Name: AdeyC (I hate the name Adrian, so it's Adey)
Place of Birth: London, Great Britain
Residence: Brighton, Great Britain
Height: 6ft 1
Weight: TBA - don't have scales at home
Plays: Serve and Volley
Turned Pro: April 2009
Current TT Ranking - Singles: 133
Career High TT Ranking - Singles: 87
TT Race 2012 - Singles: - ?
Current TT Ranking - Doubles: 104
Career High TT Ranking - Doubles: 95
TT Race 2009 - Doubles: - ?
ATP Singles Record: 5-4
ATP Doubles Record: 2-2
Challenger Singles Record: 2-2
Challenger Doubles Record: 3-2
I came across Tennis Forum during a quiet afternoon at work and signed up for it, I later discovered that there was a Men’s Tennis Forum and signed up for that too.
I started my first TT tournament at Indian Wells 2009 and won my first ever match, a qualifying first round match against orangehat. I lost my first ever doubles match, playing with Harry_Callaghan and lost to Capriati Rules and In The Zone.
In doubles I first played with anybody who would pair up with me, then I started a partnership with pavkata in Trani 2009, a guy from Bulgaria, and we won our first event together and carried on playing together until July 2010, when his work situation meant that he unfortunately wouldn’t be able to carry on playing TT.
I started my current partnership with Bruno Beidacki in Athens 2011, we won our first event together and won three events last year and qualified for Challenger Year End event.
I have been lucky enough to play in all Grand Slams main draws in singles and doubles, best result being 3rd round singles in the US Open in 2011.
I’ve only won one singles title to date – but I’ve won 8 doubles titles - 1 with GoBlakeGo, 4 with pavkata and 3 with BrunoBeidacki.
In rankings terms I think my best singles win was in the first round of Genova CH 2011 first round, when I beat the Top 25 ranked top seed, mateusz2904. who also happens to have been my WTF TT partner for three years, so I only mention this fact at every available opportunity.
While I have achieved Top 50 in singles and Top 30 in doubles in WTF, I am still striving to match those achievements in MTF.
2002/3 update - made a career high of 5 in MTF doubles, won an ATP too. Other than that a disaster in singles
Reached Top 10 in TF though.
Name: Erick (aka erickmartins) Place of Birth: Nova Friburgo, Brazil Residence: Paris, France Height: 1.73m Weight: 72kg Turned Pro: 2011 Coach: a bottle of wine
Current TT Ranking - Singles: 44
Career High TT Ranking - Singles: 44
TT Race 2012 - Singles: - ?
Current TT Ranking - Doubles: NR
Career High TT Ranking - Doubles: NR
TT Race 2012 - Doubles: - ?
ATP Singles Record: 10-9
ATP Doubles Record: -
Challenger Singles Record: 50-33
Challenger Doubles Record: -
Titles: Astana 2 CH, Challenger Tour Finals
ATP Singles Record: 6-4
ATP Doubles Record: -
Challenger Singles Record: -
Challenger Doubles Record: -
Thanks to a brazilian friend who played TT during the Australian Open last year (Tuvalu), I came across the game and immediately started playing.
I was lucky enough to get a main draw place in my first Challenger (Quimper 2011), despite being NR. I won my first ever game, but lost in the second round. But at least it was enough to become ranked.
As I didn't know anyone and was too lazy to try and get a doubles partner, I never played it. When I decided I should start playing doubles, I was already leaving the Challengers and my NR in doubles would make it very difficult to make even a QD in ATPs, so I have sticked to singles. Next week I'll be playing my first Challenger in a while (Davis Cup week, I'm going to Quimper again), so I'm partnering with *Jean*.
From my first Challenger in February 2011 until around June I had to go through qualies in most tournaments, so I decided I would stick to Challengers, except for the tournaments that would be near "home", where I would try my hand at ATPs. So I played qualies in Stuttgart (I was living nearby at the time) and Paris (I'm living here now), with two QR1 losses. I didn't have better luck in GS qualies, with my best result being a QR3 in Roland Garros (and not enough LL spots to make the main draw).
I slowly moved up the ranks in the Challengers. By August I had a decent rank in the high 100s, but still nothing special. Then I won Astana 2, and all of a sudden I was in the fight for a place in the Challenger Tour Finals. Good performances in Orleans and Rennes in October consolidated my position, and I entered CTF as 7th.
I ended up winning it and scoring enough points to be in the top 100 at the end of the year. Then I made the decision to leave the Challengers altogether and be more ambitious in 2012. It didn't start well, with 1st round losses in Chennai and Auckland. But then a magic 1st week happened in my first Grand Slam ever, and I ended up going very deep, until the semifinals. Now I'm a top 50 player and I can play only ATPs.
Davis Cup was never an option for me until 2012. As I was playing for Brazil, my ranking was far from being enough to play it. Then I decided to change to France in 2012, first because I would have a shot at playing DC, second because I'm living here. I still haven't played it because we had a bye in the first round, but I'll be playing soon. Right now I'm the best-ranked player from France, and my rank would even be enough to postulate a place in the Brazilian team. Talk about irony.
My objective is to be a top 10 player, and I think it's possible. I don't have many points to defend soon, so I think my rank can still improve.
Name: Nikolay Age: 24 (22/08/1987) Birthplace: Moscow, Russia Residence: Oxford, United Kingdom Height: 6' (183 cm) Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg) Plays: Right-handed (single-handed backhand) Favourite shot: BH DTL, reverse overhead Turned pro: 2011 Coach: bet365.com Favourite surface: Grass/Clay Favourite tournament: Wimbledon Favourite tennis player: Rafael Nadal / Joachim Johansson
TT debut: San Jose 2011 Current TT Singles Ranking: 158 (career high) Current TT Doubles Ranking: 222 (career high)
ATP Singles Record: 21-21 ATP Doubles Record: 19-22 Challenger Singles Record: 22-12 Challenger Doubles Record: 7-10
Career highlights: Singles: 2011 US Open R32, Stockholm R16, Los Angeles R16, Helsinki CH SF, Dallas CH QF, Barletta CH QF 2012 Dallas CH SF Doubles: 2011 Bangkok SF (w/StoGas), US Open R64 (w/SVK) 2012 Sheffield FU F (w/batates)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Santiago, Chile
Height: 180 CM
Weight: 55 kg
Turned pro: 2012
Coach: Nicolas Massu / Horacio De La Peña
Prize money: $0000000
Favourite surface: Hard/Grass
Favourite tournament: Australian Open
Favourite tennis player(male/female): Roger Federer/Maria Sharapova
Best friend on tour: Traddles
Best idiot on tour: -- haha
Current TT Singles Ranking: 000
Current TT Doubles Ranking: 294 (best)
TT Race 2012 - Singles: --
TT Race 2012 - Doubles: --
ATP Singles Record: 00 - 00
ATP Doubles Record: 00 - 00
Challenger Singles Record: 00 - 00
Challenger Doubles Record: 1 - 1
Atp Singles: --
Atp Doubles: --
Challenger Singles: --
Challenger Doubles: QF CH Burnie (w/Traddles)
CH Burnie (28 jan - 05 feb)
CH Burnie (28 jan - 05 feb)
Lose Quarter-Finals (w/Traddles)
Matt; known as Lazyking to the OTC (Online Tennis community ) Was not born a tennis fan, he's never played tennis in is life. He recently became a hardcore tennis fan in June 2012, after 10 plus years of casually watching slams. Coming to MTF in July of 2012, he quickly became enamored with Tennis Tipping. The competitive nature fueled his own desire to win. His hobbies include - Sports watching, biking, exercise, Tv/movie watching, reading and playing with his two dogs. Loyal to friends and family.
Detailed Tipping history:
First ever Tipping event was Washington DC in late July. Lazyking failed to qualify in singles after losing his first match due to SR shootout against Hidalgo. However, in doubles, Lazyking teamed with Forever delayed and went a on a Quarterfinal run. They won their first match in in first round of qualifying, 11-10 over Mezut Ozuil/sergiodmm. In the final round, Lazyking's team lost 0-4 to MikiKuba/Nixer but they lucked out and got an LL into the main draw. There, they rose up and defeated CheekyChick/sdtoot in a close match by the score of 21-20. The LL run ended in the QF when the team lost to the number 3 seed, Pauchis/Capriati Rules 9-14.
Reevaluating his standing, Lazyking decided to play in challengers to gain experience and hopefully ranking points. The doubles QF run got him some ranking points but seeing as he was still low in the rankings, and the points wouldn't go into effect for two weeks, he thought he'd have better luck on the challenger circuit.
First up was Aptos, California and for the second straight tournament, Lazyking found success. In singles, he beat Milton 8-6 in the quali first round, then in the quali final round, he defeated portinzin 6-5. His first round match was against Hidalgo where he again was defeated in the SR shootout. On the doubles side, teaming with Vilniete, they managed to qualify for the main draw by defeating Novak or andy/MaratPure 25-20 and jfed90/radugamer356 11-9. In the first round, they met the 3 seed, Hidalgo/rodrigol_87 and lost 13-18.
Lazyking is currently playing in Cordenons, Italy; a clay challenger event with Jakezie as his doubles partner.
Singles Ranking (Current/High):
Doubles Ranking ( Current/High):
Singles Record (counting qualifying): 2-2
Doubles Record (counting qualifying): 4-3
Name: Markus Nationality: Norwegian
Current TT Ranking - Singles: 61 Career High TT Ranking - Singles: 61 (Mar 2, 2015)
Weeks in the top-100: 18 (3 consecutive) Current TT Ranking - Doubles: 42 Career High TT Ranking - Doubles: 41 (Feb 9, 2015)
Weeks in the top-100: 22 (all consecutive)
Name: KyleM Nationality: British Plays: Right Handed (One-handed Backhand) Turned Pro: June 2014 Favourite Surface: Grass Favourite Tournament: Wimbledon
Singles Ranking: 199 Singles Career High: 198 (September 2014)
ATP Tour Wins: 6
ATP Tour Loses: 1
Challenger Wins :6
Chalenger Loses: 7
A few weeks after discovering MTF for the first time I ventured into the games section and came across Tennis Tipping. I jumped right in and committed to me first tournament, Eastbourne. Unfortunately, though I did not get a place in the qualifying draw and so made my way to the Challenger tour. My first game was in Tianjin where I was trashed in the first round (05:08). This was a awake up call and proved I would have to work hard to make it on the challenger tour. The following week I traveled to Manta. I scraped through my first round on PTS score, and then beat the sisxth seed (Redkop) and then the top seed (Joe87) to make the semifinal where I was beaten by Mincheff on SR. Over the next five tournaments I did not have too much success on the challenger tour winning just three matches (3 round 1 matches) in five tournaments.
The next tournament though was the US Open and everything could change. I was not on the best run of form going into qualifying and knew that qualifying would be tough and considered winning a round to be a good achievement. I comfortably won my QR1 by 3(40:43) matches and so was happy that I would be leaving Flushing Meadows with some points. I then went on to win my QR2 my two (23:21) and my QR3 by three(09:06) as well. Somehow I had qualified. I draw a qualifier in R1 and won a tight match by one SR. I was dream land but next I was up against 14th seed and experienced TT player stbanchile and so thought my run had to come to a end. However the fairytale continued as I won 30:28 and marched onto the third round. There I faced another unseeded player and won 24:22 to progress to the second week. There I faced 25 seed Tytta!, it was a close amtch and came down to the Monfils-Gasquet match. Unfortunately for me Gael did not have his expected mental lapse for a set and so won 3-0 to knock me out. However this six match winning run did wonders for my ranking and propelled me into the top 200 at 198.
Great Br 12-16
S. Korea 1-0