Bradley Klahn Bio

  • Began playing tennis at age 11 after his mother, Nancy, who played tennis at Univ. of Iowa, signed him up for a summer round-robin league; Father, Dennis, is a group controller; younger sister, Kathryn, younger brother, Brian, are both students at Univ. of Santa Clara (freshman and senior, respectively)
  • Comes from Poway, Calif., 30 minutes northeast of San Diego
  • Growing up, admired countrymen Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick
  • Favourite surface is hard courts and considers serve and forehand as best shots
  • Big fan of Stanford college football and San Diego Chargers (NFL). Also follows San Jose Sharks (NHL) since his brother attends nearby Santa Clara
  • Won 2010 NCAA singles title at Stanford University, school's 14th collegiate singles title and 1st singles title since 2000. Played 4 years at Stanford (2009-12) and All-American from 2010-12). Named ITA National Rookie of the Year for the 2008-09 season
  • Earned economics degree at Stanford in 2012. Recipient (1 of 100 students) of Award of Excellence selected by professors, administrators and coaches (football star Andrew Luck also received award)
  • Considers qualifying at US Open in 2012 and beating Jurgen Melzer in 5 sets for 1st win as biggest moment of career so far and favourite tournament is US Open because of atmosphere and energy around the grounds.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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