Wally Masur

  • Age53
  • Born13 May 1963
  • Birth PlaceSouthampton, United Kingdom
  • Playing StatusRetired
“He will be seeded – I think he’ll be very, very dangerous. I think there’ll be a lot of people looking at the draw not wanting him in their section.”

— Wally Masur, 26 Aug 2016

» Aussies set for strong showing in New York

Masur began playing tennis in Canberra aged eight and was coached by Charlie Hollis, who was Rod Laver’s coach. Masur won the Australian Open juniors in 1981.

He was a member of the Australian Davis Cup team for eight years, notching up a 17-15 win–loss record from 1985 to 1993.

Highlights of his career include reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open in 1987 (l. to Edberg) and at the US Open in 1993 (l. to Pioline). He made the last 16 at Wimbledon on three occasions.

Masur recorded two memorable victories in Australia’s win over France in the first round of the Davis Cup in 1990, beating Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte, both in five sets.

A respected media commentator, Masur coached the Australian Davis Cup team from 2001 to 2005.

He won three singles titles: Hong Kong 1983, Adelaide 1987, Newport 1988, and 13 doubles.

His highest singles world ranking was No.15 (October 1993) and doubles was No.8 (April 1993). He lives in Sydney.

Wally Masur in the news

Aussies set for strong showing in New York
Bernard Tomic; Getty Images
26 August, 2016

Wally Masur previews the chances of Australia's main draw direct entrants for next week's US Open.
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Wheelchair tennis: Hall honoured for international efforts
David Hall (centre) receives the ITF Brad Parks Award from Wally Masur (L) and Tennis New South Wales President Greg Doyle (R); photo credit Tennis Australia
29 April, 2016

Wheelchair tennis legend David Hall has been honoured with yet another accolade, receiving the ITF Brad Parks Award in recognition of his significant international contribution…
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Barton continues winning run in Houston
New South Wales' Matthew Barton in action in Houston. Picture: ATP World Tour
6 April, 2016

The 24-year-old from New South Wales recorded the second ATP main draw win of his career, surging past American Frances Tiafoe at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships.
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Video: Wally Masur’s Davis Cup speech
Photo: Getty Images
18 September, 2015

Wally Masur delivers his speech ahead of the Davis Cup tie against Great Britain.
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