The details Biography Paul Annacone born March 20, is an American paul annacone tennis channel touring professional tennis player and current tennis coach. Annacone is currently a coach at ProTennisCoach. Annacone graduated from East Hampton High School. Annacone played three years of college tennis for the University of Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference over —
Jon M. Diat By Jon M. Diat August 29, It was a result that shook the tennis world. In the late summer of , in the U.
Open at Flushing Meadows — exactly 33 years ago to the very date of his monumental conquest. John was a true legend at that time and I really admired him.
He had taken a six-month sabbatical before the Open, but I knew he was not at his peak. Seven days later, at the Open, Annacone, after dropping the first set , rallied behind 23 aces to win the next three sets. So, his loss to me probably does not stand out. For me, sure it does. He was the third-ranked doubles player in the world in But Annacone is probably better known now as the coach who helped shape the games of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.
Today, he is coaching Taylor Fritz, a year-old from the San Diego area who is ranked 27th in the world, and is continuing as a commentator for the Tennis Channel. He has a great first serve and a very strong forehand.
He has steadily moved up in the rankings since he turned pro, and he just loves the game. The brothers are very close. For now, Annacone is content to focus on his work with the Tennis Channel and with Fritz, who he thinks has it within him to win a Grand Slam.
No American male has won the U. Open since Andy Roddick did in , he noted. He has all the tools to be one of the best in the world.