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|Residence||West Windsor Township, New Jersey|
13 June 1962 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Prize money||$ 1,081,667|
|Career record||72–113 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and Grand Slam|
|Highest ranking||No. 48 (7 April 1986)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1988)|
|French Open||2R (1989|
|Wimbledon||2R (1984), (1988), (1991)|
|US Open||2R (1988), (1989)|
|Career record||250–208 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and Grand Slam|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (8 July 1991)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1990)|
|French Open||SF (1991)|
|US Open||3R (1990, 1992)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (1988)|
Glenn Michibata (born 13 June 1962) is a former professional tennis player and former head coach of the Princeton University Tigers tennis team. Currently, Michibata is Director of Elite and Tournament Training for the Princeton Tennis Program.
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Coaching career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Professional career – singles
An ATP touring professional from 1983 to 1993, the right-handed Michibata earned a career-high singles ranking of World No. 48 in April 1986. His best results were semi-finals appearances at the 1985 outdoor Tokyo, 1989 Wellington, and 1989 Schenectady Grand Prix events.
Michibata reached the 2nd round in all four Grand Slam tournaments, but never further. His first Grand Slam appearance was at the 1983 US Open, when he lost in the 2nd Round to Pat Cash. His last was also at the US Open in 1991, when he lost in the 1st Round to Nuno Marques. Michibata only played all four Grand Slams in the same year in 1989, reaching the 2nd Round at the French Open and US Open and losing in the 1st Round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Professional career – doubles
Michibata had more success as a doubles player. Much of that success came with fellow Canadian Grant Connell, including four titles. In 1990, Michibata and Connell were finalists at the Australian Open. Michibata's highest doubles ranking was #5 on 8 July 1991 after he and Connell reached the semi-finals of both the French Open and Wimbledon. Coincidentally, they lost both of those semi-finals to John Fitzgerald and Anders Järryd.
Davis Cup and Olympics
Michiata competed 14 Canadian Davis Cup teams between 1982 and 1992. He went 4 and 10 in singles and 7 and 8 in doubles. The Connell-Michibata pair won a crucial match in a 1990 tie against the Dutchmen Paul Haarhuis and Mark Koevermans 7–6(5), 7–6(5), 6–2, as Canada defeated the Netherlands 3–2 in the qualifying round for the 1991 World Group. Unfortunately the Canadian team as well as the Connell-Michibata pairing lost in the first round of the World Group in 1991 as well as the following year, two of the only three times Canada has competed in the World Group since its inception in 1981.
After retiring as a player, Michibata became the Director of Tennis at Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort in Whistler, British Columbia. Also, Michibata coached the doubles team of fellow Canadian Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles for two years (1995–1997).
In 1997, Michibata became an assistant tennis coach at the University of Southern California staying there until 2000, when he moved to Princeton University to become the head coach of its tennis program. He remained at Princeton for 12 years during which time he had a 145–121 record, including winning records in seven Ivy League seasons, and three Ivy League Players of the Year.
Michibata has remained in the Princeton area, as he is currently Director of Elite and Tournament Training for the Princeton Tennis Program, where he coaches many top national ranked players.
Michibata is married and has a son and a daughter. In 1999, he was inducted into both the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. and the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. Michibata and Grant Connell were inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame in 2010.
Singles Grand Slam performance timeline
|Tournament||1983||1984||1985||1986||1987||1988||1989||1990||1991||Career SR||Career Win-Loss|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||1–3|
|French Open||A||1R||A||1R||1R||A||2R||A||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||A||1R||A||2R||1R||A||2R||0 / 5||3–5|
|U.S. Open||2R||1R||A||1R||A||A||2R||A||1R||0 / 5||2–5|
|Grand Slam SR||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 4||0 / 0||0 / 2||0 / 17||align="center"|
Doubles titles (4)
Doubles finals results
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||6 August 1984||Livingston, United States||Hard||Paul Annacone|| Scott Davis
|Runner-up||2.||25 February 1985||Toronto Indoor, Canada||Carpet||Glenn Layendecker|| Peter Fleming
|Runner-up||3.||4 January 1988||Wellington, New Zealand||Hard||Broderick Dyke|| Dan Goldie
|Winner||1.||22 August 1988||Livingston, United States||Hard||Grant Connell|| Marc Flur
Sammy Giammalva Jr.
|2–6, 6–4, 7–5|
|Runner-up||4.||10 October 1988||Brisbane, Australia||Hard (i)||Grant Connell|| Eric Jelen
|Runner-up||5.||9 January 1989||Wellington, New Zealand||Hard||Rill Baxter|| Peter Doohan
|6–3, 2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||29 January 1990||Australian Open, Melbourne||Hard||Grant Connell|| Pieter Aldrich
|4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||26 February 1990||Philadelphia, United States||Carpet||Grant Connell|| Rick Leach
|6–3, 4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2.||23 April 1990||Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Grant Connell|| Jason Stoltenberg
|Winner||3.||23 July 1990||Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||Grant Connell|| Jorge Lozano
|6–3, 6–7, 6–2|
|Runner-up||8.||20 August 1990||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Grant Connell|| Scott Davis
|Runner-up||9.||14 January 1991||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Grant Connell|| Sergio Casal
|6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||10.||4 March 1991||Chicago, United States||Carpet||Grant Connell|| Scott Davis
|4–6, 7–5, 6–7|
|Runner-up||11.||8 April 1991||Hong Kong||Hard||Robert Van't Hof|| Patrick Galbraith
|Winner||4.||29 April 1991||Singapore||Hard||Grant Connell|| Stefan Kruger
Christo van Rensburg
|6–4, 5–7, 7–6|
|Runner-up||12.||17 June 1991||London/Queen's Club, England||Grass||Grant Connell|| Todd Woodbridge
|Runner-up||13.||29 July 1991||Montreal, Canada||Hard||Grant Connell|| Patrick Galbraith
|4–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Runner-up||14.||5 August 1991||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Brad Pearce|| Javier Frana
|5–7, 6–2, 4–6|
|Runner-up||15.||12 August 1991||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Grant Connell|| Ken Flach
|7–6, 4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||16.||30 September 1991||Brisbane, Australia||Hard||John Fitzgerald|| Todd Woodbridge
|Runner-up||17.||13 January 1992||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Grant Connell|| Wayne Ferreira
|Runner-up||18.||6 April 1992||Singapore||Hard||Grant Connell|| Todd Woodbridge
|7–6, 2–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||19.||24 August 1992||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Grant Connell|| Jim Grabb
|Runner-up||20.||5 April 1993||Osaka, Japan||Hard||David Pate|| Mark Keil
Christo van Rensburg
|Runner-up||21.||12 April 1993||Tokyo Outdoor, Japan||Hard||David Pate|| Ken Flach
|6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||22.||21 June 1993||Manchester, England||Grass||Stefan Kruger|| Ken Flach
|Runner-up||23.||2 August 1993||Montreal, Canada||Hard||David Pate|| Jim Courier
Doubles performance timeline
|Tournament||1984||1985||1986||1987||1988||1989||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||Career SR||Career Win-Loss|
|Australian Open||A||A||NH||2R||QF||QF||F||3R||3R||2R||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||17–7|
|French Open||A||A||3R||1R||A||1R||3R||SF||2R||3R||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||11–7|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||1R||2R||3R||1R||QF||SF||2R||2R||A||A||A||A||0 / 10||13–10|
|U.S. Open||A||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||3R||2R||3R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 8||6–8|
|Grand Slam SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 32||N/A|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||These Tournaments Were Not
Masters Series Events
|2R||2R||QF||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||3–4|
|Miami||3R||2R||3R||1R||A||A||1R||A||0 / 5||2–5|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canada||SF||F||1R||F||A||A||2R||A||0 / 5||10–5|
|Cincinnati||2R||F||2R||QF||A||A||1R||A||0 / 5||6–5|
|Madrid (Stuttgart)||SF||2R||SF||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||5–4|
|Paris||2R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|Masters Series SR||N/A||0 / 6||0 / 6||0 / 6||0 / 6||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 27||N/A|
|Year End Ranking||186||100||87||119||36||56||10||8||27||42||-||-||280||1313||N/A|
- Glenn Michibata, Princeton Tigers. Accessed October 26, 2015. "Michibata and his wife Angie live in West Windsor with their daughter Cori and son Matthew."
- humans.txt. "Staff – Princeton Tennis Program". www.ptp.org.
- "CSTV.com: #1 in College Sports".
- "Glenn Michibata – Overview – ATP World Tour – Tennis".
- "College Tennis Online: NCAA results, ITA collegiate tennis rankings, and college tennis news".
- "Glenn Michibata Resigns As Head Coach Of Princeton Men's Tennis".
- "Tennis Canada". Tennis Canada.