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Who is Tommy Paul's coach? American who mentored Jim Courier

Tom Avery December 15, 2021
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Fresh after reaching a new career-high ranking and winning his first ATP Tour title in 2021, we take a look at Tommy Paul in more detail, including who his coach is.

The former world number three junior earned a personal-best 25 wins in 2021, and ended the season at a career-high ranking of number 43.

The 24-year-old defeated former number one and multiple Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and junior rivals Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe en-route to his first ATP Tour final and title at 2021 Stockholm, Sweden. He beat Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in three-sets, in the final.

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It was also in 2021 where Paul registered the biggest win of his career, when going off the ATP Rankings, where he beat world number five Andrey Rublev, to reach the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells fourth-round.

After turning pro in 2015 and qualifying for the main draw singles event at the US Open, in the same year, Paul ended his junior career by reaching the boys’ singles final at Flushing Meadows, where he beat Alex de Minaur 6-0,6-0, before losing to Fritz in the championship match.

Paul grew up playing on clay courts in North Carolina, which helped prepare him for a charge to the 2015 French Open boys’ singles title where he defeated Fritz. Paul also won the Roland Garros boys’ doubles title.

Who is Tommy Paul’s coach?

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After moving New Jersey when he was three-months-old, Paul began playing tennis at the age of seven after being introduced by his parents, father, Kevin, and mother, Jill (ATP).

The right-hander has had to deal with injury setbacks, missing five months in 2018, due to right elbow injury and three months in 2019, due to left quadriceps/knee injury.

Paul’s coach is fellow American Brad Stine, who is best known for coaching the legendary Jim Courier, along with many other famous players.

Stine started coaching with the USTA in 1986, as a member of the US junior national team. During that time the junior national team included Courier, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Todd Martin.

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He worked with the USTA on part-time basis until 1991 when he was hired on a full-time basis by Courier. Stine had two stints coaching Courier, during the first period, he helped Courier the world number one ranking and win two French Open’s and two Australian Open’s.

In 1997, Courier asked Brad to team up again and the pair stuck together until Jim’s retirement in 2000. In 2018, Stine guided Kevin Anderson to the Wimbledon final and a new career-high of world number five.

Paul has already achieved one half of his short-term goals which was to win his first ATP Tour title. He will no doubt be focusing his efforts on fine-tuning his other short-term goal which was to improve his net game.

With Stine’s vast experience and Grand Slam pedigree in his corner, Paul will no doubt be setting himself some more ambitious targets for 2022.

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