Greg Rusedski

  Male      British      Athlete

  Born : Sep 06, 1973  

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Gregory "Greg" Rusedski (born 6 September 1973) is a British-Canadian former tennis player who turned professional in 1991 and played until his retirement on 7 April 2007, at the age of 33. He represented Canada in the early years of his career, before changing to the United Kingdom in June 1995. He was UK number 1 in 1997 and again in 1999 and reached the ATP ranking of World No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998. He reached the US Open final in 1997 and received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in the same year.

Rusedski was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to an English mother and a German-born father of Polish–Ukrainian descent. He was a very promising junior player in Canada in the 1980s and subsequently caused some anger in Canada when he decided to adopt British citizenship and play for Britain in 1995. Rusedski has been with his wife Lucy Connor since 1991, when they met while he was competing in a junior tournament where she was a ball girl. They married in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Douai Abbey in West Berkshire in December 1999. They have two children: a daughter born in 2006 and a son born in 2009. Rusedski is an Arsenal football supporter.

Rusedski's first career singles tournament title was at the Hall of Fame Championship in Newport, Rhode Island in 1993.

Rusedski reached the singles final of the US Open in 1997, where he lost to Pat Rafter in four sets (shortly thereafter reaching his career high rank of World No. 4). He also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award...

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