Phillip Simmonds

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Phillip Simmonds
Country (sports) United States United States
Residence Virginia
Born (1986-05-18) May 18, 1986 (age 31)
Selden, New York
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $190,919
Career record 0–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 219 (October 2, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (2006)
Career record 1–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 200 (June 11, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2004, 2006, 2007)

Phillip Simmonds (born May 18, 1986) is a professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Junior career[edit]

Simmonds had a promising junior career, spending time as the number ranked doubles player on the ITF rankings. He was a member of the United States team that finished runners-up in the 2002 Junior Davis Cup and in the same year won the doubles at the Orange Bowl, with Scott Oudsema.[2] Simmonds and Oudsema would go on to claim the 2003 Australian Open boys' doubles title, the first American male pairing to win the competition.[3] They defeated the Romanian pairing of Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău in the final.[2] In 2003, he also reached the boys' doubles semi-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon, partnering Brian Baker.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Simmonds was given a wildcard into the 2006 US Open main draw, but couldn't get past 25th seed Richard Gasquet in the opening round.[4] He competed in the men's doubles at the US Open three times, in 2004, 2006, and 2007, but fell in the first round each time.[4]

He has won three Challenger titles in his career.[4] In 2006 he won the singles title at the León Challenger tournament and he has also won two doubles titles, at Nouméa in 2007 and Baton Rouge the following year.[4] As of the end of 2012, he has won nine ITF Futures titles, three in singles and six in doubles.[4]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2006 León, Mexico Hard Belgium Dick Norman 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2007 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard United States Alex Kuznetsov France Thierry Ascione
France Edouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2. 2008 Baton Rouge, United States Hard United States Tim Smyczek United States Ryan Harrison
United States Michael Venus
2–6, 6–1, [10–4]