and Murphy play doubles tennis on the pro circuit. They both
lived in East Grand Rapids when they were growing up. Luke
is the older one of the two. He was born on October 30,1968
in Grayling, Michigan,
but he now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is 6'3" and
weighs about 190 pounds. This is his third season playing
tennis on the pro circuit. Luke is an extraordinary tennis
player because he serves with both hands, and that is very
Jensen was born on June 28, 1975 in Ludington,
Michigan, and he also resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He
is 6'2" and weighs about 180 pounds. He is left handed
and this is also his third year on the pro circuit.
to the University of Southern California
(USC) and was an All-American in 1985 and in 1987. Murphy
went to Georgia University and he was an All-American in 1991.
Luke and Murphy
both have wild attitudes. They also wear wild clothes to play
tennis in. They are sponsored by Oakley, and are called the
Beavis and Butthead of the pro circuit.
In 1993, Luke and
Murphy Jensen won the doubles French Open. That was the only
major they won, but hopefully there will be more.
ARE LUKE AND MURPHY DOING NOW?
a career ranking of 4th in the world, the tennis establishment
wasn't quite ready for the brothers' arrival in 1993 when,
just six months into their professional careers, they pulled
off a staggering coup: a French Open doubles win that catapulted
them onto the global stage. And, among the raised eyebrows
and disapproving looks at the chest butts, high fives and
self- expression of this new breed of rock 'n' roll tennis,
the brothers built themselves a loyal following that persists
to this day; if the brothers are playing, the center
These days you're
as likely to find a Jensen brother in a TV studio, or working
with inner-city kids, as you are to find them on court, showcasing
their trademark brand of crowd-pleasing, no-holds-barred tennis.
But, as their careers develop and diversify, the same force
drives Luke and Murphy now as it did back in '93: it's all