Mark Keil

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Mark Keil
Country  United States
Residence Phoenix, AZ (USA)
Born (1967-06-03) June 3, 1967 (age 47)
Mountain View, California
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $749,587
Singles
Career record 4–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 167 (July 22, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1993)
Wimbledon 1R (1991, 1993)
Doubles
Career record 157–205
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 32 (October 2, 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1992, 1996)
Wimbledon 2R (1993, 1994, 1996)
US Open 3R (1994, 1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1996)

Mark Keil (born June 3, 1967, in Mountain View, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States and now tennis coach who won five ATP World Tour doubles tournaments and was runner up at eight more.

Early life and college[edit]

Prior to college, Keil was raised in Albuquerque and in 1985 he was the NM 4-A HS state singles champion. He played in the USTA Boy's 16's & 18's National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1983–1985 and the Orange Bowl ITF junior event in 1985. Keil turned pro in the middle of his junior year (1987) from the University of South Florida.

Professional career[edit]

One of Keil's major career wins came in the second round of the 1991 Queen's Club Championships in London when he defeated Pete Sampras, then ranked 8th in the world, in straight sets. Keil went on to play in the main draw at Wimbledon in 1991 and 1993 and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of no. 167. He qualified and won a round in singles at the 1993 Australian Open.[1]

Keil later carved a career for himself on the doubles tour, reaching a career-high ranking of no. 32 in 1995. He has doubles wins over Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Todd Martin, Tommy Haas, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten and Mark Philippoussis. He won five ATP World Tour doubles titles in his career.

He also directed, produced, and wrote along with Geoff Grant a film documenting life behind the scenes for a tour professional. The Journeymen follows Keil and his doubles partner Geoff Grant as they try to make a living on the doubles tour.[2]

Family[edit]

His father, Klaus Keil was an award winning research scientist at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Asteroid 5054 Keil, and the mineral keilite are named after Klaus. He has a former touring tennis pro sister, Kathrin Keil.

Keil was married from 1999–2001 to Dr. Camilla Hildebrand.

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (5)[3]
Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
March 2, 1992 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Dave Randall United States Kent Kinnear &
United States Sven Salumaa
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
March 1, 1993 Scottsdale, USA Hard United States Dave Randall United States Luke Jensen &
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–5, 6–4
April 4, 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg Canada Glenn Michibata &
United States David Pate
7–6, 6–3
March 12, 1995 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Sweden Peter Nyborg France Guillaume Raoux &
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
March 12, 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay United States Jeff Tarango Czech Republic Cyril Suk &
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up (8)
Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
March 3, 1992 Atlanta, U.S. Clay United States Dave Randall United States Steve DeVries &
Australia David Macpherson
3–6, 3–6
November 8, 1992 Búzios, Brazil Hard United States Tom Mercer Venezuela Maurice Ruah &
Cuba Mario Tabares
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
October 1, 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard Sweden Peter Nyborg Czech Republic Cyril Suk &
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
February 2, 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet South Africa Brent Haygarth Croatia Saša Hiršzon &
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 3–6
August 24, 1997 Long Island, U.S. Hard United States T. J. Middleton South Africa Marcos Ondruska &
Germany David Prinosil
4–6, 4–6
February 8, 1998 Marseilles, France Hard United States T. J. Middleton United States Donald Johnson &
United States Francisco Montana
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
May 2, 1999 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Czech Republic Martin Damm &
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
0–6, 2–6
September 19, 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Switzerland Lorenzo Manta Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov &
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6–7(4–7), 6–7(1–7)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lendl and Sampras Mowed Down in Tune-Up". The New York Times. June 13, 1991. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Keil's camera looks beyond baseline". The Independent. August 28, 2000. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mark Keil - Tennis - ATP World Tour". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 

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