Jesse Levine

Jesse Levine

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Jesse Levine (born October 15, 1987) is a left-handed, Canadian-born American professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high rank of # 94 on November 3, 2008.

As a 13-year-old, in 2001 Levine won the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals singles championship, and as a 15-year-old he won the USTA boys' 16s doubles championship with his doubles partner. As a 17-year-old, he won the 2005 Wimbledon boys' doubles championship with his doubles partner. Playing one year of No. 1 singles as a freshman for the University of Florida in 2007, he lost only one match, finishing his career with a 24–1 record.

In June 2009 he scored his most significant victory to date, defeating world # 24 (and former world # 1) Marat Safin at Wimbledon. The following month he defeated the second top-50 player of his career, world # 48 Philipp Petzschner. His most significant achievement in doubles, was when he made the finals eventually although eventually losing to the Bryan brothers, in the 2009 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships

Early life and Jewish heritage

Levine was born in Nepean, Ontario, in Canada, and grew up in Ottawa's Centrepointe neighborhood. Levine's father Nathan had played tennis for Penn State.

Levine attended Hillel Academy of Ottawa. Off the court Levine, who is Jewish, keeps kosher at home, and he plays with a Star of David on his chain.<ref...
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