Profile: Colin Fleming
- Posted on: 04/11/2016
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Date of Birth: 13/08/1984
Birthplace: Broxburn, Scotland
Height: 1.88 m / 6′ 2″
Career: 2003 – Present
Prize Money: $1,007,833
Colin Fleming, often known as “Flembo” is a British professional tennis player who specialises in doubles. He is a top 60 player, and is the current British number 3.
Fleming first picked up a tennis racquet as a toddler and copied his older siblings by playing for a local club in Linlithgow. When he was eight, he began playing in mini tennis tournaments. Working his way up through the ranks Colin loved to compete, and regularly travelled long distances to play in regional challenge events and regional and GB junior tournaments.
He began his county career as a junior, representing North of Scotland. As a teenager, he played in and around Edinburgh for the Blackhall club men’s team. Brian Barnet coached Fleming up until he was about 14 when Fleming moved to the newly opened Next Generation club in Newhaven where Judy Murray began coaching.
His debut came in the Great Britain Davis Cup team in 2009, losing against Ukraine, but then won eight successive matches to help Great Britain into the World Group. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won the mixed doubles gold medal with Jocelyn Rae for Scotland.
He has reached fifteen ATP Tour doubles finals in his career winning seven of them: two in 2009, 2012 and 2013 and one in 2011. In 2011, he had his best doubles Grand Slam season to date reaching the quarter finals of Wimbledon his best achievement in a Grand Slam tournament, and then two months later equalling it at the US Open.
He has had a number of different partners, but primarily plays alongside his British compatriots, most notably Ross Hutchins, Jamie & Andy Murray, Ken Skupski and Jonathan Marray.
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Career titles: 8 ATP
Current ranking: 60
2009 Men’s Double winner at Open de Moselle
2012 Men’s Double winner at Aegon International
2015 Men’s Double winner at Shenzhen Open
Fleming is a supporter of Partick Thistle FC.
Fleming competed in Rio 2016 for Great Britain in Tennis Men’s Doubles.