Birth Date: 06/03/1986
Birth Place: London, England
Resides: London, England
Plays: Right Handed
Game-Style: Serve and volley
Favourite Surface: Clay
Age Started Tennis: 8
Turned Pro: 2009
Dominic (Dom) Inglot, who is the no.2 ranked British doubles player, was born in London, England. He studied for a finance degree in America and at the University of Virginia in 2006, where he was the no. 2 doubles player at the NCAA All-Tournament Team. In the 2007-2008, he participated at the ITA Singles All-American event and NCAA Singles Championship. In 2009 Dom won a Silver Medal at the World University Games in Belgrade partnering Max Jones.
In 2010 Dom qualified for his first Grand Slam tournament partnering Chris Eaton at Wimbledon. He made his first ATP Tour final at the 2012 U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston partnering Treat Huey in doubles. In 2012 at Wimbledon he competed in the mixed doubles event for the first time, partnering Laura Robson and making it into the third round defeating defending champions Melzer and Benesova in three sets on the way. They eventually lost to Fleming and Hseih Su-wei.
In February 2014 he and Treat Huey made the semis of the Acapulco event in Mexico, eventually losing to Lopez and Mirnyi. Their great form continued into the ATP World Masters 1000 in Indian Wells where they reached the semis losing to Peya and Soares in three sets. They also won the Eastbourne event in June, defeating Peya and Flores 7-5, 5-7, 10-8. Dom currently partners Florin Mergea and the strength of the partnership was evidenced recently in Dubai where the pair beat the Bryan brothers.
In May Dom reached no.18 ranking in the world in doubles. He joined the GB team to play and ultimately defeat the USA in California where he and Colin Fleming lost out to the Bryan brothers in four tight sets.
In February he and Treat Huey made the semis of the Acapulco event in Mexico, eventually losing to Lopez and Mirnyi. Their great form continued into the ATP World Masters 1000 in Indian Wells where they reached the semis where they lost to Peya and Soares in three sets.
In the spring Dom and Treat Huey then made a number of rounds of 16 in Europe – at Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Dusseldorf and Queen’s Club in London. They then won the Eastbourne event in June, their excellent run seeing them defeat Peya and Flores this time 7-5, 5-7, 10-8.
Since the US Open Dom has partnered Florin Mergea and achieved quick success by reaching the quarters at Metz in France and then gaining a semi final place at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, eventually losing to Jamie Murray and John Peers. In October he and Mergea again reached the semis, this time at Basel in the Swiss Indoor event, where they narrowly lost in three sets to Pospisil and Zimonjic.
Year to Date
In 2015 Dom made a very successful start to the year, reaching the final of the Auckland ITF event partnering Florin Mergea once more, eventually losing to Raven Klaasen and Leander Paes 6-7(1), 4-6. They followed up with a fine run in the Australian Open, eventually reaching the quarter final. In Montpellier, France, in February, the pair fought through to the final, losing 16-14 in the deciding tie-break. The strength of the partnership was evidenced in Dubai in February where the pair beat the Bryan brothers en route to a semi final appearance. The pair made the QF in an impressive display in Indian Wells before heading their separate ways. Dom’s highlights of 2015 will no doubt be his contribution to the Davis Cup Great Britain team, where he was a key doubles player in the matches against USA, France and Australia en route to the final in Belgium.
Playing with a new partner, Robert Lindstedt, Dom took his first ATP doubles title of the year at the Winston-Salem Open in the run up to the US Open, which set them up for a terrific run which took them to the semi finals before narrowly missing out to the eventual winners. Two more semi finals would come in 2015 both in Shenzhen 250 and Basel 500 ATP tour events before having a strong run in Paris in the run up to the Davis Cup final.
Dom studied finance at the University of Virginia. He lives in London and speaks both Polish and English. His father, Andrei, is a former professional footballer player. In 2004 Dom was the stand-in for Paul Bettany, who played tennis pro, Peter Colt, in the movie Wimbledon. Dom’s favourite sporting personality is Formula One driver Jenson Button and his hobbies include watching films and supporting Arsenal football club, as well as playing volleyball. Dom is coached by Louis Cayer.