Michael Mmoh (// MOH; born January 10, 1998) is an American tennis player. He won the USTA junior national championship in 2016. He has won 2 ATP Challenger titles and 4 ITF Futures tournaments, including his first at the age of 16.
Mmoh at the 2016 US Open
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||January 10, 1998|
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 96 (October 1, 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 196 (August 26, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017, 2019)|
|French Open||Q1 (2017, 2019)|
|US Open||1R (2016, 2018)|
|Highest ranking||No. 476 (December 24, 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 625 (February 25, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (2014)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2017, 2018)|
|Last updated on: February 25, 2019.|
Born in Saudi Arabia, Mmoh has both Irish and Nigerian ancestry. Michael's father Tony Mmoh was also a professional tennis player who represented Nigeria and reached a career-high ranking of 105. His mother was born in Ireland and is also an Australian citizen. Mmoh's parents named him after basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
Mmoh peaked in the Boy's Junior rankings at No. 2 after reaching the semifinals at the 2015 Junior French Open. He won the 2016 USTA 18s Boys' National Championship to earn a wild card into the main draw of the US Open.
Mmoh has enjoyed some early success on the ITF Futures tour, winning 3 titles before turning 18. In February 2016, Mmoh qualified for his first ATP-level tournament at Memphis by defeating fellow Americans Dennis Novikov and Bjorn Fratangelo. He then lost in the first round to eventual finalist Taylor Fritz, the highest ranked American teenager at the time. Following his 4th Futures title, Mmoh was awarded a wild card into the Miami Masters, where he lost to Sascha Zverev, the top-ranked 18 year-old in the world, after dropping two tiebreaks.
In September 2016, Mmoh broke into the Top 300 for the first time by reaching the final of the ATP Challenger event at Tiburon as a qualifier. In November, he reached the Top 200 and also won the 2017 Australian Open Wild Card Challenge largely by claiming his first career Challenger title at Knoxville. He would claim another Challenger title the following summer at Lexington.
To start off the 2018 season, Mmoh recorded his first career ATP-level match wins by defeating Federico Delbonis in the first round of the Brisbane International and world No. 33 Mischa Zverev to make the quarterfinals.
Singles: 13 (9–4)Edit
|Win||1–0||Oct 2014||USA F29, Brownsville||Futures||Hard||Dennis Novikov||7–6(7–5), 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2015||USA F22, Godfrey||Futures||Hard||Jared Hiltzik||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Oct 2015||USA F30, Houston||Futures||Hard||Lucas Gómez||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||3–1||Jan 2016||USA F2, Long Beach||Futures||Hard||Yannick Hanfmann||4–6, 0–6|
|Win||4–1||Mar 2016||USA F10, Bakersfield||Futures||Hard||Casper Ruud||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1|
|Loss||4–2||Oct 2016||Tiburon, US||Challenger||Hard||Darian King||6–7(5–7), 2–6|
|Win||5–2||Nov 2016||Knoxville, US||Challenger||Hard (i)||Peter Polansky||7–5, 2–6, 6–1|
|Loss||5–3||Jul 2017||USA F23, Wichita||Futures||Hard||Christian Harrison||6–1, 2–6, 5–7|
|Win||6–3||Aug 2017||Lexington, US||Challenger||Hard||John Millman||4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3|
|Win||7–3||Sep 2018||Columbus Challenger, US||Challenger||Hard||Jordan Thompson||6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||8–3||Sep 2018||Tiburon, US||Challenger||Hard||Marcel Granollers||6–3, 7–5|
|Loss||8–4||Sep 2019||Cary, US||Challenger||Hard||Andreas Seppi||2-6, 7-6(7-4), 3–6|
|Win||9-4||Nov 2019||Knoxville, US||Challenger||Hard (i)||Christopher O'Connell||6–4, 6-4|