dave-rice

David Rice

Birth Date: 01/01/1989
Birth Place: High Wycombe, UK
Resides: Rickmansworth, UK
Nationality: British
Plays: Right Handed – Two-handed Backhand
Game-Style: Attacking Baseliner
Favourite Surface: Hard
Age Started Tennis: 6
Turned Pro: 2010

Career Highlights

David had an accomplished junior career reaching a career high 26 in the world, with wins against top 10 players and Grand Slam champions, whilst winning a career singles title and 5 doubles titles. Since turning his attentions to the men’s game David has had a steady rise up the ranking as he continues his development, reaching a career high of 283 in February 2014. David now has seven Futures titles in singles play. His doubles ranking has steadily risen over the last few years, reaching a career high of 177 in August 2013. He has also won 30 doubles titles at Futures level and these impressive results have led to main draw Wimbledon appearances.

2014 Highlights

David enjoyed success in Turkey at the Antalya Futures event defeating Cem Ikel in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. And switching to partnering George Coupland, further doubles success followed at Manchester, Ilkley – and Frinton where he won both the singles and doubles events. He won the Spain F24 Futures event partnering Ed Corrie, with the pair following up that success in France (Bagneres) and the UK (Wrexham). In October David partnered Laurynas Grigelis to win the GB 17 Futures doubles event in Manchester. Ending the year on a high note, David partnered Brydan Klein in Bangkok to take the F11 Futures title there.

Year to Date

This year David made a strong start on the Futures circuit, reaching the final of the Breissuire event in France during January, partnering Kevin King. Another two doubles final appearances came in Tunisia, this time partnering Yannik Reuter in the first El Kantaoui event and then Claudio Grassi in the second. Keeping up his good doubles form while back in the UK, David also reached the final of the Wirral F4 Futures partnering Daniel Cox, but in April finally achieved a doubles title in Qatar, partnering James Marsalek to an impressive win over Dominik Kellovsky and Jaroslav Pospisil 4-6, 6-4, (10-4). Still in Qatar later in April he reached the final of the singles event, playing Patrik Fabian, whom he overcame in a very competitive match 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2.

Personal

David’s mother and father, Petra and Richard, respectively, have both been influential in David’s development into one of Britain’s best young tennis players. David is one of five children, all boys by the names of Chris, Joe, Michael and Steven. They are a sporting family and enjoy playing basketball and football. David can run the 100m in sub 11secs, making him one of the fastest tennis players in the world.

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