Popular Tennis Player Greg Rusedki
Gregory ‘Greg’ Rusedki, a British Canadian and former tennis player, was born on September 6, 1973, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He turned proficient in this game in 1991 and played until he retired at the age of 33. Rusedki began playing tennis as a result of his father, Tom’s (a railway worker of Ukrainian decent from Canada) ardent interest in this sport. His mother, Helen, was born in Yorkshire but moved to Canada later. In order to finance his tennis career, his parents remortgaged their house and he spent the first 17 years of his life in Canada. He participated in the ATP tour from 1992-2007, and as a talented Canadian junior, succeeded in winning his first ATP singles match, in August 1992, at ATP Masters Canada. He captured his first ATP designation on grass, in June 1993, at Newport and completed the year for the first time in the Top 50.
In 1997, he became the first British player to win two titles in six finals, which included the first Grand Slam final at US Open, after concluding in the Top 10. He captured the esteemed BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, in December 1997, for which he was nominated by the British community. In March 1998, at Indian Wells, Rusedki clinched his ATP Masters title at Paris, and succeeded in 53 matches straight the next year as well. After successively winning an ATP career for five years, Rusedki ended his career in Top 50 for the tenth time.