Paul Hanley

  • Age46
  • Born12 November 1977
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesSutton, Great Britain
  • Height182 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMiles Maclagan
  • Playing StatusRetired

On court

  • began playing tennis at a young age
  • parents Jay and Judy, own a tennis centre
  • as a child, dreamed of playing AFL for Carlton but instead became one of the world’s most accomplished doubles players
  • won first ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles titles in 1998, including two on home soil and one in Austria
  • captured first ATP Challenger title in Holland in 2000
  • claimed maiden ATP World Tour title in Poland in 2001
  • teamed with countryman Wayne Arthurs to capture four ATP World Tour titles in 2002
  • finished No.6 in ATP Doubles Race in 2002
  • won ATP Masters series events in Rome and Paris in 2003
  • landed five doubles titles for the second time in three years in 2005
  • finished 2006 ranked in top 10 for the first time, at No. 7
  • claimed at least one ATP World Tour title every year from 2007 to 2012
  • reached the Australian Open mixed doubles final in 2011
  • favourite surface is clay
  • best shots are serve and forehand
  • proudest moment was being named in the Australian Davis Cup team in 2005

Off court

  • nicknamed “Handles”
  • motto is “relax”
  • enjoys spending his time at the beach
  • dream holiday destination is the Maldives
  • sporting hero is Australian soccer star Harry Kewell
  • biggest inspiration is his family
  • favourite food is Chinese
  • favourite band is INXS
  • dream car is a 350Z Nissan
  • hobbies include soccer, cricket, rugby, water skiing and Aussie Rules
  • has an older brother, Steven, and older sister, Karen

Year-end doubles ranking since debut

2013 66
2012 36
2011 41
2010 27
2009 28
2008 54
2007 10
2006 7
2005 13
2004 14
2003 10
2002 54
2001 62
2000 112
1999 227
1998 459
1997 868


Doubles Titles

2012 Casablanca ATP

2011 Brisbane ATP, Sydney ATP

2010 Dubai ATP

2009 Hamburg ATP

2008 Zagreb ATP

2007 Sydney ATP

2006 Rotterdam ATP, Dubai ATP, Hamburg ATP, Portschach ATP, Queen's ATP, Stockholm ATP

2005 San Jose ATP, St. Polten ATP, Indianapolis ATP, Bangkok ATP, Stockholm ATP

2004 Rotterdam ATP, Nottingham ATP

2003 Sydney ATP, Rotterdam ATP, Rome ATP, Shanghai ATP, Paris Open ATP

2001 Sopot, Poland ATP

2000 Scheveningen (Holland) Challenger, Bratislava Challenger

1999 Canada F1ITF, USA F11 ITF, Australia F4 ITF

1998 Austria F5 ITF, Australia F1 ITF, Australia F3 ITF

Doubles Finals

2013 Brisbane ATP

2012 Montpellier ATP, Guadeloupe Challenger, Kitzbuhel ATP

2010 Rotterdam ATP

2009 Casablanca ATP, Stockholm ATP,

2007 Hamburg ATP, Montreal ATP,

2006 Adelaide ATP, Washington ATP, Toronto ATP

2005 Arizona ATP, Indian Wells ATP,

2004 Rome ATP, Los Angeles ATP, Stockholm ATP

2003 Washington ATP, Cincinnati ATP, Stockholm ATP

2002 Bastad, Sweden ATP, Stockholm, Sweden

2001 Calabasas, U.S.A Challenger, Mexico Challenger, Germany F1 ITF, Nottingham ATP, Tokyo ATP

2000 Singapore Challenger, Australia F1 ITF

1999 Switzerland Challenger

Paul Hanley in the news

Kokkinakis and Kyrgios set to compete at ATP Finals
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios celebrate their AO 2022 triumph. Picture: Getty Images
11 November, 2022

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are the first all-Australian doubles team to qualify for the ATP Finals in 17 years.
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Peers and Polasek advance to Indian Wells doubles final
John Peers and Filip Polasek in action. Picture: Getty Images
16 October, 2021

Australian John Peers is enjoying a career-best run at Indian Wells, advancing to the men's doubles final alongside Slovak partner Filip Polasek.
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Shaw Park Sharks Preview
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12 November, 2014

Shaw Park Sharks Men The 2013 runners up, the Shaw Park Sharks will be hoping to go one better this year, and won’t be leaving anything to chance…
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Paul Hanley in action at Australian Open 2014; Getty Images
16 October, 2014

Everyone is encouraged to take part in THE GREAT TENNIS-TACULAR this Saturday at Hervey Bay, where doubles champion Paul Hanley will make an appearance.
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