PLAYER PROFILE

Joshua Eagle

  • Age44
  • Born10 May 1973
  • Birth PlaceToowoomba, Queensland
  • Playing StatusRetired
“Flory was the most generous person in the world, always giving his time to help out a young fan or volunteer or to play a clinic with sponsors. He was always first to buy dinner or a round of drinks at the end of the day for his mates and often would give the shirt of his own back if he felt it looked better on them.”

— Joshua Eagle, 17 Aug 2016

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A top doubles player, Eagle announced his retirement after the 2004 Australian Open where he played with his good friend Pat Rafter, but later entered the Wimbledon men’s doubles with Hicham Arazi, losing in the first round.

Now a TV commentator, Eagle won five doubles titles on the ATP Tour: Gstaad, Stuttgart Outdoor and Vienna in 2002; Dubai 2001 and Adelaide 1998.

This led to a career-high doubles ranking of No.11 in April 2001 while in singles he hit No.219 in February 1994.

He lives in Noosa, Queensland, and in 2007 married former leading Austrian tennis player Barbara Schett, they have a son, Noah.

Eagle was appointed Australia’s Davis Cup coach in January 2013.

 

Joshua Eagle in the news

Konta beats Stosur in Zhuhai
Sam Stosur in action at the US Open; Getty Images
3 November, 2016

Sam Stosur's campaign at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai got off to a rocky start with a straight-sets loss to Johanna Konta on Wednesday.
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Stosur to work with Eagle in 2017
Sam Stosur; Tennis Australia
28 October, 2016

Having worked together briefly during the US summer hardcourt season, Sam Stosur will work with Josh Eagle in a more permanent capacity in 2017.
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Gallery: celebrating Andrew Florent
Andrew Florent takes part in the Gerard McCabe Jewellers Celebrity Tennis Challenge at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in December 2007, an event raising funds to benefit the research work of the Bone Growth Foundation; Getty Images
17 August, 2016

On an emotional day for the Australian tennis family, we remember the impressive career of the hugely popular and highly respected Andrew Florent.
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Tennis family mourns Andrew Florent
Andrew Florent in action at the Australian Open 2014 legends event; Getty Images
17 August, 2016

The tennis family remembers Andrew Florent, a true character of the men's tour and one of Australia's great doubles players.
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