Rick has a long and distinguished career as a doubles specialist that began in 1987 when he turned pro. He amassed over 45 doubles titles including 9 Grand Slams in men's and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open. Although he was successful with a variety of partners, his major victories came with Jim Pugh and Ellis Ferreira.
Rick became the first four-time All-American singles and doubles champion at the University of Southern California, where he played for his father (Dick) and won the 1986 NCAA Doubles titles.
In 2000 Rick decided to retire and join his father at his Alma mater USC as an assistant coach. In 2001 the veteran left-hander came out of retirement to extend his doubles title streak to 15 consecutive years….the longest on the tour. At 36 he became the oldest player (since Sherwood Stewart at 40) to win an ATP Doubles title.
Lately, Rick has been coaching 6 time Grand Slam doubles champion, Leander Paes, as well as the St Louis Aces of World TeamTennis.
- Winner of over 45 ATP & World Doubles titles
- Four-time all American Singles & Doubles player & Doubles winner, 1986
- Winner of 9 Grand Slam Men's and Mixed Doubles titles
- Winner of Masters Doubles 1988
- Three-time Australian Men's Doubles Champion (1988,89 & 2000)
- Wimbledon Men's Doubles Champion in 1990 and finalist in 1995
- French Open Doubles finalist in 1991
- Ranked No. 1 in 1991 for nine weeks
- U.S. Open Men's Doubles Champion 1993 and finalist in 2000
- Winner of the ATP Tour World Championship Doubles in 1995
- Has a 7-3 career Davis Cup record (7-2 in dbl.) in nine ties
- Competed in World Team Tennis 2007 Newport Beach