Mark Knowles

Mark Knowles

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Mark Knowles (born September 4, 1971 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a former World number 1 doubles professional male tennis player from the Bahamas. He was awarded All American honors at UCLA in both singles and doubles. His highest singles ranking on the ATP was World No. 93. He has been very successful in doubles partnering with Canadian Daniel Nestor. The pair have won the 2002 Australian Open, the 2004 U.S. Open, and the 2007 French Open. He also won the 2009 Wimbledon mixed doubles title with Anna-Lena Grönefeld of Germany.

On July 5, 2006, Knowles participated in one of the longest matches in Wimbledon history, lasting 6 hours and 9 minutes.

Knowles played singles and doubles for the Bahamas Davis Cup team for more than 13 years and he is a five-time Olympian.

He annually holds a charity tournament on Paradise Island, off his home island of New Providence, from which all proceeds go to local children's charities. The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational debuted in 2001 and it is attended by players such as Andre Agassi and James Blake, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas and The Bryan Brothers.

Knowles was elected (by his peers) as Vice President of the ATP and was selected to be on the ATP Drug Force Council.

His long-term partnership with Daniel Nestor ended after the 2007 U.S. Open. Nestor decided it was time to try playing with a new partner. Knowles then played with former Grand Slam doubles champion Mahesh Bhupathi, though their unity was delayed due to back injury by the...
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