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Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen
File:Luke Jensen 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Born (1966-06-18) June 18, 1966 (age 49)
Grayling, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Turned pro 1987
Plays Ambidextrous (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,314,855
Singles
Career record 12–43
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 168 (July 25, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995)
US Open 2R (1985, 1986)
Doubles
Career record 252–297
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 6 (November 1, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1992)
French Open W (1993)
Wimbledon 3R (1992)
US Open QF (1989)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1996)
French Open F (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1992, 1996)
US Open SF (1995, 1997)

Luke Jensen (born June 18, 1966) is a former professional male tennis player from the United States. He attended University of Southern California from 1986–87 and earned singles All-American honors both years (doubles in 1987). He compiled a 106-57 record in seven and a half seasons as the head women's tennis coach at Syracuse University, resigning in January 2014 to pursue professional opportunities. [1]

Tennis career

Jensen attended East Grand Rapids High School, winning the Michigan state singles championship in 1983, and graduating in 1985.[2]

Juniors

As a junior Jensen reached the No. 1 junior world ranking in both singles and doubles in 1984.

Tournament 1983 1984
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A
French Open A SF
Wimbledon A QF
US Open SF 3R

Pro tour

Jensen gained the nickname of "Dual Hand Luke" because he was an ambidextrous player able to serve at 130 MPH with either hand.[3] He now does on-court analysis for ESPN for their tennis coverage. He also travels the world as an instructor, motivational speaker, and ambassador for the game.

He reached his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 6 in November 1993. In that year, he won the men's doubles title at the French Open playing with his younger brother, Murphy Jensen. Jensen's career-high singles ranking was World No. 168, achieved in July 1988.

Doubles Titles (10)

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Championship Series (1)
ATP Tour (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Clay (4)
Grass (1)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. February 1, 1988 Guarujá, Brazil Hard 23x15px Ricardo Acuña 23x15px Javier Frana
23x15px Diego Pérez
6–1, 6–4
2. November 20, 1989 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i) 23x15px Richey Reneberg 23x15px Kelly Jones
23x15px Joey Rive
6–0, 6–4
3. April 8, 1991 Orlando, U.S. Hard 23x15px Scott Melville 23x15px Nicolás Pereira
23x15px Pete Sampras
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
4. April 29, 1991 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Paul Haarhuis
23x15px Mark Koevermans
5–7, 7–6, 6–4
5. May 27, 1991 Bologna, Italy Clay 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Luiz Mattar
23x15px Jaime Oncins
6–4, 7–6
6. May 25, 1992 Bologna, Italy Clay 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Javier Frana
23x15px Javier Sánchez
6–2, 6–3
7. June 7, 1993 French Open, Paris Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Marc-Kevin Goellner
23x15px David Prinosil
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
8. June 26, 1995 Nottingham, England Grass 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Danie Visser
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
9. August 26, 1996 Long Island, U.S. Hard 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Hendrik Dreekmann
23x15px Alexander Volkov
6–3, 7–6
10. July 21, 1997 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Neville Godwin
23x15px Fernon Wibier
6–4, 6–4

Runner-ups (14)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. May 20, 1991 Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Omar Camporese
23x15px Goran Ivanišević
2–6, 3–6
2. October 7, 1991 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px Richey Reneberg
4–6, 4–6
3. April 6, 1992 Estoril, Portugal Clay 23x15px Laurie Warder 23x15px Hendrik Jan Davids
23x15px Libor Pimek
6–3, 3–6, 5–7
4. January 18, 1993 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Sandon Stolle
23x15px Jason Stoltenberg
3–6, 4–6
5. March 1, 1993 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard 23x15px Sandon Stolle 23x15px Mark Keil
23x15px Dave Randall
5–7, 4–6
6. March 8, 1993 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard 23x15px Scott Melville 23x15px Guy Forget
23x15px Henri Leconte
4–6, 5–7
7. May 3, 1993 Madrid, Spain Clay 23x15px Scott Melville 23x15px Tomás Carbonell
23x15px Carlos Costa
6–7, 2–6
8. May 24, 1993 Bologna, Italy Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Danie Visser
23x15px Laurie Warder
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
9. October 18, 1993 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Grant Connell
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 4–6
10. February 28, 1994 Mexico City, Mexico Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Francisco Montana
23x15px Bryan Shelton
3–6, 4–6
11. September 19, 1994 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Daniel Nestor
4–6, 6–7
12. April 24, 1995 Nice, France Clay 23x15px David Wheaton 23x15px Cyril Suk
23x15px Daniel Vacek
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
13. May 12, 1997 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Dave Randall
23x15px Greg Van Emburgh
7–6, 2–6, 6–7
14. May 26, 1997 St. Poelten, Austria Clay 23x15px Murphy Jensen 23x15px Kelly Jones
23x15px Scott Melville
2–6, 6–7

References

  1. Bailey, Stephen (January 29, 2014). "Jensen resigns as head coach midway through 8th season". The Daily Orange. 
  2. "Luke Jensen named Syracuse tennis coach", USA Today, August 29, 2006. Accessed December 26, 2007. "A 1985 graduate of East Grand Rapids High School in Michigan, Jensen reached the second round of the U.S. Open just before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he earned All-America honors in 1987 and 1988. Jensen won the 1983 Michigan High School State Singles Championship and earned high school All-America recognition."
  3. Biography of Luke Jensen on newengland.usta.com

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