- Age: 44 (07.03.1970)
- Birthplace: Amarillo, TX, USA
- Residence: Amarillo, TX, USA
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1992
- Coach: None
As of 19.01.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies at Stanford University in 1992... Won NCAA singles, doubles and team titles in 1992 and was a four-time All-America (three in singles, four in doubles)... Enjoys playing basketball... Made Davis Cup debut in 1997 in Brazil, going 1-1 (lost doubles, won dead rubber in singles).
Founded Alex O'Brien Youth Tennis Foundation in 1998 to bring tennis to underprivileged kids in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas… Has a 2-5 Davis Cup record (1-4 in doubles) in five ties... Wife Meg; daughter Laurel (born 9/15/2008).
2000 -- The American compiled successful results in doubles with countryman Jared Palmer as duo compiled a 37-21 record, won two titles and reached SF in two Grand Slam tournaments...They played on U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic teams and also qualified for ATP World Doubles Championship in Bangalore...Began season with final in Doha and followed with SF at Australian Open...In March, they won title at TMS Indian Wells and advanced to SF at Ericsson Open in Miami…Lost QF Davis Cup match to Novak-Rikl of Czech Republic...On clay, they reached SF at TMS Monte Carlo and QF at TMS Roma…On grass, advanced to QF at Wimbledon...In August, won title in Washington and at US Open, advanced to SF, losing to eventual winners Hewitt-Mirnyi in final set tie-break…Lost in 1st RD at Sydney Olympics...Best indoor result was SF at TMS Paris...Finished in Top 10 for second straight year at No. 8 individually and No. 4 in ATP Team Race (w/Palmer)...In singles, qualified four times, including at Australian Open and Wimbledon.
1999 -- Best results came in doubles with titles in Doha (w/Palmer), Queen's, US Open (d. Bhupathi-Paes), TMS Paris and ATP World Doubles Championship in Hartford (all w/Lareau)...Finished No. 2 in Team Rankings and No. 7 individually.
1998 -- Reached five finals in doubles, winning titles in Hong Kong (w/B. Black) and Stuttgart-indoor (w/Lareau)…In singles, defeated Kuerten and Delgado to reach 3rd RD at Toronto (l. to Krajicek).
1997 -- Advanced to QF in six Tour events and won doubles titles in Philadelphia and Los Angeles while reaching six other finals, including Australian Open and Mercedes Super 9 in Montreal (all w/Lareau).
1996 -- Made biggest ATP Tour Ranking jump (172 places) of any player in year-end Top 50...As a wildcard in New Haven, won first career ATP Tour title (d. Siemerink)...Qualified for ATP Tour World Doubles Championship (w/Lareau) and advanced to final (l. to Woodies)...Won Mercedes Super 9 in Stuttgart and reached finals at Australian Open and Queen's (all w/Lareau)...Finished No. 4 in Team Rankings and No. 15 individually...Earned a career-high $619,925.
1995 -- In doubles (w/Stolle), reached U.S. Open final (l. to Woodies)...Finished No. 13 in Team Rankings (w/Stolle).
1994 -- In doubles, won first Tour title in Cincinnati.
1993 -- Posted first Top 10 victory over Krajicek in Adelaide.
1992 -- Won Aptos and Monterrey Challengers.
1991 -- As amateur, qualified at New Haven Challenger (d. Simian).