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Scott Davis (born August 27, 1962 in Santa Monica, California) is a former professional tennis player. He reached a career high singles ranking of World No. 11 (in October 1985) and doubles ranking of World No. 2 (in January 1991).

Scott Davis
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceIrvine, California
Born (1962-08-27) August 27, 1962 (age 56)
Santa Monica, California
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1998
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,287,611
Singles
Career record206–198 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 11 (October 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French Open1R (1980, 1987, 1990, 1991)
Wimbledon4R (1984)
US Open3R (1982, 1988)
Doubles
Career record368–286 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 2 (January 28, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1991)
French Open4R (1996)
WimbledonQF (1992)
US OpenF (1991)

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Tennis careerEdit

A 6'2" right-handed serve and volleyer, Davis played 14 years on the tour, earning $2,287,611 in prize money. He won 3 singles titles – the 1983 Maui Grand Prix, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, and 1990 Auckland Grand Prix events – and 22 doubles titles. His biggest doubles title was the 1991 Australian Open, which he won partnering David Pate. Other big doubles wins included the 1990 Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Paris Open, and 1993 Indianapolis Grand Prix events, all partnering Pate. He was also a men's doubles finalist at the 1991 US Open with Pate. He won the 1985 Los Angeles Open with Robert Van't Hof as an unseeded team.

Prior to turning professional, Davis played college tennis at Stanford University, leading the Cardinal to the 1983 NCAA team championship.

Davis is currently married to America's sweetheart and pilates instructor extraordinaire Shellie[citation needed].

Since retiring from the tour in 1998, Davis has been active on the over-35 senior tour and as a private tennis coach.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles – 7 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 1981 Napa, U.S. Hard   Sammy Giammalva, Jr. 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Loss 2. Jul 1983 Newport, U.S. Grass   John Fitzgerald 6–2, 1–6, 3–6
Win 1. Oct 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard   Vincent Van Patten 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–4)
Loss 3. Nov 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 4. Dec 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Nduka Odizor 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 5. Feb 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard   Tim Mayotte 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Win 2. Oct 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Jimmy Arias 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 6. Nov 1986 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i)   Slobodan Živojinović 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 7. Jul 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Simon Youl 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 3. Jan 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Andrei Chesnokov 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles (22 titles – 19 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 1983 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Brian Teacher   Vijay Amritraj
  John Fitzgerald
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Loss 1. Oct 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard   Mike Bauer   Tony Giammalva
  Steve Meister
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Loss 2. Mar 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   Ferdi Taygan   Bernard Mitton
  Butch Walts
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Win 2. Aug 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Ben Testerman   Paul Annacone
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–4
Win 3. Aug 1985 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 4. Sep 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Robert Van't Hof   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Win 5. Oct 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   David Pate   Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
  Greg Holmes
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 3. Oct 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   David Pate   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Win 6. Feb 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i)   David Pate   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
7–6, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 4. Oct 1986 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Leonardo Lavalle
  Mike Leach
6–7, 4–6
Loss 5. Nov 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i)   David Pate   Jakob Hlasek
  Claudio Mezzadri
6–7, 2–6
Loss 6. Nov 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i)   David Pate   Boris Becker
  Patrik Kühnen
4–6, 2–6
Loss 7. Jul 1988 Newport Grass   Dan Goldie   Kelly Jones
  Peter Lundgren
3–6, 6–7
Loss 8. Oct 1988 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i)   Tim Wilkison   John McEnroe
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–7
Win 7. Oct 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Tim Wilkison   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–4, 7–6
Loss 9. Feb 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Tim Wilkison   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
4–6, 2–6
Win 8. Apr 1989 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Paul Wekesa   John Letts
  Bruce Man-Son-Hing
6–2, 6–4
Win 9. Jul 989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Broderick Dyke   Brad Pearce
  Byron Talbot
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 10. Oct 1989 Orlando, U.S. Hard   Tim Pawsat   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Win 11. Apr 1990 Orlando, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Alfonso Mora
  Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
Win 12. May 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay   David Pate   Jim Grabb
  Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–3
Win 13. Aug 1990 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Peter Lundgren
  Paul Wekesa
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 14. Aug 1990 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
7–6, 6–6
Loss 10. Oct 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   David Pate   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 15. Nov 1990 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i)   David Pate   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Win 16. Jan 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   David Pate   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 17. Jan 1991 Australian Open Hard   David Pate   Patrick McEnroe
  David Wheaton
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 18. Mar 1991 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i)   David Pate   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Win 19. Jul 1991 Washington, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–2
Loss 11. Sep 1991 US Open Hard   David Pate   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 12. Oct 1991 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   David Pate   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Loss 13. Jan 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   David Pate   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Win 20. Feb 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i)   Jacco Eltingh   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Loss 14. Aug 1993 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Grant Connell   Wayne Ferreira
  Michael Stich
6–7, 6–7
Win 21. Aug 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Todd Martin   Ken Flach
  Rick Leach
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15. Jun 1994 Manchester, UK Grass   Trevor Kronemann   Rick Leach
  Danie Visser
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Loss 16. Aug 1994 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Brian MacPhie   John Fitzgerald
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Loss 17. Aug 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Goran Ivanišević   Brent Haygarth
  Kent Kinnear
4–6, 6–7
Loss 18. Aug 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Todd Martin   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 5–7
Win 22. Jul 1996 Washington, U.S. Hard   Grant Connell   Doug Flach
  Chris Woodruff
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 19. May 1997 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   Kelly Jones   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–7

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