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Bryan Shelton

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  • Age: 48 (22.12.1965)
  • Birthplace: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Residence: Alpharetta, GA, USA
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • Coach: Bill Tym
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 18.08.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

55

23.03.1992

104-137 2 $1,234,108

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

52

28.02.1994

94-129 2 $1,234,108

Singles & Doubles combined

Singles titles: 2, Newport 1991 and 1992: Doubles titles: 1994--Mexico City (w/Montana) 1997--Adelaide (w/Rafter) Year-by-Year Highlights: 1993--Finalist at Atlanta, Finalist Roland Garros Mixed Doubles 1991- Semifinalist at Brasilia, Tel Aviv; Doubles SF at Tel Aviv (w/Odizor). 1990- Winner at Tampa Ch.; Quarterfinalist at New Haven; Doubles Runner-up at Newport (w/Nelson); Doubles Semifinalist at Rio de Janeiro (w/Cassidy); Doubles QF at Toronto-outdoor, Sydney Indoor (w/Nelson). 1989- Winner at Munich Ch.; Semifinalist at Winnetka Ch., New Haven Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Seattle Ch.; Doubles Runner-up at Bossonnens Ch. (w/Dickinson), Aptos Ch. (w/Thorne); Doubles Semifinalist at Newport (w/Thorne). 1988- Doubles Winner at Spanish Sat. # (w/Thorne w/27 ATP pts.). Had never played in a Grand Prix/Grand Slam tournament prior to qualifying at Wimbledon in 1989. Lost to eventual champion Becker in the first round. Later that year, he won his first pro tournament at the Munich Ch. Turned pro in 1988 after earning an outstanding career at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta. Earned All-America honors his senior year, reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 1988, losing to eventual winner Robbie Weiss. Earned industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech in March 1990. He earned Atlantic Coast Conference honors all four years from 1985-88. He is the school's all-time leader in doubles victories (61), second in singles behind doubles partner Kenny Thorne. Won the 1985 U.S. National Amateur in Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. Has progressed steadily on the ATP Tour computer rankings every year since 1987, breaking the top 100 for the first time in August 1990 following his quarterfinal showing at New Haven. Captured his first Tour title at Newport on July 14, 1991, defeating Javier Frana in the final. He was the first African/American to win a singles title since Arthur Ashe won Los Angeles in September 1978. Personal: Following his retirement from the ATP Tour in 1997 and a stint as USTA National Coach, named women's head coach at his alma mater, Georgia Tech in 1999...Wife Lisa and two children, Emma and Benjamin.

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