PLAYER PROFILE

Joshua Eagle

  • Age47
  • 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

Wimbledon 2000 flashback: Aussie superstars shine
AUSSIE STARS: Jelena Dokic, Pat Rafter and Mark Philippoussis all made memorable Wimbledon runs in 2000. Pictures: Getty Images
5 July, 2020

To mark the 20th anniversary of Wimbledon 2000, we look back on a memorable tournament for Australian tennis.
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
8 November, 2018

After announcing her split from Josh Eagle, Sam Stosur sat down with tennis.com.au to discuss the search for a new coach, her pre-season approach and her goals for 2019.
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Sam Stosur and Josh Eagle part ways
Samantha Stosur; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

After two years together, Sam Stosur announced on Tuesday that she will no longer work with coach Josh Eagle.
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur trains ahead of the Australian Open; Getty Images
3 August, 2017

We caught up with former world No.4 and Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur during a training stint in Melbourne as she battles to be ready for the US Open.
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