Jay Clarke (tennis)
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Jay Clarke Tennis
Jay Clarke
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Full nameJay Alexander Clarke
Country (sports) Great Britain
ResidenceDerby, United Kingdom
Born (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 21)
Derby, United Kingdom
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachCurtis Clarke and Yasmin Clarke
Prize money$452,416
Singles
Career record2-6 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 153 (22 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 166 (7 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019, 2020)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US OpenQ1 (2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record2-3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 221 (16 April 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (2017)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (2018)
Last updated on: 17 March 2020.

Jay Alexander Clarke (born 27 July 1998) is a British tennis player. In 2017, on a Wimbledon wildcard, Clarke and Marcus Willis beat the defending doubles champions and second seeds, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, in a five-setter, to progress to the third round. Clarke has won four Futures titles.

Early and personal life

Clarke has an older brother Curtis (by four years) and older sister Yasmin (by nine years), who are both former professional tennis players, and all were coached by their father Earol. Clarke is from Pear Tree, Derby, and trained at the CURC tennis club.[1][2]

Junior career

2012

Playing in the Great Britain Under 14 boys team, with Samuel Ferguson, they won the European Winter Cup defeating Sweden in the final.[3][4]

Clarke won two Tennis Europe 14U Grade 1 events to become the 14U No.1 in Europe. Consequently, Clarke gained the May AEGON Junior Player of the Month Award.[5]

2015

Clarke was the no 1 ranked British junior, living and training in Stockholm.

Senior career

2016-2017

Clarke has risen from an ATP singles ranking of No. 1,621 in the world in June 2016 to a career high of No. 219 achieved on 4 December 2017. He trained with Andy Murray before the French Open and travelled with the Great Britain Davis Cup team for their tie against France.[6]

Clarke received a singles wild card for the 2017 Wimbledon qualifiers but lost in the final round. Clarke was awarded a wildcard to the doubles main draw with Marcus Willis, where they reached the third round after upsetting the defending champions and second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a five-setter.[7]

2018

Clarke made his ATP main draw debut at the Queen's Club Championships where he was given a wildcard into the singles event, he lost in straight sets to the American fifth seed Sam Querrey. Clarke was awarded a wild card to the main draw of the 2018 Wimbledon Championship for his grand slam singles debut. Clarke reached the semi-finals in the mixed doubles with Harriet Dart beating the first seeds in the third round.[8].

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-2)
ITF Futures (4-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-3)
Clay (4-1)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Dec 2016 Egypt F35, Cairo Futures Clay Chile Laslo Urrutia Fuentes 6-7(6-8), 6-3, 6-1
Win 2-0 Dec 2016 Egypt F36, Cairo Futures Clay Egypt Youssef Hossam 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-0 Mar 2017 Turkey F9, Antalya Futures Clay France Alexis Musialek 6-2, 6-4
Loss 3-1 Sep 2017 Italy F29, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Italy Federico Gaio 2-6, 5-7
Loss 0-1 Nov 2017 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard India Sumit Nagal 3-6, 6-3, 2-6
Loss 3-2 Mar 2018 Qatar F2, Doha Futures Hard Germany Benjamin Hassan 6-3, 6-7(1-7), 4-6
Win 4-2 Mar 2018 Qatar F3, Doha Futures Hard Italy Pietro Rondoni 6-1, 7-5
Win 1-1 Jul 2018 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 6-7(6-8), 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 2-1 Apr 2019 Anning, China Challenger Clay India Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Nov 2019 Pune, India Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth 6-4, 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-1)
ITF Futures (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Dec 2016 Egypt F35, Cairo Futures Clay United Kingdom Curtis Clarke India Chandril Sood
India Lakshit Sood
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-1 Apr 2018 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Challenger Clay Germany Kevin Krawietz El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo
Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
1-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "Jay Clarke". Derbyshire Sport County Sports Partnerships. 2014.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Tennis club holds open day for budding players". Derby Telegraph. 11 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "European Winter Cups 14 & Under Boys". Tennis Europe. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "EUROPEAN WINTER CUPS B14". Tennis Europe. 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "May 2012 - Jay Clarke". LTA. May 2012.
  6. ^ "Jay Clarke: British tennis player says he gets 15 to 20 racist messages a month". BBC Sport. 14 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Marcus Willis repeating Wimbledon fairytale - alongside doubles partner Jay Clarke". The Telegraph. 2017-07-08.
  8. ^ "The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM". www.wimbledon.com.

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