PLAYER PROFILE

Wally Masur

  • Age58
  • Born13 May 1963
  • Birth PlaceSouthampton, United Kingdom
  • Playing StatusRetired
“You'd like to think that each player on the tour is striving to do his best, but if you can accept that if you work with the other players and you support them, they support you, you can get better together.”

— Wally Masur, 26 Jun 2019

» Aussies “hunting in packs” at Wimbledon

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

Sharma, O’Connell awarded Roland Garros wildcards
WILDCARDS: Australians Astra Sharma and Chris O'Connell will contest the Roland Garros main draw in 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
20 May, 2021

Wildcards for Astra Sharma and Chris O'Connell boost the number of Australians in the Roland Garros 2021 singles main draws to nine.
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Ash Barty in elite company with Australian Open quarterfinal run
Ash Barty during her fourth-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
17 February, 2021

Ash Barty is creating history at Australian Open 2021 and reaffirming her status as one of Australia's best-performing players over the past four decades.
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Li Tu: A remarkable rise
READY TO SHINE: Li Tu outside Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Tennis Australia
7 February, 2021

This time last year, Li Tu was working as a tennis coach in Adelaide. Now he’s set to make his Grand Slam debut.
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The Barty Effect: Australian players laud Ash
Ash Barty at Wimbledon (Getty Images)
1 July, 2019

Ash Barty’s French Open triumph and rise to No.1 have created a buoyant mood within the Australian tennis family, and she’s inspiring her compatriots in the lead-up to…
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