Bruce Manson (born March 20, 1956), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 17 in 1981. His career high singles ranking was World No. 39.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Born||March 20, 1956|
Los Angeles, California
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Highest ranking||No. 39 (August 16, 1982)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1979, 1980)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1979, 1980)|
|US Open||QF (1981)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (March 23, 1981)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||SF (1980)|
|US Open||QF (1979)|
Manson is Jewish, and was born in Los Angeles, California, and lived in North Hollywood. He attended Grant High School. He was the first player to win three consecutive L.A. City Tennis Singles Championships (1973–75). He was the Southern California Junior Singles Champion in both 1973 and 1974, and was a member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team.
At the University of Southern California (USC) on a tennis scholarship, Manson was a three-time All-American (1975–77). He was an NCAA Singles semi-finalist in both 1976 and 1977, and doubles champion in 1975 and 1977. While at USC, Manson won a gold medal in doubles at the 1975 Pan American Games. In 1977, he won the 21-and-under U.S. Singles title.
Manson enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 9 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 8 times. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 17 in 1981. His career high singles ranking was World No. 39. He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Davis Cup Team, and made the U.S. Open quarter-finals in 1981 by defeating Danny Saltz, Richard Meyer, Peter McNamara and José Luis Clerc, before being defeated by Vitas Gerulaitis.
In 1993 he was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
After retiring from tennis in 1985, he earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and began a career as a bond trader with First Boston in 1987 in New York. He moved to London in 1988, working for CSFB and later Barclays Bank, returned to New York in 1993 with Barclays, and moved to HSBC Bank in 2004.
Doubles (9 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||1976||Boca Raton, US||Hard||Butch Walts|| Vitas Gerulaitis
|Runner-up||2.||1978||Cleveland, US||Hard||Rick Fisher|| Dick Stockton
Erik van Dillen
|Runner-up||3.||1978||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Andrew Pattison|| Wojtek Fibak
|Winner||1.||1978||Paris Indoor, France||Hard (i)||Andrew Pattison|| Ion Ţiriac
|Runner-up||4.||1979||Rancho Mirage, US||Hard||Cliff Drysdale|| Gene Mayer
|Winner||2.||1979||Dayton, US||Carpet||Cliff Drysdale|| Ross Case
|3–6, 6–3, 7–6|
|Winner||3.||1980||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Heinz Günthardt
|6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Winner||4.||1980||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Wojtek Fibak
|6–7, 7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||1980||Hong Kong||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Peter Fleming
|Winner||5.||1980||Taipei, Taiwan||Carpet||Brian Teacher|| John Austin
|Winner||6.||1981||La Quinta, US||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Terry Moor
|Runner-up||6.||1981||Rome, Italy||Clay||Tomáš Šmíd|| Hans Gildemeister
|Winner||7.||1981||Columbus, US||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Anand Amritraj
|Runner-up||7.||1982||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Brian Teacher|| Sherwood Stewart
|1–6, 7–6, 3–6|
|Winner||8.||1982||Zell Am See WCT, Austria||Clay||Wojtek Fibak|| Sammy Giammalva Jr.
|6–7, 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||9.||1982||Paris Indoor, France||Hard (i)||Brian Gottfried|| Jay Lapidus
|Runner-up||8.||1982||Chicago-2 WCT, US||Carpet||Mike Cahill|| Anand Amritraj
|6–3, 2–6, 3–6|