Murphy Jensen

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Murphy Jensen
Murphy Jensen.jpg
Country  United States
Born (1968-10-30) October 30, 1968 (age 46)
Ludington, Michigan
Height 6'4 (193 cm)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2006
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
College University of Southern California
Prize money $681,817
Singles
Career record 0–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 586 (11 January 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (1992)
Doubles
Career record 125–179
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 17 (18 October 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1993, 1994, 1995)
French Open W (1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1993)
US Open 3R (1994, 1995, 1998)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1994, 1996)
French Open SF (1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1995)
US Open QF (1994)
Last updated on: February 15, 2013.

Murphy Jensen (born October 30, 1968) is an American professional tennis player from Ludington, Michigan, and currently the coach of the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis. His elder brother is former professional tennis player Luke Jensen. Jensen has a son William (born 1999[1][2]) with actress Robin Givens, whom he dated periodically during the late 1990s.

Jensen and his brother attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Jensen was unheard of until 1993 when he and his brother, Luke Jensen, won the men's doubles title at the French Open.

Film and television career[edit]

Since retiring from the game, Jensen has acted in bit parts in films such as Wimbledon and more recently Tennis, Anyone. He currently hosts several programs on the Tennis Channel, including Open Access and Murphy's Guide.

On Open Access Jensen reports on high-profile tennis events around the world and interviews participating players about their lives and careers.

Each episode of the more comedic Murphy's Guide is a guide for tourists to a particular city where a major tennis tournament is taking place, such as Paris, London, New York, Melbourne etc. At least one major player appears at some point in the episode, and there is usually a brief segment about where enthusiasts of the game can play when in town, but the show's content mainly features Jensen attempting to navigate the city's sights, trying exotic food, and interacting with locals in his unique style. Through his experiences and misadventures, however, specific travel information about local hotels, restaurants, and attractions is conveyed, often with the help of animated maps and graphics. Many episodes also feature a scripted opening sequence, such as Jensen being made to walk the plank by the pirates of Treasure Island in Las Vegas, being psychoanalyzed by Sigmund Freud in Vienna, and impersonating James Bond and Crocodile Dundee in London and Melbourne, respectively.

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