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Tim Mayotte in The Players Lounge with Alex Ramirez

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May 20, 2014, Tim Mayotte - A tall serve-and-volleyer, Mayotte learned to play the game on the public courts of Forest Park in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. He played tennis for Stanford University in the early-1980s and won the NCAA singles title in 1981.

Mayotte won his first top-level professional singles title in 1985 at the inaugural Lipton International Players Championships (now known as the Miami Masters). Other career highlights included winning the Queen's Club Championships in London in 1986, capturing the Paris Indoor title in 1987, and winning the men's singles Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments came in reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1982 and the Australian Open in 1983. He also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open.

During his career, Mayotte won 12 singles titles and 1 doubles title. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7. His career prize-money earnings totalled $2,663,672. His final career singles title was won in 1989 at Washington DC. Mayotte retired from the professional tour in 1992.

Mayotte was hired by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to serve as a national coach in July 2009.