Michael Kures

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Michael Kures
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Willow Springs, Illinois
Born (1964-07-25) July 25, 1964 (age 51)
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $59,332
Career record 10-23
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 107 (July 11, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1987)
US Open 2R (1984)
Career record 5-9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 211 (September 17, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)

Michael Kures (born July 25, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1] He was born in Czechoslovakia, but moved to the United States aged four.[2]


Kures, with partner Jonathan Canter, won the boy's doubles title at the 1982 US Open. The pair had been runner-up at the French Open earlier that year.[3]

He played collegiate tennis for the University of California, Los Angeles in the early 1980s.[2] In 1984 he was an All-American and a member of the NCAA championship winning team.[4] In 1985 he earned All-American honours again and made the Division I singles final, which he lost to Mikael Pernfors.[2]

On the Grand Prix tennis circuit, Kures had his best result at the Boston Pro Championships in 1988, beating Roberto Argüello, John Ross and world number nine Brad Gilbert, before losing to Bruno Orešar in the quarter-finals.[2] He was a doubles semi-finalist at the 1987 Seoul Open, partnering Paul Chamberlin.[2]

Kures competed at the US Open four times and made the second round in 1984, defeating Hans Simonsson.[2] He was beaten by Mats Wilander in the second round.[2] His other appearances were in 1987 and 1988, as a singles player, and 1989, in the men's doubles draw. He also competed at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships and 1989 Australian Open.[2]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 United States Winnetka, United States Hard United States Dan Goldie Chile Ricardo Acuña
Chile Belus Prajoux
3–6, 6–4, 7–5