Delgado coaching Gilles Müller during a practice session at the 2015 Aegon Championships in London.
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
21 March 1977 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||11–35 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 121 (20 August 2001)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2000)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1999, 2001, 2006)|
|US Open||1R (2000)|
|Career record||31–79 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, in and Davis Cup)|
|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.|
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.
He reached the quarter-finals of the President's Cup tournament in Kazakhstan in 2000. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delgado reached the second round of the mens' doubles at Wimbledon, with partner Matthew Ebden.
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. 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.
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.”
ATP career finals
Doubles: 2 (0–2)
|Runner-up||1.||20 June 2012||Aegon International, Eastbourne, Great Britain||Grass||Ken Skupski|| Colin Fleming
|Runner-up||2.||29 July 2012||Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Ken Skupski|| Ruben Bemelmans
|6–7(5–7), 6–4, [7–10]|
Grand Slam performance timelines
- "Delgado back for Davis Cup". BBC Sport. 29 January 2002.
- "Wimbledon 2014: Britain's Jamie Delgado smashes record with 23rd consecutive All England Club appearance". Telegraph. 25 June 2014.
- "Agassi brushes Delgado aside". BBC Sport. 28 June 2001.
- "Delgado & Lee crash out at SW19". BBC Sport. 29 June 2001.
- "Delgado undone by Safin skill". BBC Sport. 15 September 2000.
- "Jamie Delgado sets new record for most consecutive men's Wimbledon appearances (but Brit has won 25 matches in 23 years)". Mail Online. 26 June 2014.
- "Jamie Delgado – Last event played". ATP World Tour. 29 September 2014.
- "Aegon Championships 2015: Jamie Delgado plots friend Andy Murray's downfall as Gilles Müller knocks out holder Grigor Dimitrov". Independent. 18 June 2015.
- "Andy Murray brings in former British player Jamie Delgado to join his coaching team". Mail Online. 29 February 2016.