Jeremy Bates
Jeremy Bates
Jeremy Bates
Jeremy Bates
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  • Married to Ruth, the couple have two children, Joshua and Amy. Began playing tennis aged nine. Won the under-12 nationals in 1980 and national singles titles in 1985, 1988 and 1990, 1992-93. Also won the national doubles titles in 1986-87, 1988-91 and 1993 (w/Petchey). Finished in the Top 100 on four occasions in 1985 (No. 99), 1987 (No. 89, after reaching Hong Kong semi-finals and Stockholm quarter-finals), 1989 (No. 96) and 1993 (No. 97), when he earned a career-high $212,860 in prize money. He was Andre Agassi�s first opponent at a Grand Slam tournament (1986 US Open). He captured his first career ATP singles title on 24 April 1994 in Seoul, Korea (d. Renzenbrink in three sets). He became the first British player to win an ATP title since Mark Cox won at Helsinki on 20 March 1977. At 31 years, he was also the oldest first-time winner in the Tour Era (since 1990). He captured his first ATP doubles title (w/Baur) at Tel Aviv in October 1989 after losing in four previous finals (all in 1988). Went on to win 1990 Queen�s Club (w/ Curren) and 1994 Rotterdam (w/Bjorkman) and finished runner-up at a further four events. As a member of Great Britain Davis Cup squad, he played every tie from 1985 to 1994 (27-24). He was a member of the team that beat Spain 4-1 in March 1986, which represents the last time Britain won a World Group tie. Won the 1987 Wimbledon and 1991 Australian Open mixed doubles titles (w/Jo Durie). A long-time British No. 1, he advanced to the 1992 Wimbledon fourth round (l. to Forget), representing the first Briton to reach that stage since Buster Mottram in 1982, and also lost to the Frenchman at the same stage in 1994. He retired after a 14-year professional career in 1996, having played at Wimbledon from 1982-1996. He achieved a career-high No. 54 in singles (17 April 2005) and No. 25 doubles ranking (4 March 1991). In his spare time he enjoys squash, golf and football. He served a four-year stint at Great Britain�s Davis Cup coach (2000-2003) and replaced Roger Taylor as captain from 2004-2006 (six ties). A one-time Manager of Men�s National Training, he resigned as the LTA�s Head of Performance in January 2007. Since August 2007 he has worked as Director of Tennis at the Sutton Junior Tennis Centre. He continues to make occasional appearances on the ATP Champions Tour. Bio: James Buddell


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