PLAYER PROFILE

Roger Rasheed

  • Age45
  • Born10 March 1969
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • Playing StatusRetired

Best known as Lleyton Hewitt’s former coach, Rasheed reached the second round of Australian Open twice in 1988 and 1992.

He mostly competed on the Challenger circuit, winning four titles in 1992.

The burly former Australian Rules footballer was ranked No.134 in doubles and No.192 in singles in 1992.

Rasheed was forced off the Tour in 1993 with a chronic back injury.

In 2006, he was assistant coach of the Australian Davis Cup team for the semifinal against Argentina.

He coached mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils from July 2008 to July 2011; in late 2013, he began working with promising Bulgarian talent Grigor Dimitrov.

Roger Rasheed in the news

Dimitrov’s “Aussie pride”
Grigor Dimitrov (L) and coach Roger Rasheed during a practice session at Australian Open 2014; Getty Images
28 April, 2014

A flourishing partnership with Australian coach Roger Rasheed and a dash of ANZAC spirit helped Grigor Dimitrov claim his second title of 2014 in Bucharest.
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Hingis, Bradtke set for Adelaide
Nicole Bradtke (L) and Martina Hingis will feature at the 2014 World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide; Getty Images
15 November, 2013

Martina Hingis will return to Adelaide and bring Nicole Bradtke for a singles showdown at the 2014 World Tennis Challenge to be held 7-9 January at Memorial Drive.
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Exciting line-up for World Tennis Challenge
Martina Navratilova competes during the 2013 World Tennis Challenge at Memorial Drive in Adelaide, Australia; Getty Images
15 October, 2013

Tennis legends Martina Navratilova, Yannick Noah, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash will be joined by emerging Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis at the World Tennis Challenge.
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Rasheed and Tsonga part ways
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (L) works with Roger Rasheed during a practice session at Roland Garros in 2013; Getty Images
5 September, 2013

Australian Roger Rasheed has parted company with his second French ATP client as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended a relationship of less than a year.
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