Bruce Nichols (born December 31, 1955) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Bruce Nichols
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 68)
Career record3–19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 275 (December 26, 1979)
Grand Slam singles results
French Open1R (1981)
US Open2R (1978)
Career record33–43
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 193 (January 3, 1983)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open2R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open3R (1981)

Career edit

Nichols, of UCLA, partnered with John Austin to win the NCAA Division One doubles championship in 1978.[2] He competed in the main singles draw of the US Open three times, for one win, over Tom Gorman in 1978.[3] In the doubles, Nichols (with David Graham) made the third round of the US Open in 1981 and narrowly missed out on a spot in the quarter-finals, losing to John Newcombe and Fred Stolle in five sets.[3] It was in doubles that he had most of his success on tour, winning the Lagos Open in 1980 and finishing runner-up at both South Orange and Bogota the previous year.[3]

Grand Prix career finals edit

Doubles: 3 (1–2) edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1979 South Orange, United States Clay   Fritz Buehning   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Charles Owens   Emilio Montaño
  Jairo Velasco
2–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 1980 Lagos, Nigeria Clay   Tony Graham   Kjell Johansson
  Leo Palin
6–3, 0–6, 6–3

Challenger titles edit

Doubles: (2) edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1979 Huntington Beach, United States Hard   Billy Martin   Peter Rennert
  Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
2. 1981 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Tim Garcia   Gianni Marchetti
  Enzo Vattuone
6–4, 6–4

References edit