Famous Tennis Player John Lloyd

John Lloyd

John Lloyd is a former tennis player and coach and currently a television commentator for the sport. Born on the 27th of August in Essex, England, Lloyd is popularly known for reaching the finals of the Grand slam singles events in 1977, which he lost to America’s Vitas Gerulaitis, however it wasn’t until the next 20 years when an England Hailed player, Greg Rusedski again reached the Grand slam finals. Lloyd was married to the then top woman player Chris Evert and is the brother of David Lloyd, former captain of the British Davis Cup. Lloyd retired from professional tennis in 1986.

Lloyd reached the men’s singles world ranking of No. 21 in July 23rd, 1978. He also won three Grand slam men’s mixed doubles titles in the French Open in 1982 and Wimbledon in 1983 and 1984. John Lloyd is former Britain no 1 and was a member of the Davis Cup Team from 1974 to 1980, during which paired with his brother in 1978 became the first Britons to reach the Davis cup Finals after 41 years. After winning three grand slam mixed doubles events he was ranked as the World’s no. 34 player in doubles on 8th September, 1986. He also owns 2 doubles titles in his career. Lloyd after retirement also coached the Davis Cup team of Great Britain in 2006, where his team enjoyed many successive victories until finally in 1997 after five consecutive defeats which is the worst record of defeats in Davis cup Lloyd resigned in 2000 and currently is associated with BBC world as a Grand slam commentator including Wimbledon.

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