6, 6–7|
|14.||May 26, 1997||St. Poelten, Austria||Clay||Murphy Jensen|| Kelly Jones
- Bailey, Stephen (January 29, 2014). "Jensen resigns as head coach midway through 8th season". The Daily Orange.
- "Luke Jensen named Syracuse tennis coach", USA Today, August 29, 2006. Accessed December 26, 2007. "A 1985 graduate of East Grand Rapids High School in Michigan, Jensen reached the second round of the U.S. Open just before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he earned All-America honors in 1987 and 1988. Jensen won the 1983 Michigan High School State Singles Championship and earned high school All-America recognition."
- Biography of Luke Jensen on newengland.usta.com