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Chris Woodruff
  • Age: 42 (02.01.1973)
  • Birthplace: Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Residence: Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1993
  • Coach: Jose Higueras
United States

United States

As of 18.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




109-104 2 $1,903,659

Singles & Doubles combined





38-61 0 $1,903,659

Singles & Doubles combined


The American finished out of Top 100 in ATP Entry System for first time in three years … Began year with a 3rd RD appearance at Australian Open where he recorded victories over Gambill and Popp before falling to Kafelnikov in four sets…Followed with a QF run in Memphis where he defeated No. 3 seed Sampras in 2nd RD (d. Huet, Ivanisevic, l. to Sanguinetti)…In March, reached QF in Delray Beach with wins over Calleri and Goellner before losing to eventual champion Gambill in three sets (after holding three match points)…Did not win back-to-back matches rest of season, compiling a record of 6-17 including Challenger play…Was bothered by shin splints second half of years…Suffered a 1st RD loss at Roland Garros (l. to Montanes) and 2nd RD defeat at Wimbledon (d. Gambill, l. to Larsson) and US Open (d. Dupuis, l. to Arazi)…In doubles, reached SF in San Jose (w/Palmer) and QF in Indianapolis (w/Dent)…Captured doubles title at Burbank Challenger (w/Humphries).


1993 -- Made first ATP appearance in New Haven (d. Joyce, l. to Rosset)...1994 -- Reached first career Challenger final in Bronx (l. to Mancisidor)...In doubles, won Binghamton Challenger (w/DiLucia)...1995 -- Won first Challenger title in Aruba (d. Pugh)...In doubles, won Lexington Challenger (w/Wibier)...1996 -- Opened season by winning Heilbronn Challenger (d. Pozzi), and as a qualifier, reached first ATP Tour final in Philadelphia (l. to Courier)...In May, reached final in Coral Springs (l. to Stoltenberg)...Broke into Top 50 on Aug. 12 after 3rd RD in Cincinnati (d. Pioline, l. to Kafelnikov)...In doubles, reached final in Washington (w/D. Flach) and Stockholm (w/Martin)...1997 -- Compiled best season by winning first ATP Tour title in Montreal, defeating No. 3 Ivanisevic, No. 14 Philippoussis, No. 7 Kafelnikov and No. 13 Kuerten in final...Afterward, jumped from 57 to No. 30...Finished with 22-10 record on hardcourts...Earned a personal-best $631,646 and surpassed $1 million in career earnings...1998 -- Played only match of season in Indian Wells on Mar. 9, losing to Muster...1999-Made biggest jump on ATP(nearly 1300 positions) after playing only one tournament in '98 due to left knee injury…Qualified for TMS - Indian Wells in March, defeating Mantilla and Henman before losing in SF to eventual winner Philippoussis…Advanced to 3rd RD at Roland Garros…Captured second career title at Newport in July (d. Carlsen)…In doubles, reached third career final in Newport (w/Sargsian)...2000-Had best ever Grand Slam showing at Australian Open where he reached QF (l. to Sampras)…Made Davis Cup debut and won decisive rubber against W. Black in Zimbabwe…Advanced to QF in Delray Beach, Atlanta and Brighton.


Full name is Christopher Massey Woodruff...Earned singles and doubles All-American honors at the University of Tennessee, where he won the 1993 NCAA singles title, the first in school history (d. Wade McGuire)...Played two seasons there before turning pro in summer '93...Father, Bob, is a marketing professor at Tennessee...Enjoys golf and has a six-seven handicap...In 1997, played Jim Courier in an exhibition that helped raise $35,000 for the Greater Knoxville Boys and Girls Club...Underwent a double hernia operation on Nov. 5, 1997...One month later, sprained his left knee while kicking field goals (w/Reneberg) in Atlanta and underwent arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 20, 1998...Coached by former ATP pro Mike DePalmer, Jr., who also played at Tennessee.

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