Darren Cahill

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Darren Cahill (born 2 October 1965 in Adelaide, Australia) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and at ProTennisCoach.com.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Cahill turned professional in 1984. He won his first tour doubles title in 1985 at the Melbourne Outdoor tournament, and his first top-level singles title in 1987 at New Haven.

Cahill's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1988 US Open, where he knocked out Boris Becker in the second round on the way to reaching the semifinals, where he lost to eventual champion Mats Wilander.

In 1989, Cahill finished runner-up in men's doubles at the Australian Open partnering fellow Aussie Mark Kratzmann. Also with Kratzmann, Cahill won the ATP Championships in Cincinnati.

Cahill was a member of the Australian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup in 1990. The team lost 3–2 to the United States in the final. Cahill compiled a 6–4 career Davis Cup record (4–0 in doubles and 2–4 in singles).

Cahill won his last tour singles title in 1991 at San Francisco. His last doubles title came in 1994 in Sydney.

In 1989, Cahill's reached his career peak doubles ranking of World No. 10 and reached his peak singles ranking of No. 22 in 1989.[1] After chronic knee injuries and ten operations, he retired from the professional tour in 1994.[2]

Coach[edit]

Since retiring from the tour, Cahill has been a successful tennis coach and guided Lleyton Hewitt to become the youngest player ever ranked world no. 1.[3] After Hewitt, Cahill coached Andre Agassi, who under Cahill became the oldest player ever to be ranked world no. 1 in May 2003. Cahill joined the Adidas Player Development Program after Agassi retired in 2006 and has worked with high-profile players, including Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep. He is also an Adidas talent scout and works with promising junior players worldwide.[4]

In addition to coaching individual players, Cahill was the Australian Davis Cup coach from 2007 until February 2009. With Roger Rasheed, Brad Gilbert, and Paul Annacone, Cahill is a coach at ProTennisCoach.com, an open-access, professional coaching website.[5]

Media[edit]

Since 2007, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the global sports network ESPN at the four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. He also works for the Australian television network Channel 7 at the Hopman Cup and Australian Open.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Darren is the son of Australian rules football player and coach John Cahill. His nickname is Killer.[7]

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder[8] and is now a member of the Adidas Player Development Programme.[9]

Career finals[edit]

Singles 4 (3-1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP World Series since 1990 (1–1)
ATP International Series since 1990 (0-0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. New Haven, Connecticut Hard United States Dan Cassidy 6-0, 6-3
Winner 2. Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 1. Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Newport, Rhode Island Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich 6–7, 6-1, 1-6
Winner 3. Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. San Francisco, California Carpet United States Brad Gilbert 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles: 20 (13-7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (1-1)
ATP World Series since 1990 (3-3)
ATP International Series since 1990 (0-0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8-4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (5-1)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 December 1985 Melbourne, Australia Grass Australia Peter Carter United States Brett Dickinson
Argentina Roberto Saad
7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 9 Jun 1986 Queen's Club, London, England Grass Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Kevin Curren
France Guy Forget
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 2. 13 September 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay Australia Mark Woodforde Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 12 October 1987 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) Australia Mark Kratzmann Germany Boris Becker
United States Robert Seguso
6-3, 6-2
Winner 3. 28 December 1987 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Winner 4. 4 January 1988 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Grass Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Joey Rive
United States Bud Schultz
7-6, 6-4
Winner 5. 25 April 1988 Hamburg, Germany Grass Australia Laurie Warder United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-4, 6-4
Winner 6. 10 October 1988 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) Australia John Fitzgerald United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6-3, 6-2
Winner 7. 9 January 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Wally Masur South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 16 January 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
4-6, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 12 June 1989 Queen's Club, London, England Grass Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Tim Pawsat
Australia Laurie Warder
7-6, 6-3
Winner 9. 2 October 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Simon Youl
6-4, 5-7, 6-0
Runner-up 4. 9 October 1989 Sydney Indoor, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Scott Warner
United States David Pate
3-6, 7-6, 5-7
Winner 10. 26 February 1990 Memphis, Tennessee Hard (i) Australia Mark Kratzmann Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
7-5, 6-2
Winner 11. 9 September 1990 Newport, Rhode Island Grass Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Todd Nelson
United States Bryan Shelton
7-6, 6-2
Winner 12. 6 October 1990 Cincinnati, Ohio Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 29 October 1990 Paris, France Carpet Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
7-5, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 7 January 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6–3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 13. 10 January 1994 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Sandon Stolle Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Laurie Warder
6–1, 7-6
Runner-up 7. 31 January 1994 Dubai, United Arab Republic Hard Australia John Fitzgerald Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7-6, 4-6, 2-6

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