|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
|Born||August 14, 1981|
Merrick, New York, U.S.
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 315 (March 20, 2006)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2006)|
|Highest ranking||No. 21 (June 17, 2013)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||QF (2011)|
|US Open||SF (2014)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2014)|
|French Open||W (2011)|
|US Open||2R (2010, 2012, 2016)|
|Last updated on: July 2, 2018.|
As a junior, Lipsky was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in singles in 1995, and No. 1 in doubles for three straight years, in 1995-97. He won USTA national singles championships at both the 1995 Boys' 14s Clay Court Championships and the 1997 Boys' 16s Clay Court Championships. In doubles, he and Jeremy Wurtzman won the USTA national 1996 and 1997 Boys' 16s Championships, and the 1999 Boys' 18s Clay Court Championships. After losing only one match in high school in New York, he was a three-time All-American for Stanford University, playing both singles and doubles. His Stanford team won the NCAA team championship in 2000, and he and teammate David Martin finished their college career ranked as the No. 2 doubles team in the nation. His current doubles partner is Treat Huey from the Philippines
Lipsky turned professional in 2003. He won his first Grand Slam title in 2011, winning the mixed doubles title at the French Open. He reached his career high world ranking in doubles, no. 21, in 2013.
Lipsky's mother, Gail, is a psychologist. His father, Marc, died suddenly in 2001 during his freshman year in college. His grandfather, Jack Sherry, was no. 2 in the world in table tennis. Lipsky is Jewish.
He began hitting tennis balls against a wall at home at age five. He received formal lessons at the Mid-Island Indoor Tennis Courts in Westbury, New York, and later at the Port Washington Tennis Academy. He also trained in Glen Cove, New York, at Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center. As a teenager, he played for a couple hours almost every day.
Lipsky attended Birch Elementary School in Merrick, New York, and Merrick Avenue Middle School. He went to high school at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, where his tennis coach was Alan Fleishman. He lost only one match in his high school tennis career for the Cougars. He graduated in 1999. He was a three-time New York State high school tennis champion and won a gold medal for the Long Island team at the Junior Maccabi Games. On the academic side, he was a member of the National Honor Society.
Lipsky won the 1995 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 14s Clay Court Championships in singles. At the age of 16, he was ranked # 1 in the U.S. in singles (defeating Andy Roddick for the 1995 U.S. Junior Open Championship). He was also ranked # 1 in singles in the 1997 USTA Boys' 16s. He won the singles championship at the 1997 USTA National Boys' 16s Clay Court Championships.
Lipsky was also ranked # 1 in doubles for three straight years, in 1995-97, among the more than 10,000 boys in the USTA's boy's division. He and Jeremy Wurtzman played doubles together and won three USTA National Clay Court Championships; the 1996 and 1997 USTA National Boys' 16s Championships, and the 1999 USTA National Boys' 18s Clay Court Championships.
Lipsky attended Stanford University, graduating with a 3.0 GPA and a degree in American Studies. He won All-American honors three times between 1999 and 2003, was a member of the NCAA team champions in 2000, and reached the NCAA doubles finals in 2002 and semi-finals in 2001 and 2003. He first teamed up with David Martin in doubles in college. They finished their college career ranked as the # 2 team in the nation, and they extended their partnership into their pro careers.
In 2004, he won the first pro singles title of his career at the USTA Futures event in Yuba City, California, without dropping a set. In doubles, he and Martin won a number of doubles titles: the USTA Futures events in Costa Mesa, California (without dropping a set), Vero Beach, Florida (without dropping a set), and Key Biscayne, Florida (without dropping a set), the Japan F3 Futures event in Tokyo, Japan (without dropping a set), the Japan F1 Futures event in Kofu, Japan, and the Mexico F1 Futures in Chetumal, Mexico (without dropping a set), as well as a doubles titles in Harlingen, Texas (without dropping a set). He also won a doubles title with Lesley Joseph at the USTA Futures event in Auburn, California.
In 2005, he and Martin won doubles titles at USTA Futures events in Costa Mesa, California, McAllen, Texas, and Harlingen, Texas (without dropping a set). Lipsky also won doubles titles at the Togliatti Challenger in Russia (with Mark Nielsen; without dropping a set), the Little Rock, Arkansas Futures (with Tres Davis), the New Zealand F1 Futures in Hamilton, New Zealand (with Alexander Hartman), and the Great Britain F2 Futures event in Devon, Great Britain (with Brian Wilson; without dropping a set). In singles, he lost in the finals of the November Waikoloa, Hawaii, tournament to Wayne Odesnik.
In 2006, he played singles and doubles for the New York Buzz in World Team Tennis. In February, he lost in the finals of the New Zealand F1 tournament to Konstantinos Economidis of Greece. In doubles, in May he and Todd Widom won a tournament in Busan, Korea, in September he and Chris Drake won a tournament in Lubbock, Texas, and he and Martin won tournaments in Nashville, Tennessee, in Binghamton, New York, in Yuba City, California, and in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Lipsky and Martin qualified for the main draw at the 2007 Wimbledon tournament, where they lost in the third round. They then made the final of a tournament in Los Angeles, California, which was Lipsky's first ATP final. He broke into the top 100 in the world in doubles for the first time, ranking # 92 in February 2007.
Lipsky and Martin captured their first ATP title in February 2008 indoor on hard courts at the SAP Open in San Jose. They defeated the number one ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, 7-6 (4), 7-5, at HP Pavilion in a finals that matched former Stanford stars. They also won the Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger. Lipsky broke into the top 50 in the world in doubles for the first time, ranking # 46 in February 2008. In May 2008, they won the 2005 Costa Mesa Pro Futures Classic in Costa Mesa, California. In singles, in June 2008 Lipsky defeated world # 94 Jérémy Chardy of France 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, in Halle, Germany.
In January 2009 he and Martin won a tournament in Carson, California. In April, May, and June 2009, Lipsky and American Eric Butorac won the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, the Estoril Open in Portugal, and a tournament in Nottingham, Great Britain. Then, playing with Rik de Voest of South Africa, Lipsky won the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, New York.
In Atlanta in July 2010, he and American Rajeev Ram won their first doubles title together, defeating Rohan Bopanna and Kristof Vliegen for the outdoor hard court Atlanta Tennis Championships. The just-married Lipsky had arrived in Atlanta directly after his wedding, and said of his new wife: "She's pretty understanding. She wasn't thrilled that I came out this week, but my ranking wasn't as high as I needed it to be.... She allowed me to come." In the semifinals, Lipsky and Ram had defeated John Isner and James Blake, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). In November, they won a tournament in Eckental, Germany.
Lipsky started 2011 strong. He won a tournament in Singapore with Martin, and partnering with Rajeev Ram in February took the indoor hard court San Jose Open (over Christopher Kas from Germany and Alexander Peya from Austria) and the outdoor hard court Delray Beach titles (over Alejandro Falla from Colombia and Xavier Malisse from Belgium). In March, he and Ram won the Challenger of Dallas. He won a tournament in Athens, Greece, in April with Colin Fleming.
Lipsky then won his first ATP World Tour 500 title, teaming with Santiago González of Mexico in April. They won the outdoor clay Barcelona Open, defeating the world # 1 Bryan brothers in the finals as they broke their 10-match winning streak, 5-7, 6-2, 12-10. They also defeated top doubles teams Jürgen Melzer (# 8)/Nenad Zimonji? (# 4), 6-3, 6-2, and Max Mirnyi (# 6)/Daniel Nestor (# 3), 7-6 (4), 6-4.
He then played in the 2011 French Open in June 2011. Lipsky and his partner Casey Dellacqua of Australia caused a major upset in the mixed doubles, winning the championship and defeating defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonji? 7-6, 4-6, 10-7, despite being unseeded. It was Lipsky's first Grand Slam title. They shared $145,000 in prize money. Lipsky said: "You watch these matches on television, and you wish that someday you can be there. To be on this stage playing a Grand Slam final, and to come out with a win, and to say now for the rest of my life that I'm a Grand Slam champion, it's amazing." In men's doubles, he advanced to his first-ever grand slam quarterfinal appearance, with Rajeev Ram.
He reached his career-high ranking in doubles, # 26, on July 4, 2011.
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||2011||French Open||Clay||Casey Dellacqua|| Katarina Srebotnik
|7-6(8-6), 4-6, [10-7]|
|Loss||0-1||Jul 2007||Los Angeles Open, US||International||Hard||David Martin|| Bob Bryan
|Win||1-1||Feb 2008||Pacific Coast Championships, US||International||Hard (i)||David Martin|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||1-2||May 2008||Bavarian Championships, Germany||International||Clay||David Martin|| Michael Berrer
|5-7, 6-3, [8-10]|
|Loss||1-3||Jul 2008||Indianapolis Tennis Championships, US||International||Hard||David Martin|| Ashley Fisher
|6-3, 3-6, [5-10]|
|Loss||1-4||Sep 2008||Thailand Open, Thailand||International||Hard (i)||David Martin|| Luká? Dlouhý
|Loss||1-5||Jan 2009||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Leander Paes|| Martin Damm
|Win||2-5||May 2009||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Eric Butorac|| Martin Damm
|Win||3-5||Jul 2010||Atlanta Open, US||250 Series||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Rohan Bopanna
|6-3, 6-7(4-7), [12-10]|
|Loss||3-6||Feb 2011||SA Tennis Open, South Africa||250 Series||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| James Cerretani
|3-6, 6-3, [7-10]|
|Win||4-6||Feb 2011||Pacific Coast Championships, US (2)||250 Series||Hard (i)||Rajeev Ram|| Alejandro Falla
|6-4, 4-6, [10-8]|
|Win||5-6||Feb 2011||Delray Beach Open, US||250 Series||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Christopher Kas
|4-6, 6-4, [10-3]|
|Win||6-6||Apr 2011||Barcelona Open, Spain||500 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Bob Bryan
|5-7, 6-2, [12-10]|
|Loss||6-7||Jun 2012||Halle Open, Germany||250 Series||Grass||Treat Huey|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|Win||7-7||Jul 2012||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, US||250 Series||Grass||Santiago González|| Colin Fleming
|Win||8-7||Aug 2012||Winston-Salem Open, US||250 Series||Hard||Santiago González|| Pablo Andújar
|6-3, 4-6, [10-2]|
|Win||9-7||May 2013||Portugal Open, Portugal (2)||250 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|6-3, 4-6, [10-7]|
|Win||10-7||Jun 2013||Halle Open, Germany||250 Series||Grass||Santiago González|| Daniele Bracciali
|Win||11-7||May 2014||Portugal Open, Portugal (3)||250 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Pablo Cuevas
|6-3, 3-6, [10-8]|
|Win||12-7||May 2014||Düsseldorf Open, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Martin Emmrich
|7-5, 4-6, [10-3]|
|Loss||12-8||Jun 2014||Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||Santiago González|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Loss||12-9||Apr 2015||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US||250 Series||Clay||Treat Huey|| Ri?ardas Berankis
|Win||13-9||May 2015||Estoril Open, Portugal (4)||250 Series||Clay||Treat Huey|| Marc López
|Loss||13-10||Aug 2015||Winston-Salem Open, US||250 Series||Hard||Eric Butorac|| Dominic Inglot
|Win||14-10||Nov 2015||Valencia Open, Spain||250 Series||Hard (i)||Eric Butorac|| Feliciano López
|Loss||14-11||Jan 2016||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Eric Butorac|| Mate Pavi?
|Win||15-11||May 2016||Estoril Open, Portugal (5)||250 Series||Clay||Eric Butorac|| ?ukasz Kubot
|6-4, 3-6, [10-8]|
|Loss||15-12||Jan 2017||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Jonathan Erlich|| Marcin Matkowski
|6-1, 2-6, [3-10]|
|Win||16-12||Oct 2017||European Open, Belgium||250 Series||Hard (i)||Divij Sharan|| Santiago González
|6-4, 2-6, [10-5]|
Current till 2017 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||1R||QF||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 10||6-10|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||QF||3R||1R||2R||1R||3R||2R||0 / 11||11-11|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||2R||1R||2R||QF||2R||2R||2R||2R||1R||0 / 11||11-11|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||1R||SF||3R||1R||1R||0 / 11||8-11|
|Win-loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||2-3||2-4||1-4||2-4||4-4||10-4||1-4||6-4||3-4||4-4||1-4||0 / 43||36-43|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||SF||1R||A||A||A||0 / 3||3-3|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||1R||1R||A||0 / 4||1-4|
|Madrid Open||Not Held||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0-1|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||A||A||A||0 / 2||3-2|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||1-1|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||2R||A||SF||A||1R||A||A||0 / 4||4-4|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Held||A||A||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||A||A||0 / 4||1-4|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||3-2|
|Win-loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-0||0-0||1-2||3-5||11-5||1-4||0-3||0-1||0-0||0 / 21||16-21|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||1 / 4||1 / 2||1 / 1||3 / 4||2 / 3||2 / 2||2 / 3||2 / 4||1 / 2||1 / 2||16 / 28|