Justin Bower

Justin D. Bower (born 23 May 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Johannesburg, South Africa.[1]

Justin Bower
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidenceUnited States
Born (1978-05-23) 23 May 1978 (age 41)
Johannesburg,
South Africa
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$166,067
Singles
Career record2–7
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 180 (18 June 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1999)
Wimbledon2R (2000)

CareerEdit

Bower took part in the main draw of three Grand Slam tournaments during his career.[2] He first appeared at the 1999 Australian Open, where he lost in the opening round to Andrei Medvedev.[2] In the 2000 Wimbledon Championships he defeated Davide Sanguinetti in the first round, then lost to fourth seed Gustavo Kuerten.[2] He returned to Wimbledon two years later and got beaten in five sets by Stefan Koubek in the first round.[2]

The South African appeared in four Davis Cup ties for his country.[2] He won two of his seven singles rubbers, which were against Janko Tipsarević in 2001 and Vladimir Obradović the following year.[3]

He is a former co-owner of a tennis academy in Redmond, Washington, the Redmond Tennis Club.

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2000 Binghamton, United States Hard   Jeff Coetzee   Lorenzo Manta
  Laurence Tieleman
6–3, 7–5
2. 2002 Gosford, Australia Hard   Yves Allegro   John Doran
  Andrew Painter
7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
3. 2003 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi   Alexey Kedryuk
  Orest Tereshchuk
3–6, 7–6(7–0), 6–4

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