James Sekulov

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James Sekulov
Country Australia Australia
Residence Houston, United States
Born 13 October 1976
Perth, Australia
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Turned pro Right-handed
Plays 1995
Prize money $244,696
Singles
Career record 6-16
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 123 (14 Feb 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2000)
US Open 1R (1998)

James Sekulov (born 13 October 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Career[edit]

Sekulov, who is of Macedonian descent, was a boy's doubles finalist at the 1993 US Open, partnering Ben Ellwood.[2][3] He finished that year as the world's seventh ranked junior singles player.[3]

The right-handed Australian made his senior Grand Slam debut in the 1998 US Open and lost in the opening round to Davide Sanguinetti.[3]

In 1999, Sekulov reached the semi-finals of the Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles.[3] To make the semi-finals, where he was beaten by Pete Sampras, Sekulov managed wins over Czech Martin Damm, world number 18 Thomas Enqvist and former French Open champion Michael Chang.[3]

He had a five set win over Ivan Ljubicic at the 2000 Australian Open, in what would be his last Grand Slam appearance and only win.[3] Also that year, Sekulov defeated Roger Federer, then 40 in the world, at Indianapolis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  2. ^ Jupp, James (1998). The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins. Press Syndicate Of The University Of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g ATP World Tour Profile