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Mark Keil (born June 3, 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who won five ATP World Tour doubles tournaments and was runner up at eight more.

Mark Keil
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHonolulu, HI (USA)
Born (1967-06-03) June 3, 1967 (age 52)
Mountain View, California
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$749,587
Singles
Career record4–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 167 (July 22, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1993)
Doubles
Career record157–205
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 32 (October 2, 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1992, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1993, 1994, 1996)
US Open3R (1994, 1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1996)

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Early life and collegeEdit

Prior to college, Keil was raised in Albuquerque and in 1985 he was the NM 4-A HS state singles champion. Keil turned pro in the middle of his junior year (1987) from the University of South Florida.

Professional careerEdit

One of Keil's major career wins came in the second round of the 1991 Queen's Club Championships in London when he defeated Pete Sampras, then ranked 8th in the world, in straight sets. Keil went on to play in the main draw at Wimbledon in 1991 and 1993 and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of no. 167. He qualified and won a round in singles at the 1993 Australian Open.[1]

Keil later carved a career for himself on the doubles tour, reaching a career-high ranking of no. 32 in 1995. He has doubles wins over Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Todd Martin, Tommy Haas, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten and Mark Philippoussis. He won five ATP World Tour doubles titles in his career.

He also directed and produced with Geoff Grant a film documenting life behind the scenes for a tour professional. The Journeymen follows Keil and his doubles partner Geoff Grant as they try to make a living on the doubles tour.[2]

FamilyEdit

His father, Klaus Keil, is an emeritus professor and was an award-winning research scientist at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Asteroid 5054 Keil, and the mineral keilite are named after Klaus. He has a former touring tennis pro sister, Kathrin Keil.

Keil was married from 1999–2001 to Dr. Camilla Hildebrand.

ATP career finalsEdit

DoublesEdit

Titles (5)[3]
Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
March 2, 1992 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Dave Randall   Kent Kinnear &
  Sven Salumaa
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
March 1, 1993 Scottsdale, USA Hard   Dave Randall   Luke Jensen &
  Sandon Stolle
7–5, 6–4
April 4, 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard   Christo van Rensburg   Glenn Michibata &
  David Pate
7–6, 6–3
March 12, 1995 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Peter Nyborg   Guillaume Raoux &
  Greg Rusedski
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
March 12, 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Jeff Tarango   Cyril Suk &
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up (8)
Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
March 3, 1991 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   Dave Randall   Steve DeVries &
  David Macpherson
3–6, 3–6
November 8, 1992 Búzios, Brazil Hard   Tom Mercer   Maurice Ruah &
  Mario Tabares
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
October 1, 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard   Peter Nyborg   Cyril Suk &
  Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
February 2, 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet   Brent Haygarth   Saša Hiršzon &
  Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 3–6
August 24, 1997 Long Island, U.S. Hard   T. J. Middleton   Marcos Ondruska &
  David Prinosil
4–6, 4–6
February 8, 1998 Marseilles, France Hard   T. J. Middleton   Donald Johnson &
  Francisco Montana
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
May 2, 1999 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Nicolás Lapentti   Martin Damm &
  Radek Štěpánek
0–6, 2–6
September 19, 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Lorenzo Manta   Oleg Ogorodov &
  Marc Rosset
6–7(4–7), 6–7(1–7)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lendl and Sampras Mowed Down in Tune-Up". The New York Times. June 13, 1991. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Keil's camera looks beyond baseline". The Independent. August 28, 2000. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mark Keil - Tennis - ATP World Tour". ATP World Tour. Retrieved December 21, 2013.

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