Jeff Tarango

Gail Jeffrey " Jeff" Tarango ( born November 20, 1968 in Manhattan Beach, California ) is a former American professional tennis player.

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Tarango studied at Stanford University, where he with the team won the 1989 NCAA title. He was elected three times as a single player and two times as doubles players in the Best All-American selection. He was a professional tennis player in 1989 and was in his career, two individual tournaments and 14 doubles title win. His highest placings in the tennis world rankings were a 42nd place in singles and a 10th place in the doubles. At the French Open he reached together with Goran Ivanisevic the final of the doubles competition.

Tarango was known for his bad behavior on the tennis court. In the third round of Wimbledon 1995, he left after an alleged mistake by the referee Bruno Rebeuh under insults the Court and thus lost the match against Alexander Mronz without a fight. His wife gave the referee, two slaps. Tarango was subsequently banned for two Grand Slam tournaments, including the Tournament of Wimbledon 1996.

In 2002, Jeff Tarango came back from the first professional tennis and was a tennis coach. In 2008, he joined respectively in the doubles at a Challenger tournament and two Futures tournaments, of which he and his 19 years younger partner, the American Edward Ted Kelly, the tournament in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, won.