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Mel Purcell

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  • Age: 55 (18.07.1959)
  • Birthplace: Joplin, MO, U.S.A.
  • Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 17.11.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

21

03.11.1980

190-164 3 $797,197

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

47

20.08.1984

118-139 4 $797,197

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Murray, Kentucky Single
Singles titles, 3, as follows:
1981--(3) Tampa, Atlanta, Tel Aviv
Doubles titles: 4, as follows:
1987--(1) Vienna (w/Wilkison)
1983--(1) Vienna (w/S. Smith)
1982--(2) WCT/Delray Beach (w/Teltscher), Munich (w/Hooper)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- Quarterfinalist at Hanko Ch.; Doubles Semifinalist at Tampere Ch.,
Hanko Ch. (w/Paloheimo).
1987- Semifinalist at Munich; Doubles Runner-up at Scottsdale (w/Goldie).
1986- Runner-up at USTA Raleigh Challenger; Quarterfinalist at Hamburg;
Doubles Runner-up at Boston (w/Cassidy).
1985- Quarterfinalist at Philadelphia; Doubles Semifinalist at Washington (w/
Cassidy).
1984- Semifinalist at Vienna; Quarterfinalist at Rotterdam, Boca West,
Washington; Doubles Semifinalist at Indianapolis (w/C. Lewis).
1983- Runner-up at Monte Carlo, Vienna; Semifinalist at Indianapolis, Gstaad;
Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, N. Conway.
1982- Runner-up at Los Angeles, Boston; Quarterfinalist at 5 Tournaments;
Doubles Runner-up at Monterrey (w/Delatte).
1981- Semifinalist at Denver; Quarterfinalist at 5 Tournaments; RD 16 at
French Open; Doubles Runner-up at Denver (w/Stockton).
1980- Runner-up at Indianapolis; Semifinalist at Japan Open; Quarterfinalist
at Atlanta, Maui.
One of the tour's quickest players and entertaining.
He is an avid baseball fan, especially of the Atlanta Braves.
His father, Benny, is tennis coach and a former basketball coach at
Murray State University in Kentucky.
Was a No. 1 player in the U.S. 21-under and was the 1980 NCAA Doubles
Champion (w/Harmon) at the University of Tennessee.
He had surgery on his right elbow in the fall of 1985.
Named the ATP Newcomer of the Year in 1980.
Earned a career-high $162,612 in 1982.

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