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Barry McKay

Barry McKay is a former American professional tennis player who was born on August 6, 1946, in Pasadena, California. He had a successful career on the ATP tour, winning a total of 8 singles titles and 7 doubles titles.

McKay turned professional in 1968 and quickly established himself as one of the top players on the tour. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10 in 1970. He was known for his all-court game and his excellent touch at the net.

McKay had his most successful year in 1970 when he won 3 singles titles and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. He also won 2 Grand Slam doubles titles during his career, both at the US Open, playing with his fellow American Charlie Pasarell.

After retiring from professional tennis in 1976, McKay became a successful tennis commentator and coach. He was also involved in the development of the Tennis Channel, a cable television network devoted entirely to tennis.

In addition to his work in tennis, McKay was also a successful businessman, founding several companies in the sports and entertainment industries. He was inducted into the Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his contributions to the sport.

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