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Castle began at the age of nine with the tennis game. After winning the 1975 national U12 Tennis Championships, he won a scholarship to Millfield School. He then attended Seminole Junior College in Florida, where he was a room with Mikael Pernfors shared. He received his marketing degree at Wichita State University in Kansas.
Tennis pro career
From 1986 Andrew Castle was a professional tennis player. In the same year he reached the third round of the Queen 's Club Championships in Wimbledon, he retired in the second round in five sets against Mats Wilander out.
His only final on the ATP World Tour, he reached Seoul in 1988, but it lost to Dan Goldie. Throughout his career, he was able to win three doubles titles. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1988 with position 80 and position 45 in the single in a double.
His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round at the U.S. Open, where he lost in four sets to Boris Becker. In the doubles competition, he reached in 1988 with Roberto Saad the semifinals of the Australian Open, also the collection he succeeded to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 1990 and the second round of the French Open in 1987. During the same year, he stood at the side of Anne Hobbs in mixed doubles final of the Australian Open, they were subject Zina Garrison and Sherwood Stewart.
Castle played between 1986 and 1990 five singles and eight doubles matches for the British Davis Cup team. He was able to win any of his single, double its balance sheet was 3-5. Be greatest success with the team, participation was at the quarterfinals of the World Group, which Australia won 4-1. Castle lost while his single matches against Paul McNamee and Pat Cash.
At the Olympic Summer Games in 1988 and Summer Olympics 1992, he went to in singles and doubles for the UK. In doubles, he left each in the first round in 1988 on the side of Jeremy Bates against the double of Yugoslavia, and in 1991 with Chris Wilkinson against the double pairing of Argentina. In 1988, he reached with a victory against the Ivorians Clément N'Goran the second round where he lost to Anders Järryd. Four years later, he failed in his first round game to Sergi Bruguera.
Following his 1992 ended Tennis pro career, he became a sports commentator at British Sky Broadcasting. Since 2000 he has presented the breakfast television ( Good Morning Television) on ITV in 2003, he moved from Sky to the BBC, where he has, among other things alongside John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Boris Becker tournaments Wimbledon, the French and Australian Open and the Davis Cup commented. He took part in the 2008 season six of Strictly Come Dancing ( the British version of Let 's Dance ), where he was eliminated in the seventh round. In 2009, he joined the British version of hit on the star and defeated his challenger.
Andrew Castle is married and has two daughters. His great-great maternal grandmother is the Theosophist, women's rights activist and writer Annie Besant.