|Country (sports)||United States|
September 8, 1951 |
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Plays||Left-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 34 (April 30, 1984)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1983, 1984)|
|French Open||3R (1977)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1978, 1979, 1984, 1985)|
|US Open||QF (1982)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (September 12, 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1983)|
|French Open||3R (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)|
|US Open||SF (1982)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1984)|
During his career as a player, Tom won 16 top-level doubles titles, ten of them partnering with his now-deceased identical twin brother, Tim Gullikson. The brothers were runners-up in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1983. Tom also won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1984, with Manuela Maleeva.
Gullikson won one top-level singles title (at Newport in 1985). His career-high rankings were World No. 34 in singles and World No. 4 in doubles (in 1984 and 1983 respectively). He retired from the professional tour in 1987.
After retiring as a player, he became one of the original members of the United States Tennis Association Player Development Program, coaching players such as Todd Martin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick. He served as Director of Coaching for the program from 1997 to 2001.
Gullikson was the United States Davis Cup Captain from 1994 to 1999. He captained the teams that won the Davis Cup in 1995 and were runners-up in 1997.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1983||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Tim Gullikson|| Peter Fleming
|4–6, 3–6, 4–6|
Mixed doubles (1 title)
|Winner||1984||US Open||Hard||Manuela Maleeva|| Elizabeth Sayers
|2–6, 7–5, 6–4|