Mark Hilton (tennis)

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Mark Hilton
Country (sports) United Kingdom Great Britain
Born (1981-04-20) 20 April 1981 (age 35)
Chester, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $173,449
Singles
Career record 1–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 202 (20 June 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open Q1 (2005)
Doubles
Career record 1–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 160 (8 August 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2005)

Mark Hilton (born 20 April 1981) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from England.

Career[edit]

As a junior, Hilton made the semi-finals of the boy's doubles event at the 1999 Wimbledon Championships. He and partner James Nelson lost narrowly 15-17 to Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian in the final set of their semi-final.[1]

Hilton, while ranked 479 in the world, upset Albert Costa at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, to make the second round, where he lost to Dominik Hrbatý.[2][3]He had previously lost in the opening round of Wimbledon in 2002, to Barry Cowan and in 2003, to Younes El Aynaoui.[3] In the men's doubles, he was unable to get past the Wimbledon first round in his first four attempts, but with Jonathan Marray in 2005 defeated the French pairing of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut.[3] They then lost in the second round to Ivo Karlović and Rogier Wassen.[3]

He won three ATP Challenger doubles titles in 2005, with Marray.[3]

Hilton coached Liam Broady in 2015,[4] and now works with Dan Evans.[5]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2005 Wrexham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Jonathan Marray Finland Tuomas Ketola
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
6-3, 6-2
2. 2005 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Jonathan Marray India Mustafa Ghouse
India Harsh Mankad
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. 2005 Manchester, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Jonathan Marray United Kingdom James Auckland
United Kingdom Daniel Kiernan
6-3, 6-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  2. ^ "Hilton stuns Costa". BBC Sport. 24 September 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mark Hilton - ATP Profile". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Liam Broady hopes Wimbledon win will get him off friends’ floors". Guardian. 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dan Evans: Leon Smith challenges British number four". BBC Sport. 16 June 2016. 

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