Tommy Paul (tennis)

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Tommy Paul
Paul WMQ16 (9) (27595935983).jpg
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Born (1997-05-17) May 17, 1997 (age 23)
Voorhees Township, New Jersey, United States
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Brad Stine
Prize money$1,453,540
Singles
Career record33–37 (47.1%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 51 (March 8, 2021)
Current rankingNo. 53 (April 10, 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2020)
French Open 2R (2020)
Wimbledon Q3 (2019)
US Open 1R (2015, 2017, 2020)
Doubles
Career record11–14 (44.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 157 (February 22, 2021)
Current rankingNo. 160 (March 8, 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2021)
French Open QF (2020)
US Open 2R (2016)
Last updated on: 8 March 2021.

Tommy Paul (born May 17, 1997 in Voorhees Township, New Jersey) is an American professional tennis player. Paul has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 51 achieved on 8 March 2021.

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Paul won the 2015 French Open boys' singles title by defeating fellow American Taylor Fritz. He also reached the final at the 2015 US Open boys' singles, losing to Fritz. Paul was a quarterfinalist at the 2017 Citi Open, an ATP 500 tournament, before losing to Kei Nishikori.

Junior career

Tommy Paul has always been one of the highest ranked juniors of his class. Paul reached a career-high ITF junior rank of No. 3 on December 9, 2015.

Paul reached two junior Grand Slam finals in 2015. He won the 2015 French Open boys' singles title by defeating fellow American Taylor Fritz in the final in three sets. He also reached the final at the 2015 US Open boy's singles, this time losing to Fritz in three sets.

Professional

Paul turned pro in 2015. Unusually for an American, Paul has shown a preference for playing on clay, having won the Junior French Open and his first four ITF Futures singles titles on clay. He qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 2015 US Open, losing to Andreas Seppi in the first round.

In March 2016, Paul cracked the Top 200 for the first time by qualifying for the Miami Masters. In April, Paul was awarded a wild card into the 2016 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships at Houston, and defeated 53rd-ranked Paolo Lorenzi in the 1st round for his first career ATP level win.

Paul would then mainly compete on the ATP Challenger circuit and ITF circuit for the remainder of 2016 and early 2017.

In July 2017, after going through qualifying at the Atlanta Open, he defeated seventh seed and 53rd-ranked Chung Hyeon in three sets. He then went on to defeat Malek Jaziri in three sets to advance to his first ATP tour-level quarterfinal. Then he was defeated by third seed Gilles Müller. Following his performance in Atlanta, Tommy was awarded a wildcard into the ATP 500 Washington Open. Paul defeated Casper Ruud to advance to the second round. He then played Lucas Pouille and achieved the biggest win of his career, defeating the Frenchman in straight sets. In the next round, he faced Gilles Müller again, but this time came out on top in three sets to reach his first ATP 500 quarterfinal. There he faced Kei Nishikori and lost in three sets.

In September 2019, Paul broke into the top 100 for the first time in his career having won his second ATP Challenger title of the year in New Haven, after winning in Sarasota earlier in the season.

Playing style

Paul possesses a strong attacking forehand and solid footwork along the baseline and speed coming into net, attributes that have allowed him success on clay surfaces. [1]

Paul is currently coached by Brad Stine. [2]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner 2015 French Open Clay Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2015 US Open Hard Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz2–6, 7–6(7–4), 2–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentScore
Runner-up 2015 French OpenClay Flag of the United States.svg William Blumberg Flag of Spain.svg Álvaro López San Martín
Flag of Spain.svg Jaume Munar
4–6, 2–6

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 15 (10–5)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–2)
ITF Futures Tour (6–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (6–2)
Grass (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0May 2015Spain F13, Valldoreix FuturesClay Flag of Spain.svg Albert Alcaraz Ivorra2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win2–0May 2015Italy F11, Lecco FuturesClay Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo Sonego 6–1, 6–4
Loss2–1 Nov 2015 Charlottesville, USAChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Noah Rubin 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Win3–1Jan 2016USA F3, Plantation FuturesClay Flag of France.svg Adrien Puget7–6(7–4), 6–0
Win4–1Jan 2016USA F4, Sunrise FuturesClay Flag of France.svg Adrien Puget6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win5–1Feb 2017USA F6, Palm Coast FuturesClay Flag of Japan.svg Renta Tokuda6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Loss5–2Mar 2017USA F9, Orlando FuturesClay Flag of Germany.svg Dominik Köpfer 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Win6–2Jun 2017USA F19, Winston-Salem FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Christopher Eubanks 6–4, 6–4
Loss6–3Jul 2017USA F21, Tulsa FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Christian Harrison 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Loss6–4Jun 2018USA F15, Winston-Salem FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Michael Redlicki 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win7–4 Nov 2018 Charlottesville, USAChallengerHard (i) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter Polansky 6–2, 6–2
Win8–4 Apr 2019 Sarasota, USAChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren 6–3, 6–4
Loss8–5 Apr 2019 Tallahassee, USAChallengerClay Flag of Ecuador.svg Emilio Gomez 2–6, 2–6
Win9–5 Sep 2019 New Haven, USAChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Marcos Giron 6–3, 6–3
Win10–5 Sep 2019 Tiburon, USAChallengerHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Thanasi Kokkinakis 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–4

Doubles: 3 (2–1)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–0)
ITF Futures Tour (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1Jul 2017USA F21, Tulsa FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Nathan Ponwith Flag of the United States.svg Austin Krajicek
Flag of the United States.svg Jackson Withrow
4–6, 2–6
Win1–1Jan 2018 Playford, AustraliaChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Mackenzie McDonald Flag of Australia (converted).svg Maverick Banes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Kubler
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win2–1Sep 2018 Columbus, USAChallengerHard (i) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter Polansky Flag of Ecuador.svg Gonzalo Escobar
Flag of Ecuador.svg Roberto Quiroz
6–3, 6–3

Performance timeline

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#ANH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAA Q2 Q2 3R 2R 0 / 23–2
French Open A Q2 AA 1R 2R 0 / 21–2
Wimbledon A Q1 AA Q3 NH0 / 00–0
US Open 1R Q1 1R A Q2 1R 0 / 30–3
Win–Loss0–10–00–10–00–13–31–10 / 74–7
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q2 AAANH0 / 00–0
Miami Open A 1R AAANH 1R 0 / 20–2
Monte-Carlo Masters AAAAANH 2R 0 / 11–1
Madrid Open AAAAANH 2R 0 / 11–1
Italian Open AAAAA Q1 0 / 00–0
Canadian Open AAAA 2R NH0 / 11–1
Cincinnati Masters Q1 A 2R AA 1R 0 / 21–2
Shanghai Masters AAAAANH0 / 00–0
Paris Masters AAAAA 2R 0 / 11–1
Win–Loss0–00–11–10–01–11–22–30 / 85–8
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss0–11–46–42–22–415–137–933–37
Year-end ranking276282152202905447%

Doubles

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAAA 1R 2R 0 / 21–2
French Open AAAAA QF 0 / 13–1
Wimbledon AAAAANH0 / 00–0
US Open 1R 2R 1R AAA0 / 31–3
Win–Loss0–11–10–10–00–03–21–10 / 65–6

Wins over top 10 players

Season20202021Total
Wins101
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreTP Rank
2020
1. Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev No. 7 Acapulco, MexicoHard2nd Round6–3, 6–4No. 66

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References

  1. "Four years after junior title, Tommy Paul is returning to Roland Garros". May 21, 2019.
  2. "Tommy Paul | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis".