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Full name  Michael Jeremy Bates
Name  Jeremy Bates
Turned pro  1982
Prize money  $1,339,965
Weight  72 kg

Retired  yes
Height  1.80 m
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Role  Tennis player
Residence  London, United Kingdom
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Born  19 June 1962 (age 53) Solihull, England (1962-06-19)
Plays  tennis (1-handed backhand)
Career record  132–193 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, WCT tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Similar People  Jo Durie, Greg Rusedski, Tim Henman, Andrew Castle, Kevin Curren

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Michael Jeremy Bates, commonly known as Jeremy Bates (born 19 June 1962 in Solihull, England) is a British former professional tennis player. He was ranked UK number 1 in 1987 and again from 1989 to 1994. He reached a career-high ATP world ranking of 54 from 17 April 1995 to 21 April 1995.

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During his career he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, Wimbledon in 1987 and the Australian Open in 1991, with tennis partner Jo Durie as well as one singles title and three men's doubles titles. After retiring from the professional circuit, he served as the captain of Britain's Davis Cup team from 2004 to 2006.

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Career

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Bates turned professional in 1982. Partnering his fellow British player Jo Durie, he won the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1987, the first British doubles team to win the title for 51 years and the Australian Open in 1991, the first time a British doubles team has ever won the title. He was also a Men's Doubles runner-up at the Australian Open in 1988 (partnering Sweden's Peter Lundgren).

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As a singles player, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon twice – in 1992 and 1994 – losing on both occasions to France's Guy Forget. In the 1992 encounter Bates held a match point against Forget in the fourth-set, but failed to convert it and ended up losing in five sets 7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6, narrowly missing out on a place in the quarter-finals. He was also the first ever opponent of Andre Agassi in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the U.S. Open in 1986, winning in four sets.

Bates won one top-level singles title during his career – at Seoul in 1994 when he was aged 31, becoming the first British male to win an ATP tour title since 1977 (he was the oldest champion on the tour that season). He also won three men's doubles titles at Tel Aviv (1989), Queen's Club (1990), and Rotterdam (1994). He was the British national champion six times, and played in 20 Davis Cup ties for Britain, scoring 27 wins and 24 losses. His career-high rankings were World No. 54 in singles (in 1995) and World No. 25 in doubles (in 1991).

Singles

NH = tournament not held

A = did not participate in the tournament

LQ = Lost in Qualifying Round

SR = the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

Post-retirement activity

Bates retired from the professional tour in 1996. Since leaving the tour, he has served as captain of Britain's Davis Cup team as well as playing in seniors' events. He quit as Head of Performance for the Lawn Tennis Association in January 2007. In September 2007, Bates was appointed Director of Tennis at the Sutton Tennis Academy (London, UK). He quit Sutton Tennis Academy in May 2010, and has since been working as a broadcaster and commentator for the BBC, Eurosport and SKY. In March 2011 he also became the individual coach of former British Number 1 Anne Keothavong.

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References

Jeremy Bates (tennis) Wikipedia


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