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Brian Devening (born July 16, 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Brian Devening
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas
Born (1967-07-16) July 16, 1967 (age 52)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1990
Prize money$177,318
Career record2–9
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 277 (November 19, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1993)
Career record34–48
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 77 (April 4, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1993, 1994)
French Open1R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1994)
US Open1R (1993, 1994)


Devening was the American Hardcourt Championship winner in 1983 and was ranked amongst the top 25 juniors for six years.[2]

Before turning professional, Devening played tennis for Southern Methodist University, from where he would graduate with a business degree.[2] On the ATP Tour he made his appearances mostly in the doubles circuit.[2]

He made the second round of a Grand Slam doubles tournament just once, at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships with countryman Greg Van Emburgh.[2] The pair defeated the Australian pairing of Darren Cahill and John Fitzgerald.[2] As a singles player he reached the second round of the French Open in 1993, beating Frédéric Fontang.[2] His only other singles appearance was in Wimbledon that year, where he lost to seventh seed Ivan Lendl in four sets.[2]

The American reached two ATP finals during his career, both in 1993, at Båstad and Santiago.[2] He also exited in the semi-final stage of four tournaments, Prague and Tel Aviv in 1992, then Mexico City and Rosmalen in 1994.[2]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1993 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Tomas Nydahl   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay   Christer Allgårdh   Mike Bauer
  David Rikl
6–7, 4–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Singapore Hard   Sander Groen   Leonardo Lavalle
  Danilo Marcelino
6–2, 7–6


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