Greg Jones (tennis)

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Greg Jones
Greg Jones.JPG
Country Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 25)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $311,653
Singles
Career record 1–6 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 179 (26 April 2010)
Current ranking No. 276 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2012)
French Open Q3 (2012)
Wimbledon -
US Open Q1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record 4–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 216 (1 November 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
Last updated on: 31 January 2014.
Greg Jones
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Men's Tennis
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2010 Delhi Singles

Greg Jones (born 1989) is an Australian professional tennis player.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, Jones is an only child. He is the son of Russell Jones, a quantity surveyor, and Donna Jones, a teacher. He competed in the Sydney GPS Schools tennis competition representing the Shore school, before eventually forgoing his school education to pursue his tennis career.

Jones competed in a number of high profile events throughout his junior career including all four of the junior grand slams, most notably making the final of the 2007 French Open.

In 2007, Jones, having reached the finals of the junior event at the French Open, a semifinal at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open, was very hopeful for a win at the last US Open Junior event, which was his last match in the International Tennis Federation Junior Competition.

Jones had a Junior career high ranking of 4 and won 191 out of 219 matches.

Professional career[edit]

Jones began playing professional tournaments in 2006. In his fourth ever professional event he made the final of the Burnie challenger in Tasmania, before spending time overseas in future events in an attempt to improve his ranking. Jones finished 2007 ranked 386, given his youth and ranking he was given wildcards into the 2008 Adelaide International qualifying draw, the 2008 Medibank International (which was his first ATP Tour main draw event[1])and the 2008 Australian Open qualifying draw. The highlight of 2008 for Jones was winning his first futures title in USA and he finished the year ranked 434.

2009 saw Jones compete in all the Australian ATP events again in January, but he was unable to qualify for any of the main draw in either Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. Jones won his second future tournament of his career in April 2009 in Australia, before heading overseas to play in both challengers and futures tournament which was highlighted by a challenger semifinal in Russia.

2010 started slowly for Jones, who once again was unable to qualify for Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. In February he was able to make a second finals appearance at the challenger tournament in Burnie, going down to rising star Bernard Tomic in the final,[2] Jones continued his good form with a finals showing in an Australian futures tournament two weeks later. On 10 October 2010, Jones won silver for Australia in the Men's Tennis in the Commonwealth Games 2010 at Delhi, losing to India's Somdev Devvarman in the gold medal match played at the R.K. Khanna tennis stadium. The score was 6–4 6–2.

Singles Finals[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (0-4)
Futures (3-4)
No. Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. Runner-up 05.02.2007 Burnie Challenger Hard Australia Nathan Healey 5-7, 4-6
2. Winner 05.05.2008 Orange Park USA Clay Germany Clint Thomson 6–4, 6–2
3. Runner-up 14.07.2008 Great Britain F10, Great Britain Clay Netherlands Michel Koning 4-6, 3-6
4. Runner-up 20.10.2008 Australia F10, Australia; Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic 1-6, 6-73-7
5. Runner-up 27.04.2009 Australia F3, Australia Clay New Zealand Jose Statham 6-4, 4-6, 1-6
6. Winner 04.05.2009 Australia F4, Australia Clay New Zealand Jose Statham 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
7. Runner-up 01.02.2010 Burnie Challenger Hard Australia Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–2
8. Runner-up 22.02.2010 Australia F2, Australia Grass Australia John Millman 6-1, 4-6, 4-6
9. Runner-up 16.05.2011 Fergana Challenger, Uzbekistan Hard Israel Dudi Sela 2-6, 1-6
10. Runner-up 06.02.2012 Caloundra Challenger, Australia Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic 0-6, 2-6
11. Runner-up 01.07.2013 Mantra Challenger, Ecuador Hard United States Michael Russell 6-4, 0-6, 5-7
12. Winner 07.10.2013 Australia F9, Australia Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones learns a lifetime of lessons in 75 minutes
  2. ^ Battle heats up for Davis Cup places

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