David Adams (tennis)

David Dixie Adams (born 5 January 1970) is a former tennis player from South Africa. He turned professional in 1989. In 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 52)
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)
Team competitions
Davis Cup4–2

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 title in 1999 and the French Open title in 2000.[1][2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

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

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 52 (19 titles, 33 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. May 1992 Munich, Germany Clay   Menno Oosting   Carl Limberger
  Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1. Jun 1992 French Open, Paris Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jakob Hlasek
  Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 2. Nov 1992 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Marius Barnard
  John-Laffnie de Jager
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 3. Feb 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Win 2. Mar 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 3. Apr 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Menno Oosting
  Udo Riglewski
6–3, 7–5
Loss 4. Jun 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Andrei Olhovskiy   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 5. Sep 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Pablo Albano
  Javier Frana
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 6. Oct 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
3–6, 2–6
Loss 7. Jan 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Byron Black   Andrew Kratzmann
  Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 3–6
Win 4. Feb 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 5. Mar 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Menno Oosting   Cristian Brandi
  Federico Mordegan
6–3, 6–4
Loss 8. Apr 1994 Osaka, Japan Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Martin Damm
  Sandon Stolle
4–6, 4–6
Loss 9. Aug 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Daniel Orsanic
  Jan Siemerink
4–6, 2–6
Win 6. Aug 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Andrei Olhovskiy   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 10. Oct 1994 Beijing, China Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Tommy Ho
  Kent Kinnear
6–7, 3–6
Loss 11. Nov 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
w/o
Win 7. Jan 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Ronald Agénor
  Shuzo Matsuoka
7–5, 6–3
Win 8. Feb 1995 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jean-Philippe Fleurian
  Rodolphe Gilbert
6–1, 6–4
Win 9. Mar 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Marius Barnard   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 12. May 1996 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Menno Oosting   Ctislav Doseděl
  Pavel Vízner
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 13. Jul 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Menno Oosting   Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
6–7, 3–6
Loss 14. Sep 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Menno Oosting   David Ekerot
  Jeff Tarango
6–7, 6–7
Loss 15. Sep 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Menno Oosting   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 4–6
Win 10. Feb 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître   Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 16. Mar 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Andrei Olhovskiy   Pablo Albano
  Peter Nyborg
4–6, 6–7
Loss 17. Jun 1997 Halle, Germany Grass   Marius Barnard   Karsten Braasch
  Michael Stich
6–7, 3–6
Loss 18. Nov 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
Loss 19. May 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Brett Steven   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7
Loss 20. May 1998 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Wayne Black   Jim Grabb
  David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Loss 21. Oct 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
5–7, 3–6
Loss 22. Oct 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Pavel Vízner   Nicolas Kiefer
  David Prinosil
4–6, 3–6
Loss 23. Feb 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Pavel Vízner   Max Mirnyi
  Andrei Olhovskiy
5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 24. Feb 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard   John-Laffnie de Jager   Wayne Black
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Win 11. Feb 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Neil Broad
  Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 25. May 1999 Rome, Italy Clay   John-Laffnie de Jager   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Win 12. Jul 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Jeff Tarango   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Loss 26. Aug 1999 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   John-Laffnie de Jager   Justin Gimelstob
  Sébastien Lareau
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Win 13. Sep 1999 Bournemouth, England Clay   Jeff Tarango   Michael Kohlmann
  Nicklas Kulti
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 27. Oct 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Olivier Delaître
  Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Loss 28. Oct 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Jonas Björkman
  Byron Black
7–6(8–6), 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Win 14. Feb 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Tim Henman
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Win 15. Feb 2000 London, England Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(13–11)
Loss 29. Apr 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Joshua Eagle   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
4–6, 5–7
Win 16. May 2000 Munich, Germany Clay   John-Laffnie de Jager   Max Mirnyi
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–4
Loss 30. Jan 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Martín García   Marius Barnard
  Jim Thomas
6–7(10–12), 4–6
Loss 31. Mar 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Martín García   Donald Johnson
  Gustavo Kuerten
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 32. Mar 2002 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard   Ben Ellwood   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Loss 33. Jul 2002 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Gastón Etlis   Joshua Eagle
  David Rikl
3–6, 4–6
Win 17. Sep 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Robbie Koenig   Raemon Sluiter
  Martin Verkerk
6–2, 7–5
Win 18. Oct 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Jared Palmer   Irakli Labadze
  Marat Safin
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Win 19. Jan 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Robbie Koenig   Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career win–loss
Grand Slam tournaments
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
US 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

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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