| United States|
5'11" (180 cm)
| August 23, 1972 (age 43)
Berkeley, California (1972-08-23) |
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Michael Sell Wikipedia
Michael Sell (born August, 23 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
Before he turned professional, Sell played for the University of Georgia and was an All-American every year from 1992 to 1995. He won a bronze medal in the men's doubles at the 1993 Summer Universiade, partnering Rob Givone.
Sell appeared in the main singles draw of two Grand Slams. In the 1997 US Open he beat Cecil Mamiit in the opening round, then lost in four sets to Daniel Vacek the next time he played. He exited in the opening round of the 1998 French Open, losing to Jordi Mas, despite taking the first set 6-0. His best performance on the singles circuit came at the 1999 Japan Open Tennis Championships, where he defeated Mark Woodforde and Gouichi Motomura to make the round of 16. In the 2000 Heineken Open he had a win over world number 34 Nicolas Escude.
As a doubles player he was more successful, reaching the second round of all four Grand Slams, including the 1998 Australian Open where he partnered French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten. His best results came when he teamed up with countryman David DiLucia. The pair twice made the semi-finals of San Jose's Sybase Open, in 1998 and 1999.
He is now a tennis coach and has served as the personal coach of Monica Seles, Donald Young and John Isner.