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Michael Russell
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Country  United States
Residence Houston, TX, USA
Date of birth May 1, 1978 (1978-05-01) (age 31)
Place of birth Detroit, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
Weight 160 lb (72 kg)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $991,315
Singles
Career record 30-71
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 60 (August 13, 2007)
Current ranking No. 90 (January 18, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2nd round (2008)
French Open 4th round (2001)
Wimbledon 1st round (2000, 2002)
US Open 1st round (1998, 2000, 2001, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 7-17
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 222 (November 12, 2001)

Michael Russell is an American tennis player, best known for holding match point in the 4th round of the 2001 French Open against eventual champion Gustavo Kuerten.[1] In the 2007 Australian Open, he held a two sets to love lead over former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt before succumbing in five sets.[2] In the 2007 Indian Wells Masters event, he made it to the final 16 players in a 96-player field, after upsetting 11th seed - and 12th-ranked - Tomas Berdych in round 2. He reached his career highest ranking of 60 in August 2007 after reaching 2nd round of Montreal TMS. Both his mother and father are tennis coaches.

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Playing style

Russell is a defensive counter-puncher, known for his footspeed and consistency. John McEnroe described him as a particularly dogged competitor, saying that "no one's going to try harder on a tennis court than Michael Russell".[3]

ATP Titles (17)

Tennis Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (10)
Futures (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. May 17, 1999 United StatesVero Beach Clay Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze 7-6 6-3
2. May 31, 1999 United StatesWeston Clay United States Hugo Armando 6–3 6-2
3. January 31 , 2000 United States Amarillo Hard Indoors ItalyStefano Pescosolido 7–5 6–2
4. May 31, 1999 United StatesMobile Hard Netherlands Martin Verkerk 4-6 6-1 6-4
5. June 21, 2004 CanadaMontreal Hard Australia Domenic Marafiote 6-3 6-3
6. June 28, 2004 United StatesBuffalo Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar 6-3 6-0
7. July 5, 2004 United StatesPittsburgh Clay United States Kean Feeder 6-1 6-0
8. July 12, 2004 CanadaGranby Hard ItalyDavide Sanguinetti 6–3 6–2
9 October 17 , 2005 United StatesArlington Hard GermanyBenedikt Dorsch 6–1 6-3
10. November 28, 2005 United StatesOrlando, Florida Hard United StatesTodd Widom 6–4 6–2
11 February 20 , 2006 United StatesBrownsville, Texas Hard United StatesBrendan Evans 6–2 6-1
12. August 14, 2006 United StatesBronx Hard ChilePaul Capdeville 6–0 6–2
13. November 27, 2006 United StatesMaui Hard United StatesSam Warburg 6–1 6–0
14. January 1 , 2007 New CaledoniaNoumea Hard FranceDavid Guez 6–0 6–1
15. January 22 , 2007 United StatesWaikoloa Hard United KingdomJamie Baker 6–1 7–5
16. February 12, 2007 United StatesJoplin Hard Indoors CanadaFrederic Niemeyer 6–4 6–1
17. May 3, 2009 United States Carson Clay United States Michael Yani 6-1, 6-1
18. November 21, 2009 United States Champaign Indoor Hard United States Taylor Dent 7-5 6-4

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