Mark Keil
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Mark Keil

Mark Keil
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHonolulu, HI (USA)
Born (1967-06-03) June 3, 1967 (age 55)
Mountain View, California
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$749,587
Singles
Career record4-8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 167 (July 22, 1991)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1993)
Doubles
Career record157-205
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 32 (October 2, 1995)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1992, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1993, 1994, 1996)
US Open3R (1994, 1996)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1996)

Mark Keil (born June 3, 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who won five ATP World Tour doubles tournaments and was runner up at eight more.

Early life and college

Prior to college, Keil was raised in Albuquerque and in 1985 he was the NM 4-A HS state singles champion. Keil turned pro in the middle of his junior year (1987) from the University of South Florida.

Professional career

One of Keil's major career wins came in the second round of the 1991 Queen's Club Championships in London when he defeated Pete Sampras, then ranked 8th in the world, in straight sets. Keil went on to play in the main draw at Wimbledon in 1991 and 1993 and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of no. 167. He qualified and won a round in singles at the 1993 Australian Open.[1]

Keil later carved a career for himself on the doubles tour, reaching a career-high ranking of no. 32 in 1995. He has doubles wins over Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Todd Martin, Tommy Haas, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten and Mark Philippoussis. He won five ATP World Tour doubles titles in his career.

He also directed and produced with Geoff Grant a film documenting life behind the scenes for a tour professional. The Journeymen follows Keil and his doubles partner Geoff Grant as they try to make a living on the doubles tour.[2]

Family

His father, Klaus Keil, was an emeritus professor and was a research scientist at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Asteroid 5054 Keil, and the mineral keilite are named after Klaus. He has a former touring tennis pro sister, Kathrin Keil.

Keil was married from 1999-2001 to Dr. Camilla Hildebrand.

ATP career finals

Doubles (5 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1991 Atlanta, U.S. Clay United States Dave Randall United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
3-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Mar 1992 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Dave Randall United States Kent Kinnear
United States Sven Salumaa
4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 1-2 Nov 1992 Búzios, Brazil Hard United States Tom Mercer Venezuela Maurice Ruah
Cuba Mario Tabares
6-7, 7-6, 4-6
Win 2-2 Mar 1993 Scottsdale, USA Hard United States Dave Randall United States Luke Jensen
Australia Sandon Stolle
7-5, 6-4
Win 3-2 Apr 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg Canada Glenn Michibata
United States David Pate
7-6, 6-3
Win 4-2 Mar 1995 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Sweden Peter Nyborg France Guillaume Raoux
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Win 5-2 Mar 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay United States Jeff Tarango Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6-4, 7-6
Loss 5-3 Oct 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard Sweden Peter Nyborg Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Loss 5-4 Feb 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet South Africa Brent Haygarth Croatia Sa?a Hir?zon
Croatia Goran Ivani?evi?
4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-5 Aug 1997 Long Island, U.S. Hard United States T. J. Middleton South Africa Marcos Ondruska
Germany David Prinosil
4-6, 4-6
Loss 5-6 Feb 1998 Marseilles, France Hard United States T. J. Middleton United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 5-7 May 1999 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek
0-6, 2-6
Loss 5-8 Sep 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Switzerland Lorenzo Manta Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6-7(4-7), 6-7(1-7)

Source: ATP[3]

References

  1. ^ "Lendl and Sampras Mowed Down in Tune-Up". The New York Times. June 13, 1991. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Keil's camera looks beyond baseline". The Independent. August 28, 2000. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Mark Keil - Tennis - ATP Tour". Association of Tennis Professional (ATP). Retrieved 2021.

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