Famous Tennis Player Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis, the great tennis player was born on 9 March 1957 in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. He has two younger brothers, namely Mark Lewis and David Lewis, who also possessed excellent tennis careers. Chris is a professional player from New Zealand, coached and trained by Harry Hopman and Tony Roche. He turned professional in 1975 and retired from tennis in 1986. He played as a right-handed (1-handed backhand) tennis player throughout his career. He earned career prize money on $647,550.
Lewis gained number one position in the world ranking (juniors) in the year 1975 when he the Wimbledon Boys’ Singles title. Chris gained victory as three singles titles in Austria in 1978, Germany in 1981 and New Zealand in 1985. He also won a career-high singles ranking of world number 19 on 16 April 1984. Moreover, he won eight doubles titles and received a career-high doubles ranking of world number 46 on 14 Jan 1985. He participated in Grand Slam singles finals and ATP World Tour masters 1000 finals. He reached the Wimbledon final in 1983 and became the seventh unseeded man and the only second player if New Zealand who reached these finals. He also managed to reach the finals at Cincinnati Masters in 1981. However, he lost both the matches, still earning great fame and prestige.
Chris also played in grand slam single tournaments, tennis masters cup (ATP world tour finals), and ATP master series (ATP world tour masters 1000), ATP World Tour 500 Series and ATP world tour 250 series. Apart from the three singles titles, he won seven runner-ups.