Ken Skupski

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Ken Skupski
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Ken Skupski playing at Wimbledon 2017
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
England England
ResidenceLiverpool, England, U.K.
Born (1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 35)
Liverpool, England, U.K.
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeLSU
Prize money$ 735,793
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 527 (23 June 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record99–112 (ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 44 (12 July 2010)
Current rankingNo. 53 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010, 2019)
French Open2R (2010, 2018)
WimbledonQF (2017)
US Open3R (2012)
Mixed doubles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (2017)
Team competitions
Davis CupEurope/Africa Zone Group II
1R (2010)
Last updated on: 28 January 2019.

Ken Skupski Jr. (born 9 April 1983) is a British tennis player, best known as a doubles player, who has regularly partnered with his younger brother Neal Skupski since 2013.

His breakthrough year was 2009, when he won his first two ATP tournaments and broke into the world's top 50 doubles players.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Skupski and Ross Hutchins won the Doubles Silver Medal. In the Mixed Doubles, Skupski and Sarah Borwell beat Ross Hutchins and Anna Smith to win the Bronze Medal.

His best result at a grand slam came at Wimbledon 2017, reaching the quarter-finals of both the men's doubles and mixed doubles.

Early and personal life[edit]

Ken Skupski was born in Liverpool. His father, Ken Sr. of Macedonian descent, is a police officer, his mother’s name is Mary.

Skupski is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club and is a keen golfer who plays as often as he can and has a handicap of six.[1]

University Tennis career[edit]

Skupski used to attend Louisiana State University, graduating in May 2007. NCAA Doubles finalist 2005 and Two-time Southeastern Conference Coaches Indoor Champion (only player in the history of the Southeastern Conference to win back-to-back titles). Fourth biggest winning player in the school’s history with 107 wins. Six-time All-American (two Singles, one Doubles and three Academic).[1]

Senior career[edit]

2004[edit]

Eight years after he was crowned Wimbledon champion, Richard Krajicek took on Skupski in an exhibition match in Liverpool which was ‘exhibition’ in name only. Skupski tied a closely contested clash one set all, then won a Super TieBreak 10-7.[2] [3]

2008[edit]

Skupski was looking for a fellow British doubles partner who was capable of going to the top of the game. Colin Fleming had turned pro in September and Skupski thought Fleming's game style suited his. Skupski took a bit of a hit because his ranking 250 was much higher than Fleming's at around 900, and so they came to play some low-level Futures and went on a great run.[4] The pair came to be known as 'Flemski'.[5]

Fleming/Skupski won three Futures in Glasgow, London, Sunderland[6] [7] [8] and the Caversham International Challenger in Jersey. [9]

Ken Skupski finished the year there because he'd had a long year, but Fleming continued by partnering Jonny Marray in the Czech Republic and winning two Futures in Frydland Nad Ostravici,[10] and Opava[11]

2009[edit]

In June 2009, Skupski and Colin Fleming beat the world no. 1 ranked doubles pair, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, at the Queen's Club grass court tournament. However he was out in the first round at Wimbledon for the second year in a row in five sets having led by two sets to love, again he partnered Fleming. He did however make into the second round of the mixed doubles losing in straight sets.

In September, the Davis Cup Captain John Lloyd announced that Skupski was part of the Great Britain Davis Cup squad for the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 relegation play-off against Poland, Skupsi was acting as cover for any injuries and helping the team prepare for Poland's world top-10 ranked doubles team, but didn't play.[12] Great Britain lost 3-2, and were relegated to Group II of the Davis Cup.

In September 2009 he won at the Open de Moselle in France. Again partnering Fleming they won 2–6, 6–4, 10–5, against the defending champion, Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra. Two months later they won their second title at the St Petersburg Open, defeating another French team of Jérémy Chardy and Richard Gasquet in the final in three sets 2–6, 7–5, 10–4.

2010[edit]

In January 2010, Skupski competed at his first Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon at the Australian Open. Again partnering Fleming they made it into the second before losing in three sets to Michael Kohlmann and Jarkko Nieminen 6–3, 4–6, 3–6. At the French Open he repeated his feat at the Australian open by losing in at the second in three sets to fourth seeds Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), again he partnered Fleming.

In June, Skupski reached the final of Eastbourne Open but lost in the final to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in three sets partnering Colin Fleming. Following his successful run at the Eastbourne Open he finally got a win at Wimbledon in the first round, but again lost in the second to the much more experienced and second seeds the Bryan brothers in straight sets, he was partnering Fleming. For the first time in his career he competed at all four Grand Slams in the same year, but at the US Open, Skupski and Fleming lost in the first round in straight sets.

The new Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith selected Skupski to take part in Great Britain's vital Davis Cup tie vs Turkey, at Eastbourne, in July alongside Colin Fleming, James Ward, Jamie Baker, and Alex Ward. Defeat would have meant Great Britain's relegation to Europe Zone Group III, the lowest tier of the competition. Skupski and Colin Fleming secured the 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win that gave Britain an unassailable 3-0 lead, ending a run of five straight defeats, giving Great Britain a first Davis Cup win in three years.[13][14]

In October, at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, England's Skupski and Ross Hutchins won the Doubles Silver Medal, by losing to Australians Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak in the final.[15] A few days later, Skupski and Ross Hutchins were opponents in the Mixed Doubles, Skupski and Sarah Borwell beating Ross Hutchins and Anna Smith to win the Bronze Medal. Skupski and Borwell who had never played together ahead of the Indian event were brought together by their shared coach, Louis Cayer. [16]

Following the Commonwealth Games, Skupski and Colin Fleming decided to end their partnership after a poor run of results.[5] Their final tournament was St. Petersburg where they were beaten in the first round.

2011[edit]

In January at the Australian Open Skupski this time partnering Travis Parrott lost in the first round in straight sets. In February, Skupski partnered Robin Haase at the Marseille Open. They reached the final and won the title defeating Julien Benneteau and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]. This was his first title in a year and a half. At the French Open, Skupski again lost in the first round in straight sets to his old partner Fleming 4–6, 4–6, this time he was partnering Igor Zelenay. At Wimbledon again he lost in the first round in straight sets, he was partnering Robin Haase, In Mixed Doubles, he partnered Elena Baltacha where they got to the second round but lost in straight sets to fifteenth seeds Andy Ram and Meghann Shaughnessy 4–6, 4–6.

2012[edit]

At the Australian Open in January, Skupski partnered Xavier Malisse where they lost in the first round in straight sets. This was Skupski's fifth first round exit in a row without taking a single set. In mid June, Skupski for the second time got to the final of Aegon International partnering Jamie Delgado, but lost to fellow Brits Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 4–6, 3–6. This was his first final in over a year. At Wimbledon, Skupski finally broke his grand slam curse by making it into the second round for the first time in two years after winning a grilling five setter in the first round. But unfortunately for Skupski and new doubles partner Jamie Delgado they faced the heavy task of the Bryan brothers. They were unable to defeat them and they lost in straight sets 6–7(2–7), 0–6, 2–6. He also competed in the mixed doubles event partnering Melanie South. They made it into the third round but were defeated by third seeds Nenad Zimonjić and Katarina Srebotnik in three tough sets 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–9. 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]. At the US Open Skupski, with full-time partner Jamie Delgado 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]

Although initially partnering with Delgado, Skupski increasingly played during 2013 with his brother Neal. Due to Neal's lower ranking, the pair played in a number of Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning six tournaments at the Challenger level. At the Kremlin Cup they entered their first ATP level tournament, reaching the final. At Grand Slam events, Skupski competed with some of his former partners, reaching the second round once again at Wimbledon, with Xavier Malisse.

2014[edit]

The Skupski brothers ranking as a partnership was not high enough to guarantee entry at the French Open, so they split to give themselves a better chance of qualifying. Ken partnered New Zealander Michael Venus, a fellow Louisiana State University alumni, while Neal teamed up with American Bradley Klahn, though they all lost in the first round.[17]

2015[edit]

In July, Neal Skupski was busy playing World Team tennis in the US, so Skupski partnered Divij Sharan, clinching the doubles title in the Euro 42,500 men’s Challenger tennis tournament, with a 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 victory over fourth seeds Ilija Bozoljac of Serbia and Flavio Cipolla of Italy, in Recanati, Italy.[18]

In September, the Skupskis won the St. Remy Challenger title in France, only playing two matches in the event due to opening round byes and a Semi-Final walkover. There were just 23 sets and three match breakers in the entire doubles event. They were the top seeds and beat the second seeds Andrej Martin and Igor Zelenay in the final, 6-4, 6-1.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)[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 (4–7)
FInals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–3)
FInals by setting
Outdoor (0–5)
Indoor (4–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2009 Open de Moselle, France 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
2–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Nov 2009 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming France Jérémy Chardy
France Richard Gasquet
2–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Loss 2–1 Jun 2010 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass United Kingdom Colin Fleming Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 3–1 Feb 2011 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) Netherlands Robin Haase France Julien Benneteau
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]
Loss 3–2 Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass United Kingdom Jamie Delgado United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Jul 2012 Los Angeles Open, United States 250 Series Hard United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Xavier Malisse
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 3–4 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
2–6, 6–1, [12–14]
Loss 3–5 Aug 2016 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
6–7(4–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win 4–5 Feb 2018 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Japan Ben McLachlan
France Hugo Nys
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Loss 4–6 Jun 2018 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Jonny O'Mara
5–7, 4–6
Loss 4–7 Sep 2018 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
1–6, 5–7

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Great Britain F22, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) France Adrian Mannarino 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2008 Greece F2, Heraklion Futures Carpet Spain David Canudas-Fernandez 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 72 (44–28)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (29–23)
ITF Futures (15–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (35–18)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (3–7)
Carpet (1–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2004 Great Britain F3, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom Miles Kasiri
6–2, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Aug 2004 Great Britain F4, Hampstead Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield United Kingdom Richard Barker
United Kingdom William Barker
3–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 Sep 2007 Great Britain F16, Foxhills Futures Hard United Kingdom Robert Searle Japan Yaoki Ishii
Japan Satoshi Iwabuchi
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–1 Sep 2007 Sweden F5, Falun Futures Hard (i) Germany Ralph Grambow Australia Raphael Durek
Sweden Pablo Figueroa
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–1 Oct 2007 Great Britain F20, Glasgow Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Josh Goodall Czech Republic Ladislav Chramosta
United Kingdom Dan Evans
7–6(7–5), 7–6(9–7)
Win 5–1 Nov 2007 Great Britain F21, Redbridge Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Josh Goodall Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Niels Desein
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [10–5]
Win 6–1 Jan 2008 Great Britain F1, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield Germany Ralph Grambow
United Kingdom Tom Rushby
6–1, 6–4
Loss 6–2 Jan 2008 Great Britain F2, Sheffield Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Chris Eaton Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška
India Purav Raja
6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7)
Loss 6–3 Mar 2008 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield Australia Carsten Ball
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 6–4 Mar 2008 Great Britain F4, Bath Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield United Kingdom Neil Bamford
United Kingdom Josh Goodall
1–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Win 7–4 Mar 2008 Great Britain F5, Saint Peter Futures Hard (i) Germany Ralph Grambow United Kingdom Neil Bamford
United Kingdom Josh Goodall
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Loss 7–5 Apr 2008 Great Britain F6, Exmouth Futures Hard (i) Germany Ralph Grambow Finland Harri Heliövaara
Finland Henri Kontinen
2–6, 2–6
Win 8–5 May 2008 Great Britain F7, Bournemouth Futures Clay France Ludovic Walter United Kingdom Edward Seator
United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst
7–6(7–2), 2–6, [10–6]
Loss 8–6 May 2008 Kuwait F1, Mishref Futures Hard India Rohan Gajjar Kuwait Mohammad Ghareeb
Sweden Johan Ortegren
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Win 9–6 Oct 2008 Great Britain F16, Glasgow Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming Croatia Ivan Cerović
Montenegro Daniel Danilovic
6–4, 6–4
Win 10–6 Nov 2008 Great Britain F17, Campden Hill Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming Croatia Ivan Cerović
Montenegro Daniel Danilovic
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Win 11–6 Nov 2008 Great Britain F18, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming Croatia Ivan Cerović
Montenegro Daniel Danilovic
6–2, 6–1
Win 12–6 Nov 2008 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming Australia Chris Guccione
Brazil Márcio Torres
6–3, 6–2
Win 13–6 Feb 2009 Ivory Coast F2, Abidjan Futures Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming Canada Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
Austria Andreas Haider-Maurer
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 14–6 Feb 2009 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United States Travis Rettenmaier Ukraine Sergei Bubka
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–3, 6–4
Win 15–6 Mar 2009 Great Britain F4, Bath Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming South Africa Fritz Wolmarans
United States Michael Yani
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15–7 Mar 2009 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming United States Eric Butorac
United States Travis Rettenmaier
4–6, 3–6
Loss 15–8 Apr 2009 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming United States Eric Butorac
United States Scott Lipsky
1–6, 4–6
Win 16–8 May 2009 Cremona, Italy Challenger Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming Italy Daniele Bracciali
Italy Alessandro Motti
6–2, 6–1
Loss 16–9 Jun 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Colin Fleming United States Eric Butorac
United States Scott Lipsky
4–6, 4–6
Loss 16–10 Jul 2009 Pozoblanco, Spain Challenger Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming Slovakia Karol Beck
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]
Loss 16–11 Jul 2009 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Colin Fleming United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
7–6(7–1), 3–6, [9–11]
Win 17–11 Aug 2009 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming Israel Amir Hadad
Israel Harel Levy
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 18–11 Oct 2009 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming France Sébastien Grosjean
France Olivier Patience
6–1, 6–1
Win 19–11 Mar 2010 Jersey, Channel Islands (2) Challenger Hard (i) India Rohan Bopanna United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 20–11 Jun 2010 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Colin Fleming United States Eric Butorac
United States Scott Lipsky
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Loss 20–12 Nov 2010 Loughborough, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i) Australia Jordan Kerr Finland Henri Kontinen
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
2–6, 4–6
Win 21–12 Feb 2011 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
Walkover
Win 22–12 Jul 2011 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen Italy Federico Gaio
India Purav Raja
6–4, 7–5
Win 23–12 Oct 2011 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström France Kenny de Schepper
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 24–12 Feb 2012 Bergamo, Italy (2) Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Austria Martin Fischer
Austria Philipp Oswald
7–5, 7–5
Loss 24–13 Mar 2012 Bath, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Austria Martin Fischer
Austria Philipp Oswald
4–6, 4–6
Win 25–13 May 2012 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Spain Adrián Menéndez Maceiras
Italy Walter Trusendi
6–1, 6–4
Loss 25–14 Sep 2012 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) Belgium Xavier Malisse Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Win 26–14 Jan 2013 Great Britain F2, Portsmouth Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Republic of Ireland Sam Barry
Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 26–15 Feb 2013 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Sweden Johan Brunström
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 2–6, [3–10]
Win 27–15 May 2013 Italy F6, Pozzuoli Futures Clay United Kingdom Neal Skupski United Kingdom Oliver Golding
Ukraine Denys Mylokostov
6–3, 6–3
Loss 27–16 Jun 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [6–10]
Win 28–16 Jul 2013 Recanati, Italy (2) Challenger Hard United Kingdom Neal Skupski Italy Gianluigi Quinzi
Italy Adelchi Virgili
6–4, 6–3
Win 29–16 Aug 2013 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard United Kingdom Neal Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–6]
Win 30–16 Sep 2013 Pétange, Luxembourg Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Tobias Kamke
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Win 31–16 Sep 2013 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay United Kingdom Neal Skupski Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Alessandro Giannessi
6–4, 1–6, [10–7]
Loss 31–17 Jan 2014 Talheim, Germany Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Finland Henri Kontinen
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]
Win 32–17 Sep 2014 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard United Kingdom Neal Skupski Turkey Malek Jaziri
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–1, 6–4
Win 33–17 Nov 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Slovakia Norbert Gombos
Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 34–17 Jun 2015 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–3, 6–4
Loss 34–18 Jun 2015 Ilkley, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win 35–18 Jul 2015 Recanati, Italy (3) Challenger Hard India Divij Sharan Serbia Ilija Bozoljac
Italy Flavio Cipolla
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]
Win 36–18 Sep 2015 Saint-Rémy, France Challenger Hard United Kingdom Neal Skupski Slovakia Andrej Martin
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–4, 6–1
Loss 36–19 Oct 2015 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski France Tristan Lamasine
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 36–20 Oct 2015 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Loss 36–21 Nov 2015 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Germany Philipp Petzschner
5–7, 2–6
Loss 36–22 Nov 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Serbia Ilija Bozoljac
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–7(3–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Win 37–22 Feb 2016 Bergamo, Italy (3) Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Croatia Nikola Mektić
Croatia Antonio Šančić
6–3, 7–5
Win 38–22 Feb 2016 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Japan Yoshihito Nishioka
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 38–23 Jun 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 38–24 Jun 2016 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 39–24 Sep 2016 Saint-Rémy, France (2) Challenger Hard United Kingdom Neal Skupski Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–5]
Win 40–24 Nov 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia (2) Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 40–25 Feb 2017 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–2, 5–7, [5–10]
Win 41–25 May 2017 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay United Kingdom Neal Skupski Austria Julian Knowle
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 42–25 Jun 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 42–26 Nov 2017 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Netherlands Sander Arends
Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
2–6, 4–6
Win 43–26 Nov 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia (3) Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Netherlands Sander Arends
Croatia Antonio Šančić
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 44–26 Feb 2018 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Neal Skupski Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 44–27 Feb 2018 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) Croatia Antonio Šančić Monaco Romain Arneodo
Austria Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
3–6, 6–1, [4–10]
Loss 44–28 Jun 2018 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Neal Skupski United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Jonny O'Mara
6–7(11–13), 6–4, [7–10]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current through the 2019 Open Sud de France.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 7 2–7
French Open A A A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1R A 2R 0 / 6 2–6
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 0 / 11 9–11
US Open A A A 1R A 3R 1R A A A 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–4 0–3 3–3 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–2 4–3 3–4 1–1 0 / 29 16–29
National representation
Davis Cup A A A Z2 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 2–0
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 5 20 10 15 14 12 4 11 8 14 3 116
Titles 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Finals 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 11
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 11–3 15–20 7–9 16–15 7–14 5–12 2–4 7–11 6–8 20–13 4–3 100–113
Year-end ranking 453 241 54 77 90 52 77 90 100 77 87 55 47%

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