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DARREN CAHILL Pro Tennis Coach

Darren and Andre Agassi
Darren and Andre Agassi

Career highlights

  • 1988 US Open singles semi-finalist
  • Winner of 2 ATP singles titles
  • Winner of 13 ATP doubles titles
  • Highest singles ranking - 22
  • Highest doubles ranking - 10
  • Australian Davis Cup player 1988 - 1991
  • Australian Open doubles runner up - 1990
  • Wimbledon mixed doubles runner up - 1987
  • Singles victories over John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Pat Cash, Guillermo Vilas, Goran Ivanisevic, Mats Wilander, Andres Gomez, Richard Krajicek, Thomas Muster, Miloslav Mecir, Brad Gilbert, Tim Mayotte, Aaron Krickstein, Jimmy Arias.
  • Coach of Lleyton Hewitt 1999 - 2001. Hewitt captured his first major title at the 2001 US Open and became the youngest ever world-ranked no. 1.
  • Coach of Andre Agassi 2002 - 2006. Agassi captured his eighth major title at the 2003 Australian Open and became the oldest ever world ranked no. 1.
  • Ambassador of Tennis Australia's Coaching Membership program 2007 - 2008.
  • Australian Davis Cup coach 2007 - 2008.

Darren and Roger Federer

  • ESPN tennis analyst for domestic USA. (ESPN covers the four Grand Slams). Working with Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Pam Shriver, Patrick McEnroe, Brad Gilbert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Cliff Drysdale.
  • Adidas player development consultant/coach. Worked with a variety of Adidas players including, but not limited to Andy Murray, Fernando Verdasco, Ana Ivanovic, and Daniela Hantuchova.
  • Award: Australian male tennis player of the year 1988
  • Award: Australian coach of the year 2001
  • Captain of Australian winning World Team Cup 2001
  • World Tennis Challenge Adelaide - Co-creator and tournament director

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Full bio of Darren Cahill

Darren Cahill is one of the great legends in the world of international tennis. Born on October 2, 1965 in Adelaide, Australia as the son of famous Australian football player and coach John Cahill, Darren started playing professional tennis in 1984, at the age of nineteen.

Cahill's first success as a professional was in 1985, winning his first tour doubles title at Melbourne, and later in 1988 in Gstaad, he won his first top-level singles title. The same year Cahill eliminated Boris Becker at the US Open and reached the semi-finals. Cahill's performance at this Grand Slam event is widely considered his best ever.

A year later, in 1989 at the Australian Open, Cahill continued a streak of successes. Playing with Mark Kratzmann, Cahill finished runner-up in the men's doubles.

Playing for the Australian team at the Davis Cup in 1990, Cahill achieved a career 6–4 Davis Cup record with 4–0 in doubles and 2–4 in singles.

Cahill was ranked as World number 22 in singles and world number 10 in doubles. He was the winner of two ATP singles titles and thirteen doubles titles. Cahill's list of victories contains wins over such distinguished names as John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic and Mats Wilander.

Cahill's highly-successful career as a tennis player earned him the Australian male Tennis Player of the Year 1988 Award.

Because of a knee injury, after more than ten operations, Cahill retired from the professional tour in 1994, but not from tennis. He became a highly sought-after tennis coach, analyst and commentator.

Cahill has a reputation as a mild and well-mannered man and was nicknamed a "killer" in a typical Australian manner.

Darren on ESPN

After retiring from the professional tennis tour, Cahill turned to coaching. Between 1999 and 2000, he trained Lleyton Hewitt, to bring him to his first major title while playing at US Open in 2001. At the age of twenty, Lleyton was the youngest man ever to reach world rank of Number One.

In 2001, Cahill won the Australian Coach of the Year award.

From 2002 to 2006, Cahill trained Andre Agassi, helping him to get back to no. 1. He helped him get his eighth important title at the 2003 Australian Open. At 33, Agassi was the oldest tennis player to reach world rank Number One.

From 2007 to 2009, Cahill was the Australian Davis Cup coach and the Ambassador of Tennis Australia Coaching Membership program.

Cahill is currently Adidas player development program consultant and coach. He worked with a number of players sponsored by Adidas, such as Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Fernando Verdasco and Daniela Hantuchova.

In 2007, Darren Cahill started working with ESPN2 as a tennis analyst and commentator, together with other tennis greats such as Chris Evert, Patrick McEnroe and John McEnroe. His presence was noted during the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2007.

Darren currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife and two children.

Darren and Lleyton Hewitt

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