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Neal Skupski (born 1 December 1989[1]) is a British professional tennis player. He is best known as a doubles player. Having played college tennis at the Louisiana State University, where he studied for a degree in sports administration, he turned professional in 2013.[2] Neal is the younger brother of Ken Skupski, who has been ranked in the top 50 of the ATP's doubles rankings.[3]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Early career 1.2 2018

2 ATP career finals

2.1 Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

3 ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

3.1 Doubles: 40 (27–13)

4 Doubles performance timeline 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Early career[edit] Skupski was born in Liverpool and went to King David High School. He competed in handful of matches in 2010 and 2011, before taking a full year out to finish his degree. He began competing as a professional in 2013, initially playing on the Futures and Challenger tours. After playing with a number of partners, he started competing more frequently with his brother Ken from March 2013 onwards.[3] The pair reached the final of the Aegon Trophy on the Challenger Tour, before winning five Challenger titles in 2013, as of 23 September.[4][5] These wins saw Neal move into the world top 200 in July 2013. At the 2013 Kremlin Cup the Skupski brothers entered their first ATP World Tour tournament, progressing to the final, where they lost on a tie-break.[6] Following the final, Neal moved into the top 100 for the first time, having been unranked at the start of the season. He ended 2013 ranked 86th in the world. 2018[edit] Skupski won his first ATP World Tour title at the Open Sud de France, partnering again his brother Ken.[7] ATP career finals[edit] Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)

ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)

ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)

Titles by surface

Hard (1–1)

Clay (0–0)

Grass (0–0)

Titles by setting

Outdoor (0–0)

Indoor (1–1)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score

Loss 0–1 000000002013-10-01-0000Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Ken Skupski Mikhail Elgin Denis Istomin 2–6, 6–1, [12–14]

Win 1–1 000000002018-02-01-0000Feb 2018 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) Ken Skupski Ben McLachlan Hugo Nys 7–6(7–2), 6–4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit] Doubles: 40 (27–13)[edit]

Legend

ATP Challenger (20–11)

ITF Futures (7–2)

FInals by Surface

Hard (18–7)

Clay (5–0)

Grass (3–4)

Carpet (1–2)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score

Loss 0–1 000000002010-08-01-0000Aug 2010 Great Britain F12, Roehampton Futures Hard Oliver Golding Ashwin Kumar Laurent Rochette 2–6, 7–6(10–8), [6–10]

Win 1–1 000000002011-07-01-0000Jul 2011 Ireland F1, Dublin Futures Carpet Albano Olivetti James Cluskey James McGee 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Win 2–1 000000002011-07-01-0000Jul 2011 USA F24, Costa Mesa Futures Hard Chris Eaton Daniel Cox Adam Hubble 6–3, 6–3

Win 3–1 000000002013-01-01-0000Jan 2013 Great Britain F2, Portsmouth Futures Hard (i) Ken Skupski Sam Barry Colin O'Brien 3–6, 6–3, [10–5]

Win 4–1 000000002013-02-01-0000Feb 2013 Great Britain F4, Birkenhead Futures Hard (i) Lewis Burton James Cluskey Sean Thornley 7–6(7–5), 2–6, [10–7]

Loss 4–2 000000002013-03-01-0000Mar 2013 Great Britain F5, Cardiff Futures Hard (i) Edward Corrie David Rice Sean Thornley 1–6, 5–7

Win 5–2 000000002013-04-01-0000Apr 2013 Great Britain F9, Bournemouth Futures Clay Richard Gabb Jack Carpenter Ashley Hewitt 6–3, 2–6, [10–3]

Win 6–2 000000002013-05-01-0000May 2013 Italy F6, Pozzuoli Futures Clay Ken Skupski Oliver Golding Denys Mylokostov 6–3, 6–3

Loss 6–3 000000002013-06-01-0000Jun 2013 Nottingham, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Jamie Murray John Peers 2–6, 7–6(7–3), [6–10]

Win 7–3 000000002013-07-01-0000Jul 2013 Great Britain F12, Manchester Futures Grass Albano Olivetti Zach Itzstein Brydan Klein 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Win 8–3 000000002013-07-01-0000Jul 2013 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard Ken Skupski Gianluigi Quinzi Adelchi Virgili 6–4, 6–3

Win 9–3 000000002013-08-01-0000Aug 2013 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Ken Skupski Mikhail Elgin Uladzimir Ignatik 6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–6]

Win 10–3 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Pétange, Luxembourg Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Benjamin Becker Tobias Kamke 6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

Win 11–3 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Ken Skupski Andrea Arnaboldi Alessandro Giannessi 6–4, 1–6, [10–7]

Loss 11–4 000000002014-01-01-0000Jan 2014 Talheim, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Tomasz Bednarek Henri Kontinen 6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]

Win 12–4 000000002014-09-01-0000Sep 2014 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard Ken Skupski Malek Jaziri Alexander Kudryavtsev 6–1, 6–4

Win 13–4 000000002014-11-01-0000Nov 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Norbert Gombos Adam Pavlásek 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

Win 14–4 000000002015-06-01-0000Jun 2015 Surbiton, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Marcus Daniell Marcelo Demoliner 6–3, 6–4

Loss 14–5 000000002015-06-01-0000Jun 2015 Ilkley, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Marcus Daniell Marcelo Demoliner 6–7(3–7), 4–6

Win 15–5 000000002015-09-01-0000Sep 2015 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Challenger Hard Ken Skupski Andrej Martin Igor Zelenay 6–4, 6–1

Loss 15–6 000000002015-10-01-0000Oct 2015 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Tristan Lamasine Fabrice Martin 4–6, 6–7(2–7)

Loss 15–7 000000002015-10-01-0000Oct 2015 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Wesley Koolhof Matwé Middelkoop 6–3, 4–6, [6–10]

Loss 15–8 000000002015-11-01-0000Nov 2015 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Ken Skupski Ruben Bemelmans Philipp Petzschner 5–7, 2–6

Loss 15–9 000000002015-11-01-0000Nov 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Ilija Bozoljac Igor Zelenay 6–7(3–7), 6–4, [5–10]

Win 16–9 000000002016-02-01-0000Feb 2016 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Nikola Mektić Antonio Šančić 6–3, 7–5

Win 17–9 000000002016-02-01-0000Feb 2016 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Yoshihito Nishioka Aldin Šetkić 4–6, 6–3, [10–6]

Loss 17–10 000000002016-06-01-0000Jun 2016 Manchester, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Purav Raja Divij Sharan 3–6, 6–3, [9–11]

Loss 17–11 000000002016-06-01-0000Jun 2016 Surbiton, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Purav Raja Divij Sharan 4–6, 6–7(3–7)

Win 18–11 000000002016-09-01-0000Sep 2016 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (2) Challenger Hard Ken Skupski David O'Hare Joe Salisbury 6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–5]

Win 19–11 000000002016-11-01-0000Nov 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia (2) Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Purav Raja Divij Sharan 4–6, 6–3, [10–5]

Loss 19–12 000000002017-02-01-0000Feb 2017 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Mikhail Elgin Igor Zelenay 6–2, 5–7, [5–10]

Win 20–12 000000002017-05-01-0000May 2017 Savannah, US Challenger Clay Peter Polansky Luke Bambridge Mitchell Krueger 4–6, 6–3, [10–1]

Win 21–12 000000002017-05-01-0000May 2017 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay Ken Skupski Julian Knowle Igor Zelenay 5–7, 6–4, [10–5]

Win 22–12 000000002017-06-01-0000Jun 2017 Nottingham, UK Challenger Grass Ken Skupski Matt Reid John-Patrick Smith 7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–7]

Win 23–12 000000002017-08-01-0000Aug 2017 Aptos, US Challenger Hard Jonathan Erlich Alex Bolt Jordan Thompson 6–3, 2–6, [10–8]

Win 24–12 000000002017-08-01-0000Aug 2017 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard James Cerretani Treat Huey Robert Lindstedt 7–6(8–6), 6–2

Loss 24–13 000000002017-11-01-0000Nov 2017 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Ken Skupski Sander Arends Roman Jebavý 2–6, 4–6

Win 25–13 000000002017-11-01-0000Nov 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia (3) Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Sander Arends Antonio Šančić 5–7, 6–3, [10–8]

Win 26–13 000000002018-02-01-0000Feb 2018 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) Ken Skupski Sander Gillé Joran Vliegen 6–3, 3–6, [10–7]

Win 27–13 000000002018-04-01-0000Apr 2018 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard John-Patrick Smith Ruben Bemelmans Jonathan Eysseric 7–6(7–3), 6–4

Doubles performance timeline[edit] Current through the 2018 New York Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2

French Open A 1R A A A

0 / 1 0–1

Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 2R QF

0 / 4 4–4

US Open A A A A 1R

0 / 1 0–1

Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 0 / 8 4–8

Career statistics

Titles / Finals 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 2

Overall Win–Loss 3–1 5–12 2–4 4–9 5–8 5–3 24–37

Year-end ranking 87 90 103 81 67

39%

References[edit]

^ "Neal Skupski Profile". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 4 July 2014.  ^ "Skupski (junior) prepping for the pros". Ken Skupski Tennis. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2013.  ^ a b Prentice, David. "Skupski brothers hope to gatecrash tennis Grand Slams". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 5 August 2013.  ^ "Tennis: Skupski brothers win title". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 5 August 2013.  ^ "British Tennis - weekend results round-up, 8th August 2013". LTA. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.  ^ "Skupskis edged out in final fling". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 October 2013.  ^ "British brothers Ken and Neal Skupski win first ATP World Tour title together". BBC. 12 February 2018. 

External links[edit]

Neal Skupski at the Association of Tennis Professionals Neal Skupski at the International Tennis Federation

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Association of Tennis Professionals: Top ten British male doubles tennis players as of 9 April 2018

1. Jamie Murray (14 ) 2. Neal Skupski (48 ) 3. Dominic Inglot (52 ) 4. Ken Skupski (65 ) 5. Joe Salisbury (93 )

6. Luke Bambridge (125 ) 7. Scott Clayton (126 2) 8. Brydan Klein (148 ) 9. Jonny O'Mara (154 2) 10. Mar

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