Chris Wilkinson

Christopher " Chris " Wilkinson ( born January 5, 1970 in Southampton, Hampshire, England) is a former British tennis player.


Wilkinson, who had played football in the youth in Southampton and unsuccessfully auditioned at Aston Villa and Coventry City, was founded in 1989 at the age of 18 years professional tennis player. He played mostly on the ATP Challenger Tour, where he was able to achieve in the course of his career three singles and five doubles titles. On the ATP World Tour, he was less successful. His greatest single achievement was the quarter finals at the Queen 's Club Championships after victories over Jared Palmer and Goran Ivanisevic. In doubles, he stood twice in an ATP final, in 1997 the Bournemouth Open and the Nottingham Open. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1993 with position 114 in single and in 1998 with position 86 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round at Wimbledon, which he achieved on four occasions and in which he defeated players like Marc Rosset, Carlos Costa and Jonas Bjorkman. In the doubles competition, he reached in 1993 on the side of his compatriot Paul Hand of the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, among other things, a victory against Luke and Murphy Jensen, who had recently won before the doubles title at the French Open.

Wilkinson played between 1991 and 1998 five individual lots for the British Davis Cup team. His record was 2-3. Be greatest success with the team was the Erstrundenteilnahme in the World Group in 1998, which was won 3-2 against India. Wilkinson lost while his single match against Mahesh Bhupathi.

In the Summer Olympics 1992, he took up in singles and doubles for the UK. In individual he failed in his first round game at Younes El Aynaoui, in a double, he retired in the first round by the side of Andrew Castle against the double pairing of Argentina from.

After the end of his professional career Wilkinson works as commentator and columnist for ESPN.

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