(born 2 October 1965 in Adelaide
) is a tennis
coach and former professional tennis player from Australia.
Nicknamed "Killer", Cahill turned professional in 1984. He won his first tour doubles title in 1985 at Melbourne
, and his first top-level singles title in 1988 at Gstaad
Cahill's best performance at a Grand Slam
event came at the 1988 US Open
, where he knocked-out Boris Becker
in the second round on the way to reaching the semi-finals, where he lost to eventual champion Mats Wilander
In 1989, Cahill finished runner-up in the men's doubles at the Australian Open
(partnering Mark Kratzmann
Cahill was a member of the Australian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup
in 1990. (The team lost 3–2 to the United States
in the final.) Cahill compiled a 6–4 career Davis Cup record (4–0 in doubles and 2–4 in singles).
Cahill won his last tour singles title in 1991 at San Francisco
. His last doubles title came in 1994 in Sydney
. His career-high rankings were World No. 22 in singles and No. 10 in doubles (both achieved in 1989). Cahill retired from the professional tour in 1994 due to a knee injury.
Since retiring from the tour, Cahill has been a successful tennis coach, working with high-profile players such as Lleyton Hewitt
, Andre Agassi
, Fernando Verdasco
, and Daniela Hantuchová
. In 2011 Cahill is coaching Ernest Gulbis
and Andy Murray
and works as a... Read More