Miles Maclagan

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Miles Maclagan
Miles Maclagan Hopman Cup Perth 2010.jpg
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Chalfont St Peter, England
Born (1974-09-23) 23 September 1974 (age 39)
Zambia
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Turned pro 1993
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $247,737
Singles
Career record 3-12
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 172 (14 August 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 2R (1993, 1995)
Doubles
Career record 6-14
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 200 (3 October 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2003)
Miles Maclagan
Coaching career (2005–present)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 13
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 2
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Zimbabwe 2005 Australian Open and 2005 Rogers Cup champion (Black and Ullyett doubles)
United Kingdom Andy Murray career statistics (from 2007 to July 2010)

Miles Maclagan (born 23 September 1974) is a British tennis coach and former professional tennis player. He formerly coached the British No.1 Laura Robson.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Zambia to Scottish parents but grew up in Zimbabwe where he regularly competed against Wayne Black.

Tennis career[edit]

He left Zimbabwe in 1988 to pursue tennis in the United Kingdom.[1] He reached a highest ranking of 172 in singles and 200 in doubles. He played in three Davis Cup ties for Great Britain, making his debut against Slovakia in 1995 and coming out of retirement to partner Tim Henman to victory against Thailand at the Birmingham NIA in 2002.[1] At Wimbledon in 1999 he managed to take a two set to love lead Boris Becker before eventually losing in 5 sets.

Coaching[edit]

As a coach he worked with doubles specialists such as Wayne Black and Kevin Ulyett and was part of their team as they went on to win the Australian Open Doubles title in 2005. He subsequently continued to coach[2] the pairing of Kevin Ullyett and Paul Hanley after Wayne Black retired. At the end of 2007 he was invited to join up with fellow Scot and British No. 1 Andy Murray as part of his coaching team.[1] While there were others around him, Maclagan was the man Murray turned to for tactical advice.[3]

On 27 July 2010, Andy Murray and Maclagan split.[4] But he was not out of employment for long as on 17 September he was hired by German player Philipp Kohlschreiber.[5] Between June 2011 to July 2012, he coached former World No.8 Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

In June 2013, it was announced that Maclagan would start coaching Laura Robson.[6] However this partnership ended in October 2013 and Sam Stosur chose Maclagan to replace David Taylor as her coach.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bierley, Steve (29 November 2007). "Maclagan lined up as part of Murray coaching set-up". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Maclagan partners Henman". BBC Sport. 19 September 2002. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Folley, Malcolm (13 January 2008). "He sacked the most expensive coach in the world but now Murray has an army behind him". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Murray splits from coach Maclagan". BBC News. 27 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Maclagen to coach Kohlschreiber". BBC Sport. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/22776562
  7. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/3527279/title/stosur-enlists-maclagan-as-coach