Tim Mayotte

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Tim Mayotte
Country  United States
Residence New York, New York
Born (1960-08-03) August 3, 1960 (age 54)
Springfield, MA, USA
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1981
Retired 1992
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,663,672
Singles
Career record 340–203
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 7 (October 31, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1983)
French Open 2R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon SF (1982)
US Open QF (1989)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals QF (1985)
WCT Finals F (1985)
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver Medal (1988)
Doubles
Career record 38–57
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 66 (January 3, 1983)
Last updated on: April 26, 2012.
Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis at the Summer Olympics
Silver 1988 Seoul Singles

Timothy "Gentleman Tim" Mayotte (born August 3, 1960, in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Professional career[edit]

A tall serve-and-volleyer, Mayotte learned to play the game on the public courts of Forest Park in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. He played tennis for Stanford University in the early-1980s and won the NCAA singles title in 1981.

Mayotte won his first top-level professional singles title in 1985 at the inaugural Lipton International Players Championships (now known as the Miami Masters). Other career highlights included winning the Queen's Club Championships in London in 1986, capturing the Paris Indoor title in 1987, and winning the men's singles Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments came in reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1982 and the Australian Open in 1983. He also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 1989.

During his career, Mayotte won 12 singles titles and 1 doubles title. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7. His career prize-money earnings totalled $2,663,672. His final career singles title was won in 1989 at Washington DC. Mayotte retired from the professional tour in 1992.

Mayotte was hired by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to serve as a national coach in July 2009.

Mayotte's older brother Chris also played on the international tennis tour a few seasons.

Their older brother John was the number one junior player in New England and latter one of the top players in the New England Tennis Stars (NETS), a tour started by Ted Hoehn in the late 70s and 80s. John started the Mayotte Family string of successes at the very same forest Park mentioned above.

He then went to work as a tennis agent working for Donald Dell's ProServ. There he managed top ten and All American players on the ATP and WTA Tours. His clients included Amanda Coetzer and Greg Rusedski, who became semi-finalist and finalists at the French Open and U.S. Open consecutively.

Coach with USTA Player Development Program[edit]

After working as a coach for USTA Player Development under General Manager Patrick McEnroe, Mayotte spoke publicly about his experiences:

“One big issue and an expression of the pervading arrogance is that the bosses there at the USTA PD have no willingness or ability to deeply discuss ideas and methods. They want to produce great, strong independent players who can be flexible and adjust and yet they (the bosses) do not display any of these qualities. We have cultural dissonance of the highest and most destructive order going on there. Jose, and to a tragic level, Patrick feel somehow by virtue of their celebrity that their “magic” will rub off on people they control. What they are too lost to see is the word “development” in PD. As you know so well, building healthy individuals means walking thru the trenches with them and helping them analyze the moral, mental, and emotional choices they (and the parents) have to make and develop a healthy strong person in the process. Hard to do when you are dictating from a broadcast booth and a board room.”[1]

Career finals[edit]

Singles 33 (12-11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
Grand Prix (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Grass (1)
Clay (0)
Carpet (6)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. October 5, 1981 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. March 22, 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 0–6, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. June 21, 1982 Bristol, England Grass Australia John Alexander 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. July 16, 1984 Newport, U.S. Grass India Vijay Amritraj 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. February 18, 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. April 15, 1985 Dallas, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–7(4–7), 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. February 3, 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl w/o
Winner 2. June 16, 1986 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 2–1, ret.
Winner 3. February 9, 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. April 6, 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States David Pate 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. October 19, 1987 Toulouse, France Hard (i) West Germany Ricki Osterthun 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 6. November 9, 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet United States Brad Gilbert 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 7. November 16, 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Ecuador Andrés Gómez 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 8. February 29, 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Australia John Fitzgerald 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. July 25, 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Johan Kriek 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. September 26, 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea Hard Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–3, 2–6, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. October 10, 1988 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) United States Marty Davis 6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. October 24, 1988 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Mexico Leonardo Lavalle 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. February 29, 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet West Germany Boris Becker 6–7(4–7), 1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. July 31, 1989 Washington D.C., U.S. Hard United States Brad Gilbert 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. February 12, 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. February 19, 1990 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 11. November 12, 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet Soviet Union Andrei Cherkasov 2–6, 1–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R QF 3R SF 2R 4R NH A A A 1R A A 0 / 6
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 5
Wimbledon A A A QF SF QF 4R 4R QF 3R QF QF 1R 4R A 0 / 11
U.S. Open A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R 4R 1R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R A 0 / 13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 35
Year End Ranking 436 420 171 ? 30 16 44 12 15 9 10 13 37 115 1097 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, Doug. "The Battle Rages On Between Wayne Bryan & Patrick McEnroe". Coastal Breeze News. Retrieved 2014.