David Rice (tennis)

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David Rice
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Croxley Green, Hertfordshire[1]
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 25)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire[2]
Plays Right-handed (Double-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 119,396
Singles
Career record 0–0 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam)
Highest ranking No. 283 (10 February 2014)
Current ranking No. 285 (21 April 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q2 (2013)
Doubles
Career record 0–2 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam)
Highest ranking No. 177 (26 August 2012)
Current ranking No. 217 (21 April 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2011, 2013)
Last updated on: 22 April 2014.

David Rice is an English tennis player. He is best known for his activity on the doubles circuit, where he usually plays with Sean Thornley.

Career[edit]

He qualified for the Wimbledon men's doubles for the first time in June 2011 with Sean Thornley.[3] They lost in the first round to Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky, 3–6 5–7. He has played in Wimbledon 3 times.

After failing to qualify in 2012, he and Thornley were awarded a wildcard for the 2013 championship, losing 4–6 3–6 7–6(7) 6–4 4–6 to Marinko Matosevic and Frank Moser.

Bebo controversy[edit]

In 2007 Rice had funding and coaching suspended for 'unprofessional behaviour' after a photograph appeared on the social networking site Bebo. Rice's father argued that the episode had been "blown out of all proportion"[4] and that his son "likes the odd night out with his mates, the same as any other 18-year-old."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100049374
  2. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100049374
  3. ^ http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/Wimbledon/News/2011/David-Rice-and-Sean-Thornley-qualify-for-Wimbledon/
  4. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/sep/26/sport.tennis
  5. ^ http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/1712532.rice_snr_lay_off_my_tennis_star_son/

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