Nick Brown (tennis)

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Nick Brown
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
ResidenceHanwell, London, England
Born (1961-09-03) 3 September 1961 (age 57)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Career record10–16 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 145 (25 September 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
Wimbledon3R (1991)
Career record38–44 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 42 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open2R (1990, 1991)
Wimbledon3R (1990)
US Open2R (1991)

Nick Brown (born 3 September 1961) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom.

Brown won the British Under-21 championship in 1980 and the national senior singles championship three years later in 1983. After playing on the ATP tour in the early 1980s, but tiring of his financial situation, he left the tour in 1984 to devote his time to coaching in Belgium and France and then young British players at David Lloyd's club in London, including Tim Henman.[1] Five years later, Brown came out of retirement to play in the Davis Cup.[2]

Brown caused a sensation at Wimbledon in 1991 when he was granted a wild card. Ranked No. 591 in the world at the time, he faced the 10th seed and previous year's semi-finalist Goran Ivanišević in the second round and beat him in four sets, to the delight of the British crowd.[3] Brown became the first Briton to beat a seeded player at Wimbledon since John Lloyd beat Eliot Teltscher in 1985. Brown was one of only five British players to beat a player inside the top 15 in a slam since 1990 until Daniel Evans at the 2013 US Open. The other four were Jeremy Bates, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Andy Murray.[4] Brown eventually lost in the third round to France's Thierry Champion.

Brown's career-high rankings were World No. 145 in singles and No. 42 in doubles.

Since permanently retiring from competitive tennis, Brown has served as coach of Britain's Fed Cup team. In 2010, Brown was the Polish Davis Cup and Olympic tennis coach.[1]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 June 1989 Bristol Grass West Germany Eric Jelen 4–6, 6–3, 5–7

Doubles (3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 June 1990 Manchester Grass United States Kelly Jones Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 24 February 1991 Stuttgart Carpet (i) United Kingdom Jeremy Bates Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 23 June 1991 Manchester Grass United Kingdom Andrew Castle Italy Omar Camporese
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 3–6


  1. ^ a b "Top tennis coach Nick Brown to visit Jersey". BBC Sport. 14 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Tennis; Briton Scores Upset In a Roar". New York Times. 30 June 1991.
  3. ^ "Great Wimbledon shocks". Guardian. 25 June 2001.
  4. ^ "Dan Evans secures stunning US Open win over 11th seed Kei Nishikori". Guardian. 26 August 2013.

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