Nicholas Taylor (tennis)

Nicholas Taylor (born November 12, 1979) is an American wheelchair tennis player. Nick started playing tennis at the age of 14. He has played 5 times in the Australian Open and 7 times in the US Open (tennis). He has a total of 11 grand slam quad doubles titles, all of them won with partner David Wagner. Taylor and Wagner are the most successful partnership to ever play at the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters. They have won the title 11 times as of November 2018.[3]

Nick Taylor
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Taylor at the 2013 US Open
Full nameNicholas Taylor
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceWichita, Kansas
Born (1979-11-12) November 12, 1979 (age 40)
Wichita, Kansas
PlaysLeft-handed
Singles
Career record350-221
Highest rankingNo.1 (August 6, 2001)[1]
Current rankingNo.14 (June 9, 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
US OpenSF (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Other tournaments
Doubles
Career record376-76
Highest rankingNo.1 (July 28, 2003)
Current rankingNo.8 (June 9, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013) F (2011)[2]
US OpenW (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Paralympic GamesGold medal Paralympics.svg Gold Medal (2004, 2008, 2012)

Tennis careerEdit

 
Nick Taylor and David Wagner at the 2017 Doubles Masters in Bemmel

In July 2000, Nick Taylor and Kevin Whalen won the quads doubles title at the 2000 British Open wheelchair tennis tournament, in Nottingham, Great Britain. A few months later, in October 2000, Taylor also won his first major tournament in singles, at the US Open wheelchair tennis super series event.

In early 2004, Taylor and Wagner started playing doubles together, and soon became the most dominant doubles team in the history of wheelchair tennis. Together they have won 4 Paralympic medals, 11 Doubles Masters titles, 7 US Open grand slam titles and 4 Australian Open grand slam titles.

Taylor is known for his spectacular kick-serve technique.[4]

PersonalEdit

Taylor has a master's degree in Sports Management from the Wichita State University.[5] He is also an assistant coach for the men's tennis program at Wichita State University.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nicholas Taylor". ITFtennis.com. Archived from the original on January 18, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Nicholas Taylor". AusOpen.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Taylor and Wagner earn tenth Doubles Masters title". ITFtennis.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Paralympics 2012: Nick Taylor's incredible kick serve". Telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nick Taylor". TeamUSA.org. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Wheelchair tennis champion of the year: Nick Taylor". TennisIndustryMag.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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