Phillip King (tennis)

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Phillip King
Country (sports) United States
 Hong Kong
ResidenceLong Beach, California, United States
Born (1981-12-19) December 19, 1981 (age 38)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned proMay 9, 2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachEliot Teltscher
Singles
Career record1–10
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1999, 2000)
Career record0–4
Team competitions
Davis Cup10–7 [1]

Phillip King (Chinese: 金久義, born December 19, 1981 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[2] In later years he also played tennis in Hong Kong.

Personal life[edit]

King's parents David and Karen King emigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan in 1982. King is the oldest of four children. Two of his younger sisters are tennis players; the youngest one Vania King was the 2010 Wimbledon ladies doubles champion and 2010 US Open tennis doubles champion.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

King started playing tennis when he was a boy. He was coached by his father David King who was a professional tennis player in Taiwan with several national championships, being known for his powerful forehand compared to his Taiwanese peers. David King was later credited with teaching his son his winning forehand shot.[2] Phillip King won the USTA Junior National Championships in 1999 and 2000. He was two-time All-American in 2000-01 and 2001-02[3][4] while he attended Duke University, North Carolina.

On May 9, 2004 he turned professional, and was coached by Eliot Teltscher who also coached Pete Sampras. King has played in US Open,[5] ATP World Tour and other major tournaments.[6][7][8]

In later years after a break in professional tennis, King joined Hong Kong Davis Cup team 2013–15, being the captain in 2015. He was also the non-playing captain for Hong Kong team in Fed Cup 2014 and 2015.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

King was appointed head coach for Hong Kong tennis team competing in 2013 East Asian Games hosted by Tianjin, China.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup - Players". Davis Cup. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "台灣旅美之光:金氏網球家族". SINA. February 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "Phillip King - Player Bio". ATP World Tour. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "College Tennis Teams - Duke University". College Tennis Online. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "A Future King Has Ways to Go". LA Times. August 31, 1999.
  6. ^ "Philip King". ATP World Tour. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "金久義打過1年職網". Apply Daily. November 11, 2007.
  8. ^ "'Tennis isn't waiting' for former junior champ". ESPN. February 19, 2007.
  9. ^ "Phillip King turns attention to Davis Cup after Fed Cup success". SCMP. February 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "東亞運網球率先開賽". HKCNA. October 7, 2013.

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