Grant Doyle (tennis)

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Grant Doyle
Country Australia Australia
Residence Canberra
Born (1974-01-09) 9 January 1974 (age 40)
Sydney, Australia
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $318,037
Singles
Career record 5-26
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 173 (20 Oct 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997)
French Open 1R (1996)
Wimbledon 1R (1992, 1993)
US Open 1R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 13-22
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 165 (15 Aug 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1992, 1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1994, 1995)

Grant Doyle (born 9 January 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1] He is the CEO and owner of Advantage Doyle Tennis Academies.

Junior career[edit]

Doyle won four junior Grand Slam titles during his early years. He and partner Joshua Eagle were boy's doubles champions at the 1991 Australian Open. In 1992 he became the number one ranked junior in the world. With new partner Brad Sceney, Doyle won the doubles again in the 1992 Australian Open and was also the singles champion, dropping just two games in his defeat of Brian Dunn in the final. He was a doubles winner at the 1992 French Open, partnering Mexican Enrique Abaroa and won the singles title in that year's Queen's Junior Championships.[2]

ATP Tour[edit]

Doyle was a doubles semi-finalist in the 1993 Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships, held in Adelaide, with Eagle as his partner.[3]

As a singles player he had his best result at the 1997 Sybase Open in San Jose, California, making the quarter-finals, with wins over Brian MacPhie and Jeff Tarango.[3]

Doyle made eight singles appearances at Grand Slam level.[3] Although he didn't register a win in any of these matches, Doyle came close when he lost 5-7 in the fifth set to Wayne Black at the 1995 Australian Open and in another five set loss at the 1996 French Open, to Greg Rusedski, with the same fifth set score.[3]

Every year from 1991 to 1999, Doyle appeared in the men's doubles at the Australian Open.[3] He twice reached the round of 16, with Eagle in 1992 and later partnering Ben Ellwood in the 1999 Australian Open.[3] His run with Ellwood included a win over 12th seeds Donald Johnson and Francisco Montana.[3]

Coaching[edit]

Doyle is currently coaching young American Ryan Harrison and has previously worked as the coach of Sam Querrey.

Challenger Titles[edit]

Doubles: (4)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Germany Bochum, Germany Clay Australia Michael Tebbutt Australia Andrew Florent
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
2. 1994 United States Cincinnati, United States Hard Australia Paul Kilderry Canada Brian Gyetko
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
3. 1997 Canada Granby, Canada Hard The Bahamas Mark Merklein Israel Eyal Erlich
Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
7–5, 6–3
4. 1997 United Kingdom Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay Australia Wayne Arthurs South Africa Chris Haggard
Australia Jamie Holmes
4–6, 6–2, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grant Doyle". ITF Tennis (Pro Circuit). Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grant Doyle". ITF Tennis (Juniors). Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Grant Doyle". ATP. Retrieved 18 March 2012.