Brad Gilbert representing himself as a former professional tennis player, a television tennis commentator, tennis coach, and an author belongs to American nationality. Born on August 9, 1961, Gilbert won 20 single titles during his tennis career, 3 doubles title and played a number of finals. He had shown his strong presence in various Grand Slam Singles such as Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. After having successful tenure being a tennis player, Gilbert coached various world top class players notably Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori. Gilbert who has authored book Winning Ugly, which talks about how an average player can beat a more skilled player, is currently working as a tennis analyst for ESPN.
LIFE & CAREER
Brad Gilbert started his playing career at Foothill College, California from 1980 and was coached by Tom Chivington. He bagged California Junior College Singles Championship as the first title in his career in 1981 along with Amateur Hardcourt Championship. In 1981, he joined American Junior Davis Cup team and became professional in 1982. Gilbert moved to Pepperdine University in 1982 and reached final of NCAA Championship. After becoming a pro, Gilbert won the first top-level singles title in 1982 in Tai.pei, whereas he had to wait three more years to bag the title of doubles in 1985 in Tel Aviv.
During his career, Gilbert bagged 20 top-levels singles titles including the biggest the Cincinnati of 1989. He played finals of 20 singles. 1989 was a most successful year in Gilbert's career history when he won five singles titles. His performances at Grand Slam in 1987 in US open and 1990 Wimbledon were world class and that was a time when he was in full form and shown his strong presence in Grand Slam. He was listed in top 10 players of U.S. for 9 years during his 10 years professional career.
During his career, he won 519 games and lost 288 games and won career prize-money of US $509,060. Gilbert retired from tennis in 1995, but after retirement also he never wanted to be far from tennis and started to work for ESPN network as a tennis analyst. Currently, he is observing various tennis tournament closely and analyzing skills of players.
“I remember Agassi playing Federer in Basel, Switzerland in 1998, and Andre was already saying at that time that Federer would be tough. Usually at the time players are 17, you can see if they will be great.”
His second book named I’ve Got Your Back came on the market in 2005, co-authored by James Kaplan and Gilbert had worked in a movie Little Noise. Coming to his personal life Gilbert came from a Jewish family and he is married to woman named Kim and has two daughters and one son with her named Zoe, Julian, and Zach. He has one sister named Dana and one brother named Barry. Gilbert who has a height of 6’1’’ currently resides with his family in California. Gilbert remained silent about his past affairs and relationship or he might not have been engaged in affairs due to his busy career. During his career, he used to be the expensive coach and had earned up to $50K per week, but no any data could be found about his current earnings and net worth.
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Published on: February 16, 2016
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