(born March 20, 1963) is a former touring professional tennis
player and current well-known tennis coach.
As a college player
The 6'1, 175 lbs. Annacone played three years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee
, 1982–84, in the Southeastern Conference
. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association
player of the year in 1984, going 51–3 in singles while winning the ITA indoor singles championship that year. He was named all-SEC and all-American all three years of his college career with the 'Vols', amassing a 115–22 career singles record.
As a touring pro
The right-handed Annacone achieved his career best singles ranking in 1985 of World No. 12
and U.S. No. 6. A serve-and-volleyer
who would often chip-and-charge
when returning serve, Annacone played on the ATP
tour until 1992, amassing a career singles win-lose record of 157–131 in Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour events. He won 3 singles titles during his career and was a Wimbledon
quarterfinalist in 1984. Annacone made one appearance in the singles Nabisco Masters
, the equivalent to today's ATP World Tour Final, in 1985.
Annacone won more as a pro playing doubles, capturing 14 tournaments and achieving a high ranking in 1987 of World No. 3. With long-time partner Christo van Rensburg
, Annacone won the 1985 Australian Open
doubles title. Teamed with David Wheaton
, Annacone was a 1990 U.S. Open
finalist as well.
Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and ATP Tour doubles titles......