30 Facts About Todd Martin


Todd Martin was born on July 8,1970 and is an American retired tennis player.

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Todd Martin reached the men's singles final at the 1994 Australian Open and the 1999 US Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No 4.

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Todd Martin's parents lived in Lansing, Michigan, where Martin went to nearby East Lansing High School.

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Todd Martin won his first top-level singles title in 1993 at Coral Springs, Florida.

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Todd Martin traveled with good friend David Helfer for much of the '92 season.

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At Wimbledon, he made it to the semifinals, before falling to the eventual champion Sampras; the set that Todd Martin took from Sampras in the match was the only set that Sampras lost during the entire tournament.

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Todd Martin captured singles titles at Queen's Club and the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, the latter of which was the first back-to-back titles.

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Todd Martin was a member of the US team Davis Cup for nine consecutive years and part of the championship squad in 1995.

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Todd Martin reached the final of the 1995 Grand Slam Cup, where he lost in straight sets to Goran Ivanisevic.

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Todd Martin missed most of the 1997 season due to injury, but came back to win two singles titles in Barcelona and Stockholm in 1998.

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In 1999, Todd Martin had a solid year, reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and reached his second Grand Slam final at the US Open.

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Todd Martin won 20 of the final 21 points of the match, despite playing with a heavily bandaged leg and dealing with dehydration.

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Todd Martin won another singles title in Sydney that year, and reached his career-high singles ranking of No 4.

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In 2000, Todd Martin again turned in a strong performance at the US Open, reaching the semifinals before falling to the eventual champion, Marat Safin, in straight sets.

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Todd Martin was named the ATP's Most Improved Player in 1993, and won its Sportsmanship Award in 1993 and 1994.

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From 1994 to 1996, Todd Martin was coached by Robert Van't Hof, from 1997 to 2002, he was coached by Dean Goldfine.

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Todd Martin is currently the CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Todd Martin participates on the Outback Champions Series tennis event for the former members of the ATP tour.

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Todd Martin finished 2006 ranked third and 2007 ranked first in the Outback Series.

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Todd Martin continues to volunteer his time and visits when able.

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Todd Martin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the seven-acre national historic landmark including an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum, a 20 court public tennis facility, an ATP Tour professional tournament, and enshrinement process.

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Todd Martin was the media spokesperson for all ATP Tour players' affairs and led meetings of the Player council and General Player body.

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Todd Martin volunteered his time for the Board of Directors of the USTA for more than a decade.

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Todd Martin serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennis Industry Association, and he is on the Oracle US Tennis Awards Advisory Council.

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Todd Martin was a booth and studio analyst for various television, radio and web broadcasters to include CBS Sports Net, ESPN.

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Todd Martin wrote several publications for USA Today and Tennis Magazine.

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Todd Martin participated and consulted for a variety of events for charities, schools and corporations to include Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity Investments.

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Todd Martin remains as Board Director of the Tennis Industry Association and is a member of Advisory Staff for RacquetFit.

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Todd Martin has been inducted into several Hall of Fames including those of Northwestern University, Greater Lansing Sports, Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and the USTA Midwest.

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Todd Martin was the recipient of the ATP's Most Improved Player Award, ATP Sportsmanship Award and the International Club's prestigious Jean Borotra Sportsmanship Award and the ATP World Team Cup Fair Play Award.

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