General Darren John
Cahill
Male
Australia
1965-10-02
Adelaide, Australia


About

Darren Cahill is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and at ProTennisCoach.com.
Darren is the son of Australian rules football player and coach John Cahill. His nickname is Killer.

Cahill turned professional in 1984. He won his first tour doubles title in 1985 at the Melbourne Outdoor tournament, and his first top-level singles title in 1987 at New Haven.

Cahill's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1988 US Open, where he knocked out Lawson Duncan, Boris Becker, Marcelo Ingaramo (a walkover after Ingaramo withdrew), Martin Laurendeau and Aaron Kickstein on the way to reaching the semifinals, where he lost to eventual champion Mats Wilander.

In 1989, Cahill finished runner-up in men's doubles at the Australian Open partnering fellow Aussie Mark Kratzmann. Also with Kratzmann, Cahill won the ATP Championships in Cincinnati.

Cahill was a member of the Australian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup in 1990. The team lost 3–2 to the United States in the final. Cahill compiled a 6–4 career Davis Cup record (4–0 in doubles and 2–4 in singles).

Cahill won his last tour singles title in 1991 at San Francisco. His last doubles title came in 1994 in Sydney.

In 1989, Cahill's reached his career peak doubles ranking of World No. 10 and reached his peak singles ranking of No. 22 in 1989. After chronic knee injuries and ten operations, he retired from the professional tour in 1995.

Since retiring from the tour, Cahill has been a successful tennis coach and guided Lleyton Hewitt to become the youngest player ever ranked world no. 1. After Hewitt, Cahill coached Andre Agassi, who under Cahill became the oldest player ever to be ranked world no. 1 in May 2003. Cahill joined the Adidas Player Development Program after Agassi retired in 2006 and has worked with high-profile players, including Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco, Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep. In 2017 and 2018, he coached Halep to No.1 on the WTA Tour and the 2018 French Open championship. He is also an Adidas talent scout and works with promising junior players worldwide.

In addition to coaching individual players, Cahill was the Australian Davis Cup coach from 2007 until February 2009. With Roger Rasheed, Brad Gilbert, and Paul Annacone, Cahill is a coach at ProTennisCoach.com, an open-access, professional coaching website. Cahill is also involved with PlaySight Interactive, a sports technology company behind the SmartCourt. Along with Paul Annacone, he heads up PlaySight's Coaching and Player Development team, helping the company to bring its technology to more tennis coaches and players across the world.

Since 2007, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the global sports network ESPN at the four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. He also works for the Australian television network Channel 7 at the Hopman Cup and Australian Open.
Misc He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder and is now a member of the Adidas Player Development Programme.

He has two children, Tahlia Cahill and Benjamin Cahill.



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Archive statistics 1982 - 1994
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109
63


Tournament wins 1984 - Wodonga Labour Day (Open)
1982 - Adelaide Hard Courts (Open)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1994 Australian Open - 1991 Australian Open - 1990 Wimbledon - 1990 Roland Garros - 1990 US Open - 1990 Australian Open - 1989 Wimbledon - 1989 Roland Garros - 1989 US Open - 1989 Australian Open - 1988 Wimbledon - 1988 Roland Garros - 1988 US Open - 1988 Australian Open - 1987 Roland Garros - 1987 US Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1986 US Open - 1986 Australian Open - 1985 Roland Garros - 1985 Australian Open - 1984 South Australian Championships - 1984 Australian Open Qualifying - 1984 Switzerland Satellite Masters - 1984 Austria Satellite - Leg 2 - 1984 Austria Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 Austria Satellite - Masters - 1984 Australia 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 Switzerland Satellite Leg 3 - 1984 Switzerland Satellite Leg 4 - 1984 Australia 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1984 Australia 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1984 Australia 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1984 Australia 2 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 Melbourne Indoor - 1984 Australian Indoors - Qualifying - 1984 New South Wales - Qualifying - 1984 South Australian - Qualifying - 1984 Victorian Open - 1984 Brisbane International - Qualifying - 1984 Australia 1 Satellite - Leg 1 - Qualifying - 1984 Australia 1 Satellite - Leg 2 - Qualifying - 1984 Australia 1 Satellite - Leg 3 - Qualifying - 1984 Australia 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - Qualifying - 1984 Wodonga Labour Day - 1984 Australian Open Qualifying - 1983 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1983 South Australian - Qualifying - 1982(2) Adelaide Hard Courts - 1982

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