Tom Gullikson

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Tom Gullikson
Country  United States
Born (1951-09-08) September 8, 1951 (age 62)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Turned pro 1976
Retired 1987
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $889,492
Singles
Career record 218–225
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 34 (April 30, 1984)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1983, 1984)
French Open 3R (1977)
Wimbledon 3R (1978, 1979, 1984, 1985)
US Open QF (1982)
Doubles
Career record 293–224
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 4 (September 12, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1983)
French Open 3R (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
Wimbledon F (1983)
US Open SF (1982)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1984)

Tom Gullikson (born September 8, 1951, in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from the United States.

Career[edit]

During his career as a player, Tom won 16 top-level doubles titles – ten of them partnering with his now-deceased identical twin brother, Tim Gullikson. The brothers were runners-up in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1983. Tom also won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1984, with his teammate Manuela Maleeva.

Tom won one top-level singles title (at Newport in 1985). His career-high rankings were World No. 34 in singles and World No. 4 in doubles (in 1984 and 1983 respectively). He retired from the professional tour in 1987.

After retiring as a player, Tom became one of the original members of the United States Tennis Association Player Development Program, coaching players such as Todd Martin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick. He served as Director of Coaching for the program from 1997 to 2001.

Tom was the United States Davis Cup Captain from 1994 to 1999. He captained the teams that won the Davis Cup in 1995 and were runners-up in 1997.

In 1996, Tom was coach of the US men's Olympic tennis team, and guided Andre Agassi to winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.

Gullikson resides or has resided in Palm Coast, Florida, according to his ATP.com profile page.

Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1984 US Open Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Australia Elizabeth Sayers
Australia John Fitzgerald[2]
2–6, 7–5, 6–4

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