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- Age: 25 (24.12.1989)
- Birthplace: Orange, California
- Residence: Redondo Beach, California
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2012
- Coach: Peter Lucassen
As of 23.03.2015
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Nicknamed "Stevie" and began playing tennis at age two. He started out using balloons and beach balls around his home. Entered his first tournament at age five…Father, Steve, is a tennis coach at Rancho San Clemente Tennis & Fitness Club, and his mother, Michelle, is a math professor. Older sister, Alison, is also a graduate of the Univ. of Southern California…Credits his father with success in tennis: "He taught me pretty much everything I know. Since I can remember, it's always been me and him out there hitting balls, having a blast. It's really been amazing. I wouldn't change anything"…Growing up, he idolised Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi…Enjoys music of U2 and Coldplay and likes to spend time relaxing at the beach…Majored in Human Performance and is just short of attaining his degree (hopes to complete his degree after tennis career)...Coached by Dutch native Peter Lucassen, a former USC and Futures player, since November 2014.
2014 -- The Californian was one of the most improved players on ATP World Tour, jumping 120 ranking spots from previous season to finish in Top 50 at a year-end high No. 37...Finished as No. 3 American (behind No. 19 Isner, No. 35 Querrey) and posted 4 Top 20 wins during season, defeating No. 20 Anderson (Auckland), No. 12 Haas (Delray Beach), No. 12 Isner (Washington) and No. 13 Gulbis (Cincinnati)...In February, advanced to 1st ATP World Tour SF in Delray Beach, becoming 8th qualifier in tournament history (since ‘93) to do so (l. to Anderson). Also reached 5 other QFs - Auckland, Halle, Newport, Washington and Tokyo...In Grand Slam play, lone win came over Laurent Lokoli at Roland Garros (l. to Sock in 2R). Fell in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Mannarino in 5 sets), Wimbledon (l. to Bautista Agut) and US Open (ret. in 4th set vs Ito due to cramp)...In Challengers, compiled 21-5 record, winning titles in Dallas in February (d. Jaziri) and Le Gosier in April (d. De Schepper). Also runner-up in Irving (l. to Rosol) and Bordeaux (l. to Benneteau)...In doubles, reached 1st Tour final in Atlanta (w/Querrey), losing to Pospisil-Sock 10-5 in Match TB. Also SF in Cincinnati (w/Querrey), falling 10-8 in Match TB to eventual champs Bryans...Compiled records of 13-13 on hard, 4-4 on grass and 2-3 on clay. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $562,740...
2013 -- In first full season on ATP World Tour, former collegiate standout broke into Top 100 and played in all four Grand Slam tournaments for first time…Broke into Top 100 on June 17 at No. 100 (from No. 120) after winning Nottingham-2 Challenger (d. Bemelmans). Also earned a wild card into Wimbledon and lost to countryman Bobby Reynolds in five sets in 1R.. Has spent five weeks in Top 100, reaching career-high No. 97 on July 8. Comes into US Open No. 116…Qualified into Australian Open (l. to Almagro) and Roland Garros (l. to Montanes). Has lost first three Grand Slams in five sets… Prior to US Open, qualified in Winston-Salem and reached 3R with wins over Reynolds and No. 23 Seppi, l. to Lu). Win over Seppi was first career Top 25 win…In February, reached first ATP World Tour QF in San Jose (d. Karlovic-saved 1 MP, Smyczek, l. to Haas)…
• Prior to coming on ATP World Tour full-time, worked his way up in Futures and Challenger level. Has a 23-10 career record with two titles in Futures and 31-25 in Challengers with a pair of titles...
• In 2012, after turning pro, won first Challenger title in Aptos without dropping a set (d. Farah) and then at US Open as a wild card, beat R. Ram and Gulbis before losing to No. 14 Gasquet...
• Rest of season played in Challengers, reaching SF in Izmir, Turkey and in Tiburon. Finished in Top 200 for first time at No. 175...
• Played four years (2009-12) at Univ. of Southern California where he became first player to win four NCAA team titles and back-to-back singles titles. He defeated Tennessee's Rhyne Williams in 2011 final and Kentucky's Eric Quigley in 2012 final, overcoming a strained abdomen and shin splints and a bout of food poisoning to retain his title. Named National Player of Year both years. Ended his college career with a record 72-match winning streak...
• As a freshman, selected to All-Pac-10 first team, as well as being named Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year (w/Robert Farah). He also reached final of Pac-10 singles championship match...
Reached Brisbane doubles SFs (w/Querrey), losing to Murray-Peers...Reached a Grand Slam 3R for second time (also 2012 US Open) at Australian Open, beating No. 30 seed Giraldo in 2R…
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