Tim Mayotte
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Tim Mayotte

Tim Mayotte
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceNew York
Born (1960-08-03) August 3, 1960 (age 61)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1981
Retired1992
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,663,672
Singles
Career record340-202
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 7 (October 31, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1983)
French Open2R (1988, 1989)
WimbledonSF (1982)
US OpenQF (1989)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsQF (1985)
WCT FinalsF (1985)
Olympic GamesF (1988)
Doubles
Career record38-57
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 66 (January 3, 1983)
Medal record

Timothy Mayotte (born August 3, 1960) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Professional career

A tall serve-and-volleyer, Mayotte learned to play the game on the public courts of Forest Park in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. He played tennis for Stanford University in the early-1980s and won the NCAA singles title in 1981.

Mayotte won his first top-level professional singles title in 1985 at the inaugural Lipton International Players Championships (now known as the Miami Masters). Other career highlights included winning the Queen's Club Championships in London in 1986, capturing the Paris Indoor title in 1987, and winning the men's singles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments came in reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1982 and the Australian Open in 1983. He also reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1989.

During his career, Mayotte won 12 singles titles and one doubles title. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 7. His final singles title was won in 1989 at Washington DC. Mayotte retired from the professional tour in 1992.

He was hired by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to serve as a national coach in July 2009.

Mayotte's older brother Chris also played on the international tennis tour for a few seasons. Their older brother John was the number one junior player in New England and later one of the top players in the New England Tennis Stars (NETS), a tour started by Ted Hoehn in the late 1970s and 1980s.[]

He then went to work as a tennis agent working for Donald Dell's ProServ. There, he managed top-ten and All-American players on the ATP and WTA Tours. His clients included Amanda Coetzer and Greg Rusedski, who became semifinalist and finalists at the French Open and US Open consecutively.

Coach with USTA Player Development Program

After working as a coach for USTA Player Development under General Manager Patrick McEnroe, Mayotte spoke publicly about his experiences:

"One big issue and an expression of the pervading arrogance is that the bosses there at the USTA PD have no willingness or ability to deeply discuss ideas and methods. They want to produce great, strong independent players who can be flexible and adjust and yet they (the bosses) do not display any of these qualities. We have cultural dissonance of the highest and most destructive order going on there. Jose, and to a tragic level, Patrick feel somehow by virtue of their celebrity that their "magic" will rub off on people they control. What they are too lost to see is the word "development" in PD. As you know so well, building healthy individuals means walking thru [sic.] the trenches with them and helping them analyze the moral, mental, and emotional choices they (and the parents) have to make and develop a healthy strong person in the process. Hard to do when you are dictating from a broadcast booth and a board room."[1]

Career finals

Singles 23 (12 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Legend
Year-end championships (0-1)
Grand Prix Super Series (0-1)
Summer Olympics (0-1)
ATP Championship Series (0-1)
Grand Prix Regular Series (12-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-2)
Grass (1-2)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (7-7)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 1981 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister 4-6, 4-6
Loss 2. Mar 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 0-6, 5-7, 1-6
Loss 3. Jun 1982 Bristol, England Grass Australia John Alexander 3-6, 4-6
Loss 4. Jul 1984 Newport, U.S. Grass India Vijay Amritraj 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1. Feb 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Loss 5. Apr 1985 WCT Finals, Dallas Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6-7(4-7), 4-6, 1-6
Loss 6. Feb 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl w/o
Win 2. Jun 1986 London Queen's Club, England Grass United States Jimmy Connors 6-4, 2-1 ret.
Win 3. Feb 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) United States John McEnroe 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
Win 4. Apr 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) United States David Pate 6-4, 6-2
Win 5. Oct 1987 Toulouse, France Carpet (i) West Germany Ricki Osterthun 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Win 6. Nov 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) United States Brad Gilbert 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Win 7. Nov 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) Ecuador Andrés Gómez 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Win 8. Feb 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia John Fitzgerald 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Win 9. Jul 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Johan Kriek 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 7. Sep 1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul Hard Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í? 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 2-6
Win 10. Oct 1988 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) United States Marty Davis 6-4, 6-4
Win 11. Oct 1988 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) Mexico Leonardo Lavalle 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Loss 8. Feb 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) West Germany Boris Becker 6-7(4-7), 1-6, 3-6
Win 12. Jul 1989 Washington DC, U.S. Hard United States Brad Gilbert 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Loss 9. Feb 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3-6, 2-6
Loss 10. Feb 1990 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3-6, 0-6
Loss 11. Nov 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Soviet Union Andrei Cherkasov 2-6, 1-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (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)
Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A A 1R QF 3R SF 2R 4R NH A A A 1R A A 0 / 7
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 5
Wimbledon A A A QF SF QF 4R 4R QF 3R QF QF 1R 4R A 0 / 11
US Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R 4R 1R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R A 0 / 13
Strike Rate 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 36
Year-end ranking 436 420 171 33 30 16 44 12 15 9 10 13 37 115 1097 N/A

References

  1. ^ Browne, Doug. "The Battle Rages On Between Wayne Bryan & Patrick McEnroe". Coastal Breeze News. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

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