|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||August 3, 1960|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (October 31, 1988)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1983)|
|French Open||2R (1988, 1989)|
|US Open||QF (1989)|
|Tour Finals||QF (1985)|
|WCT Finals||F (1985)|
|Olympic Games||F (1988)|
|Highest ranking||No. 66 (January 3, 1983)|
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.
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.
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."
|Loss||1.||Oct 1981||Maui, U.S.||Hard||Hank Pfister||4-6, 4-6|
|Loss||2.||Mar 1982||Strasbourg WCT, France||Carpet (i)||Ivan Lendl||0-6, 5-7, 1-6|
|Loss||3.||Jun 1982||Bristol, England||Grass||John Alexander||3-6, 4-6|
|Loss||4.||Jul 1984||Newport, U.S.||Grass||Vijay Amritraj||6-3, 4-6, 4-6|
|Win||1.||Feb 1985||Delray Beach, U.S.||Hard||Scott Davis||4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4|
|Loss||5.||Apr 1985||WCT Finals, Dallas||Carpet (i)||Ivan Lendl||6-7(4-7), 4-6, 1-6|
|Loss||6.||Feb 1986||Philadelphia, U.S.||Carpet (i)||Ivan Lendl||w/o|
|Win||2.||Jun 1986||London Queen's Club, England||Grass||Jimmy Connors||6-4, 2-1 ret.|
|Win||3.||Feb 1987||Philadelphia, U.S.||Carpet (i)||John McEnroe||3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1|
|Win||4.||Apr 1987||Chicago, U.S.||Carpet (i)||David Pate||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||5.||Oct 1987||Toulouse, France||Carpet (i)||Ricki Osterthun||6-2, 5-7, 6-4|
|Win||6.||Nov 1987||Paris Indoor, France||Carpet (i)||Brad Gilbert||2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(5-7), 6-3|
|Win||7.||Nov 1987||Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||Andrés Gómez||7-6(8-6), 6-4|
|Win||8.||Feb 1988||Philadelphia, U.S.||Carpet (i)||John Fitzgerald||4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3|
|Win||9.||Jul 1988||Schenectady, U.S.||Hard||Johan Kriek||5-7, 6-3, 6-2|
|Loss||7.||Sep 1988||Summer Olympics, Seoul||Hard||Miloslav Me?í?||6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 2-6|
|Win||10.||Oct 1988||Brisbane, Australia||Hard (i)||Marty Davis||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||11.||Oct 1988||Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||Leonardo Lavalle||4-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|Loss||8.||Feb 1989||Philadelphia, U.S.||Carpet (i)||Boris Becker||6-7(4-7), 1-6, 3-6|
|Win||12.||Jul 1989||Washington DC, U.S.||Hard||Brad Gilbert||3-6, 6-4, 7-5|
|Loss||9.||Feb 1990||Milan, Italy||Carpet (i)||Ivan Lendl||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||10.||Feb 1990||Toronto Indoor, Canada||Carpet (i)||Ivan Lendl||3-6, 0-6|
|Loss||11.||Nov 1990||Moscow, Russia||Carpet (i)||Andrei Cherkasov||2-6, 1-6|
|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|