Michael Brown (tennis)

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Michael Brown
Full nameMichael Brown
Country (sports) Australia
 Hong Kong
BornApril 1971
Wollongong, Australia
Prize money$22,903
Singles
Career record0–1
Highest rankingNo. 253 (11 May 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
Doubles
Career record1–3
Highest rankingNo. 203 (18 May 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1991)

Michael Brown (born April 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He played Davis Cup tennis for Hong Kong.

Biography[edit]

Brown, who comes from Wollongong, was the 1987 Australian School Boys champion. He made the boys' singles quarter-finals at the 1989 Australian Open and turned professional later that year.

Coached by Terry Rocavert, he made the men's singles main draw of the 1990 Australian Open after making it through qualifying and was beaten in the first round by Karel Nováček, over four sets.[1] As a doubles player he was most successful in his partnership with Andrew Kratzmann, with whom he made the main draw twice at the Sydney Indoor, including a second round appearance in 1990. The pair also competed together as wildcards in the men's doubles at the 1991 Australian Open.[2] He won two Challenger doubles titles, one with Kratzmann in Hobart in 1991 and the other partnering Roger Rasheed in Antwerp in 1992.

While living in Hong Kong he was called up to play for their Davis Cup team and appeared in a total of six ties from 2001 to 2004.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1991 Hobart, Australia Carpet Australia Andrew Kratzmann Australia Bret Richardson
Australia Simon Youl
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
2. 1992 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Australia Roger Rasheed Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Belgium Kris Goossens
6–2, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sport results". The Canberra Times. 16 January 1990. p. 16. Retrieved 25 December 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Tennis - Australian Open". The Canberra Times. 18 January 1991. p. 26. Retrieved 25 December 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "2 minutes with ... Michael Brown". South China Morning Post. 1 February 2004. Retrieved 25 December 2017.

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