The Canadian-born left-hander made the decision to represent Great Britain in 1995, and to this day, holds the record for the most amount of years played on the British Davis Cup team (13 years). Rusedski set the bar for British tennis, becoming the first man to break into the World’s Top 4, and aside from the recent success of Andy Murray, was the most recent Briton to compete in a Grand Slam final, the US Open in 1997. Rusedski ended his career with a total of 15 singles titles and is still possibly best known for his booming serve, and at one time for holding the record for the fastest serve recorded at 147mph. On the back of his performance at the US Open, Rusedski became only the fourth tennis player to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
In April 2007, Rusedski officially retired from tennis after partnering Jamie Murray to a doubles victory over the Netherlands in a Davis Cup match, a result which gave Great Britain a 3–0 lead in the tie. Since retiring, Rusedski has remained heavily involved in the tennis world, both on court as a coach and player, and off court with regular media commitments, offering expert insight to Sky Sports, the BBC and British Eurosport.
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