Brett Steven

Brett Andrew Steven (born 27 April 1969) is a former New Zealand tennis player.

Brett Steven
Country (sports)New Zealand
ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
Born (1969-04-27) 27 April 1969 (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,439,714
Career record175–166
Career titles0
3 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 32 (12 February 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1993)
French Open3R (1995)
Wimbledon4R (1997)
US Open2R (1995, 1997)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupQF (1993)
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Career record179–116
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 16 (12 June 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1998)
French OpenSF (1995)
WimbledonQF (1994, 1998)
US Open3R (1994)
Last updated on: 7 November 2012.

Steven began his tennis career at the age of 10 as a ball boy and by the age of 16 he participated at his first tournament.[1]

Steven turned professional in 1988 and won his first tour doubles title in 1991 at Newport, Rhode Island.

Steven's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1993 Australian Open, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Dave Randall, Thomas Muster, Andrei Olhovskiy and Richard Fromberg before being knocked out by Pete Sampras. At Masters level, he reached the quarterfinals of the 1993 Canada Masters and the 1998 Rome Masters.

Steven represented New Zealand at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lost in the first round to Arnaud Boetsch of France.[2]

Steven won nine top-level doubles titles during his career, the most significant of which was the Indian Wells Masters, which he won in 1995 (partnering Tommy Ho). Though he did not win any top-level singles titles during his career, Steven was a singles runner-up at three tour events (Schenectady in 1993, Auckland in 1996 and Newport in 1997). His career-high rankings were World No. 32 in singles and No. 16 in doubles. His career prize-money totalled US$2,439,714. Steven retired from the professional tour in 1999.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (9 wins, 8 losses)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP International Series (8)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1991 Newport, U.S. Grass   Gianluca Pozzi   Javier Frana
  Bruce Steel
6–4, 6–4
Win 2. 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Martin Damm   David Prinosil
  Udo Riglewski
6–3, 6–4
Win 3. 1994 Hong Kong Hard   Jim Grabb   Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
Win 4. 1994 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay   Lan Bale   Ken Flach
  Stephane Simian
6–3, 7–5
Win 5. 1995 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Tommy Ho   Gary Muller
  Piet Norval
6–4, 7–6
Win 6. 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Kenneth Carlsen
  Frederik Fetterlein
6–4, 6–2
Win 7. 1997 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   David Prinosil
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. 1997 Newport, U.S. Grass   Justin Gimelstob   Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
6–3, 6–4
Win 9. 1998 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Tom Nijssen
  Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–2

Runners-up (8)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner in Final Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1993 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Byron Black   Bernd Karbacher
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–2, 6–7, 1–6
2. 1995 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Tommy Ho   Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–7, 1–6
3. 1995 Bermuda Clay   Jason Stoltenberg   Grant Connell
  Todd Martin
6–7, 6–2, 5–7
4. 1995 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Tommy Ho   Byron Black
  Jared Palmer
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
5. 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jonas Björkman   Marcos Ondruska
  Jack Waite
6. 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Richey Reneberg   Patrick Galbraith
  Rick Leach
7–5, 5–7, 5–7
7. 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard   Jan Siemerink   Tom Kempers
  Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
8. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay   David Adams   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7


  1. ^ Marc Hinton (13 December 2015). "Kiwi tennis ace Brett Steven hails Auckland tournaments as 'jewel in crown' of NZ sport". Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ Olympic results Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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