Conor Niland Bio


  • Plays with double-handed backhand
  • Father, Ray, is an eye surgeon, played Gaelic football for Mayo; Mother, Pat, is a teacher; has two brothers, Ross and Ray; one sister, Gina, a former Irish No. 1
  • Sutdied English at UC Berkeley, where he was ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Rankings, was a two-time All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • Goal in tennis is "to break into the Top 75"
  • Favourite surface is hard-courts
  • Favourite shot is forehand
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon
  • Idol growing up was Pete Sampras
  • Favourite sporting personality is footballer Lionel Messi
  • Best tennis memory so far is "winning $100,000 Israel Open title in 2010"
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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