Last updated: 11/12/2023
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Get to know Jonny O'Mara
- Nickname: Jon-oir
- Place of birth: Arbroath, Scotland
- Lives: Edinburgh
- Trains: Stirling
- Family: Father Dave, Mum Jane. Brothers Ben (eight years younger) and Chris (three years older). Ben is a student and semi-professional cricketer and Chris works in musical theatre.
- Tennis idols: Murray brothers, coming from a small town in Scotland and not from a wealthy background, they showed him that being a tennis pro was achievable.
- Likes: Drinking coffee and good conversation. Three people alive or dead he would invite over for dinner – Alex Ferguson, Rory McIlroy and Ken Skupski.
- Favourite tournament: Eastbourne for its chilled atmosphere
Started playing around 4/5 years old at local Next Gen Club in Dundee. First coaches at the Arbroath Club were Mark Walker and Judy Murray.
O'Mara and fello Brit Olivia Nicholls enjoyed a brilliant run that took them to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles. The Brits took out fifth seeds Matthew Ebden and Ellen Perez 7-5, 7-5 to book their spot in the mixed doubles semi-final, where they lost out to eventual champions Mate Pavic and Lyudmyla Kichenok 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3.
He also competed in the men's doubles event alongside Liam Broady, but the duo were knocked out in the first round by Rafael Matos and Francisco Cabral in a 7-5, 6-4 loss.
O'Mara teamed up with fellow Brit Liam Broady for the Lexus Surbiton Trophy men's doubles, where they became the third all-British team to claim the doubles title in the last four years at the event.
In the final, the Brits overcame Australia's Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 to take the crown.
O’Mara joined fellow Brit Liam Broady in the doubles of the Rothesay International Eastbourne where they’d go on to reach the second round before losing 6-4, 6-4 defeat to top seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.
O'Mara teamed up with Roman Jebavy for the Manama Challenger. The British, Czech pair sealed two straight-set victories to see them sail through to the semi-finals before suffering a 7-5, 4-6, (10-5) defeat to Ruben Gonzales and Fernando Romboli.
O'Mara teamed up with fellow Brit Dan Evans for the doubles at the Qatar Open, where they enjoyed a run to the semi-final. Unfortunately, they were denied a spot in the final after a 6-4, 6-3 defeat by Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna.
O'Mara was selected to represent Great Britain at the inaugural United Cup, where he played two doubles rubbers alongside Harriet Dart, including one win against the Spanish team.
In November, O'Mara teamed up with Nikola Cacic for the Bratislava 2 event where the pair made it through to the round of 16 before crashing out to Franko Skugor & Igor Zelenay in a 6-3, 6-2 defeat.
O'Mara was selected to represent Great Britain at the inaugural United Cup tournament in Australia.
Teaming up with Philipp Oswald as the second seeds at the Parma Challenger, O'Mara made it through to the semi-finals, but was denied a final spot by Luis David Martinez & Igor Zelenay 5-7, 6-3, 10-8.
O'Mara teamed up with fellow Brit Luke Johnson in reaching the semi-finals at the ATP Challenger Open d'Orleans - losing out to French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-3.
Commemorating their last campaign together with two straight-sets victories, O’Mara and Skupski booked themselves a spot in the third round before falling short against German duo, Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
O’Mara also posted impressive wins in the mixed doubles as he and Alicia Barnett claimed the scalp of Venus Williams and fellow Brit, Jamie Murray, to advance to the third round.
O'Mara and Skupski headed to the Rothesay Open Nottingham, where the Brit won his first men's doubles title at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, defeating Julian Cash and Henry Patten 3-6, 6-2, 16-14.
O’Mara and America’s Jackson Withrow successfully qualified for the third round of the Roland Garros after defeating the likes of Sander Arends and Szymon Walkow in the first, and Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori in the second. The British, American duo faced fourth seeds, Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, in the third, eventually facing elimination after a 6-1, 6-1 defeat.
O’Mara and Skupski beat German, Austrian duo, Mats Moraing and Dennis Vovak, to reach the semi-finals of the Prague Challenger, but their campaign came to an end after losing 4-6, 7-6(7), 10-5 to French pair, Lucas Pouille and Tristan Lamasine.
O’Mara and Ken Skupski made it through to the semi-finals of the Lille Challenger after defeating German double-act, Hendrik Jebens and Benjamin Hassan. In their bid for a place in the final, the Brits lost out to France’s Quentin Halys and Jonathan Eysseric 6-4, 6-7(1), 8-10.
O'Mara reached two semi-finals in February - starting at the Montpellier Open alongside Hunter Reese and then again at the Pau Challenger with Australian Matt Reid.
After reaching the quarter-finals in Sydney with Fabrice Martin, O'Mara teamed up with Andrei Vasilevski for the Australian Open. The pair - playing together for the first time - got through to the second round before losing to Mackenzie McDonald and John Millman.
Partnered with Cam Norrie, O’Mara made the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 Melbourne, defeating fellow Brit Joe Salisbury en-route.
O'Mara equalled his best Grand Slam result at the US Open, reacching the third round with Aisam ul-Haq Quereshi before losing to second seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
He won his third career ATP title, partnering with fellow Brit Ken Skupski, at the Sofia Open, beating third seeds Oliver Marach and Philipp Oswald.
Runner up alongside Marcelo Arevalo at Dove Open in Santiago on March. Also reached Australian Open quarter final alongside Arevalo in January.
Lost out in the first round of the Fever-Tree Championships doubles when he and partner Luke Bambridge lost to Bob and Mike Bryan. Reached the finals of three tournaments alongside Bambridge, but fell short in all three (ATP 250 in Brazil, ATP Challenger in Florida, ATP 250 in Estoril, Portugal)
Winning Nature Valley International doubles title in Eastbourne in 2018 alongside Luke Bambridge.
Won the GB Junior Winter Cup (U16) in 2012.
*ATP Challenger and ITF titles have been combined in the overall ITF titles on this page
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