Jim McManus (tennis)

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Jim McManus
Full name James Henry McManus
Country  United States
Born (1940-09-16)September 16, 1940
Oakland
Died January 18, 2011(2011-01-18) (aged 70)
Ponte Vedra Beach
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro 1968
Plays Left Handed
Singles
Career record 67–165
Highest ranking 90 (1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1970)
French Open 2R (1970, 1973)
Wimbledon 4R (1972)
US Open 3R (1970)
Doubles
Career record 174–170
Career titles 8
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1970)
French Open QF (1973)
Wimbledon QF (1972)
US Open SF (1968)

James Henry McManus (September 16, 1940 – January 18, 2011) was an American tennis player, who reached the semifinals of the US Open men's doubles in 1968. McManus was a founding member of the Association of Tennis Professionals. McManus was coached by Tom Stow who guided Don Budge to the Grand Slam.

Personal life[edit]

McManus was born to Tom and Margaret McManus on September 16, 1940. McManus had two brothers by the names of Tom and Bob. McManus was married to his wife Carole for over thirty years and had two children, Kate and Jordy.[1] McManus grew up in North Carolina and learnt the game of tennis at the Berkeley Tennis Club where he got tuition from a series of coaches including Tom Stow. Later McManus attended the University of California.[2]

Career[edit]

ATP[edit]

McManus was a founding member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 1972 and a member of its original Board of Directors.[2]

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