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Timothy "Tim" Mayotte (born August 3, 1960, in Springfieldmarker, Massachusettsmarker) is a former professional tennis player from the United States and is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Coach based in Boca Raton, FL.

Career

The tall serve-and-volleyer learned to play the game on the public courts of Forest Park in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. He played tennis for Stanford Universitymarker in the early-1980s and won the NCAA singles title in 1981.

Mayotte won his first top-level professional singles title in 1985 at the inaugural Lipton International Players Championships (now known as the Miami Mastersmarker). Other career highlights included winning the Queen's Club Championships in London in 1986, capturing the Paris Indoor title in 1987, and winning the men's singles Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoulmarker.

His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments came in reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledonmarker in 1982 and the Australian Openmarker in 1983. He also reached the quarter-finals of the US Openmarker. Popular with professionals and fans alike, his good manners and sportsmanship earned him the nickname 'Gentleman Tim' .In the 1985 Wimbledon tournament Mayotte faced Boris Becker in the Fourth Round who was struggling with an injury. At one point Becker approached the net to concede the match. Mayotte held back and Becker continued, going on to win the match and the tournament

During his career, Mayotte won 12 singles titles and 1 doubles title. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7. His career prize-money earnings totalled US$2,663,672. His final career singles title was won in 1989 at Washington DCmarker. Mayotte retired from the professional tour in 1992. He was hired by the USTA to serve as a national coach in July, 2009.

Mayotte's older brother Chris also played on the tour a few seasons. Their older brother John is a former club pro and tennis businessman.

ATP Results

Singles titles (12)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
Grand Prix (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Grass (1)
Clay (0)
Carpet (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. February 18, 1985 Delray Beachmarker, U.S. Hard Scott Davis 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
2. June 16, 1986 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Jimmy Connors 6–4, 2–1, ret.
3. February 9, 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet John McEnroe 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
4. April 6, 1987 Chicago, U.S. Carpet David Pate 6–4, 6–2
5. October 19, 1987 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Ricki Osterthun 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
6. November 9, 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Brad Gilbert 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 6–3
7. November 16, 1987 Frankfurtmarker, Germany Carpet Andrés Gómez 7–6, 6–4
8. February 29, 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet John Fitzgerald 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
9. July 25, 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Johan Kriek 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
10. October 10, 1988 Brisbanemarker, Australia Hard (i) Marty Davis 6–4, 6–4
11. October 24, 1988 Frankfurtmarker, Germany Carpet Leonardo Lavalle 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
12. July 31, 1989 Washington D.C.marker, U.S. Hard Brad Gilbert 3–6, 6–4, 7–5


Runner-ups (11)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 5, 1981 Maui, U.S. Hard Hank Pfister 6–4, 6–4
2. March 22, 1982 Strasbourg WCTmarker, France Carpet Ivan Lendl 6–0, 7–5, 6–1
3. June 21, 1982 Bristol, England Grass John Alexander 6–3, 6–4
4. July 16, 1984 Newport, U.S. Grass Vijay Amritraj 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
5. April 15, 1985 Dallasmarker, U.S.WCT Finals Carpet Ivan Lendl 7–6, 6–4, 6–1
6. February 3, 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Ivan Lendl W/O
7. September 26, 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea Hard Miloslav Mečíř 3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
8. February 29, 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Boris Becker 7–6, 6–1, 6–3
9. February 12, 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–2
10. February 19, 1990 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–0
11. November 12, 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet Andrei Cherkasov 6–2, 6–1


Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Openmarker A A 1R QF 3R SF 2R 4R NH A A A 1R A A 0 / 6
French Openmarker A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 5
Wimbledonmarker A A A QF SF QF 4R 4R QF 3R QF QF 1R 4R A 0 / 11
U.S.marker Openmarker A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R 4R 1R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R A 0 / 13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 35
Year End Ranking 436 420 171 N/A 44 12 15 9 10 13 37 115 1097 N/A


A = did not attend tournament

NH = tournament not held

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