Gary Donnelly

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Gary Donnelly
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-06-03) June 3, 1962 (age 53)
Phoenix, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro 1983
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $370,579
Singles
Career record 13–32
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 48 (October 11, 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1987)
French Open 1R (1987)
Wimbledon 1R (1987)
US Open 4R (1986)
Doubles
Career record 177–129
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 16 (November 3, 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1987)
French Open SF (1987)
Wimbledon F (1986)
US Open SF (1985)

Gary Donnelly (born June 3, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Donnelly still lives in Phoenix with his five children and wife, where he is a club pro at the Scottsdale Arizona Inn.

Donnelly played college tennis at Arizona State University.

Major Accomplishments[1][edit]

  • Career high ATP singles world ranking #42
  • Career high ATP doubles world ranking #2
  • 2 ATP singles titles
  • 18 ATP doubles titles
  • Wimbledon doubles finals
  • 2 US Open doubles semi-finals
  • US Open 4th round singles
  • French Open doubles semi-finals
  • #2 Davis Cup Doubles Team
  • World Team Tennis Champion (San Antonio Racquets)
  • Tournament of Champions finals
  • Player/Coach for US World Team Cup
  • 1998 and 2004 Wimbledon Masters Finals
  • #1 singles and doubles at Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University Team Captain
  • #1 Junior in Southwest Section Boys 16′s and 18′s
  • Adidas National Advisory Staff
  • 2011 Central Arizona Tennis Hall of Fame

What He's Up to Now[1][edit]

  • Director of Donnelly Tennis Academy
  • Successfully coached juniors for over 20 years
  • USPTA Certified
  • Still a lifelong Scottsdale, Arizona resident
  • Still competes at national and international levels
  • Coached ATP and WTA Professionals

Grand Prix and WCT doubles finals (18)[edit]

Titles (8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1984 Boston, U.S. Clay Puerto Rico Ernie Fernandez United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1984 Honolulu, U.S. Hard United States Butch Walts United States Mark Dickson
United States Mike Leach
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Mike De Palmer France Guy Forget
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1985 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mike De Palmer Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 1986 Bari, Italy Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1986 Nice, France Clay United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Czech Republic Pavel Složil
3–6, 6–4, 9–11
Runner-up 4. 1986 Florence, Italy Clay United States Mike De Palmer Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1986 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Peter Fleming Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1986 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Mike De Palmer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1986 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Mike De Palmer Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 1986 Hong Kong Hard United States Mike De Palmer Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Mike De Palmer United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1987 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay United States Peter Fleming France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 1987 Livingston, U.S. Hard United States Greg Holmes United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard South Africa Gary Muller United States Brad Pearce
United States Jim Pugh
7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1987 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard United States Peter Fleming Australia Laurie Warder
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1988 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jim Grabb United Kingdom Andrew Castle
Argentina Roberto Saad
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1989 Bristol, England Grass United States Mike De Palmer United States Paul Chamberlin
United States Tim Wilkison
6–7, 4–6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gary Donnelly". www.allabouttennis.com. Retrieved 2015-10-06.