Mark Petchey
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Mark Petchey
Mark Petchey
Full nameMark Rodney James Petchey
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceWimbledon, London, UK
Born (1970-08-01) 1 August 1970 (age 51)
Loughton, Essex, UK
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1988
Retired1998
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$657,776
Singles
Career record35-73
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 80 (8 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1995)
French OpenQ2 (1994, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record34-55
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 104 (5 August 1996)

Mark Rodney James Petchey (born 1 August 1970) is a former tennis player from England, who turned professional in 1988.[1]

He now works as a tennis commentator and analyst for Amazon Prime, ITV, the BBC and others.

Personal life

Petchey was educated at Forest School, a private school in north-east London.

His first coach was his father, Rod.[2]

Mark married Michelle on 5 July 1996 in Warwickshire:[3] they have two daughters, Nicole and Myah.

Tennis career

Juniors

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 1R (1988)
Wimbledon: 2R (1988)
US Open: 3R (1987)

Pro tour

The right-hander won one doubles title (Nottingham in 1996) in his career. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 80 in August 1994, winning 3 Challenger events. His best performance in a Grand Slam came in the 1997 Wimbledon Championships. He defeated Ján Kro?lák and Tommy Haas before losing to Boris Becker in the third round.

As a coach

He coached Silvija Talaja to the world's Top 20 and Tina Pisnik to the Top 30.

He was also coach to Andy Murray[4] whom he coached to the Top 50.

Career finals

Doubles (1 win, 1 loss)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Aug 1994 Long Island, U.S. Hard Australia Andrew Florent France Olivier Delaître
France Guy Forget
4-6, 6-7
Win 2. Jun 1996 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Danny Sapsford United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
6-7, 7-6, 6-4

References

  1. ^ "Mark Petchey". ATP World Tour.
  2. ^ Petchey, Mark. "My first coach". Tennis Space. Archived from the original on 2014-08-13.
  3. ^ Henman, Tim (7 July 1996). "Four famous wins and a wedding". London: Independent.
  4. ^ "Murray splits from coach Petchey". BBC News. 14 April 2006.

External links


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