Grant Stafford

Grant Stafford (born 27 May 1971) is a former tennis player from South Africa.

Grant Stafford
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceAlpharetta, Georgia, United States
Born (1971-05-27) 27 May 1971 (age 51)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,307,208
Singles
Career record83-117
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 53 (31 January 1994)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1994)
French Open1R (1994, 1997, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1992)
US Open2R (1991, 1997)
Doubles
Career record109–109
Career titles5
6 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 42 (14 September 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1995)
French Open2R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 1998, 1999)
US OpenQF (2000)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenSF (1999)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 2001)
Last updated on: 12 December 2021.


Turning professional in 1990, Stafford won five doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his career-high singles ranking on the ATP Tour of World No. 53 in January 1994.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Win 1989 US Open Hard   Wayne Ferreira   Martin Damm
  Jan Kodes
6–3, 6–4

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP World Series (0–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0–3)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1993 Durban, South Africa World Series Hard   Aaron Krickstein 3–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 0–2 Jul 1996 Newport, United States World Series Grass   Nicolás Pereira 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 1997 Orlando, United States World Series Clay   Michael Chang 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (1–0)
ATP World Series (4–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (5–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1994 Sun City, South Africa World Series Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Marius Barnard
  Brent Haygarth
3–6, 5–7
Win 1–1 Oct 1996 Tel Aviv Open, Israel World Series Hard   Marcos Ondruska   Noam Behr
  Eyal Erlich
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 Apr 1998 Orlando, United States World Series Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Michael Tebbutt
  Mikael Tillström
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Win 3–1 May 1998 Coral Springs, United States World Series Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Mark Merklein
  Vince Spadea
7–5, 6–4
Win 4–1 Jul 1998 Washington, United States Championship Series Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Wayne Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 7–5
Win 5–1 Jan 2001 Adelaide, Australia World Series Hard   David Macpherson   Wayne Arthurs
  Todd Woodbridge
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 5 (3–2)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (3–2)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1990 Durban, South Africa Challenger Hard   Jeremy Bates 4–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 1996 West Bloomfield, United States Challenger Hard   Sargis Sargsian 6–4, 6–2
Win 2–1 May 1996 Andijan, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Stephane Simian 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Win 3–1 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard   Chris Haggard 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–2 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard   Vince Spadea 3–6, 5–7

Doubles: 12 (6–6)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (6–6)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 1992 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Gerardo Martinez
  Tom Mercer
7–6, 6–4
Win 2–0 May 1992 Itu, Brazil Challenger Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bertrand Madsen
  Tom Mercer
6–1, 6–3
Win 3–0 Nov 1992 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet   Christo Van Rensburg   Michael Mortensen
  Christian Saceanu
6–1, 6–3
Loss 3–1 Nov 1992 Munich, Germany Challenger Carpet   Marcos Ondruska   Sander Groen
  Arne Thoms
4–6, 6–7
Win 4–1 May 1993 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   David Nainkin   Danilo Marcelino
  Fernando Meligeni
6–0, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Sep 1993 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard   Sander Groen   Jeremy Bates
  Christo Van Rensburg
3–6, 4–6
Win 5–2 Oct 1993 Brest, France Challenger Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Mike Briggs
  Trevor Kronemann
2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Loss 5–3 Dec 1994 Naples, United States Challenger Clay   Marcos Ondruska   David Macpherson
  Trevor Kronemann
3–6, 6–7
Win 6–3 Aug 1996 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard   Geoff Grant   Chad Clark
  Tamer El Sawy
7–5, 6–1
Loss 6–4 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard   Sebastien Leblanc   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
2–6, 2–6
Loss 6–5 Aug 2000 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard   Wesley Whitehouse   Lorenzo Manta
  Laurence Tieleman
6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Loss 6–6 Apr 2001 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay   Thomas Shimada   Paul Goldstein
  Andy Roddick
6–4, 3–6, 4–6

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 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 4R 1R Q3 2R 1R A 2R 0 / 7 5–7 42%
French Open A A A Q1 1R A A 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 A 3R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 7 3–7 30%
US Open A 2R Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 2R Q3 A A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–3 3–4 0–1 1–2 2–4 0–3 0–1 1–1 0 / 22 10–22 31%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 2R A Q1 1R A 1R Q1 A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Miami A A 2R 2R 2R Q2 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Canada A A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Cincinnati A 2R A A A A Q2 1R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Stuttgart1 A A A A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 15 8–15 35%


DoublesEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R QF A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 0 / 6 5–6 45%
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q2 Q1 A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
US Open A A A A 3R Q1 A 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 0 / 6 8–6 57%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–4 3–4 3–3 4–3 1–4 0 / 21 18–21 46%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Miami A A A A A 2R A 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 0 / 6 7–6 54%
Rome A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canada A A A A 1R A A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Cincinnati A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 4–4 0–1 0–2 0 / 15 8–15 35%


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