2004 IN REVIEW
This American finished in Top 100 for second time in three years, setting a career high for match wins (13)….Began year by qualifying into Australian Open, falling to eventual champion Federer in 2nd RD…Following week he reached QF at Waikoloa Challenger…In April, he claimed title at Mexico City Challenger (d. Lu)…In July, reached QF in Newport, defeating Gambill and Baker before falling to eventual winner Rusedski…Following week, reached his first career ATP SF in Los Angeles, beating Cook, Srichaphan and Moodie before falling to Kiefer…Followed with 2nd RD in Indianapolis and at AMS Cincinnati…In September, advanced to 2nd RD in Delray Beach and Bangkok (l. to Roddick)…Closed season with SF in Metz, notching wins over C. Rochus, Benneteau and Corretja before losing to Gasquet…In doubles, reached SF at Surbiton Challenger (w/Humphries)…Earned a career-high $169,819.
1998-Played in two Futures events and advanced to SF at U.S. #7...1999-Played his first Grand Slam match at US Open as a wild card and lost to Ljubicic in 1st RD...Reached QF at U.S. #9 Futures event in California...2000-Reached final at U.S. #26 Futures stop in Louisiana...Advanced to 2nd RD at Binghamton Challenger...2001-Reached back-to-back finals at Granby (l. to Pretzsch) and Aptos (l. to Salzenstein) Challengers in July...Went 17-10 in Challenger play and reached SF in Knoxville and QF at Tulsa and Kerrville stops...Early in season, won U.S. Futures #6 title in San Antonio and reached final in Boca Raton at U.S. Futures #3...In doubles, won four Challenger titles in six finals...Captured first title in Granby (w/Kokavec)...Closed season by winning three of five finals (all w/Fish)...Earned titles in Tulsa, Knoxville and Urbana while reaching Kerrville and Tyler…2002-Compiled an 18-5 Challenger record while winning two titles...Played in his first Wimbledon (as a lucky loser) and won his first career Grand Slam match over Okun and followed with victory over No. 8 Ferrero in Centre Court debut before losing to Schalken in 3rd RD (lone American remaining)...Prior to Wimbledon, he captured second Challenger title of season in Surbiton (d. Moodie)…Bbroke into the Top 100 for the first time at No. 98 (from 125)…Advanced to 2nd RD at Queen's Club (d. Ilie, l. to T. Martin)…In second tournament of season, won his first career Challenger title in Dallas (d. Verkerk)...Followed with first career ATP match win over Srichaphan in Memphis (l. to Schuettler in 2nd RD)...Closed season with 2nd RD showings in Hong Kong and Tokyo and QF at Knoxville Challenger...In doubles, won title at Birmingham Challenger, reached SF in Newport and QF at Queen's (all w/Fish)... 2003-Was 4-10 in ATP matches…Best result came in Long Island where he reached the QF (d. Clement, d. Youzhny, l. to Srichaphan)…Reached 2nd RD in Memphis and Washington D.C…Finished year well, reaching finals of Challenger events in Fresno (l. to A. Kim) and Tiburon (l. to Bogomolov)…Was 18-10 in Challengers…Reached doubles final in Adelaide (w/ Mirnyi)…Won doubles title at San Antonio Challenger (w/ Goldstein)…Reached final in Fresno and SF in Waco (w/ Goldstein).
Full name is Jeffrey Alan Morrison...Father, Alan is an engineer; mother, Catherine...Sister, Brooke, attends Wake Forest University...Enjoys playing basketball and golf in his free time...Favorite movie is "Hoosiers"... Graduated from Dorman High School in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1997 and was a member of National Honor Society…Graduated with a degree in Sports Management from University of Florida where he played three years from 1998-2000 and captured NCAA singles title in '99, defeating James Blake of Harvard in final... Finished as No. 2 collegiate player in country (behind Blake) and accumulated a school record 47 match wins...
Following year advanced to SF of NCAA tournament, finished No. 1 in country and compiled a 117-22 career match record...Earned All-American honors his last two seasons...Favorite surface is grass and considers serve as best shot...Trains at Saddlebrook in Tampa and touring pro at The Greenbrier in West Virginia...Coached by countryman Craig Boynton (since June 2004).