Neal Skupski is a professional tennis player from Great Britain. He is currently ranked number 2 in doubles in his home country. His highest international rank for doubles was number 16. Skupski turned professional in 2013 after earning a degree in sports administration at Louisiana State University. He has been regularly partnered with his younger brother, Ken Skupsku Jr. since turning pro.
Skupski’s early tennis career started with a few matches in 2010 and 2011. He took a break to finish his college degree before turning professional in 2013. After competing with a number of partners during his initial Futures and Challenger Tours, he decided to partner with his younger brother. This partnership started in March 2013 until the present. Their partnership proved successful after reaching the finals of the Challenger Tour’s Aegon Trophy in 2013. They also won five Challenger titles before the end of September that year. In addition, the Skupski brothers for the first time made it to their first ATP World Tour. Due to their performance during this tour, Neal catapulted to the 86th position in the world tennis ranking. It was in the 2018 season when Neal and his brother Ken won their first ATP World Tour. This happened during the Open Sud de France.
From 2019 to 2020, Neal Skupski won two ATP titles and made it to the First Masters 1000. During the 2019 Australian Open, he partnered with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and made it to the semifinal round. In the French Open that year, he partnered with Jamie Murray and made his first Grand Slam semifinal. This happened during the 2019 US Open. During 2020 Western and Southern Open, Skupski made his first Masters 1000 finals.
It was in 2021 when Skupski’s professional career reached its height. During this year, he made it to 2 Masters 1000 finals and earned his fifth ATP title. This was also the time when he was ranked 16th in the world in tennis doubles.
Doubles Career Record
- Career Record: 126-101
- Career Titles: 5