Jeremy Bates (tennis)

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Jeremy Bates
Full name Michael Jeremy Bates
Country  United Kingdom
Residence London, England
Born (1962-06-19) 19 June 1962 (age 52)
Solihull, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,339,965
Singles
Career record 132–193 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, WCT tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 54 (17 April 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1989)
French Open 3R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon 4R (1992, 1994)
US Open 2R (1986)
Doubles
Career record 163–171 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, WCT tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 25 (4 March 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1988)
French Open 3R (1987)
Wimbledon QF (1990, 1993)
US Open 2R (1986, 1990)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1991)
Wimbledon W (1987)
Last updated on: October 9, 2012.

Michael Jeremy Bates, commonly known as Jeremy Bates (born 19 June 1962 in Solihull, England) is a British former professional tennis player. He was ranked UK number 1 in 1987 and again from 1989 to 1994. He reached the ATP world ranking of 54 from 17 April 1995 to 21 April 1995.[1]

During his career he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, Wimbledon in 1987 and the Australian Open in 1991, with tennis partner Jo Durie as well as one singles title and three men's doubles titles. After retiring from the professional circuit, he has served as the captain of Britain's Davis Cup team.

Career[edit]

Bates turned professional in 1982. Partnering his fellow British player Jo Durie, he won the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1987, the first British doubles team to win the title for 51 years and the Australian Open in 1991, the first time a British doubles team has ever won the title. He was also a Men's Doubles runner-up at the Australian Open in 1988 (partnering Sweden's Peter Lundgren).

As a singles player, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon twice – in 1992 and 1994 – losing on both occasions to France's Guy Forget. In the 1992 encounter Bates held a match point against Forget in the fourth-set, but failed to convert it and ended up losing in five sets 7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6, narrowly missing out on a place in the quarter-finals. He was also the first ever opponent of Andre Agassi in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the U.S. Open in 1986, winning in four sets.

Bates won one top-level singles title during his career – at Seoul in 1994 when he was aged 31 (he was the oldest champion on the tour that season). He also won three men's doubles titles at Tel Aviv (1989), Queen's Club (1990), and Rotterdam (1994). He was the British national champion six times, and played in 20 Davis Cup ties for Britain. His career-high rankings were World No. 54 in singles (in 1995) and World No. 25 in doubles (in 1991).

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1988 Australian Open Hard Sweden Peter Lundgren United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
3–6, 2–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1987 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Jo Durie Australia Nicole Bradtke
Australia Darren Cahill
7–6(10), 6–3
Winner 1991 Australian Open Hard United Kingdom Jo Durie United States Robin White
United States Scott Davis
2–6, 6–4, 6–4

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (0–0)
Super 9 / ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series / International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 24 April 1994 Seoul, South Korea Hard Germany Joern Renzenbrink 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–3

Doubles: 3 finals (3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (0–0)
Super 9 / ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series / International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP Tour (3–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 22 October 1989 Tel-Aviv, Israel Hard West Germany Patrick Baur Sweden Rikard Bergh
Sweden Per Henricsson
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 17 June 1990 London, England Grass United States Kevin Curren France Henri Leconte
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–2, 7–6
Winner 3. 27 February 1994 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Sweden Jonas Björkman Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–1

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A LQ LQ LQ 1R NH 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 0 / 9 4–9
French Open A A A A A 1R A 3R 3R 1R A A 1R LQ 1R A 0 / 6 4–6
Wimbledon LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 4R 1R 4R 1R 1R 0 / 15 12–15
US Open A A A A 1R 2R A 1R A 1R A A LQ 1R 1R A 0 / 6 1–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 36 21–36
Year End Ranking 341 329 256 185 99 187 89 152 96 126 168 105 98 77 143 600

NH = tournament not held

A = did not participate in the tournament

LQ = Lost in Qualifying Round

SR = the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

Post-retirement activity[edit]

Bates retired from the professional tour in 1996. Since leaving the tour, he has served as captain of Britain's Davis Cup team as well as playing in seniors' events. He quit as Head of Performance for the Lawn Tennis Association in January 2007. In September 2007, Bates was appointed Director of Tennis at the Sutton Tennis Academy (London, UK). He quit Sutton Tennis Academy in May 2010, and has since been working as a broadcaster and commentator for the BBC, Eurosport and SKY. In March 2011 he also became the individual coach of former British Number 1 Anne Keothavong.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy Bates: Player Profile". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 13 June 2014.