David Macpherson (tennis)

David Macpherson (born 3 July 1967) is a former professional male tennis player on the ATP Tour. He is the current coach of John Isner and the former coach of Bob and Mike Bryan.

David Macpherson
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-07-03) 3 July 1967 (age 55)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired2003
PlaysLeft handed
Prize money$1,729,899
Singles
Career record0–13
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 293 (5 March 1990)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1987)
WimbledonQ3 (1989)
Doubles
Career record388–395
Career titles16
7 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 11 (2 November 1992)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1998)
French Open3R (1991, 1996, 1998)
WimbledonQF (1998, 2002)
US OpenQF (1991, 1996, 2000)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1996)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1988, 1992)
French OpenSF (1985, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1994, 1996, 1998)
US OpenSF (1996)
Coaching career (2005–)
Bob Bryan (2005–2016, 2017–2020)
Mike Bryan (2005–2016, 2017–2020)
John Isner (2018–present)
Coaching achievements
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)
Last updated on: 10 August 2022.

A product of player and coach, Tony Roche's junior tennis academy, he played lefthanded and turned professional in 1985. As a junior player Macpherson was one of Australia's top prospects in his peer group, reaching the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Tournament finals in 1983 and winning the Australia Open Junior Doubles title in 1985 (with Brett Custer).

Known primarily as a doubles specialist, Macpherson's professional career was highlighted by his 1992 season with partner, Steve DeVries, where they won doubles titles in Milan, Manchester, Indian Wells, Atlanta, Charlotte and Brisbane to finish No. 8 in the year end Team Rankings and qualifying for ATP Tour World Doubles Championships.

In November of that year he achieved his high personal rank of No. 11 in the doubles ranking. During his career, Macpherson captured 16 doubles titles on the ATP tour and earned over US$1.7 million in career earnings.

Throughout his pro career, Macpherson was a regular player in World TeamTennis league for the Sacramento and Kansas City Explorers franchises.

Macpherson coached arguably the greatest doubles pair in the history of tennis, Mike and Bob Bryan, from 2005 through 2016.[1] He is now the head coach of The George Washington University's men's tennis team.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1985 US Open Hard   Patrick Flynn   Joey Blake
  Darren Yates
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 29 (16 titles, 13 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (1–1)
ATP 500 Series (3–3)
ATP 250 Series (12–9)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (6–4)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (2–4)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (13–8)
Indoors (3–5)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 1990 Toronto, Canada Championship Series Carpet   Patrick Galbraith   Neil Broad
  Kevin Curren
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Mar 1991 Rotterdam, Netherlands World Series Carpet   Steve DeVries   Patrick Galbraith
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Oct 1991 Lyon, France World Series Carpet   Steve DeVries   Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
6–7, 3–6
Win 2–2 Feb 1992 Milan, Italy World Series Carpet   Neil Broad   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Win 3–2 Mar 1992 Indian Wells, United States Masters Series Hard   Steve DeVries   Kent Kinnear
  Sven Salumaa
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 4–2 May 1992 Atlanta, United States World Series Clay   Steve DeVries   Mark Keil
  Dave Randall
6–3, 6–3
Win 5–2 May 1992 Charlotte, United States World Series Clay   Steve DeVries   Bret Garnett
  Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
Win 6–2 Jun 1992 Manchester, United Kingdom World Series Grass   Patrick Galbraith   Jeremy Bates
  Laurie Warder
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 7–2 Oct 1992 Brisbane, Australia World Series Hard   Steve DeVries   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–3 Nov 1992 Stockholm, Sweden Masters Series Carpet   Steve DeVries   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Loss 7–4 Feb 1993 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Championship Series Carpet   Steve DeVries   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
3–6, 6–7
Win 8–4 Apr 1993 Nice, France World Series Clay   Laurie Warder   Shelby Cannon
  Scott Melville
3–4 ret.
Loss 8–5 Aug 1993 New Haven, United States Championship Series Hard   Steve DeVries   Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 6–7
Loss 8–6 Jan 1995 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard   Trevor Kronemann   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Win 9–6 Mar 1995 Scottsdale, United States World Series Hard   Trevor Kronemann   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 10–6 Apr 1995 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Goran Ivanišević
  Andrea Gaudenzi
6–2, 6–4
Win 11–6 May 1995 Munich, Germany World Series Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–4
Win 12–6 Feb 1996 San Jose, United States World Series Hard   Trevor Kronemann   Richey Reneberg
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 12–7 Jul 1996 Gstaad, Switzerland World Series Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Loss 12–8 Jun 1997 Rosmalen, Netherlands World Series Grass   Trevor Kronemann   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 5–7
Loss 12–9 Jul 1997 Gstaad, Switzerland World Series Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Daniel Vacek
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 12–10 Mar 1998 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Hard   Richey Reneberg   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Win 13–10 May 1998 St. Pölten, Austria World Series Clay   Jim Grabb   David Adams
  Wayne Black
6–4, 6–4
Loss 13–11 Mar 2000 Scottsdale, United States International Series Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
3–6, 5–7
Win 14–11 Jan 2001 Adelaide, Australia International Series Hard   Grant Stafford   Wayne Arthurs
  Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 14–12 Apr 2001 Casablanca, Morocco International Series Clay   Pablo Albano   Michael Hill
  Jeff Tarango
6–7, 3–6
Loss 14–13 Apr 2001 Atlanta, United States International Series Clay   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
3–6, 6–7
Win 15–3 Oct 2001 Tokyo, Japan Championship Series Hard   Rick Leach   Paul Hanley
  Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 16–13 Jul 2003 Newport, United States International Series Grass   Jordan Kerr   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–6, 6–3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Doubles: 9 (7–2)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (7–2)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1989 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay   Gerardo Mirad   Otavio Della
  Jaime Oncins
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Jul 1989 Santos, Brazil Challenger Clay   Gerardo Mirad   Cristian Araya
  Pedro Rebolledo
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 2–1 Aug 1989 Lins, Brazil Challenger Clay   Gerardo Mirad   Joao Cunha-Silva
  Ivan Kley
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 3–1 Aug 1989 Brasília, Brazil Challenger Carpet   Horacio De La Pena   Luis Ruette
  Joao Soares
6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–2 Sep 1989 Nyon, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Joao Cunha-Silva   Nicholas Fulwood
  Libor Pimek
7–6, 6–7, 4–6
Win 4–2 Nov 1990 Hobart, Australia Challenger Carpet   Brett Custer   Brett Steven
  Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Win 5–2 Oct 1994 Brest, France Challenger Hard   Trevor Kronemann   Bryan Shelton
  Kevin Ullyett
6–1, 6–4
Win 6–2 Dec 1994 Naples, United States Challenger Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Marcos Ondruska
  Grant Stafford
6–3, 7–6
Win 7–2 Dec 2001 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Challenger Hard   Justin Gimelstob   Julian Knowle
  Michael Kohlmann
7–6(7–5), 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R Q1 1R A 2R Q2 Q2 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A Q1 A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 0–4 0%
ATP Masters Series
Canada A A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 3R A 2R 2R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R SF 2R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 18 21–18 54%
French Open A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 15 9–15 38%
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 1R Q1 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R QF 0 / 14 15–14 52%
US Open A A A A 1R A A 2R QF 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 3R 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 0 / 14 20–14 59%
Win–loss 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–3 0–0 2–4 7–4 4–4 3–4 4–4 4–4 6–4 5–4 10–4 3–4 6–4 1–4 5–4 0 / 61 65–61 52%
Year-end Championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR DNQ SF Did Not Qualify 0 / 2 2–5 29%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A QF A W 1R 1R 2R SF 1R 1R SF 1R QF 2R 1 / 12 17–11 61%
Miami A A A A A 1R A 3R 2R 3R QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R 1R 1R 0 / 14 13–14 48%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 2R QF 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 12 8–12 40%
Hamburg A A A A A A A 2R 2R A QF 1R QF QF QF 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 11 9–11 45%
Rome A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 0 / 11 3–11 21%
Canada A A A A 2R A A QF 1R A A A A A SF 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 9 8–9 47%
Cincinnati A A A A 2R A A 1R QF 2R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R SF 1R A 1R 0 / 12 8–12 40%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A NMS 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Paris A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 2R QF QF A 1R 1R A 0 / 10 8–10 44%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 8–8 5–7 7–4 4–7 3–5 6–7 9–7 9–8 5–8 9–7 1–8 4–7 2–5 1 / 92 74–91 45%

Mixed DoublesEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A SF QF A 1R SF 2R A 2R 2R 1R 2R QF 2R A A 0 / 11 15–11 58%
French Open A A 2R A 1R QF 3R 3R A SF 2R QF SF 2R 2R A A 0 / 11 19–11 63%
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 16 12–16 43%
US Open A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R QF A SF 2R QF 1R A A 1R 0 / 10 10–10 50%
Win–loss 1–1 0–1 5–3 2–1 1–3 3–4 5–4 4–4 4–2 5–3 7–4 4–4 8–4 3–4 3–3 0–1 1–2 0 / 48 56–48 54%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gatto, Luigi (16 August 2016). "Bryan Brothers Split with their coach David Macpherson". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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