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Mark Rodney James Petchey (born 1 August 1970) is a former tennis player from England, who turned professional in 1988.[1]

Mark Petchey
Full nameMark Rodney James Petchey
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceWimbledon, London, UK
Born (1970-08-01) 1 August 1970 (age 49)
Loughton, Essex, UK
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1988
Retired1998
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$657,776
Singles
Career record35–73
Career titles0
3 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 80 (8 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1995)
French OpenQ2 (1994, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record34–55
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 104 (5 August 1996)

He works for Sky Sports, ITV and the BBC providing commentary and analysis for ATP Tour tennis.

Personal lifeEdit

Petchey was educated at Forest School, a prominent Independent School in north-east London.

His first coach was his father, Rod.[2]

Mark married Michelle on 5 July 1996 in Warwickshire:[3] they have two daughters, Nicole and Myah.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 1R (1988)
Wimbledon: 2R (1988)
US Open: 3R (1987)

Pro tourEdit

The right-hander won one doubles title (Nottingham in 1996) in his career. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 80 in August 1994, winning 3 Challenger events. His best performance in a Grand Slam came in the 1997 Wimbledon Championships. He defeated Ján Krošlák and Tommy Haas before losing to Boris Becker in the third round.

As a coachEdit

He coached Silvija Talaja to the world's Top 20 and Tina Pisnik to the Top 30.

He was also coach to Andy Murray[4] whom he coached to the Top 50.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jun 1996 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Danny Sapsford   Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
6–7, 7–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mark Petchey". ATP World Tour.
  2. ^ Petchey, Mark. "My first coach". Tennis Space. Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Henman, Tim (7 July 1996). "Four famous wins and a wedding". London: Independent.
  4. ^ "Murray splits from coach Petchey". BBC News. 14 April 2006.

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