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Danie Visser (born 26 July 1961) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won 3 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (2 Australian Open and 1 US Open). Visser reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in January 1990.

Danie Visser
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidencePalm Desert, California
Born (1961-07-26) 26 July 1961 (age 57)
Rustenburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1982
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$1,528,201
Singles
Career record92–129
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 59 (24 September 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1988, 1989)
French Open2R (1982, 1983, 1985)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)
Doubles
Career record376–292
Career titles17
Highest rankingNo. 1 (29 January 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1990, 1993)
French OpenQF (1990, 1991)
WimbledonF (1990)
US OpenW (1990)

Visser won the first of 17 career doubles titles in 1985 at Bristol. In 1990 he won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the US Open, partnering his fellow South African player Pieter Aldrich. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year. Visser won the Australian Open doubles crown again in 1993, partnering Laurie Warder. Visser won the final doubles title of his career in 1994 at Manchester.

Visser's best singles ranking was world no. 59, which he attained in 1984.

He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a popular and renowned public school located in Pretoria.

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Grand Slam men's doubles finals (4)Edit

Wins (3)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Australian Open   Pieter Aldrich   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
1990 US Open   Pieter Aldrich   Paul Annacone
  David Wheaton
6–2, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1993 Australian Open (2)   Laurie Warder   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up (1)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Wimbledon   Pieter Aldrich   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

Doubles titles (17)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1982 Munich, Germany Clay   Tian Viljoen   Chip Hooper
  Mel Purcell
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   Tian Viljoen   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay   Tian Viljoen   Pablo Arraya
  José Luis Clerc
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1985 Bristol, England Grass   Eddie Edwards   John Alexander
  Russell Simpson
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1985 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Eddie Edwards   Mike De Palmer
  Peter Doohan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1986 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet   Christo Steyn   Wojtek Fibak
  Joakim Nyström
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1986 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet   Christo Steyn   Andy Kohlberg
  Robert Van't Hof
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1986 Bristol, England Grass   Christo Steyn   Mark Edmondson
  Wally Masur
6–7, 7–6, 12–10
Runner-up 7. 1986 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Christo Steyn   Mark Kratzmann
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1986 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Christo Steyn   John Letts
  Peter Lundgren
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Christo Steyn   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Kevin Curren   Kelly Evernden
  Johan Kriek
6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay   Pieter Aldrich   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1988 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay   Pieter Aldrich   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Pieter Aldrich   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 13. 1988 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Darren Cahill
  Wally Masur
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1989 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 4. 1989 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Peter Doohan
  Laurie Warder
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 1989 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Pieter Aldrich   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Pieter Aldrich   Kevin Curren
  Eric Jelen
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Pat Cash
  Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 1990 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass   Pieter Aldrich   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 8. 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Pieter Aldrich   Per Henricsson
  Nicklas Utgren
6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 1990 US Open, New York Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Paul Annacone
  David Wheaton
6–2, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 10. 1990 Berlin, Germany Carpet   Pieter Aldrich   Kevin Curren
  Patrick Galbraith
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1991 Munich, Germany Clay   Anders Järryd   Patrick Galbraith
  Todd Witsken
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1991 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Cássio Motta   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Gary Muller   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i)   Pieter Aldrich   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
4–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Pieter Aldrich   Wayne Ferreira
  Piet Norval
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 1992 Nice, France Clay   Pieter Aldrich   Patrick Galbraith
  Scott Melville
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 13. 1992 Toronto, Canada Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Andre Agassi
  John McEnroe
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 1992 Paris Indoor, France Carpet   Patrick Galbraith   John McEnroe
  Patrick McEnroe
4–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 1993 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Laurie Warder   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 1993 Bologna, Italy Clay   Laurie Warder   Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. 1993 Lyon, France Carpet   Gary Muller   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Stefan Kruger
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 24. 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Gary Muller   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
1–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 17. 1994 Manchester, England Grass   Rick Leach   Scott Davis
  Trevor Kronemann
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 25. 1995 Nottingham, England Grass   Patrick Galbraith   Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
3–6, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 2R NH 3R 1R 3R W 1R 3R W 1R 2R A 2 / 10 18–7
French Open 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A QF QF 2R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 12–13
Wimbledon 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R QF QF F 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 15 21–15
US Open A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R W 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1 / 14 13–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 3 / 52 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–2 6–3 2–3 1–3 1–4 4–3 1–3 3–4 6–2 19–2 4–4 5–4 8–3 2–4 2–4 0–0 N/A 64–48
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 6 1–6
Miami 2R QF 2R 2R QF 1R A 0 / 6 5–6
Monte Carlo A 2R 2R A QF A A 0 / 3 3–3
Rome A 1R A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1–4
Hamburg A F 2R A 1R A A 0 / 3 5–3
Canada A A W 2R A A A 1 / 2 5–1
Cincinnati QF 2R QF 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A QF 2R F 2R A A 0 / 4 7–4
Paris 2R 1R F 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 8 1 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 38 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–4 9–8 14–7 5–7 6–8 0–3 0–0 N/A 35–37
Year End Ranking N/A 96 90 30 68 14 10 1 33 20 21 85 176 1259 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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