Andrew Richardson (tennis)

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Andrew Richardson
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Residence Bourne, England
Born (1974-03-14) 14 March 1974 (age 40)
Peterborough, England
Height 6'7" (201 cm)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2000
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $246,675
Singles
Career record 6-14
Career titles 0
1 Challenger
Highest ranking No. 133 (3 November 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (1997, 1998)
French Open Q1 (1997, 1998)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open Q3 (1996)
Doubles
Career record 15-31
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 96 (21 October 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1997)
French Open 1R (1996)
Wimbledon 2R (1992, 1995, 1996)
US Open 2R (1996)

Andrew Richardson (born 14 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain.

Career[edit]

Richardson competed in the singles draw of a Grand Slam three times, all at Wimbledon and on each occasions as a wildcard. In both 1992 and 1998 he lost in the opening round, to Marc Rosset and Hicham Arazi respectively. However in the 1997 Wimbledon Championships he reached the third round, with wins over Spanish qualifier Sergi Duran in straight sets and then another Spaniard Juan Albert Viloca, in five sets. He was eliminated by countryman Greg Rusedski in the third round.[1]

He was more successful as a doubles player, winning five tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour. One of those, at Seoul in 1995, was one with Tim Henman as his partner. The pair also reached the semi finals of the 1996 Czech Indoor tournament, an ATP Tour event. Richardson would later be a best man at Henman's wedding.[2]

In 1997, Richardson represented an understrength Great Britain Davis Cup team against Zimbabwe. He defeated Byron Black in a singles match, to level the tie at 1-1 but his second match, against Byron's brother Wayne, which Richardson lost, was a dead-rubber, with Zimbabwe having already secured the tie.[3]

He is now a tennis coach and has worked with British players Ross Hutchins, Miles Kasiri and Alan Mackin.

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1997 United States Urbana, United States Hard United States Cecil Mamiit 6–7, 7–6, 6–3

Doubles: (5)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1995 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Clay United Kingdom Tim Henman Italy Filippo Messori
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
6–2, 6–1
2. 1995 Slovenia Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia Carpet United Kingdom Mark Petchey Germany Patrick Baur
Netherlands Joost Winnink
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
3. 1996 United Kingdom Bristol, Great Britain Grass Czech Republic Petr Pala France Lionel Barthez
Germany Patrick Baur
6–2, 6–4
4. 1998 Germany Lippstadt, Germany Carpet South Africa Myles Wakefield Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Peter Wessels
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
5. 1998 Germany Lübeck, Germany Carpet Switzerland Lorenzo Manta France Stephane Simian
Finland Tuomas Ketola
7–6, 6–2

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