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TOMMY PAUL

Nationality:
United States
Height:
185cm
Age:
26
Points:
2350
RANKING
#16

Bio

Tommy Paul was born in Voorhees, on May 17, 1997. In singles he boasts a title on the ATP Tour, and in Grand Slam tournaments he reached his best result with the semifinal of the 2023 Australian Open. His best ranking is 29th position, achieved in 2022. At junior level he was No. 3 in the world after winning the 2015 Roland Garros in singles.

Career 

He played on the ITF Junior Circuit between November 2010 and September 2015, and in 2012 he won his first Grade 4 US doubles title. , is fielded in both doubles and singles and the United States do not go beyond the final for the 5th and 6th place, lost against Russia. In December 2014 he was defeated in the doubles semifinal of the prestigious Orange Bowl.

He made his pro debut in April 2014 at the ITF Futures USA F12 tournament and won his first matches in both singles and doubles. Despite his commitments in the junior circuit, in the first period he played several tournaments and in April 2015 he entered the main draw of a Challenger tournament in Savannah for the first time, in the first round he defeated the No. 101 in the ATP ranking Ruben Bemelmans and was eliminated by Bjorn Fratangelo.

At the beginning of 2016 she won two more ITF tournaments in singles and therefore began to play more continuously on the major circuit. He qualified for the first time in the main draw of an ATP Tour 500 tournament in Acapulco and a Masters 1000 in Miami, he was defeated in both cases in the first round and after the Miami tournament he entered the top 200.

The crisis of results continues in the first part of 2017, the ITF tournament won in February is not enough to stop the descent in the ranking and in April it is at the 405th position. It gives signs of recovery in early summer reaching an ITF final and a semifinal challengers. In July, he passed qualifications at the ATP 250 in Atlanta, then defeated the ATP No. 53 Chung Hyeon and Malek Jaziri in three sets, thus accessing his first quarterfinal on the ATP circuit and was beaten by the No. 3 seed Gilles Müller.

He enters the following ATP 500 in Washington with a wild card, eliminates Casper Ruud in the first round and then obtains the most prestigious victory of his career by defeating the ATP nº 17 Lucas Pouille. A leg injury suffered after the elimination in the 2019 Australian Open qualifiers keeps him sidelined for almost three months. He returned in April and won his second singles Challenger title in Sarasota by beating Tennys Sandgren in the final. With the final lost in the next Challenger in Tallahassee, he brings the best ranking to 143rd position and improves it further in the following period.

In his absolute debut at the Roland Garros he lost in the first round against Dominic Thiem, then came close to qualifying for Wimbledon with the defeat suffered in the decisive round against Jiri Vesely. After the second round reached in Washington and at the Masters 1000 in Montréal, he does not pass the qualifications at the US Open. In September, he entered the top 100 for the first time after winning the second Challenger title of the year in New Haven, defeating Marcos Giron in the final. He repeats himself at the end of the month at the Tiburon Challenger, where he gets the better of Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final and a week later he finds himself in 79th place in the world.

He also comes out in the second round in the first seasonal commitments of 2021 in Delray Beach, Melbourne 1 and the Australian Open, where he eliminates the No. 40 ATP Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round. In Rotterdam he defeated Lorenzo Sonego and Alexander Bublik and in the third round he was eliminated by Marton Fucsovics. After three defeats in the first round, he reaches the second round in Monte Carlo and Madrid and the third in Rome. In the first part of the season he gets some discrete results in doubles and in May he brings the best ranking of specialties to 150th place.

He returns to play a semifinal in Parma and is defeated by the emerging Sebastian Korda. In the second round of Roland Garros he snatched a set from world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and at the end of the tournament he entered the top 50 for the first time. Defeated in the second round of the following three tournaments, he closed the season by winning his first ATP title in Stockholm; after the victories over Taylor Fritz, Andy Murray and in the semifinals over Frances Tiafoe, he defeated the No. 16 ATP Denis Shapovalov in the final with a score of 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Success allows him to bring the best ranking to 43rd position.

Style of play

Raised on the clay courts of North Carolina, already at the beginning of his career he shows that he is at ease on this surface, as had rarely happened previously to US tennis players, winning the Roland Garros juniors, his first four professional titles and his first fight on the major circuit. He possesses a strong forehand, solid footwork at the baseline and speed at the net, attributes that have allowed him to succeed on clay. He is coached by Diego Moyano, a player development coach for the US federation USTA.

Private life

Tommy Paul is engaged to Paige Lorenze. Model and influencer Paige knows how to turn the heads of her over 400 thousand followers on Instagram.

Paige is not only a model, but also an entrepreneur. She has her own clothing brand, Dairy Boy. Lorenze is also an avid TikToker with nearly 200,000 followers, while she also has over 60,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, where she regularly posts life updates and vlogs from her travels.

An avid skier, Lorenze told: "Rowing Blazers last year that skiing shaped me because I had to learn at an early age how to prioritize my life, how to be mentally and physically strong, and how to overcome disappointment and battle adversity and injury. I learned to stand up for myself, to be independent and to go beyond my comfort zone in extreme conditions."

Paige Lorenzo and Tommy Paul made their relationship official on Instagram last October. Before him, the model dated star Tyler Cameron and country singer Morgan Wallen.

Net Worth and Endorsement

He has an estimated net worth of $800,000 USD. The American player who turned pro in 2015 is currently ranked No. 30 in the world according to the ATP Men's Players List. Tommy Paul has consistently been ranked among the best juniors. For his clothing and footwear needs, Tommy worked with New Balance. He once had a contract with Nike, while he signed contracts with Wilson for rackets.


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