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Mark Keil
Country  United States
Residence Honolulu, HI
Date of birth 3 June 1967
Place of birth Mountain View, California, USA
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (180 lb)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed;
Career prize money $749,587
Singles
Career record 4–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 167 (22 July 1991)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2R (1993)
French Open -
Wimbledon 1R (1991, 1993)
US Open -
Doubles
Career record 157–205
Career titles 5
Highest ranking 32 (2 October 1995)
Last updated on: 15 April 2007.

Mark Keil (born June 3, 1967, in Mountain View, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States and now tennis coach who won 5 ATP World Tour doubles tournaments and was runner up at 8 more.

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Early life and college

Prior to college, Keil was the 1985 New Mexico AAAA state singles champion. He played in the USTA Boy's 16's & 18's National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the Easter Bowl junior tournament in Miami, Fla in '84 he once had dinner with Arthur Ashe.

Keil turned pro in the middle of his junior year at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Professional career

One of Keil's greatest moments came in a 6–2, 7–6(2) defeat of Pete Sampras, then ranked 8th in the world at the Queen's Club ATP World Tour event in 1991. Keil went on to play in the main draw at Wimbledon twice and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 167. He qualified and won a round in singles at the '93 Australian Open.

Keil later carved a career for himself on the doubles tour, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 32 in 1995. He has doubles wins over Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Todd Martin, Tommy Haas, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten and Mark Philippoussis. He won five ATP World Tour doubles titles in his career.

He also directed and produced and wrote along with Geoff Grant a film documenting life behind the scenes for a tour professional. The Journeymen follows Keil and his doubles partner Geoff Grant as they try to make a living on the doubles tour.

Family

His father, Klaus Keil is an award winning professor at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Asteroid 5054 Keil, and the mineral keilite are named after Klaus.

Keil was married from '99-'01 to Swedish dentist Dr. Camilla Hildebrand, which ended in a divorce. He also has a former touring tennis professional sister, Kathrin Keil. He now is a tennis teaching pro in Honolulu, HI. Tel. 808 354 4355, markkeil@ymail.com

Playing History

  • 1985: New Mexico AAAA state singles champion.
  • 1985-1989: Played collegiately for the University of South Florida.
  • 1988-2001: ATP/ITF touring tennis player. Won five ATP World Tour doubles titles, one Challenger singles (Djakarta, Indonesia) and Futures title (Tyler, Texas.) Has a German passport and played for Iphitos Munchen, Mannheim, Weiden, Ravensburg, Neu Ulm, and Bad Cannstadt, in Germany.
  • Team member of SALK Tennishallen, which won the Swedish indoor tennis championships '98.

Coaching History

  • 2001-2002: Assistant tennis teaching professional La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. Has three coaching credentials: USPTA Certified '04, PTR Certified '06, USTA High Performance Coaching Program Graduate Cincinnati, OH '04.
  • 2002-2003; Touring traveling coach for ITF/ATP player Jeff Salzenstein.
  • 2003-2004: Traveling tour coach with Ed Ward for ITF/WTA/ Ireland Fed Cup member Anne Mall.
  • 2004-2005: National Coach Hong Kong Tennis Association.
  • 2005-2006: Volunteer men's assistant tennis coach UCLA.
  • 2006-2008: Tennis teaching professional Bosse Sports, Sudbury, MA.
  • 2009: Head Women's and Men's Tennis Coach Post University, Waterbury, CT.
  • 2009: Assistant tennis teaching professional Country Club of Waterbury, Waterbury,CT.

ATP Tour titles (5)

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Doubles (5)

Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
2 March 1992 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Dave Randall United States Kent Kinnear &
United States Sven Salumaa
4–6 6–1 6–2
1 March 1993 Scottsdale, USA Hard United States Dave Randall United States Luke Jensen &
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–5, 6–4
4 April 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard South Africa Christo Van Rensburg Canada Glenn Michibata &
United States David Pate
7–6 6–3
12 March 1995 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Sweden Peter Nyborg France Guillaume Raoux &
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
6–7 6–4 7–6
12 March 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay United States Jeff Tarango Czech Republic Cyril Suk &
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–4 7–6

Doubles Finalist (8)

Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
3 March 1992 Atlanta, U.S. Clay United States Dave Randall United States Steve DeVries &
Australia David Macpherson
3–6 3–6
8 November 1992 Buzios, Brazil Hard United States Tom Mercer Venezuela Maurice Ruah &
Cuba Mario Tabares
6–7 7–6 4–6
1 October 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard Sweden Peter Nyborg Czech Republic Cyril Suk &
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–3 3–6 3–6
2 February 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet South Africa Brent Haygarth Croatia Saša Hiršzon &
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6 3–6
24 August 1997 Long Island, U.S. Hard United States T.J. Middleton South Africa Marcos Ondruska &
Germany David Prinosil
4–6 4–6
8 February 1998 Marseilles, France Hard United States T.J. Middleton United States Donald Johnson &
United States Francisco Montana
4–6 6–3 3–6
2 May 1999 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Czech Republic Martin Damm &
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
0–6 2–6
19 September 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Switzerland Lorenzo Manta Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov &
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6–74 6–71

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