Leif Shiras
Leif Shiras
Leif Shiras
Leif Shiras
YTD Rank: ${ytdRank} Career High Rank (${careerDate}): ${careerRank}
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  • Wife, Maria; Son, Emmett. Year-by-Year Highlights: 1989- RD 16 at Wimbledon. 1988- Quarterfinalist at Brisbane Indoor; Semifinalist at Graz Ch., Detroit; Doubles Semifinalist at Philadelphia (w/Connell), Japan Open, Sydney Ind. (w/Rive). 1987- Winner at Munich Ch.; Semifinalist at Bergen-2 Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Munster Ch.; Doubles Winner at Cherbourg Ch. (w/Chamberlin); Doubles Runner-up at Valkenswaard Ch. (w/Carter); Doubles Semifinalist at Graz Ch. (w/J. Levine), Brisbane Indoor (w/Carter). 1986- Winner at Fukuoka Ch.; Doubles Runner-up at Fukuoka Ch. (w/Dowlen); Doubles Semifinalist at Toronto Indoor (w/Bates). 1985- Quarterfinalist at Houston, Montreal Ch., Adelaide. 1984- Runner-up at Spring Ch., Queen's (d. Lendl, l. McEnroe);Semifinalist at Bahrain Ch., Montreal Ch., Newport; Quarterfinalist at Amarillo Ch.,Livingston; Doubles Runner-up at Montreal Ch. (w/Brawley). 1983- Winner at Spring Challenger; Quarterfinalist at Ogun Ch., Lagos Ch., Nagoya Ch., Adelaide. Enjoyed the most spectacular week of his career in 1984 at Queen's where he defeated Lendl, Hooper, Teacher, Forget, and Harmon in succession before losing in three sets to John McEnroe 61 36 62 in the final. Reached a career high No. 31 on the ATP computer on July 30, 1984. A two-time All-America (1979-80) at Princeton University where he majored in English. He reached the NCAA semifinals in 1980. Reached the semifinals at Detroit in November 1988, his first Grand Prix semifinal since July 1984 at Newport. He also advanced to three doubles semifinals in 1988. Compiled a 14-16 match record, earned a career-high $93,128 and ranked No. 85 on the ATP computer in 1989, his best finish since 1984 when he was No. 61. A member of the US Davis Cup team in 1989 and 1991. In 1995 won the Wimbledon 35's Doubles Championship. A very busy tennis commentator, working for the Tennis Channel, SKY Sports, FOX Sports and host for World TeamTennis' season-long television shows. Also finds time to write for various tennis publications such as TENNIS and Tennis Life.


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