Jeremy Bates

Jeremy Bates

Jeremy is a former professional tennis player who won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles during his career.

Jeremy turned professional in 1982, partnering his fellow British player Jo Durie and winning the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1987 and the Australian Open in 1991. He was also a men’s doubles runner-up at the Australian Open in 1988.

As a singles player, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon twice in 1992 and 1994 losing on both occasions to France´s Guy Forget. In the 1992 encounter, Jeremy held a match point against Forget in the fourth-set, but failed to convert it and ended up losing in five sets 7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6.

He won one top-level singles title during his career – at Seoul in 1994 when he was aged 31. He also won three men’s doubles titles at Tel Aviv, Queen’s Club and Rotterdam. He was the British national champion six times, and played in 20 Davis Cup ties for Britain.

After retiring from the professional circuit, he has served as the captain of Britain’s Davis Cup team. His career-high rankings were World No. 54 in singles and No. 25 in doubles.