Michael Mmoh
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Michael Mmoh

Michael Mmoh
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Mmoh at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBradenton, Florida
Born (1998-01-10) January 10, 1998 (age 22)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlexander Waske
Prize money$793,093 [1]
Singles
Career record8-17 [2]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 96 (October 1, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 182 (16 March 2020)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French OpenQ1 (2017, 2019)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open1R (2016, 2018)
Doubles
Career record1-2
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 420 (10 February 2020) [4]
Current rankingNo. 437 (16 March 2020) [5]
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Michael Mmoh ( MOH;[6] 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.

Personal life

Born in Saudi Arabia, where he lived until the age of 13, 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 began playing tennis at age 3. He trains at the IMG Academy in Florida.[7]

Junior career

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.

Professional career

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.

Mmoh qualified for the first time via ranking in a Grand Slam main draw at the 2019 Australian Open where he lost in the first round to Radu Albot. At the 2020 Australian Open, Mmoh recorded his first main draw victory with a straight sets win over Pablo Andujar.

Career finals

Singles: 13 (9-4)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5-2)
ITF Futures Tour (4-2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8-4)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2014 USA F29, Brownsville Futures Hard United States Dennis Novikov 7-6(7-5), 6-1
Win 2-0 Jul 2015 USA F22, Godfrey Futures Hard United States Jared Hiltzik 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Win 3-0 Oct 2015 USA F30, Houston Futures Hard Mexico Lucas Gómez 6-3, 6-2
Loss 3-1 Jan 2016 USA F2, Long Beach Futures Hard Germany Yannick Hanfmann 4-6, 0-6
Win 4-1 Mar 2016 USA F10, Bakersfield Futures Hard Norway Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-1
Loss 4-2 Oct 2016 Tiburon, US Challenger Hard Barbados Darian King 6-7(5-7), 2-6
Win 5-2 Nov 2016 Knoxville, US Challenger Hard (i) Canada Peter Polansky 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
Loss 5-3 Jul 2017 USA F23, Wichita Futures Hard United States Christian Harrison 6-1, 2-6, 5-7
Win 6-3 Aug 2017 Lexington, US Challenger Hard Australia John Millman 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Win 7-3 Sep 2018 Columbus Challenger, US Challenger Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 8-3 Sep 2018 Tiburon, US Challenger Hard Spain Marcel Granollers 6-3, 7-5
Loss 8-4 Sep 2019 Cary, US Challenger Hard Italy Andreas Seppi 2-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6
Win 9-4 Nov 2019 Knoxville, US Challenger Hard (i) Australia Christopher O'Connell 6-4, 6-4

External links

References

  1. ^ Database
  2. ^ Database
  3. ^ ATP Profile
  4. ^ Database
  5. ^ Database
  6. ^ "Full Interview: Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh". YouTube.com. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Michael Mmoh is a rising hope". New York Times. Retrieved 2016.



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