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Xavier Jackson
Full name Xavier James Jackson
Country United States
Residence Houston, Texas, U.S.
Born February 4, 1984 (age 33)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 624–109 (85.1%)
Career titles 66
Highest ranking No. 1 (June 16, 2003)
Current ranking No. 1 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open W (2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon W (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015)
US Open W (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Olympic Games Gold medal (2004, 2008, 2016)

Xavier James Jackson (born February 4, 1984) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). After turning professional in 1998, Jackson became known for his breakthrough 2002 season, which saw him reach a Grand Slam Singles final and winning the Year-End Tour Championships as a #8 seed, becoming the lowest seeded player to win the Year-End Championships; he has since won ten Year-End Championships, the most titles in ATP history, and had finished as the Year-End No. 1 player nine times (2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). Many commentators and former tennis players regard Jackson as the best male tennis player to have ever played on court.

His 2003 season became one of the most successful seasons produced in ATP history, winning all four Grand Slams in the same year, otherwise known as the Grand Slam, and finished 51–2, winning 96% of his matches, one of the highest-percentages produced in ATP history. Jackson was the first person to complete the rare achievement since Rod Laver back in 1969, and he was also the youngest person to do so (19 years, 7 months, 3 days). In addition to the virtue of his successful season, Jackson acquired the No. 1 ranking, becoming the youngest player to ever achieve the ranking. Jackson would later complete the rare achievement for a second time in 2015, at age 31, joining Rod Laver as the only players to complete the feat twice.

Jackson has won 32 Grand Slam titles, the most ever by any man of all-time. Currently, Jackson is the reigning champion at the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. He has had seven stints as the No. 1 player in the world for a total of 403 weeks at the top summit:

  • June 16, 2003 to June 7, 2004 (52 weeks)
  • June 11, 2007 to September 10, 2007 (13 weeks)
  • November 19, 2007 to May 12, 2008 (25 weeks)
  • November 17, 2008 to January 26, 2009 (11 weeks)
  • May 17, 2010 to January 20, 2014 (193 weeks)
  • August 11, 2014 to September 1, 2014 (4 weeks),
  • November 17, 2014 (131 weeks).

Jackson holds the record for most total weeks of any player, as well as most consecutive weeks (193).

Prior to his participation at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals, Jackson announced that he will retire effectively after the end of the 2016 season; however, after securing the first two Grand Slams of 2016, Jackson eventually delayed his retirement with an undisclosed time period, citing a new motivation and passion into winning more Grand Slam titles.

Playing styleEdit

Jackson plays right-handed and is known for his ability to make quick points during matches by protecting the net portion of the tennis court. He is an all-around court player, being able to make points from any part of the court, and he is equipped with capable volleying skills.

Career statisticsEdit

KeyEdit

WFSFQFR#RRADNQNHSF-BF-SG

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarterfinal; Round 4, 3, 2, or 1; competed at the Round Robin stage; Absent from tournament event; Did not qualify for tournament event; Tournament event not held in given year; or won a bronze, silver, or gold medal at the Olympics.

Performance and resultsEdit

Tournament1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017SRW–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R2R1RQFWF2R1RWW2R4RWSFW3RWWW 8 / 1980–1187.9%
French Open 1R1R3RFW4RW4RWF3RWW4RSFQFWWF 7 / 1989–1288.1%
Wimbledon 3R1R1R1RWQF4RWWSFQFWSFW3RFWQF 6 / 1877–1286.5%
US Open 1R1R2RSFWWWW3RW4RWWWWSFWW 11 / 1893–793%
Win–Loss 2–41–43–415–428–020–318–217–223–125–210–424–126–122–221–217–428–025–113–132 / 74339–4289%
Year-End Championships
World Tour Finals AWWWSFRRWWFWWWSFWSFW 10 / 1557–1381.4%
Pre-Grand Slam tournaments
Qatar 1R1R2RQFWQFF1RWWWQFW2RWSFWFW 8 / 1960–1184.5%
Rome QF2RSFQFQF1R1R2RW2R2RSFQFFSFQFWSF3R 2 / 1943–1771.7%
Queen's Club 1R3R2R3RWWQFSFWSFQFWFSF2RSF1RWW 6 / 1954–1281.8%
Canada 1R1R3RQFWQFFW2RSF2RWFW2RWQF2R 5 / 1849–1280.3%
Win–Loss 3–43–48–410–419–110–311–410–315–111–37–315–215–313–38–313–312–212–311–121 / 75206–5279.8%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH2RNHGNHGNHQFNHGNH 3 / 522–291.7%
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 89899109991099910999105 169
Titles 0001842375165432663 66
Finals 0002854376267533674 78
Overall Win–Loss 5–85–911–829–951–241–631–828–743–247–520–944–346–443–631–735–742–447–524–266 / 169624–10985.1%
Win % 38.5%35.7%57.9%76.3%96.2%87.2%79.5%80.0%95.6%90.4%69.0%93.6%92.0%87.8%81.6%83.3%91.3%90.4%92.3% 85.1%
Year-end ranking 958655412221121111111

Grand slam finals: 37 (32–5)Edit

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up2002French OpenClayAlbert Costa6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 12–14
Winner2003Australian OpenHardAndre Agassi7–5, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Winner2003French OpenClayMartin Verkerk7–5, 6–4, 6–2
Winner2003WimbledonGrassMark Philippoussis4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Winner2003US OpenHardAndy Roddick6–3, 7–6(8–6), 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up2004Australian OpenHardRoger Federer6–7(5–7), 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(9–11)
Winner2004US Open (2)HardRoger Federer4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner2005French Open (2)ClayRafael Nadal6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 13–11
Winner2005US Open (3)HardRoger Federer6–4, 6–0, 7–6(11–9)
Winner2006Wimbledon (2)GrassRoger Federer6–7(1–7), 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner2006US Open (4)HardRoger Federer6–4, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner2007Australian Open (2)HardRoger Federer4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
Winner2007French Open (3)ClayRoger Federer6–2, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner2007Wimbledon (3)GrassRoger Federer7–5, 6–4, 6–3
Winner2008Australian Open (3)HardJo-Wilfried Tsonga6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up2008French Open (2)ClayRoger Federer7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner2008US Open (5)HardAndy Murray2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner2010French Open (4)ClayRafael Nadal6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–5, 6–3
Winner2010Wimbledon (4)GrassRafael Nadal6–4, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner2010US Open (6)HardNovak Djokovic5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Winner2011Australian Open (4)HardNovak Djokovic1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Winner2011French Open (5)ClayRoger Federer6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner2011US Open (7)HardRafael Nadal7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(8–6)
Winner2012Wimbledon (5)GrassAndy Murray6–2, 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 4–6, 8–6
Winner2012US Open (8)HardNovak Djokovic6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 5–7, 6–4
Winner2013Australian Open (5)HardAndy Murray6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner2013US Open (9)HardRafael Nadal7–5, 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(10–8)
Runner-up2014WimbledonGrassRoger Federer4–6, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–7(7–9)
Winner2015Australian Open (6)HardAndy Murray7–5, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner2015French Open (6)ClayStan Wawrinka6–7(4–7), 7–5, 7–6(8–6), 6–7(2–7), 7–5
Winner2015Wimbledon (6)GrassRoger Federer7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 9–7
Winner2015US Open (10)HardRoger Federer7–6(7–4), 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner2016Australian Open (7)HardRafael Nadal6–3, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
Winner2016French Open (7)ClayMarin Cilić6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner2016US Open (11)HardStan Wawrinka6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Winner2017Australian Open (8)HardRafael Nadal7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 13–11
Runner-up2017French Open (3)ClayRafael Nadal2–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)

Career Grand Slam tournament seedingsEdit

YearAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1999UnseededUnseededUnseededWildcard
2000UnseededUnseededUnseededUnseeded
2001UnseededUnseededUnseededWildcard
2002UnseededUnseeded18th16th
20033rd3rd1st1st
20041st1st2nd2nd
20052nd2nd2nd2nd
20062nd2nd3rd2nd
20072nd2nd1st1st
20081st2nd2nd3rd
20091st2nd2nd2nd
20102nd1st1st1st
20111st1st1st1st
20121st1st1st1st
20131st1st1st1st
20141st3rd3rd1st
20151st1st1st1st
20161st1st1st1st
20171st1st1st

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