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David Adams (tennis)

David Adams (born 5 January 1970) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He turned pro in 1989. During his career he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 33 times, including at the French Open in 1992. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 9 in February 1994.

David Adams
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1970-01-05) 5 January 1970 (age 49)
Durban, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1989
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,534,247
Singles
Career record9–21
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 131 (24 October 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
Doubles
Career record246–258
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 9 (21 February 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1994, 1999, 2001, 2002)
French OpenF (1992)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US OpenSF (1993)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1999)
French OpenW (2000)

Adams participated in six Davis Cup ties for South Africa between 1997 and 2003, posting a 4–2 record, all in doubles.

Adams won two Grand Slam titles in Mixed Doubles, both with fellow South African Mariaan de Swardt, taking the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 1999 and the French Open Mixed Doubles in 2000.[1][2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1999 Australian Open Hard   Mariaan de Swardt   Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2000 French Open Clay   Mariaan de Swardt   Todd Woodbridge
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (19 titles, 33 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1992 Munich, Germany Clay   Menno Oosting   Carl Limberger
  Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1992 French Open, Paris Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jakob Hlasek
  Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1992 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Marius Barnard
  John-Laffnie de Jager
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Menno Oosting
  Udo Riglewski
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Andrei Olhovskiy   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Pablo Albano
  Javier Frana
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Byron Black   Andrew Kratzmann
  Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Menno Oosting   Cristian Brandi
  Federico Mordegan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1994 Osaka, Japan Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Martin Damm
  Sandon Stolle
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Daniel Orsanic
  Jan Siemerink
4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1994 Beijing, China Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Tommy Ho
  Kent Kinnear
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
W/O
Winner 7. 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Ronald Agénor
  Shuzo Matsuoka
7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. 1995 Marseille, France Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jean-Philippe Fleurian
  Rodolphe Gilbert
6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Marius Barnard   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1996 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Menno Oosting   Ctislav Doseděl
  Pavel Vízner
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Menno Oosting   Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Menno Oosting   David Ekerot
  Jeff Tarango
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 15. 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Menno Oosting   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître   Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 16. 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Pablo Albano
  Peter Nyborg
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1997 Halle, Germany Grass   Marius Barnard   Karsten Braasch
  Michael Stich
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Fabrice Santoro   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Brett Steven   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 20. 1998 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Wayne Black   Jim Grabb
  David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet   John-Laffnie de Jager   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet   Pavel Vízner   Nicolas Kiefer
  David Prinosil
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Pavel Vízner   Max Mirnyi
  Andrei Olhovskiy
5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 24. 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard   John-Laffnie de Jager   Wayne Black
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   John-Laffnie de Jager   Neil Broad
  Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1999 Rome, Italy Clay   John-Laffnie de Jager   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Jeff Tarango   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 26. 1999 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   John-Laffnie de Jager   Justin Gimelstob
  Sébastien Lareau
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Winner 13. 1999 Bournemouth, England Clay   Jeff Tarango   Michael Kohlmann
  Nicklas Kulti
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 27. 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Olivier Delaître
  Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Jonas Björkman
  Byron Black
7–6(8–6), 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Winner 14. 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Tim Henman
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 2000 London, England Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 29. 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Joshua Eagle   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 2000 Munich, Germany Clay   John-Laffnie de Jager   Max Mirnyi
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Martín García   Marius Barnard
  Jim Thomas
6–7(10–12), 4–6
Runner-up 31. 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Martín García   Donald Johnson
  Gustavo Kuerten
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 32. 2002 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard   Ben Ellwood   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Runner-up 33. 2002 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Gastón Etlis   Joshua Eagle
  David Rikl
3–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Robbie Koenig   Raemon Sluiter
  Martin Verkerk
6–2, 7–5
Winner 18. 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Jared Palmer   Irakli Labadze
  Marat Safin
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 19. 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Robbie Koenig   Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 13 14–13
French Open A A A A A F 2R SF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 12–12
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R SF 3R 2R 2R 0 / 13 12–12
U.S. Open A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 1R 3R QF 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13 15–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 51 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 6–4 6–3 9–4 1–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 5–4 5–4 4–4 4–4 2–4 N/A 53–50
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 3–6
Miami NME A A A 3R A 3R A A QF 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 8 8–8
Monte Carlo NME A A A SF A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 9 6–9
Rome NME A A QF 1R 1R A 1R QF 1R F 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 11 9–11
Hamburg NME A A 2R 2R QF A 1R 2R F 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 11 11–11
Canada NME A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R SF QF SF 1R A 0 / 8 9–8
Cincinnati NME A A 2R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10 4–10
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A 0 / 10 7–10
Paris NME A A 1R QF QF QF QF 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 2R A 0 / 11 12–11
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 6 0 / 84 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 4–5 5–7 2–4 4–4 2–6 5–7 9–9 14–9 7–9 9–9 7–9 1–6 N/A 69–84
Year end Ranking 824 434 289 180 101 26 20 13 71 35 25 37 12 19 33 27 91 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kafelnikov captures Open title". BBC News. 31 January 1999.
  2. ^ Djata, Sundiata (2008). Blacks at the Net : Black Achievement in the History of Tennis (1 ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0815608981.

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