A California native, Brad played professionally 1982-95, winning 20 titles and reaching the finals of 20 other events. The NCAA singles finalist in 1982 while at Pepperdine, he went on to compile an overall 519-288 record. From 1985-91, he finished in the top 20 six of seven years, including two consecutive years in the top 10 (1989 – #6, 1990 – #10), and was ranked as high as #4 (during the 1990 season). His best Grand Slam performances were quarterfinal appearances at the US Open in 1987 and at Wimbledon in 1990. Brad won the Bronze Medal at the 1988 Olympics in South Korea and had a 10-5 Davis Cup record.
After his playing career ended, Brad coached Andre Agassi for eight years (1994 – 2002). During that time, Agassi won six Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal and reached #1 in the world for the first time in his career. Brad later coached Andy Roddick to a US Open title in 2003 and the top spot in the rankings.
Brad Gilbert is currently an analyst on ESPN2’s extensive schedule of tennis programming, including the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the US Open Series and Davis Cup. He joined ESPN in 2004 and serves as a studio analyst, match analyst and sideline reporter. After leaving to go back to coaching the ‘rising star’ Andy Murray in 2006, he returned to ESPN in 2008 where he still works today giving his expert analysis, colourful commentary and flavourful ideas.