Neal Skupski

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Neal Skupski
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Country (sports)  Great Britain
Residence Liverpool, England
Born (1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 27)
Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $ 240,047
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 932 (8 November 2010)
Doubles
Career record 19–33
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 68 (28 August 2017)
Current ranking No. 70 (9 October 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
French Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon QF (2017)
US Open 1R (2017)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (2014)
Last updated on: 9 October 2017.

Neal Skupski (born 1 December 1989[1]) is a British professional tennis player. He is best known as a doubles player. Having played college tennis at the Louisiana State University, where he studied for a degree in sports administration, he turned professional in 2013.[2] Neal is the younger brother of Ken Skupski, who has been ranked in the top 50 of the ATP's doubles rankings.[3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Skupski was born in Liverpool and went to King David High School. He competed in handful of matches in 2010 and 2011, before taking a full year out to finish his degree. He began competing as a professional in 2013, initially playing on the Futures and Challenger tours. After playing with a number of partners, he started competing more frequently with his brother Ken from March 2013 onwards.[3] The pair reached the final of the Aegon Trophy on the Challenger Tour, before winning five Challenger titles in 2013, as of 23 September.[4][5] These wins saw Neal move into the world top 200 in July 2013. At the 2013 Kremlin Cup the Skupski Brothers entered their first ATP World Tour tournament, progressing to the final, where they lost on a tie-break.[6] Following the final, Neal moved into the top 100 for the first time, having been unranked at the start of the season. He ended 2013 ranked 86th in the world.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[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 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–0)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
2–6, 6–1, [12–14]

ATP Challenger Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 27 (17 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

Finals by surface
Hard (12–5)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (2–4)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 June 2013 Nottingham Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [6–10]
Winner 1. 20 July 2013 Recanati Challenger, Italy Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Italy Gianluigi Quinzi
Italy Adelchi Virgili
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 August 2013 Segovia Challenger, Spain Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–6]
Winner 3. 15 September 2013 Pétange Challenger, Luxembourg Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Tobias Kamke
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Winner 4. 21 September 2013 Szczecin Challenger, Poland Clay United Kingdom Ken Skupski Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Alessandro Giannessi
6–4, 1–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 2. 26 January 2014 Talheim Challenger, Germany Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Finland Henri Kontinen
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]
Winner 5. 20 September 2014 İzmir Challenger, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Tunisia Malek Jaziri
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 8 November 2014 Bratislava Challenger, Slovakia Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Slovakia Norbert Gombos
Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 7. 12 June 2015 Surbiton Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 20 June 2015 Ilkley Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Winner 8. 11 September 2015 St. Rémy Challenger, France Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Slovakia Andrej Martin
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 4 October 2015 Orléans Challenger, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski France Tristan Lamasine
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 25 October 2015 Brest Challenger, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 6. 8 November 2015 Eckental Challenger, Germany Carpet (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Germany Philipp Petzschner
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 15 November 2015 Bratislava Challenger, Slovakia Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Serbia Ilija Bozoljac
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–7(3–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 9. 13 February 2016 Bergamo Challenger, Italy Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Croatia Nikola Mektić
Croatia Antonio Šančić
6–3, 7–5
Winner 10. 28 February 2016 Cherbourg Challenger, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Japan Yoshihito Nishioka
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner-up 8. 5 June 2016 Manchester Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 12 June 2016 Surbiton Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 11. 11 September 2016 St. Rémy Challenger, France (2) Hard United Kingdom Ken Skupski Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–5]
Winner 12. 12 November 2016 Bratislava Challenger, Slovakia (2) Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 5 February 2017 Quimper Challenger, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–2, 5–7, [5–10]
Winner 13. 7 May 2017 Savannah Challenger, United States Clay Canada Peter Polansky United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United States Mitchell Krueger
4–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Winner 14. 27 May 2017 Mestre Challenger, Italy Clay United Kingdom Ken Skupski Austria Julian Knowle
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Winner 15. 17 June 2017 Nottingham Challenger, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Ken Skupski Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 16. 13 August 2017 Aptos Challenger, United States Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Jordan Thompson
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Winner 17. 20 August 2017 Vancouver Challenger, Canada Hard United States James Cerretani Philippines Treat Huey
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
7–6(8–6), 6–2

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current till 2017 Moselle Open

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
French Open A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 2R QF 0 / 4 4–4
US Open A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 0 / 7 4–7
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 3–1 5–12 2–4 4–9 5–7 19–33
Year-end ranking 87 90 103 81 37%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neal Skupski Profile". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Skupski (junior) prepping for the pros". Ken Skupski Tennis. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Prentice, David. "Skupski brothers hope to gatecrash tennis Grand Slams". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tennis: Skupski brothers win title". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "British Tennis - weekend results round-up, 8th August 2013". LTA. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Skupskis edged out in final fling". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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