Bobby Reynolds might be young and is still considered a new face in the world of professional tennis, his accomplishments throughout his career is proving otherwise. Bobby was born on July 17, 1982 in Cape Cod, USA. Bobby’s first influence to the sport was due to his mother who is a tennis instructor. It seems that tennis runs in the family as Bobby’s younger brother is also quite big in the college tennis scene.
Bobby Reynolds attended Vanderbilt University and played there for three seasons from years 2000-2003. There, he was coached by Ken Flach, former ATP Doubles star. In his junior year in 2003, Bobby Reynolds turned professional. In his first professional year alone, Bobby already managed to finish number one in the national singles rankings. Bobby was also held responsible for leading the Vanderbilt team to the NCAA final.
Bobby has had many accomplishments since turning pro and one of his most memorable achievements was being able to beat Amer Delic, the current pro at the time. After doing so, Bobby was named as the tournament’s MVP and was the first to be awarded so that was not even on the championship team. Bobby was also named ITA National Player of the Month three times and was also awarded the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2003.
His most recent accomplishment was in being able to push through to the third round in the 2008 Wimbledon competition. He was the only American to accomplish such a feat. His other exceptional performances in the Grand Slams include reaching the third round of the 2005 Australian Open. Bobby also does quite well in the Doubles circuit. He was able to team up with Andy Roddick, which gained him his first ATP Doubles title in 2006.
Bobby considers his forehand to be his best shot and performs exceptionally well on hard courts. He is currently coached by Ricardo Acuna, former ATP pro. Bobby is currently ranked number 86th in the ATP 2008 rankings.