|Devin Britton during the 2009 NCAA Men's Singles tennis championship match.|
|Full name||Devin Britton|
|Residence||Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Date of birth||March 17, 1991|
|Place of birth||Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (190 lb; 13.4 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed; two-handed backhand|
|Last updated on: 2009 July 04.|
Devin Britton (born March 17, 1991, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American professional tennis player who was formerly an American tennis player for the University of Mississippi's Ole Miss Rebels men's tennis team. He is a native of Brandon, Mississippi.
In the 2008 International Tennis Federation World 18-under, Britton made his way through the rankings reaching a peak of number 16. His most notable ITF win was in June 2008, at the International Grass Courts Championships in June 2008 Also, in the summer of 2008 at the U.S. Open Junior Championships, he advanced to the finals match - making him the first ever qualifying wildcard to make a final where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov.
Britton defeated Moritz Baumann of Wisconsin in the first round then beat Dominic Inglot of Virginia in the second round. In the third round, Britton sent Rice senior Bruno Rosa out of the tournament in straight sets, and then he beat Stanford’s Alex Clayton in the quarterfinals. To advance to the NCAA championship match, he defeated Blake Strode of Arkansas with a straight set win. To win the championship, Britton defeated Ohio State senior Steven Moneke, making him the first American-born player to win the NCAA singles title since Alex Kim of Stanford in 2000. The championship win also makes him the first freshman since 19-year-old Cecil Mamiit of USC in 1996 and the first non-seeded player since Luke Smith of UNLV in 1997. He is the youngest of the three freshmen to win the singles title, including John McEnroe, who was 19 when he won it for Stanford in 1978 - making him the youngest player ever to win the national championship.
After only one semester in college, Britton announced on July 1, 2009 that he would not return to Mississippi but would instead turn professional and had already signed a contract with a sports agency, Octagon Worldwide. He received a wildcard into the 2009 U.S. Open where he played #1 seeded and ranked Roger Federer in the opening round. Federer won in straight sets as expected, but Britton did manage to break Federer twice. Britton has received praise by many big tennis stars in his short career and expected to become a world class player as he gets older.
To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through the 2010 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, which ended January 31, 2010.
|Tournament||2009||2010||Career SR||Career W-L||Career Win %|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||DNP||DNP||0 / 0||0–0||N/A|
|French Open||DNP||0 / 0||0–0||N/A|
|Wimbledon||DNP||0 / 0||0–0||N/A|
|US Open||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0.00|
Britton began playing tennis when he was 5 years old. Britton was home-schooled starting in the seventh grade. Because he was traveling extensively for tennis, he completed his high school education through the Alpha Omega Online Academy.
Devin trains at the IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida where he is coached by Nick Bollettieri, David Amye and Gabe Jaramillo. At Ole Miss, he is coached by Billy Chadwick. His serve and volley style is unique among the modern players.