Mark Petchey

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Mark Petchey
Full name Mark Rodney James Petchey
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Residence Wimbledon, London, UK
Born (1970-08-01) 1 August 1970 (age 45)
Loughton, Essex, UK
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $657,776
Career record 35–73
Career titles 0
3 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 80 (8 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995)
French Open Q2 (1994, 1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open 2R (1994)
Career record 34–55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 104 (5 August 1996)

Mark Rodney James Petchey (born 1 August 1970) is a former tennis player from England, who turned professional in 1988. [1]

He works for Sky Sports, ITV and the BBC providing commentary and analysis for ATP Tour tennis.

Personal life[edit]

Petchey was educated at Forest School, a prominent public school in north-east London.

His first coach was his father, Rod. [2]

Mark married Michelle on 5 July 1996 in Warwickshire: [3] they have two daughters, Nicole and Myah.

Tennis career[edit]


Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 1R (1988)
Wimbledon: 2R (1988)
US Open: 3R (1987)

Pro tour[edit]

The right-hander won one doubles title (Nottingham in 1996) in his career. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 80 in August 1994, winning 3 Challenger events. His best performance in a Grand Slam came in the 1997 Wimbledon Championships. He defeated Ján Krošlák and Tommy Haas before losing to Boris Becker in the third round.

As a coach[edit]

He coached Silvija Talaja to the world's Top 20 and Tina Pisnik to the Top 30.

He was also coach to Andy Murray[4] whom he coached to the Top 50.

Doubles Titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 24 June 1996 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Danny Sapsford United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
6–7, 7–6, 6–4


  1. ^ "Mark Petchey". ATP World Tour. 
  2. ^ Petchey, Mark. "My first coach". Tennis Space. 
  3. ^ Henman, Tim (7 July 1996). "Four famous wins and a wedding". London: Independent. 
  4. ^ "Murray splits from coach Petchey". BBC News. 14 April 2006. 

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