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David Pate (born April 16, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who won two singles titles and eighteen doubles titles during his career. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 18 in June 1987 and attained the World No. 1 doubles ranking in January 1991. His greatest success came in 1991 when he won the Australian Open doubles title together with compatriot Scott Davis and reached the doubles final at the US Open later that year. Before turning professional, Pate played college tennis at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was a three time All-American playing for the Horned Frogs.

David Pate
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Born (1962-04-16) April 16, 1962 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,029,723
Singles
Career record181–168
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 18 (June 8, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1983, 1985)
French Open1R (1984, 1989, 1991)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990)
US Open3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record322–244
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 1 (January 14, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1991)
French OpenQF (1994)
WimbledonQF (1992)
US OpenF (1991)

Contents

Career finalsEdit

Singles finals (2 titles – 4 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
Grand Prix (2–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 30, 1984 Honolulu Hard   Marty Davis 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. October 14, 1984 Tokyo Hard   Terry Moor 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. February 24, 1985 La Quinta Hard   Larry Stefanki 1–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 3. April 5, 1987 Chicago Carpet (i)   Tim Mayotte 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. April 20, 1987 Tokyo Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 2. September 21, 1987 Los Angeles Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–4

Doubles finals (18 titles – 18 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Championship Series (2)
Grand Prix (14)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13)
Clay (1)
Grass (0)
Carpet (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1984 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay   Ernie Fernandez   David Dowlen
  Nduka Odizor
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1985 Fort Myers, U.S. Hard   Sammy Giammalva Jr.   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 1985 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 2. 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Scott Davis   Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  Greg Holmes
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Scott Davis   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Scott Davis   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
7–6, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1986 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Leonardo Lavalle
  Mike Leach
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1987 Lyon, France Carpet   Kelly Jones   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1987 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Kevin Curren   Brad Gilbert
  Tim Wilkison
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1987 Paris, France Carpet   Scott Davis   Jakob Hlasek
  Claudio Mezzadri
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Scott Davis   Boris Becker
  Patrik Kühnen
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 1987 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i)   Kevin Curren   Eric Korita
  Brad Pearce
6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 1988 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Kevin Curren   Peter Lundgren
  Mikael Pernfors
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1988 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Steve Denton   John Fitzgerald
  Johan Kriek
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1988 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i)   Kevin Curren   Gary Muller
  Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1989 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Kevin Curren   Boris Becker
  Jakob Hlasek
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 1989 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Kevin Curren   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–7, 6–7
Winner 8. 1989 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Scott Warner   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
Winner 9. 1989 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Kevin Curren   Andrés Gómez
  Slobodan Živojinović
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 10. 1990 Orlando, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Alfonso Mora
  Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
Winner 11. 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay   Scott Davis   Jim Grabb
  Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–3
Winner 12. 1990 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Peter Lundgren
  Paul Wekesa
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 13. 1990 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Scott Davis   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1990 Lyon, France Carpet   Jim Grabb   Patrick Galbraith
  Kelly Jones
6–7, 4–6
Winner 14. 1990 Paris, France Carpet   Scott Davis   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Scott Davis   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 16. 1991 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Scott Davis   Patrick McEnroe
  David Wheaton
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 17. 1991 Chicago, U.S. Carpet   Scott Davis   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 1991 Tampa, U.S. Clay   Richey Reneberg   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 18. 1991 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 1991 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Scott Davis   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1991 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Scott Davis   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
5–7, 6–2, 6–7
Runner-up 16. 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard   Glenn Michibata   Mark Keil
  Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1993 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Glenn Michibata   Ken Flach
  Rick Leach
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1993 Montreal, Canada Hard   Glenn Michibata   Jim Courier
  Mark Knowles
4–6, 6–7

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 2R 3R A 2R NH A A A A W SF 2R 1R 2R 1R A A 1 / 9
French Open A A A 1R A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R QF 2R A A A 0 / 8
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 3R A 3R 2R 3R QF 2R 2R 2R A A A 0 / 10
U.S. Open 1R A 2R 1R 3R 2R QF QF 3R 1R F 3R 1R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 14
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 41
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
QF QF 2R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 5
Miami 3R QF 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 7
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Rome A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Hamburg A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 1
Canada QF QF A F 1R 1R A A A 0 / 5
Cincinnati 1R SF QF QF A A A A A 0 / 4
Madrid (Stuttgart) SF 2R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 4
Paris W 2R A 1R A A A A A 1 / 3
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 29
Year End Ranking N/A 240 178 86 21 34 15 12 20 6 3 81 48 93 132 214 1289 721 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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