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Kent Kinnear

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  • Pronounced: ken-NEAR
  • Age: 48 (30.11.1966)
  • Birthplace: Naperville, IL
  • Residence: Champaign, IL
  • Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
  • Weight: 215 lbs (98 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1988
United States

United States

As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




9-22 0 $771,749

Singles & Doubles combined





176-210 4 $771,749

Singles & Doubles combined

Doubles titles: 3, as follows: 1995--(1) Los Angeles (w/B. Haygarth) 1994--(1) Beijing (w/Ho) 1991--(1) Brasilia (w/R. Smith) Year-by-Year Highlights: 1996- Doubles R-up at Jakarta, Hong Kong; Doubles SF at Shanghai; Doubles QF at Tokyo-outdoor (all w/Randall). 1995- Doubles Winner at Nantes Ch. (w/Lareau); Doubles R-up at Furth Ch. (w/K. Flach), Napoli Ch. (w/Waite), Tel Aviv (w/Wheaton),Brest Ch. (w/Randall) 1994- R-up at Perth Ch.;Third Round at Indianapolis (d. Novacek, Stoltenberg) Doubles R-up at Cherbourg Ch. (w/Johnson), Seoul (w/Lareau), Newport (w/Wheaton); Doubles SF at Washington (w/Wheaton). 1993- SF at Perth, Adelaide Chs.; Doubles R-up at Taipei Ch. (w/Thorne); Doubles SF at San Francisco, Memphis (w/Salumaa), Kuala Lumpur-1 Ch. (w/Thorne), Athens (w/Koevermans), Tel Aviv (w/Wheaton). 1992- Winner at Perth Ch.; QF at Sao Paulo-1 Ch., Bristol Ch., Cherbourg Ch.; Doubles Winner at Cherbourg, Guangzhou Chs. (w/Saceanu); Doubles R-up at Scottsdale, Indian Wells, Key Biscayne (w/Salumaa), Bristol Ch., Newcastle Ch. (w/Nyborg), Vienna (w/Riglewski). 1991- Winner at Puebla Ch.; SF at Newcastle Ch.; Doubles R-up at Seoul, Indy (w/Salumaa); Doubles SF at Auckland (w/Shelton), Rosmalen (w/Garrow). 1990- Doubles R-up at Singapore Ch. (w/Keil); Doubles SF at Telford Ch. (w/Salumaa), Hong Kong, Washington (w/Pearce);Doubles QF at Indy (w/Evernden). 1989- SF at Telford Ch., Bossonnens Ch.; Doubles Winner at Itu-Sao Paulo Ch. (w/Wheaton), Bossonnens Ch. (w/Garnett); Doubles SF at Lagos Ch. (w/Bloom), Brest Ch. (w/Jansson). 1988- Winner at USTA Sat. #4 (34 pts.); Second at USTA Sat. #3 (21 pts.). In his 11 year career, Kinnear recorded wins over five world #1 doubles teams as well as singles victories over Rafter and Philippoussis. Began playing tennis at age seven. Attended Clemson (SC) University from 1984-88 graduating with a bachelor's degree in administrative management. He was an All-American in 1987 and named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team. Turned pro in 1988. A member of the 1985 USTA Junior Davis Cup team. Captured his first career ATP Tour doubles title in 1991, in Brasilia (w/R. Smith). Later that year, captured his first career Challenger singles title in Puebla (Mexico), defeating local favorite Luis Herrera. In 1992, won his second Challenger title in Perth. Compiled his best pro season in 1992 as he reached four ATP Tour finals, including three in succession (Scottsdale, Indian Wells, Key Biscayne) with Sven Salumaa. Finished a career-best No. 36 in doubles after reaching No. 24 in August and earned a career-high $116,919. Personal: Currently resides in Champaign, IL where he is assistant men's tennis coach at the University of Illinois...Worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years following his retirement from the ATP Tour...Founded KBall Tennis, a company devoted to junior player development...Starting in 2001, partnered with former ATP pro David Wheaton to form Wheaton/Kinnear Tennis Events...Wife, Happy...Daughter Anika (2004).

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