Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson
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  • Andrew Richardson�s proudest moment was being called up to represent Great Britain in its Davis Cup tie against Zimbabwe, the day before his 23rd birthday. On his debut in the Euro/African Group II tie at Crystal Palace in April 1997, he beat Byron Black 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second singles rubber and remains (as of September 2009) the last British debutant to win a live singles rubber. The 6�7� Lincolnshire left-hander started to play tennis aged nine, influenced by his father and the exploits of John McEnroe. Nicknamed "Flex", he worked with John Hicks between the aged of 14-18, who instilled good discipline into his players. Aged 22 and languishing in the 400s, Richardson teamed up with David Sammel, who developed his game and helped him reached a career-high No. 133 in singles (3 November 1997) and a doubles career-high No. 96 (21 October 1996). He received three Wimbledon singles wild cards in 1992, 1997-98. He reached the 1997 third round (l. to Rusedski) and was a doubles competitor from 1992-98. He also competed in the doubles at the 1996 US Open and 1996-97, 1999 Australian Open. On the ATP Challenger Tour he won one singles title - 1997-Urbana (d. Mamiit) � and five doubles trophies � 1995-Seoul (w/Henman), 1995-Rogaska (w/Petchey), 1996-Bristol (w/Pala), 1998-Lippstadt (w/Wakefield), 1998-Lubek (w/Manta) � from nine finals � 1994-Rogaska (w/Cowan), 1995-Reunion Island (w/Henman), 1999-Lucknow (w/Ondruska), 2000-Wrexham (w/Maclagan). In 1998, he won the doubles title at the British National Championships (w/Maclagan) and retired in July 2000. He was one of two best men at Tim Henman�s wedding in December 1999. He has coached Ross Hutchins, Alan Mackin and Miles Kasiri, and currently works as a coach at a David Lloyd Tennis Academy. Bio: James Buddell � September 2009


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