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Jay Berger

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Jay Berger
  • Age: 47 (26.11.1966)
  • Birthplace: Fort Dix, NJ
  • Residence: Miami, FL, USA
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1986
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 21.07.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

7

16.04.1990

141-80 3 $992,136

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

196

14.11.1988

19-28 1 $992,136

Singles & Doubles combined

Wife, Nadia (Sept. 23, '90); Daughter, Alexandra (Apr. 5, '91)Singles titles: 3, as follows: 1989--(1) Charleston Doubles title: 1988--(1) Sao Paulo 1986--(1) Buenos Aires 1988--(1) Sao Paulo (w/de la Pena) Year-by-Year Highlights: 1990- Runner-up at Toronto (l. Chang) 1989- Runner-up at Indianapolis (l. McEnroe), Itaparica (l. Jaite); Semifinalist at Indian Wells (d. Becker), Montreal; Quarterfinalist at Rome (d. Wilander), French Open (d. Connors), Boston, U.S. Open, Vienna, Sao Paulo. 1988- Semifinalist at Orlando; Quarterfinalist at Key Biscayne, Charleston, Washington, Stratton Mountain, Buenos Aires. 1987- S & D Runner-up at Buenos Aires (w/de la Pena); Semifinalist at Sao Paulo; Quarterfinalist at Key Biscayne, Washington. 1986- Winner at West Palm Beach Ch.; Semifinalist at Raleigh Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Casablanca Ch. 1985- Round 16 at US Open (l. Noah). Turned pro after the 1986 US Open. Earned All-America honors at Clemson (SC) in 1986, completing his college season with a 34-11 record and wins over Dan Goldie and Tom Mercer. A member of the 1986 USTA Junior Davis Cup team. In 1985 he won the USTA Boys' 18s Clay Court and USTA Boys' 18s Hardcourt titles. The latter earned him a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open, where he upset Brian Teacher en route to the Round of 16, the best finish of any reigning 18's champion in the Open era. Captured the 1985 Florida State Junior Championship. Suffered an ankle injury in the final at Buenos Aires in 1987, forcing him to retire to Guillermo Perez-Roldan at 3-2 in the first set. Also missed the doubles final with Horacio de la Pena. Began 1987 reaching the quarterfinals at the Lipton International in Key Biscayne, Fla., upsetting Andres Gomez in the fourth round. Broke into the top 50 for the first time and finished No. 47 on the ATP computer. Reached the semifinals at Orlando in 1988, defeating No. 2 ranked Mats Wilander and Aaron Krickstein before losing to eventual titlist Andrei Chesnokov. He handed No. 3 Boris Becker his worst career defeat of 6-1, 6-1 in the third round at Indian Wells in March 1989 en route to the semifinals. Compiled a 40-19 match record and earned a career-high $332,168 while finishing a year-end best No. 10 in 1989. It was his third straight top 50 finish (fourth consecutive top 100). Represented the US in Davis Cup in 1988 and 1990, undefeated in two singles matches. A former head coach at the University of Miami, now a National Coach for the USTA Player Development program.

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