Colin Fleming

Colin Fleming ( born August 13, 1984 in Linlithgow ) is a British tennis player from Scotland.

Life and career

Fleming started in 2004 to play professional tennis and could together with his former doubles partner Jamie Murray, brother of top-10 player Andy Murray to win some Futures tournaments. In the summer of 2006, he was eventually found among the first 200 of the ATP rankings.

In order to complete his studies in Business Administration at Stirling University, Fleming has his tennis pro career 2006-2007 interrupted.

After completing his studies in 2008 Fleming was back better than before and managed 6 Future double tournaments to win in series. Within three months he was able to jump out of place in 1230 to 422 in the ranking.

After he was able to win some futures tournaments with his doubles partner Ken Skupski nunmehrigen standard in early 2009, he appeared also at the next higher category, the ATP Challenger Tour. Already in his first start in this tournament level he could reach the final in Jersey and won two months later, the Challengerdoppelturnier in Cremona. In his first start since his comeback at an ATP tournament at London's Queen 's Club Skupsi and Fleming were able to beat the top-seeded pair of Bob and Mike Bryan in straight sets and then lost in the quarterfinals in just three sets against Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach.

With the victory at the ATP tournament in Metz him the jump succeeded in the top 100 of the tennis world rankings. In early November 2009, the pair won the tournament in Saint Petersburg.

2010 was less successful on the high class tour, but he won three Challenger tournaments, reaching the finals in Eastbourne. He also won along with Jocelyn Rae the Mixed at the Commonwealth Games. After the results were not better, the duo Fleming / Skupski decided in October 2010 to separate. With his new partners, Ross Hutchins and again Jamie Murray him still get two more Challenger doubles title until the end of the year.

2011 Fleming was unable to repeat past successes, which only changed with the finals in Casablanca with Igor Zelenay first. Later he was with his now again permanently doubles partner Hutchins win two Challenger tournaments, reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In November they succeeded yet, the St. Petersburg to decide for themselves.

In the 2012 season, he continued to play along with Hutchins and celebrated by reaching the second round his greatest success in the tournament at the first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open. Furthermore reach the two Britons in Delray Beach and Eastbourne two more titles this year. In the further course of the year, Fleming and Hutchins reached nor the finals of the doubles tournament in Newport and at the Malaysian Open. They also achieved with the semi-finals at the Masters tournament in Shanghai and the second round participation in the U.S. Open more successes.

At the second tournament in 2013 in Auckland Fleming succeeded with his temporary partner Bruno Soares, against whom he still lost in 2012 at the Malaysian Open in the final, the sixth tournament of his career.