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Neil Broad (born 20 November 1966) is a former professional tennis player who represented Great Britain for most of his playing career. He is a former UK number 1 who won seven ATP tour doubles titles in his career, and won the Silver Medal in doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Neil Broad
Country (sports) South Africa
United Kingdom Great Britain
ResidenceCape Town, South Africa
Born (1966-11-20) 20 November 1966 (age 52)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1986
Prize money$1,205,610
Career record7–19 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 84 (8 May 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1990)
US Open2R (1989)
Career record283–273 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 9 (9 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1990)
French Open2R (1989, 1992, 1995, 1997)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US OpenQF (1998)


Playing career overviewEdit

The right-hander played primarily doubles in his career. He achieved his highest doubles ranking of No. 9 on 9 April 1990. Broad achieved his best Grand Slam doubles result at the 1990 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals while partnering Gary Muller of South Africa. Broad played on the Great Britain Davis Cup team from 1992 to 2000, achieving a doubles record of 4–7. He won a silver medal for Great Britain at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, partnering Tim Henman. He retired from the tour in 2000.

Broad teamed up with Roger Federer in the men's doubles at the Australian Open in 2000. However they were knocked out by David Macpherson and Peter Nyborg.

Major finalsEdit

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1996 Atlanta Hard   Tim Henman   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 4–6, 2–6

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (7 titles, 17 runners-up)Edit

Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Olympic Games (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (7)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jan 1989 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Stefan Kruger   Mark Kratzmann
  Glenn Layendecker
6–2, 7–6
Loss 1. Jul 1989 Newport, U.S. Grass   Stefan Kruger   Patrick Galbraith
  Brian Garrow
6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Win 2. Jul 1989 Washington, U.S. Hard   Gary Muller   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 2. Feb 1990 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i)   Kevin Curren   Patrick Galbraith
  David Macpherson
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 3. Aug 1990 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Gary Muller   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–7, 2–6
Loss 4. Sep 1990 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Gary Muller   Stefan Kruger
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Win 3. Oct 1990 Toulouse, France Hard   Gary Muller   Michael Mortensen
  Michiel Schapers
7–6, 6–4
Win 4. Feb 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   David Macpherson   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5. Oct 1992 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Stefan Kruger   Jakob Hlasek
  Marc Rosset
1–6, 3–6
Loss 6. Apr 1993 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Gary Muller   Jan Apell
  Peter Nyborg
7–5, 6–7, 2–6
Loss 7. Jun 1993 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   Gary Muller   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 8. Jun 1994 Florence, Italy Clay   Greg Van Emburgh   Jon Ireland
  Kenny Thorne
6–7, 3–6
Win 5. Aug 1994 San Marino Clay   Greg Van Emburgh   Jordi Arrese
  Renzo Furlan
6–4, 7–6
Loss 9. Oct 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay   Greg Van Emburgh   Tom Kempers
  Jack Waite
6–7, 4–6
Loss 10. Jul 1995 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Wayne Arthurs   Marcelo Ríos
  Sjeng Schalken
6–7, 2–6
Loss 11. Apr 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Piet Norval   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
1–6, 3–6
Loss 12. Jun 1996 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Piet Norval   Mark Petchey
  Danny Sapsford
7–6, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 13. Jul 1996 Atlanta Olympics, U.S. Hard   Tim Henman   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 14. Oct 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Piet Norval   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
2–6, 1–6
Loss 15. May 1997 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Piet Norval   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
3–6, 6–7
Loss 16. Mar 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Piet Norval   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 3–6
Win 6. Aug 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay   Piet Norval   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Win 7. Sep 1998 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Wayne Arthurs
  Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
Loss 17. Feb 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Peter Tramacchi   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
7–6, 3–6, 4–6

After the tourEdit

Since retirement, Broad has helped coach South African Paralympic tennis player Tim Hubbard in preparation for the 2004 Paralympic Games.[1] Broad is currently coaching Brad Williams, a player at Texas A&M University.[2] Broad also plays tennis on the Senior tour. He is also coaching a very promising young player, Chloe Heerden.


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