General Gary Robert
Muller
Male
South Africa
1964-12-27
Durban, Natal, South Africa


About

He is a former professional South African tennis player.
As a junior, he was not one of the top U12 or U14 players in South Africa, but he started making an impression in his second year of U16. He represented South Africa as a junior and in Davis Cup, but politics prevented him from participating in a number of important international competitions. Because he completed compulsory military service from age 17-19, he did not go on to college or university. He turned Pro at 20 and played on the Pro Tour for thirteen years [1985-1997], and coached on the Tour for eight.

Muller turned pro in 1985. His 12-year career included wins over Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg. Muller's best singles result at a Grand Slam was reaching the third round in the 1987 Australian Open in which he lost to Miloslav Mečíř of Czechoslovakia. A more successful doubles player than singles, Muller won eight doubles titles in his career with six different partners and reached a career highest ranking of 7th. He reached the semi-final of the men's doubles at four Grand Slams (1986 US Open, 1988 Wimbledon, 1990 Australian Open and 1993 Wimbledon). Muller still holds the record for the most aces served in a three set match (54) in a 1993 Wimbledon Qualifying match against Peter Lundgren.

After his retirement in 1997 Muller worked for eight years as an ATP Tour coach during which time he worked with Jonas Björkman, Stefan Koubek, Sargis Sargsian and Thomas Johansson. He has recently been spotted with top ten player, Dominic Thiem, and was with Thiem as his Touring Coach when he clinched the title in Rio in 2017.

Muller was on the ATP Board of Directors as a Player Representative from 2002 to 2004.

He currently resides in Ontario, Canada with his wife and four children. He is Tennis Director at Ontario Racquet Club [ORC]. Gary is married to a Canadian who he met at Wimbledon in 2000.



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Archive statistics 1982 - 1993
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Tournaments Australian Open - 1993 Australian Open - 1992 Wimbledon - 1992 US Open - 1992 Australian Open - 1991 Wimbledon - 1991 Roland Garros - 1991 US Open - 1991 Hong Kong Open - 1991 Australian Open - 1990 Wimbledon - 1990 US Open - 1990 Australian Open - 1989 Wimbledon - 1989 Australian Open - 1988 Wimbledon - 1988 Australian Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1987 US Open - 1987 Australian Open - 1985 Wimbledon - 1985 US Open - 1985 Delray Beach - Qualifying - 1985 Indian Wells - Qualifying - 1985 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1984 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1984 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1984 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 United States 1 Satellite - Masters - 1984 United States 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1984 United States 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1984 United States 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1984 United States 2 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 United States 2 Satellite - Masters - 1984 West of England - Qualifying - 1984 South African Championships - Qualifying - 1984 South African Championships - Qualifying - 1983 South Africa Satellite - Leg 4 - 1982 South Africa Satellite - Masters - 1982 South African Championships - Qualifying - 1982

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