Who is Jay Clarke? Ranking, height and career earnings of the British tennis star to date
After losing in the first round of the Eastbourne International tournament 1-6, 6-3 to 20-year-old Brandon Nakashima on Monday, Jay Clarke will be hoping for at least one better when he enters the main draw at Wimbledon as a joker. Clarke has shown good promise in her touring career to date, with perhaps her standout performance reaching the mixed doubles semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2018 alongside Harriet Dart.
Clarke’s best result in a Grand Slam singles draw came when he reached the second round of Wimbledon in 2019. But at 23, he still has plenty of time to deliver on the promise he has displayed so far.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jay Clarke.
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What is Jay Clarke’s current ranking?
Jay Clarke’s current ATP ranking is 159, with his career high standing at 153, which he achieved after reaching the second round of Wimbledon three years ago. However, his world ranking has rebounded a bit since then, with the 23-year-old outside the world top 200 for much of the last year.
How tall is Jay Clarke?
Clarke is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs 184lbs (83kg) according to the latest data from the ATP Tour website. He grew up in Derby and got into tennis through his sister Yasmin, who would also become a professional tennis player.
Born in Derby, Jay Clarke moved to Sweden as a junior to join the Good to Great Tennis Academy and pursue his career.
How much money has Jay Clarke earned on tour so far?
Clarke has earned an impressive $668,499 (£545,000) on tour so far since turning professional, with the 23-year-old already earning $54,420 (£44,300) in the singles draw in 2022 so far. However, with Clarke securing a wildcard for the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon, he is set to more than double his earnings in this calendar year so far – even if he is knocked out in the first round. Players are expected to receive a minimum of £50,000 for the competition.