Jack Draper
Jack Draper
Jack Draper
Jack Draper
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nicknames are JD and Drapes.
    • Father, Roger, is a former Lawn Tennis Association executive; mother, Nicky, is a former top junior tennis player in Britain; brother, Ben, played college tennis at University of California-Berkeley and now pursues a Master's degree at Wake Forest.
    • Started playing tennis at age 3 by practising against the wall at the tennis club where his mother coached.
    • Favourite surface is hard, tournament is Wimbledon and shot is backhand.
    • Idolised Andy Murray growing up.
    • Supports Manchester United football team. Favourite athlete is MMA star Conor McGregor.
    • Credits his mother, brother and former coach Ryan Jones for inspiring him.
    • Models when he's not playing tennis.
    • Also enjoys spending time with his dog, an Australian miniature labradoodle.
    • Favourite musicians includes '90sBritish pop rock artists Oasis and Stone Roses.
    • Favourite food from home is chicken pie and from a restaurant is Indian.
    • Favourite book is Relentless by Tim Grover.
    • Biggest fear is swimming in the sea because he is afraid of sharks.
    • Most memorable off-court experience was watching English football team compete in 2020 Euro semi-finals at Wembley Stadium with his brother.
    • Dream job outside of tennis is detective.
    • Pursuing an online degree, taking a 6-year course via Open University.
    • Ruptured ankle ligament in summer 2021 while running to a wide forehand.
    • Motivation: "I just love winning. To be honest, I love to put in the work and then gain the rewards from it. I know it's not always like that, but at the same time I enjoy how tough it is. I love competing and I enjoy training and getting better."

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST2023)

    • Achieved new career-high ranking 22 times in 2022, breaking into Top 200 in February, Top 100 in June and Top 50 in September before peaking at No. 38 in January 2023 after SF at Adelaide-2 (l. to eventual champ Kwon).
    • Was sidelined for 2 1 /2 months with a shoulder injury before returning in mid-August at WInnipeg Challenger (QF) and 1st ATP Tour event in Winston-Salem.
    • In 2022, advanced to 1st ATP Tour SF at Eastbourne as WC, earned biggest win of career over No. 5 Tsitsipas en route to Montreal QF as Q, and defeated No. 8 Auger-Aliassime to reach US Open 3R.
    • Turned in best ATP Masters 1000 result at 2023 Indian Wells with 4R after wins over countrymen Evans and Murray (ret. vs. Alcaraz with abdominal injury).
    • Began 2022 season by going 24-4 on ATP Challenger Tour, winning titles on indoor hard courts at Forli-2, Forli-4, Forli-5 and St. Brieuc.
    • Defeated both Sinner and Bublik in 2 TBs for 1st and 2nd ATP Tour wins of career, reaching 2021 London/Queen’s Club QF as 309th-ranked WC.
    • Ended junior career by achieving career-high No. 7 and reaching 2018 Wimbledon boys’ singles final (d. Mejia 7-6 6-7 19-17 in SF).


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