Jamie Delgado

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Jamie Delgado
Jamie Delgado, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Delgado coaching Gilles Müller during a practice session at the 2015 Aegon Championships in London.
Country (sports) United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence London, England
Born (1977-03-21) 21 March 1977 (age 40)
Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2014
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $834,831
Singles
Career record 11–35 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 121 (20 August 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2000)
Wimbledon 2R (1999, 2001, 2006)
US Open 1R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 31–79 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, in and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 57 (8 October 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013)
French Open 1R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2009)
US Open 3R (2011, 2012)
Coaching career (2014–)
Last updated on: 5 June 2016.

Jamie Delgado (born 21 March 1977) is a British tennis coach and former professional player. Delgado has represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup,[1] most recently in 2006.

Delgado holds the all-time male record for playing in consecutive Wimbledon tournaments, playing for the 23rd time in 2014 at the age of 37.[2]

His best singles performance at Wimbledon was reaching the second round on three occasions,[3][4] most notably in 2001 where he played against former champion Andre Agassi on Centre Court.

He reached the quarter-finals of the President's Cup tournament in Kazakhstan in 2000.[5] In total he has won three singles Challenger Tour titles but as the years passed, he became more predominantly a doubles specialist player where he has had better success winning fifteen challenger Tour titles and making the final of two ATP Tour events both in 2012. He has coached Gilles Müller and now coaches Andy Murray alongside Ivan Lendl.

Early and personal life[edit]

Jamie Delgado was born in Birmingham but moved to Spain and was brought up in Tenerife until the age of ten when he moved back to England.

He had a promising junior career that included winning the 1989 under-12 British grass-court championships, he was the first Briton to win the 1991 under-14 Orange Bowl when he defeated Cavallaro. He also captured the 1994 Queen's Club junior tournament defeating Nicolás Lapentti. At Reed's School, he was a member of the David Lloyd Slater Squad, set up by financier Jim Slater and former pro David Lloyd. He turned professional in 1995 at the age of 18.

Senior career[edit]

1995–2009[edit]

Delgado's best performance at Wimbledon was making the third-round of the men’s doubles in 2006 and again in 2009.[6]

2010[edit]

Delgado began the 2010 season by winning the Tretorn SERIE+ GEMAX Open in Belgrade. He partnered home Favourite Ilija Bozoljac as they defeated Dustin Brown and Martin Slanar in straight sets 6–3, 6–3. He next competed at the French Open for the first time and this was also his first Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon. He partnered Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan but they lost in the first round in straight sets to the French duo Thierry Ascione and Laurent Recouderc 3–6, 5–7. Then at Wimbledon he partnered Josh Goodall to the second round where they lost in straight sets to Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 3–6, 4–6, 4–6. He won his second and final title of the season at the Guzzini Challenger partnering Croatia's Lovro Zovko. They defeated Charles-Antoine Brézac and Vincent Stouff in straight sets 7–6(8–6), 6–1.

2011[edit]

In January with now full-time partner Jonathan Marray, they won the Heilbronn Open Challenger defeating Frank Moser and David Škoch in straight sets 6–1, 6–4. They next won the BH Telecom Indoors Challenger in March, defeating Yves Allegro and Andreas Beck in straight sets 7–6(7–4), 6–2. Later that month, they won the Aegon GB Pro-Series Bath, defeating Yves Allegro and Andreas Beck in straight sets 6–3, 6–4. In May, they won their fourth title of the year at the BNP Paribas Primrose Bordeaux, defeating French duo Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in straight sets 7–5, 6–3. Then at Wimbledon they made it into the second round, where they were defeated by Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in four sets 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8), 2–6. They next competed at the US Open, where both Delgado and Marray had their best run at a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon. They were defeated by sixth seeds and eventual tournament runners-up Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in three sets 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 3–6. This raised his doubles ranking to a career-high No. 74 in the world. They won their fifth and final Challenger title of the year on home soil at the Aegon Pro-Series Loughborough, where they defeated Irish duo Sam Barry and Daniel Glancy in straight sets 6–2, 6–2.

2012[edit]

Jamie Delgado playing at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

In January Delgado competed at the Australian Open where he partnered Jonathan Marray. They lost in the first round to the sixth seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets 6–4, 6–4.

June 2012 saw Delgado's first ATP Tour Final, at the Aegon International, partnering Ken Skupski. The pair were defeated by fellow Brits and good friends Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in straight sets 4–6, 3–6.

Having picked up a good run of form he next competed at Wimbledon again partnering Ken Skupski. They lost in the second round to the second seeds and defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in straight sets 6–7(2–7), 0–6, 2–6. In the first round they beat German duo Matthias Bachinger and Tobias Kamke in four sets 6–3, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4.

A month after Wimbledon Skupski and Delgado got into their second final of the season at the Farmers Classic. They lost in three sets to Belgium duo Ruben Bemelmans and Xavier Malisse 6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–7]. However this performance and recent good performances rose his doubles ranking to a career high No.66 in the world. At the 2012 US Open Delgado now with full-time partner Ken Skupski made it to the third round before losing to Spanish sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc López in straight sets 2–6, 4–6. In the second round they defeated the defending champions Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner in straight sets.

2013[edit]

Delgado reached the second round of the mens' doubles at Wimbledon, with partner Matthew Ebden.

2014[edit]

At Wimbledon, Delgado broke the all-time male record for playing in consecutive Wimbledon tournaments, receiving a doubles wildcard with Luxembourg’s Gilles Müller and reaching the second round.[2][6] This was Delgado's 23rd Wimbledon appearance, at the age of 37, and his debut as a player-coach.

Delgado/Müller's best doubles result was reaching the semi-finals of the Tilia Slovenia Open.

Delgado continued playing with Gilles Müller until the Rakuten Japan Open on 29 September. They lost in the first round,[7] and Delgado retired to concentrate on coaching Müller.[8]

2015[edit]

Since Gilles Müller finished 2013 at No 368 in the world rankings after missing the second half of the year with injury, he climbed back into the top 50. At the age of 32 Müller was in the best form of his career, for which he gives much credit to Delgado. Müller said “He’s definitely a great coach because he knows a lot.”[8]

2016[edit]

In February, Andy Murray appointed Delgado as his assistant coach.[9]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 June 2012 Aegon International, Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 29 July 2012 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Xavier Malisse
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [7–10]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R A A A A A A 0–1
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–9
US Open A A A 1R A A A A A A 0–1
Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–11

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 0–2
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 9–19
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 3R 3R A A 4–2
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–3 1–2 1–1 13–24

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