Michael Mmoh

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Michael Mmoh
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Mmoh at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBradenton, United States
Born (1998-01-10) 10 January 1998 (age 20)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlexander Waske
Prize money$314,040
Career record2–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 96 (1 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 96 (1 October 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French OpenQ1 (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open1R (2016, 2018)
Career record1–2
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 552 (October 13, 2014)
Current rankingNo. 1055 (February 20, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: July 24, 2017.

Michael Mmoh (/m/ MOH;[2] born January 10, 1998) is an American tennis player and reigning USTA junior national champion. He has won 2 ATP Challenger titles and 4 ITF Futures tournaments, including his first at the age of 16.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Saudi Arabia, Mmoh has both Irish and Nigerian ancestry. Michael's father Tony Mmoh was also a professional tennis player who represented Nigeria and reached a career-high ranking of 105. His mother was born in Ireland and is also an Australian citizen. Mmoh's parents named him after basketball superstar Michael Jordan.

Mmoh began playing tennis at age 3. He trains at the IMG Academy in Florida.[3]

Junior career[edit]

Mmoh peaked in the Boy's Junior rankings at No. 2 after reaching the semifinals at the 2015 Junior French Open. He won the 2016 USTA 18s Boys' National Championship to earn a wild card into the main draw of the US Open.

Professional career[edit]

Mmoh has enjoyed some early success on the ITF Futures tour, winning 3 titles before turning 18. In February 2016, Mmoh qualified for his first ATP-level tournament at Memphis by defeating fellow Americans Dennis Novikov and Bjorn Fratangelo. He then lost in the first round to eventual finalist Taylor Fritz, the highest ranked American teenager at the time. Following his 4th Futures title, Mmoh was awarded a wild card into the Miami Masters, where he lost to Sascha Zverev, the top-ranked 18 year-old in the world, after dropping two tiebreaks.

In September 2016, Mmoh broke into the Top 300 for the first time by reaching the final of the ATP Challenger event at Tiburon as a qualifier. In November, he reached the Top 200 and also won the 2017 Australian Open Wild Card Challenge largely by claiming his first career Challenger title at Knoxville. He would claim another Challenger title the following summer at Lexington.

To start off the 2018 season, Mmoh recorded his first career ATP-level match wins by defeating Federico Delbonis in the first round of the Brisbane International and world No. 33 Mischa Zverev to make the quarterfinals.

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (8–3)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–1)
ITF Futures Tour (4–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 USA F29, Brownsville Futures Hard United States Dennis Novikov 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 2–0 Jul 2015 USA F22, Godfrey Futures Hard United States Jared Hiltzik 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Win 3–0 Oct 2015 USA F30, Houston Futures Hard Mexico Lucas Gómez 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Jan 2016 USA F2, Long Beach Futures Hard Germany Yannick Hanfmann 4–6, 0–6
Win 4–1 Mar 2016 USA F10, Bakersfield Futures Hard Norway Casper Ruud 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Loss 4–2 Oct 2016 Tiburon, US Challenger Hard Barbados Darian King 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Win 5–2 Nov 2016 Knoxville, US Challenger Hard (i) Canada Peter Polansky 7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Loss 5–3 Jul 2017 USA F23, Wichita Futures Hard United States Christian Harrison 6–1, 2–6, 5–7
Win 6–3 Aug 2017 Lexington, US Challenger Hard Australia John Millman 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 7–3 Sep 2018 Columbus Challenger, US Challenger Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 8–3 Sep 2018 Tiburon, US Challenger Hard Spain Marcel Granollers 6-3, 7-5

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ATP Profile
  2. ^ "Full Interview: Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh". YouTube.com. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  3. ^ "Michael Mmoh is a rising hope". New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2016.