Tom Gullikson

Tom Gullikson ( born September 8, 1951 in La Crosse, Wisconsin ) is a former American professional tennis player and tennis coach.


Gullickson and his twin brother Tim attended Northern Illinois University. In 1985, he won his first and only single item. In addition, he stood with his brother Tim twice in a double finals, but they lost each. In 1978 he won at his brother's side three doubles titles and a fourth along with Gene Mayer. Of the total of 15 double titles of his career, he won ten along with his brother. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1984 with position 34 in the singles and in 1983 with four position in the doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was the quarter- finals at the U.S. Open in 1982. In the doubles competition, he reached in 1983 with his brother the finals of Wimbledon, but they lost Peter Fleming and John McEnroe in straight sets. Furthermore, he was in the semifinals of the Australian Open and the U.S. Open. In 1984, he won the Mixed competition of the U.S. Open on the side of Manuela Maleewa. They defeated in the finals John Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Sayers in three sets.

After the end of his professional career, he was a tennis coach at the United States Tennis Association ( USTA ), where he was responsible among other things, Todd Martin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick. Between 1994 and 1999 he was the team leader of the U.S. Davis Cup team that could win the 1997 Davis Cup. In 1996, he was coach of the U.S. tennis team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where Andre Agassi won the Olympic gold medal.

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