The Journey

Greg Rusedski was born on 6th September 1973 in Montreal, Canada. His father is German born of Russian-Ukrainian descent whilst his mother was born in England. Greg is the younger of two brothers; both of whom played high level tennis from an early age and had the ambition of becoming professional players. Their parents only had the money to be able to fund one of their sons’ dream and the decision was made that Greg would be the son that they would support; he was deemed to handle the pressure the better of the two. More sacrifices were still to be made, Greg’s parents had to remortgage their house three times to enable Greg to travel and take part in junior tournaments.



It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white.

Nowhere to hide.

Thankfully, Greg proved that the sacrifices and gambles the Rusedski family made were worth it. At the age of 19, Greg won his first career singles title at the Hall of Fame Championship. He went on to have a successful career lasting until 2007 when he retired aged 33. In 1995, Greg made the decision to represent Great Britain and, to this day, holds the record for the most amount of years played on the Great Britain Davis Cup team (13).

Greg set the mark for British tennis in the modern era. He became the first British man to break into the World’s Top 4 and aside from Andy Murray, was the most recent Briton to play in a Grand Slam final, the US Open in 1997. On the back of these achievements, Greg became only the fourth tennis player ever to win the Sports Personality of the Year award. He ended his career amassing a total of 15 career titles, having also held the accolade of British number one and the world record for the fastest serve measuring 149mph.

Since retiring from the main tennis circuit after his 20th Davis Cup tie in 2007, Greg has remained heavily involved in tennis as both a coach and a sports media commentator. He also still continues to play on the ATP Champions Tour. Greg has previously appeared on BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon and is a now a key figure on Sky Sports and Eurosport offering his expert insight at the Australian Open, US Open, Davis Cup and many other ATP tour events.