Anthony Lane (tennis)

Anthony Lane (born 31 May 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Anthony Lane
Full nameAnthony Lane
Country (sports) Australia
Born31 May 1965 (age 53)
Adelaide, Australia
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$20,065
Singles
Career record1–6
Highest rankingNo. 235 (9 February 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1987, 1988)
Doubles
Career record2–8
Highest rankingNo. 217 (29 October 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1987, 1988)

Biography

Tennis career

Born in Adelaide, Lane played on the professional circuit in the 1980s.

Lane, a right-handed player, was runner-up at a Challenger tournament in Nigeria in 1986, with wins over Jean-Philippe Fleurian and Todd Witsken.

On the Grand Prix circuit his best performance was a second round appearance at his home event, the 1987 South Australian Open.[1]

He made his grand slam debut at the 1987 Australian Open as a wildcard and lost his first round match in five sets, to former top 10 player Bill Scanlon.[2] The following year he made the Australian Open main draw again, this time as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Carl Limberger.[3]

Coaching

Lane was appointed men’s tennis coach at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2006.

When Chris Guccione broke into the world's top 100 for the first time in 2007 it was with Lane as his coach.[4] He has also been the coach of James Duckworth.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Lendl, Scanlon cruise through". The Canberra Times. ACT, Australia. 1 January 1987. p. 16. Retrieved 2 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Scoreboard". Poughkeepsie Journal. newspapers.com. p. 2C. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Tennis Results". United Press International. 11 January 1988. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Newk's serve on Gooch slammed". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 January 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "James Duckworth looking to take advantage of Brisbane International knowledge". News Corp Australia. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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