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 the Bryan brothers and John Isner.

David Macpherson
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-07-03) 3 July 1967 (age 53)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Turned pro1985
Retired2003 (as a player)
Career record0–13
Career record388–396
Career titles16
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 FinalsRR (1992)
Coaching career (2005–)
Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan (2005–2016, 2017–present)
John Isner (2018–present)
Coaching achievements
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

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 $1.7 million USD 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.

Doubles titles (16)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 1990 Toronto, Canada Carpet   Patrick Galbraith   Neil Broad
  Kevin Curren
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
2. 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet   Neil Broad   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
3. 1992 Indian Wells, USA Hard   Steve DeVries   Kent Kinnear
  Sven Salumaa
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
4. 1992 Atlanta, USA Clay   Steve DeVries   Mark Keil
  Dave Randall
6–3, 6–3
5. 1992 Charlotte, USA Clay   Steve DeVries   Bret Garnett
  Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
6. 1992 Manchester, England Grass   Patrick Galbraith   Jeremy Bates
  Laurie Warder
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
7. 1992 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i)   Steve DeVries   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
8. 1993 Nice, France Clay   Laurie Warder   Shelby Cannon
  Scott Melville
3–4, ret.
9. 1995 Scottsdale, USA Hard   Trevor Kronemann   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
10. 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Goran Ivanišević
  Andrea Gaudenzi
6–2, 6–4
11. 1995 Munich, Germany Clay   Trevor Kronemann   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–4
12. 1996 San Jose, USA Hard (i)   Trevor Kronemann   Richey Reneberg
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
13. 1998 St. Pölten, Austria Clay   Jim Grabb   David Adams
  Wayne Black
6–4, 6–4
14. 2001 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Grant Stafford   Wayne Arthurs
  Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
15. 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Rick Leach   Paul Hanley
  Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
16. 2003 Newport, USA Grass   Jordan Kerr   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–6, 6–3


  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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