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Mike Estep (born July 19, 1949, in Dallas, Texas) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career Estep won 2 singles titles and 7 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 59 in August 1973.

In 1983 until 1986 he coached Martina Navratilova. Later he worked with Carling Bassett, Hana Mandlikova and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

He was a board member of the Association of Tennis Professionals from 1982 to 1989, holding the position of chairman of the ATP Ranking Committee at the same time. He also worked with the U.S. Tennis Association, creating a method for ranking juniors in 1999 that is now used nationwide, and serving on the junior development council for Texas from 1993 to 1995.[1]

Estep resided in Hurst, Texas.

Grand Prix and WCT finals (20)

Singles(4)

Titles (2)

Mike Estep
File:Mike Estep wrc02855.jpg
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Hurst, Texas, USA
Born (1949-07-19) July 19, 1949 (age 71)
Dallas, Texas, USA
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Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1966)</td></tr>
Retired 1983</td></tr>
Plays Right-handed</td></tr>
Singles
Career record 117-179</td></tr>
Career titles 2</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 59 (August 23, 1973)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1982)</td></tr>
French Open 2R (1973, 1975)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 4R (1975)</td></tr>
US Open 2R (1975)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 182-168 (Open era)</td></tr>
Career titles 7 (Open era)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1980, 1982)</td></tr>
Mixed doubles
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 Merion, U.S. Grass 23x15px Gene Scott 7–5, 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 1976 Khartoum, Sudan Hard 23x15px Thomaz Koch 6–4, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1982 Tampa, U.S. Hard 23x15px Brian Gottfried 7–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Newport, U.S. Grass 23x15px Hank Pfister 1–6, 5–7

Doubles(16)

Titles (7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 Omaha, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px William Brown 23x15px Jimmy Connors
23x15px Juan Gisbert Sr.
DEF
Winner 2. 1973 Salt Lake City, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 23x15px Jiří Hřebec
23x15px Jan Kukal
6–4, 7–6
Winner 3. 1973 Calgary, Canada Indoor 23x15px Ilie Năstase 23x15px Szabolcz Baranyi
23x15px Péter Szőke
6–7, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 4. 1973 Valencia, Spain Clay 23x15px Ion Ţiriac 23x15px Patrick Hombergen
23x15px Bernard Mignot
6–4, 1–6, 10–8
Runner-up 1. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Ion Ţiriac 23x15px Juan Gisbert Sr.
23x15px Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1973 Djakarta, Indonesia Hard 23x15px Ian Fletcher 23x15px John Newcombe
23x15px Allan Stone
7–5, 6–4
Winner 6. 1974 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Pat Cramer 23x15px Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
23x15px Georges Goven
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1974 Hampton, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Pat Cramer 23x15px Željko Franulović
23x15px Nikola Pilić
6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass 23x15px Paul Kronk 23x15px Grover Raz Reid
23x15px Allan Stone
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard 23x15px Marcello Lara 23x15px Syd Ball
23x15px Ross Case
3–6, 6–7, 7–9
Winner 7. 1975 Washington Indoor WCT, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Russell Simpson Template:Country data IND Anand Amritraj
Template:Country data IND Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1975 Houston, U.S. Clay 23x15px Russell Simpson 23x15px Robert Lutz
23x15px Stan Smith
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1975 Boston, U.S. Clay 23x15px John Andrews 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 1976 Cologne, Germany Carpet 23x15px Colin Dowdeswell 23x15px Bob Hewitt
23x15px Frew McMillan
1–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x15px Mark Edmondson 23x15px Peter McNamara
23x15px Paul McNamee
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass 23x15px Mark Edmondson 23x15px Rod Frawley
23x15px Chris Lewis
5–7, 6–4, 6–7

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