Clarke at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
|Full name||Jay Alexander Clarke|
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
|Residence||Derby, United Kingdom|
|Born||27 July 1998|
Derby, United Kingdom
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Curtis Clarke and Yasmin Clarke|
|Career record||2-6 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 153 (22 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 166 (7 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2019, 2020)|
|French Open||Q2 (2018)|
|US Open||Q1 (2018, 2019)|
|Highest ranking||No. 221 (16 April 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|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.
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.
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.
Clarke was the no 1 ranked British junior, living and training in Stockholm.
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.
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.
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..
|Win||1-0||Dec 2016||Egypt F35, Cairo||Futures||Clay||Laslo Urrutia Fuentes||6-7(6-8), 6-3, 6-1|
|Win||2-0||Dec 2016||Egypt F36, Cairo||Futures||Clay||Youssef Hossam||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||3-0||Mar 2017||Turkey F9, Antalya||Futures||Clay||Alexis Musialek||6-2, 6-4|
|Loss||3-1||Sep 2017||Italy F29, Santa Margherita di Pula||Futures||Clay||Federico Gaio||2-6, 5-7|
|Loss||0-1||Nov 2017||Bangalore, India||Challenger||Hard||Sumit Nagal||3-6, 6-3, 2-6|
|Loss||3-2||Mar 2018||Qatar F2, Doha||Futures||Hard||Benjamin Hassan||6-3, 6-7(1-7), 4-6|
|Win||4-2||Mar 2018||Qatar F3, Doha||Futures||Hard||Pietro Rondoni||6-1, 7-5|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2018||Binghamton, United States||Challenger||Hard||Jordan Thompson||6-7(6-8), 7-6(7-5), 6-4|
|Win||2-1||Apr 2019||Anning, China||Challenger||Clay||Prajnesh Gunneswaran||6-4, 6-3|
|Loss||2-2||Nov 2019||Pune, India||Challenger||Hard||James Duckworth||6-4, 4-6, 4-6|
|Loss||0-1||Dec 2016||Egypt F35, Cairo||Futures||Clay||Curtis Clarke|| Chandril Sood
|Loss||0-1||Apr 2018||San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Challenger||Clay||Kevin Krawietz|| Marcelo Arévalo
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