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Brendan Evans (born April 8, 1986 in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American professional tennis player. He is currently a retired professional tennis player and a student at The University of Virginia (UVA, class of 2015), studying finance.

Brendan Evans
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceWesley Chapel, Florida
Born (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 33)
Pontiac, Michigan
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$410,076
Singles
Career record6–15 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 117(October 12, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2008, 2009, 2010)
French OpenQ1 (2009)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open1R (2008, 2009)
Doubles
Career record1–5 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 119 (November 26, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2008)
US Open1R (2004, 2009)
Last updated on: April 8, 2016.

Contents

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

On the junior circuit, Evans reached as high as No. 2 in the combined junior world rankings in July 2004, when he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open boys' doubles titles alongside Scott Oudsema. During his junior career, Evans posted win/loss records of 94–55 in singles and 103–32 in doubles.

Junior Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: QF (2003, 2004)
French Open: SF (2004)
Wimbledon: QF (2003, 2004)
US Open: 2R (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Junior Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: W (2004)
French Open: SF (2004)
Wimbledon: W (2004)
US Open: W (2004)

Nike DealEdit

In 2001, Evans signed a 5-year endorsement deal with Nike at the age of 15 for a reported $1.25 million. At the time, the deal was one of the largest endorsement contracts for any junior tennis player.[1]

Pro tourEdit

After turning pro in 2004, Evans has competed on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 117 in October 2009 and his highest ATP doubles ranking of World No. 119 in November 2007. Evans competed in tournament matches against top players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Mardy Fish. He secured wins over top players Juan Martín del Potro, Kei Nishikori and John Isner. Evans is coached by former South African player Marcos Ondruska.[2][3][4]

Top Spin 2 on Xbox 360Edit

In 2006, Evans was featured as a character in the Xbox 360 video game Top Spin 2, along with fellow pro tour players Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and James Blake.[5]

Career After TennisEdit

Evans is currently studying finance at The University of Virginia (UVA, class of 2015). Evans is expected to join top investment bank Goldman Sachs as an analyst in its Investment Banking Division after graduation.[6] Evans was named as one of the top tennis players in finance by Business Insider in 2014.[7]

Futures and Challenger finals: 29 (11–18)Edit

Singles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Legend
Challengers (3–2)
Futures (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. November 15, 2004 Honolulu, United States Hard   Wayne Odesnik 6–7(5), 7–6(2), 7–6(4)
Runner-up 1. May 2, 2005 Vera Beach, United States Clay (Green)   Ryan Newport 6–3, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 2. August 8, 2005 Kenosha, United States Hard   Ryan Newport 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. February 20, 2006 Brownsville, United States Hard   Michael Russell 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. June 12, 2006 Rocklin, United States Hard   David Martin 7–6(3), 7–5
Winner 3. October 22, 2007 Rimouski, Canada Carpet (i)   Ilija Bozoljac 6–7(3), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. May 12, 2008 New Delhi, India Hard   Yen-hsun Lu 7–5, 6–7(5), 3–6
Winner 4. January 5, 2009 Nouméa, France Hard   Florian Mayer 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. February 2, 2009 Dallas, United States Hard (i)   Ryan Sweeting 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. June 1, 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Ilija Bozoljac 6–7(4), 6–4, 7–6(4)

Doubles: 19 (6–13)Edit

Legend
Challengers (3–8)
Futures (3–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in final
Runner-up 1. May 12, 2003 Orange Park, United States Clay (Green)   Marcos Ondruska   Brian Baker
  Philip Simmonds
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1. August 27, 2004 Irvine, United States Hard   Scott Oudsema   Scott Lipsky
  David Martin
7–6(7), 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. November 8, 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Scott Oudsema   Scoville Jenkins
  Philip Simmonds
6–7(4), 7–6(2), 6–4
Runner-up 2. November 14, 2005 Honolulu, United States Hard   Pete Stroer   Marco Crugnola
  Stefano Ianni
6–1, 3–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 3. February 27, 2006 Harlingen, United States Hard   Tim Smyczek   Johan Brunström
  Phil Stolt
7–6(4), 6–3
Runner-up 3. March 20, 2006 Little Rock, United States Hard   Scott Oudsema   Michael Quintero
  Wesley Whitehouse
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. May 1, 2006 Vera Beach, United States Clay (Green)   Troy Hahn   Jonathan Chu
  Izak van der Merwe
6–4, 7–6(0)
Winner 4. January 22, 2007 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Scott Oudsema   Scott Lipsky
  David Martin
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Runner-up 5. April 9, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Brian Wilson   Miguel Gallardo-Valles
  Carlos Palencia
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. April 16, 2007 Little Rock, United States Hard   Brian Wilson   Kei Nishikori
  Donald Young
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 5. July 23, 2007 Lexington, United States Hard   Ryan Sweeting   Ross Hutchins
  Phillip Simmonds
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. October 22, 2007 Rimouski, Canada Carpet (i)   Alberto Francis   Daniel King-Turner
  Robert Smeets
7–5, 6–7(7), [10–7]
Runner-up 8. November 12, 2007 Champaign, United States Hard (i)   Scott Lipsky   Harel Levy
  Sam Warburg
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 9. November 19, 2007 Knoxville, United States Hard (i)   Jamie Baker   Harel Levy
  Sam Warburg
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Runner-up 10. March 24, 2008 León, Mexico Hard   Alex Kuznetsov   Travis Parrott
  Filip Polášek
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 11. May 19, 2008 New Delhi, India Hard   Mustafa Ghouse   Harsh Mankad
  Ashutosh Singh
7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. October 13, 2008 Kolding, Denmark Hard (i)   Chris Haggard   James Auckland
  Todd Perry
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 12. November 17, 2008 Yokohama, Japan Hard   Martin Slanar   Tomáš Cakl
  Marek Semjan
6–3, 7–6(1)
Runner-up 13. May 11, 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay (Red)   Ryan Sweeting   Peter Luczak
  Alessandro Motti
6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2001/11/20011105/Marketingsponsorship/Whiff-On-Roddick-Drives-New-Nike-Deal.aspx
  2. ^ "atpworldtour.com Profile". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  3. ^ "itftennis.com Men's Circuit record". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  4. ^ "itftennis.com Junior record". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  5. ^ IGN Staff (17 May 2005). "E3 2005: Top Spin 2". IGN. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=204278741&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=hjmj&locale=en_US&srchid=2042787411428929925774&srchindex=1&srchtotal=59&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A2042787411428929925774%2CVSRPtargetId%3A204278741%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3A
  7. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-streets-tennis-players-2014-8#former-pro-player-brendan-evans-will-be-joining-goldman-sachs-22

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