Michael Tebbutt
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Michael Tebbutt

Michael Tebbutt
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1970-12-22) 22 December 1970 (age 52)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1993
Prize money$1,114,448
Career record64-84
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 87 (3 April 1995)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996, 1998)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1998)
US Open4R (1995)
Career record81-109
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 28 (22 July 1996)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1994, 1996, 1999, 2000)
French Open1R (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
WimbledonQF (1996)
US OpenQF (1999)

Michael Tebbutt (born 22 December 1970) is an Australian former tennis player.

He was educated at St Johns Park High School (Australia) and Northern Arizona University (US) before starting his career as a professional tennis player.

He was the first NAU tennis player in the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame. Tebbutt played hitting the ball with both hands, both forehand and backhand. His service was powerful and this fact made him to have his best performances in fast courts.

Michael was ranked world No. 87 in singles and No. 26 in doubles.

In singles tournaments he had wins over Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, and Tim Henman. In doubles, he had wins over Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and the Woodies, among others. He reached the fourth round of the US Open and third round of Australian Open in singles. He reached quarter finals at three of the Grand Slams, and overall has competed in 30+ Grand Slams.

ATP : Aces 1637 matches 147 Aces per match : 11.13605

18th on list of most aces per match of all time..

Career finals

Doubles (2 wins, 4 losses)

Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-1)
ATP International Series Gold (1-0)
ATP International Series (1-3)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 1996 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) United States Jim Grabb The Bahamas Mark Knowles
The Bahamas Roger Smith
6-4, 2-6, 6-7
Loss 0-2 Mar 1996 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-1, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-3 Jul 1996 Newport, U.S. Grass Australia Paul Kilderry South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Piet Norval
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-3 Aug 1997 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Sweden Mikael Tillström Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
6-3, 6-2
Win 2-3 Mar 1998 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk United States Kent Kinnear
United States David Wheaton
4-6, 6-1, 7-6
Loss 2-4 Apr 1998 Orlando, U.S. Clay Sweden Mikael Tillström South Africa Grant Stafford
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-4, 4-6, 5-7

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