Michael Mmoh
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Michael Mmoh

Michael Mmoh
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Mmoh at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBradenton, Florida
Born (1998-01-10) January 10, 1998 (age 24)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachOggie Samardzic
Prize moneyUS$1,306,628 [1]
Singles
Career record11-26 (29.7%)[1]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 96 (1 October 2018)[2]
Current rankingNo. 180 (6 June 2022)[2]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2020, 2021)
French Open1R (2020, 2022)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open2R (2020)
Doubles
Career record3-3 (50.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 265 (12 April 2021)[2]
Current rankingNo. 1239 (9 May 2022)[2]
Grand Slam doubles results
US Open2R (2014)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: 9 May 2022.

Michael Mmoh ( MOH;[3] born January 10, 1998) is an American tennis player. He won the USTA junior national championship in 2016. He has won 5 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.[4]

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

Early career

Mmoh has enjoyed some early success on the ITF Futures tour, winning three titles before turning 18.

2016-2017: ATP, Grand Slam and top 200 debut

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 fourth Futures title, Mmoh was awarded a wildcard into the Miami Masters, where he lost to Alexander 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 2016, 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 in August 2017 at Lexington.

2018: Top 100 debut, Masters 1000 third round

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, where he lost to Alex de Minaur.[5]

At the 2018 Miami Open he reached the third round as a qualifier for the first time at a Masters level defeating 12th seed Roberto Bautista Agut for his first top-15 win and the biggest of his career.[6]

He entered the main draw at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships for the first time at this Grand Slam as a lucky loser. He reached the top 100 at World No. 97 on 1 October 2018.

2019-2020: First Grand Slam win

In January 2019, 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 Andújar as a wildcard. Following his Australian Open performance, Mmoh qualified for the main draw at the 2020 US Open, where he won his first round match against João Sousa in four sets, and also at the 2020 French Open.

2021-2022

At the 2021 Australian Open he reached again the second round in a five set stunning comeback against Viktor Troicki but lost to second seed Rafael Nadal in the next round.[7]

In 2022, he won a wildcard entry into the main draw at the 2022 French Open by winning the Roland Garros wildcard challenge.[8]

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P 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.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 Citi Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R Q1 1R 2R 2R Q1 0 / 4 2-4 33%
French Open A A A Q1 A Q1 1R Q1 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R Q1 NH A Q2 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open A Q1 1R Q3 1R Q1 2R Q1 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1 2-3 1-1 0-1 0 / 10 3-10 23%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A Q1 Q1 Q1 A NH Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open A Q1 1R 1R 3R A NH 1R Q1 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Canadian Open A A Q1 A A A NH Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A Q1 A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 / 5 2-5 29%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 3 4 6 2 4 4 4 Career total: 27
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-4 6-6 1-2 2-4 1-4 1-3 0 / 27 11-26 30%
Year-end ranking 659 455 197 175 103 218 174 239

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 14 (9-5)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5-3)
ITF Futures Tour (4-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (9-4)
Clay (0-1)
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, USA Challenger Hard Barbados Darian King 6-7(5-7), 2-6
Win 5-2 Nov 2016 Knoxville, USA 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, USA Challenger Hard Australia John Millman 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Win 7-3 Sep 2018 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) Australia Jordan Thompson 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 8-3 Sep 2018 Tiburon, USA Challenger Hard Spain Marcel Granollers 6-3, 7-5
Loss 8-4 Sep 2019 Cary, USA Challenger Hard Italy Andreas Seppi 2-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6
Win 9-4 Nov 2019 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i) Australia Christopher O'Connell 6-4, 6-4
Loss 9-5 Apr 2022 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay Chinese Taipei Wu Tung-lin 3-6, 4-6

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1-0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2019 Cary, USA Challenger Hard United States Sekou Bangoura Philippines Treat Huey
Australia John-Patrick Smith
4-6, 6-4, [10-8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Michael Mmoh | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ a b c d "Michael Mmoh | Rankings History | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  3. ^ "Full Interview: Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh". YouTube.com. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Waldstein, David (September 6, 2015). "Michael Mmoh is a rising hope". New York Times. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Teenager Alex De Minaur beats Michael Mmoh to reach Brisbane ATP semi-finals". Fox Sports. January 5, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Michael Mmoh Finds a Shining Mmoh-Ment Against Rba". March 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Five Things to Know About Michael Mmoh, Rafael Nadal's Next Opponent | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Michael Mmoh Earns French Open Main Draw Wild Card by Winning Men's Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge". Tennis Taratari. May 3, 2022. Retrieved 2022.

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