Paul Annacone

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Paul Annacone
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Paul Annacone
Country  United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Born (1963-03-20) March 20, 1963 (age 51)
Southampton, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
College University of Tennessee
Prize money $1,649,327
Singles
Career record 157–131 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT, Grand Slam and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 12 (3 March 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 3R (1988)
Wimbledon QF (1984)
US Open 3R (1985, 1990)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals 1R (1985)
WCT Finals QF (1986)
Doubles
Career record 267–177 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT, Grand Slam and Davis Cup)
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 3 (6 April 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1985)
French Open QF (1985)
Wimbledon SF (1986)
US Open F (1990)

Paul Annacone (born March 20, 1963) is an American former touring professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the former coach of all-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and former World No. 1 Pete Sampras. Annacone is currently a coach at ProTennisCoach.com.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

High school[edit]

As an 8th grader, Paul played first singles for Shoreham-Wading River High School and was undefeated in league play. Annacone graduated from East Hampton High School. [1]

College[edit]

After graduating from East Hampson, the 6'1, 175 lbs. Annacone played three years of college tennis for the University of Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference over 1982–84. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Player of the Year in 1984. Annacone played 51–3 in singles while winning the ITA Indoor Singles Championship that year. He was named all-SEC and all-American all three years of his college career with the Volunteers, amassing a 115–22 career singles record.

Professional[edit]

The right-handed Annacone achieved his career best singles ranking in 1985 of World No. 12 and US No. 6. A serve-and-volleyer who would often chip-and-charge when returning serve, Annacone played on the ATP tour until 1992, amassing a career singles win-lose record of 157–131 in Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour events. He won three singles titles during his career and was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 1984. Annacone made one appearance in the singles Nabisco Masters, the equivalent to today's ATP World Tour Finals, in 1985. Paul Annacone is also notable for being the top-ranked American-born player attending the 1988 Australian Open. Ranked at 14 this would be the nadir of American Grand Slam participation in close to 40 years of American dominance.

Annacone won more as a pro playing doubles, capturing 14 tournaments and achieving a high ranking in 1987 of World No. 3. With long-time partner Christo van Rensburg, Annacone won the 1985 Australian Open doubles title. Teamed with David Wheaton, Annacone was a 1990 U.S. Open finalist, as well.

Coaching[edit]

Annacone coaching Tim Henman
Paul Annacone
Career record 157–131
Career record 266–176
Coaching career (1995–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 37
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 2
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)
Coaching awards and records
Awards

Coach Jim Verdieck Touring Pro Coach of the Year 2007 [2]

Records

Annacone achieved even greater success as Pete Sampras's long-time coach. The two worked together from February 1995 up to the end of 2001, and again from July 2002 until Sampras' retirement.[3] From December 2001 to January 2003 Annacone was Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association High Performance Program. He coached Tim Henman, beginning at the Paris Masters in 2003 (which Henman won) until the end of Henman's career in September 2007.

Annacone became the Lawn Tennis Association's Head Coach in November 2006.[4] He also became Great Britain Davis Cup team coach in April 2008, following the resignation of Peter Lundgren,[5] while staying on with the LTA. Under his control the team lost in the 2008 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Austria. The following year they got relegated to Group II. In May 2010, Annacone announced his official departure from November 2010 onwards from the LTA and the British Davis Cup team after losing to Lithuania in Group II first round.[6]

Paul Annacone was hired by Roger Federer to be his full-time coach on August 28, 2010 after a successful one-month trial period. Annacone led Federer to two straight year-end championship in 2010 and 2011, a return to the World no. 1 ranking, and his seventh Wimbledon Championship.

In 2006 Annacone released the Paul Annacone Tactical Tennis DVD Series; a 4-DVD collection that demonstrates the strategies used by the pros in actual match situations. Attack the All-Court Player, Beat the Baseliner, Know Your Own Game, and Neutralize the Net-Rusher present numerous scenarios along with drills and practice games for improving match-specific strategy on both sides of the net.[7]

In November 2013, it was announced that Annacone had began working with American rising star Sloane Stephens on a trial basis.[8] She is currently ranked world number 12. [9]

In 2013, Annacone became a resident coach at ProTennisCoach.com – an online professional coaching site.[10]

Career finals[edit]

Singles finals 6 (3-3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
Grand Prix (3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. April 1985 United States WCT Atlanta, Georgia Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–7(2), 6–7(5), 2–6
Winner 2. September 1985 United States Los Angeles, California Hard Sweden Stefan Edberg 7–6(5), 6–7(8), 7–6(4)
Winner 3. October 1985 Australia Brisbane, Australia Carpet New Zealand Kelly Evernden 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. October 1985 Australia Melbourne, Australia Carpet United States Marty Davis 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. July 1988 United States Stratton Mountain, USA Hard United States Andre Agassi 2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. October 1989 Austria Vienna, Austria Carpet New Zealand Kelly Evernden 6–7(5), 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3

Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour doubles finals 30 (14-16)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
Grand Prix (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Clay (1)
Grass (2)
Carpet (6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1983 Cologne, Germany Carpet United States Eric Korita Romania Florin Segărceanu
United States Nick Saviano
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard Canada Glenn Michibata United States Scott Davis
United States Ben Testerman
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Tom Gullikson
United States Scott McCain
7–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Kim Warwick
7–5, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 1985 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Steve Denton
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1985 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg Australia Pat Cash
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 1985 Newport, U.S. Grass South Africa Christo van Rensburg Australia Peter Doohan
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Scott Davis
United States Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Brad Gilbert
United States Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass South Africa Christo van Rensburg Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1986 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 13. 1987 Key Biscayne, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1987 Orlando, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 15. 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–3, 7–6
Winner 16. 1987 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Kevin Curren Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Patrick McEnroe West Germany Alexander Mronz
United States Greg Van Emburgh
3–6, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 18. 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Australia John Fitzgerald United States Jim Grabb
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1988 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Australia John Fitzgerald United States Kevin Curren
United States Jim Grabb
5–7, 4–6
Winner 20. 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 21. 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Christo van Rensburg South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 24. 1989 Vienna, Austria Carpet New Zealand Kelly Evernden Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Anders Järryd
2–6, 3–6
Winner 25. 1990 Toronto, Canada Hard United States David Wheaton Australia Broderick Dyke
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 26. 1990 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States David Wheaton South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
2–6, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 1992 Newport, U.S. Grass United States David Wheaton South Africa Royce Deppe
Czechoslovakia David Rikl
4–6, 4–6
Winner 28. 1993 Atlanta, U.S. Clay United States Richey Reneberg United States Todd Martin
United States Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 29. 1993 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay United States Doug Flach United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
4–6, 3–6
Winner 30. 1993 Beijing, China Carpet United States Doug Flach Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline in major tournaments[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A W NH SF 3R A 3R A 1R A 1R 2R A A A A 1 / 7 13–6
French Open A QF A 2R 3R A A 1R A A 3R A A A A A 0 / 5 8–5
Wimbledon 2R QF SF QF 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 11 16–11
U.S. Open 2R 3R 3R QF QF SF F 2R 1R 2R 3R A A A A A 0 / 11 24–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 34 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 2–2 13–3 6–2 10–4 8–4 4–2 7–3 4–3 0–3 1–2 5–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 61–33
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R A 2R A A 1R A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Miami A A 1R SF 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 5–2
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada W 1R A A 2R A A A A A 1 / 3 6–2
Cincinnati A 1R A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Paris 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 15 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 7–3 0–2 0–2 5–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 N/A 14–13
Year End Ranking 76 5 26 9 21 18 29 217 247 72 97 514 - - 1384 1357 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Personal[edit]

Paul's son Nicholas attended his father's alma mater. His daughter, Olivia, attends the University of California, Los Angeles.

Annacone resides in Woodland Hills with his wife, Elisabeth Annacone, and son Emmett in Los Angeles, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.easthamptonstar.com/Sports/2013403/25-Years-Ago-Bonac-Sports-040413
  2. ^ "Award Recipients". ptrtennis.org. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA: Professional Tennis Registry. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  3. ^ "More Info on Pete Sampras". espn.go.com. Bristol, Connecticut, USA: ESPN. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ Hodges, Vicki (November 6, 2007). "Coach Paul Annacone signs new LTA deal". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ Whyte, Derrick (April 3, 2008). "Annacone replaces Lundgren as Davis Cup coach". The Independent (London). 
  6. ^ Paul Annacone to stand down from LTA role
  7. ^ Annacone, Paul (2006). Tactical Tennis DVD Set. Human Kinetics. pp. 200 minutes. ISBN 978-0-7360-6480-4. 
  8. ^ "Stephens hires Federer's ex-coach on tril basis". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/14824/title/sloane-stephens
  10. ^ http://www.protenniscoach.com/coaches/paul_annacone

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