Greg Rusedski biography
Greg Rusedski is a former British Canadian tennis player who had a reputation on the circuit as one of the biggest servers in the game. He has provided commentary and analysis on the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage. He turned professional in 1991 and played until his retirement on 7 April 2007, at the age of 33. He is a former British Number 1 and ATP World Number 4.
Greg Rusedski‘s first career singles tournament title was at the Hall of Fame Championship inNewport, Rhode Island in 1993.
Rusedski reached the singles final of the US Open in 1997, where he lost to Pat Rafterin four sets (shortly thereafter reaching his career high rank of World No. 4). He also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
On 7 April 2007, Rusedski officially retired from tennis after partnering Jamie Murray to a doubles victory over the Netherlands in a Davis Cup match, a result which gave Great Britain a winning 3–0 lead in the tie. He announced his retirement immediately after the win, during a live interview with Sue Barker on BBC Television.
Rusedski has often been overshadowed in the British press by the more popular Henman, especially at Wimbledon. It is arguable who had the better playing career. Rusedski won more singles titles than compatriot Henman, with 15 singles titles compared to Henman’s 11. Greg Rusedski also reached the final of the US Open in 1997 while Henman never made it past the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.
Greg Rusedski has written a column for tabloid newspaper The Sun. He has also worked for the television channel British Eurosport, providing analysis during the station’s coverage of the Australian Open in 2003 and 2007 and of the 2007 French Open.
During the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, Greg Rusedski was both a commentator and an analyst for the BBC, and he has continued to be a part of the BBC Wimbledon team. Sky Sports also contracted him to provide analysis for the 2008 US Open alongside former British tennis player Annabel Croft.
In 2008, he appeared as a contestant on the reality TV shows Dancing On Ice and Beat the Star.
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