Open main menu

Jason Stoltenberg (born 4 April 1970) is an Australian former professional tennis player.

Jason Stoltenberg
Roland Garros 20140531 Jason Stoltenberg.jpg
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Born (1970-04-04) 4 April 1970 (age 49)
Narrabri, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,259,607
Singles
Career record303–267 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 19 (31 October 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1988)
French Open4R (1998)
WimbledonSF (1996)
US Open3R (1988, 1995, 1996)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record121–126 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 23 (25 March 1991)
Last updated on: 23 October 2012.

Tennis careerEdit

Stoltenberg began playing tennis at age ten on an antbed (crushed termite mound) court where his father owned a cotton farm in the Far West (the bush) of New South Wales. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1]

JuniorsEdit

In 1987, he won the Boys' Singles title at the Australian Open and was ranked the No. 1 junior player in the world. He turned professional later that year.

Pro tourEdit

Stoltenberg reached his first tour singles final in 1989 at Livingston, New Jersey and won his first top-level title in 1993 at Manchester. He was also part of the Australian team which finished runners-up in that year's Davis Cup, losing in the final to Germany.

Stoltenberg's best performance at a Grand Slam event came in 1996, when he reached the semi finals at Wimbledon, defeating Adrian Voinea, Jiří Novák, Mosé Navarra, Jakob Hlasek and Goran Ivanišević in the quarter finals, before being knocked-out by eventual champion Richard Krajicek.

During his career, Stoltenberg won four top-level singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 19 in singles and No. 23 in doubles. His career prize money totalled US$3,305,212. His last singles title came in 1997 at Coral Springs, Florida. He retired from the professional tour in 2001.

Coaching careerEdit

Stoltenberg was the coach of Lleyton Hewitt from December 2001 until June 2003. He resigned as Hewitt's coach after Hewitt lost to Tommy Robredo at the 2003 French Open.

ATP Career finalsEdit

Singles finals: 13 (4 titles , 9 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Tour (4–8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 August 1989 Livingston Hard   Brad Gilbert 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 21 June 1993 Manchester Grass   Wally Masur 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 18 April 1994 Birmingham Clay   Gabriel Markus 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 24 July 1994 Washington Hard   Stefan Edberg 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 31 July 1994 Toronto Hard   Andre Agassi 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 20 May 1996 Coral Springs Clay   Chris Woodruff 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 4 May 1997 Atlanta Clay   Marcelo Filippini 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 4. 12 May 1997 Coral Springs Clay   Jonas Björkman 6–0, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 11 January 1998 Adelaide Hard   Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 6. 8 March 1998 Scottsdale Hard   Andre Agassi 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 7. 3 May 1998 Atlanta Clay   Pete Sampras 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 8. 16 January 2000 Sydney Hard   Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 16 April 2000 Atlanta Clay   Andrew Ilie 3–6, 5–7

Doubles finals: 11 (5–6)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (5–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 April 1988 Madrid Clay   Todd Woodbridge   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 22 April 1990 Seoul Hardcourt   Todd Woodbridge  Grant Connell
 Glenn Michibata
6–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 May 1990 Singapore Hardcourt   Mark Kratzmann   Brad Drewett
  Todd Woodbridge
6–1, 6–0
Winner 2. 24 June 1990 Manchester Grass   Mark Kratzmann   Nick Brown
  Kelly Jones
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 30 September 1990 Brisbane Hardcourt   Todd Woodbridge   Brian Garrow
 Mark Woodforde
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 10 February 1991 San Francisco Carpet (i)   Wally Masur   Ronnie Båthman
  Rikard Bergh
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 5 January 1992 Adelaide Hardcourt   Mark Kratzmann   Goran Ivanišević
  Marc Rosset
6–7, 6–7
Winner 5. 17 January 1993 Sydney Hardcourt   Sandon Stolle   Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 18 April 1993 Hong Kong Hardcourt   Sandon Stolle   David Wheaton
  Todd Woodbridge
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 23 April 1995 Bermuda Clay   Brett Steven   Grant Connell
  Todd Martin
6–7, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 12 July 1998 Newport Harcourt   Scott Draper   Doug Flach
  Sandon Stolle
2–6, 6–4, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit