Paul Annacone

Paul Annacone

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Paul Annacone

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Paul Annacone (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......


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