Matt Anger
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Matt Anger
Matt Anger
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceClyde Hill, WA, USA
Born (1963-06-20) June 20, 1963 (age 59)
Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1991
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$484,631
Singles
Career record82-106 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 23 (24 February 1986)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1983, 1985, 1987)
French Open2R (1987)
Wimbledon4R (1986)
US Open4R (1986)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals1R (1986)
Doubles
Career record59-72 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 53 (20 April 1987)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1987)
French Open1R (1987)
Wimbledon3R (1988)
US Open2R (1988)
Last updated on: 13 January 2022.

Matt Anger (born June 20, 1963) is an American former professional tennis player. He is now the head men's tennis coach at the University of Washington.

Professional Tennis Career

Anger grew up in Pleasanton, California, and played at Amador Valley High School.[1] He went on to be named the national 16-and-under singles champion in 1979 and to win the 1981 junior Wimbledon boys' singles title, resulting in a No. 1 ranking in the world by Tennis Magazine. He played collegiate tennis at USC from 1982 to 1984.[2] He was a three-time All-American in these three years and was a Pac-10 singles finalist in 2003. In the same year, he led the USC Trojans to a third-place NCAA finish. The next season, he won the Pac-10 doubles championship, was a Pac-10 singles semifinalist, and helped USC win the Pac-10 conference championship. After this season, he turned to professional tennis.

The right-handed Anger reached his highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour on February 24, 1986, when he became the World No. 23. He won one singles (Johannesburg in 1985) and two doubles titles (Tokyo outdoor in 1986 and Brisbane in 1987) during his career.

Retirement from the Tour

Anger retired from the tour in 1991 and is currently the men's tennis coach at the University of Washington. He resides in Clyde Hill, Washington.

Coaching career

Anger initially joined the coaching staff at the University of Southern California. He then moved to the University of Washington where he became the head coach in 1995. He is heading into his 24th season in 2018. He is the most successful coach in Washington history with 371 wins. His teams have missed the NCAA championships only twice and have had five runs to the NCAA round of 16 since 2001.

Anger and his team have had a winning record in 21 of 22 seasons. He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2005 when the team won its first-ever Pac-10 title. Six singles players have earned All-American honors under his coaching and 11 have earned year-end top-50 rankings. Additionally, player Alex Vla?ki won the 2003 All-American Championships - the first title for a Husky since 1924 - under his coaching.

Anger was inducted into the USTA Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005 and the ITA Hall of Fame in 2014.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1981 Wimbledon Grass Australia Pat Cash 7-6, 7-5


ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 1985 Johannesburg, South Africa Grand Prix Hard United States Brad Gilbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Nov 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Grand Prix Hard Israel Amos Mansdorf 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2-0)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 1986 Tokyo, Japan Grand Prix Hard United States Ken Flach United States Jimmy Arias
United States Greg Holmes
6-2, 6-3
Win 2-0 Oct 1987 Brisbane, Australia Grand Prix Hard New Zealand Kelly Evernden Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
7-6, 6-2

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Doubles: 2 (0-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1990 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Marius Barnard United States Jeff Brown
United States Scott Melville
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Dec 1990 Guam, Guam Challenger Hard United Kingdom Andrew Castle United States Steve Devries
United States Ted Scherman
1-6, 6-3, 6-7

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 3R 2R 3R A 3R 2R A A A 0 / 5 7-5 58%
French Open A A A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A A 2R 4R 3R 1R 1R A Q1 0 / 5 6-5 55%
US Open A A 1R A A 4R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 6-2 5-4 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 15 17-15 53%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Miami A A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R A A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Canada A A A A A 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Cincinnati A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Paris A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 3-4 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 13 5-13 28%


Doubles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
French Open A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Wimbledon 1R Q3 A A Q3 A 2R 3R 1R A Q1 0 / 4 3-4 43%
US Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-4 3-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 11 5-11 31%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami A A A A A 1R 3R 3R 1R A A 0 / 4 4-4 50%
Canada A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R 1R A 2R A A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 2-4 2-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 / 11 5-11 31%

References

  1. ^ "Washington Huskies". Washington Huskies. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Matt Anger Bio". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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