By Nick Georgandis
April 11 - US former top 5 men's player Gene Mayer turns 57. Mayer won two doubles Grand Slams titles - the French Open in 1978 and 1979, the latter coming alongside his brother Sandy. Gene Mayer reached No. 4 in the world in 1980 and won 14 singles and 15 doubles titles on tour in his playing days, which stretched from 1973 to 1986. He had a brief comeback in 2001. He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the US Open twice in singles.
Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja turns 39. Corretja, a native of Spain, was a French Open finalist in 1998 and 2001 and helped Spain to its first-ever Davis Cup title (2000). He is presently Spain's Davis Cup coach. Corretja reached No. 2 in the world in February of 1999 and won 17 career titles in singles in a career that began in 1991 and ended in 2005. In 2000, he teamed with Albert Costa to win the bronze medal in men's doubles at the Sydney Olympics. He is the one-time coach of current No. 2 Andy Murray.
April 12 - Spain's Marcel Granollers, currently ranked No. 4 in men's doubles, turns 27. Granollers has nine career doubles titles, including the 2012 Tour Championships, which he won with current partner Marc Lopez. In singles, he has three titles and has been ranked as high as No. 19, but is currently No. 35.
Jelena Dokic, a former Top 5 WTA Player, turns 30. Dokic, who has represented both Yugoslavia and Australia, has won six singles titles and four doubles titles in her career. In 2000, she made it to the Wimbledon semifinals before falling to Lindsay Davenport.
Posted: 4/6/2013 2:30:31 PM