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.

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player Andy Murray, a professional tennis player from Britain, is currently ranked at number four by the World Tennis Association. Andy has achieved the highest rank of number two in 2009. in 2009, Andy Murray won the best six titles of ATP World Tour which earned him the highest ranking of his career. During this time, Andy lost the plot in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Grand Slam and was dropped back to third. He is the highest ranked British tennis player after Fred Perry. Andy Murray fought into the top ten ranking in April, 2007 and in 2008, he finished as runner up in the U.S. Open against Roger Federer. But, he hasn’t won any Grand Slams. In 2010, Andy Murray made to his first ever Grand Slam in Australian Open where he qualified due to the knee injury of Nadal as Nadal retired in the match.He became the only British tennis player after John Lloyd to reach the final of Australian Open. After Agassi, Andy Murray became the first player to win the Canadian titles back to back. In En route, Andy Murray became the 5th player to defeat famous male tennis players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

Andy’s game is more suitable to the hard court (which has reflected in his results). But he has worked very hard to improve his performance on a clay court. Being a local British boy, he always gets huge fan support at Wimbledon. Andy Murray is known to play defensive counter punch and according to his coach “He is the best counter-puncher” on the tour. The greatest shot played by Murray is the ground stroke with a minimal error-rate and he has the uncanny ability to anticipate the ball. He has an ability to come from defense to offense with astonishing speed and that allows him to play winners from a defensive situation. He generally plays the slow game and suddenly changes the speed of the shot to give shock to the opponents. His first service is his greatest strength and he is known to construct points on the court.