Lan Bale

Lan Bale (born 7 September 1969) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career, he won four doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional four times. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 27 in 1995.[1]

Lan Bale
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidenceQueenstown, New Zealand
Born (1969-09-07) 7 September 1969 (age 51)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$514,265
Singles
Career record2–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 177 (8 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open2R (1993)
Doubles
Career record104–111
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 27 (9 May 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1999, 2000)
French Open3R (1996)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US Open3R (1994, 1998)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1995)
French OpenQF (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1994)
US Open1R (1994)

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 8 (4–4)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1. 1993 Durban, South Africa Hard   Byron Black   Johan de Beer
  Marcos Ondruska
7–6, 6–2
Win 2. 1994 Coral Springs, United States Clay   Brett Steven   Ken Flach
  Stephane Simian
6–3, 7–5
Loss 1. 1994 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   John-Laffnie de Jager   Patrick McEnroe
  Jared Palmer
3–6, 6–7
Win 3. 1994 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   John-Laffnie de Jager   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Win 4. 1996 Munich, Germany Clay   Stephen Noteboom   Olivier Delaître
  Diego Nargiso
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 1998 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Piet Norval   Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
4–6, 2–6
Loss 3. 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay   Alberto Martín   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
3–6, 1–6
Loss 4. 2000 Santiago, Chile Clay   Piet Norval   Gustavo Kuerten
  Antonio Prieto
2–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lan Bale | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 23 April 2020.

External linksEdit