Stephen Huss (tennis)

Stephen Huss (/hʌs/; born 10 December 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Stephen Huss
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSan Diego, California, USA
Born (1975-12-10) 10 December 1975 (age 46)
Bendigo, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CollegeAuburn Tigers
Prize money$1,010,831
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 807 (19 March 2001)
Doubles
Career record126–171
Career titles4
18 Challenger, 8 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 21 (26 June 2006)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2007, 2009)
French Open3R (2008, 2010, 2011)
WimbledonW (2005)
US Open1R (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007, 2009)
French Open1R (2006, 2009)
WimbledonSF (2009)
US Open2R (2005, 2009)
Last updated on: 28 June 2021.

Along with partner Wesley Moodie, he became the first qualifier to win the Wimbledon men's doubles championship in 2005,[1][2] beating the 6th, 9th, 3rd, 1st & 2nd seeds in the process. His Wimbledon title was only his second doubles title on the ATP tour after his 2002 success at Casablanca with Myles Wakefield.

Huss played tennis collegiately at Auburn University in the United States from 1996 to 2000, where he was an All-American in doubles in 1998[3] and in singles in 2000.[4] Huss played in the NCAA Tournament in both of those years for the Tigers.[5][6] An All-SEC selection in 1998, he was the 1999 National Clay Court Champion along with partner Tiago Ruffoni. His 93 career doubles victories is an Auburn record.

His grand slam success saw him soar from 101st to 32nd place in the ATP Doubles ranking. He reached a career high 21st place in June 2006.[7]

Huss retired from professional tennis after the 2011 US Open.[8]

He currently resides in San Diego, California, USA, with his wife, former professional tennis player Milagros Sequera, whom he married in Australia on 29 December 2009. They have two kids Noah and Kensi.

In June 2012, Huss accepted an assistant coaching position with Virginia Tech Men's Tennis under head coach Jim Thompson. Under Thompson, Huss and the Hokies experienced great success including a school high ranking of 14 and developing Joao Monteiro who is now currently top 250 in the world[9]

He now is a United States Tennis Association National team coach where he is working with top female players.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2005 Wimbledon Grass   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3

ATP Career FinalsEdit

Doubles: 12 (4 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (doubles)
Grand Slam (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Championship Series (0–1)
ATP World Series (3–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–3)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2–4)
Indoor (2–4)


Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2002 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco World Series Clay   Myles Wakefield   Martín García
  Luis Lobo
6–4, 6–2
Win 2–0 Jul 2005 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Loss 2–1 Oct 2005 Basel, Switzerland World Series Carpet   Wesley Moodie   Agustín Calleri
  Fernando González
5–7, 5–7
Loss 2–2 Feb 2007 Delray Beach, United States International Series Hard   James Auckland   Hugo Armando
  Xavier Malisse
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [5–10]
Loss 2–3 Oct 2007 Tokyo, Japan Championship Series Hard   Frank Dancevic   Jordan Kerr
  Robert Lindstedt
4–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Sep 2008 Beijing, China International Series Hard   Ross Hutchins   Ashley Fisher
  Bobby Reynolds
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Oct 2008 Moscow, Russia International Series Carpet   Ross Hutchins   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Potito Starace
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [6–10]
Loss 3–5 Oct 2008 Lyon, France International Series Carpet   Ross Hutchins   Michaël Llodra
  Andy Ram
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Loss 3–6 Mar 2009 Miami Open, United States Masters Series Hard   Ashley Fisher   Max Mirnyi
  Andy Ram
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [6–10]
Loss 3–7 Apr 2010 Houston, United States 250 Series Clay   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 5–7
Win 4–7 Oct 2010 Montpellier, France 250 Series Hard   Ross Hutchins   Marc López
  Eduardo Schwank
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
Loss 4–8 Jan 2011 Auckland, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Johan Brunström   Marcel Granollers
  Tommy Robredo
4–6, 6–7(6–8)

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Doubles: 39 (26–13)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (18–9)
ITF Futures (8–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (14–4)
Clay (11–6)
Grass (0–3)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1999 Germany F8, Zell Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Vitali Shvets
  Sandro Della Piana
7–5, 6–1
Win 2–0 Aug 1999 Germany F9, Leun Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Patrick Sommer
  Erik Truempler
7–5, 6–1
Loss 2–1 Aug 1999 Belgium F1, Jupille-sur-Meuse Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Henrik Andersson
  Johan Settergren
4–6, 5–7
Win 3–1 Jun 2000 Greece F1, Chalcis Futures Hard   Anastasios Vasiliadis   Jean-Claude Scherrer
  Kobi Ziv
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 4–1 Jul 2000 Greece F3, Syros Futures Hard   James Smith   Dustin Mauck
  Keith Pollak
6–2, 6–4
Win 5–1 Jul 2000 Germany F8, Leun Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Cedric Kauffmann
  Alexander Waske
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–1 Jul 2000 Germany F9, Zell Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Wim Neefs
  Djalmar Sistermans
6–4, 6–4
Win 7–1 Aug 2000 Germany F10, Berlin Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Wim Neefs
  Djalmar Sistermans
6–3, 6–4
Loss 7–2 Nov 2000 Australia F2, Frankston Futures Hard   Lee Pearson   Paul Baccanello
  Josh Tuckfield
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 1–6
Loss 7–3 Nov 2000 Australia F3, Berri Futures Grass   Lee Pearson   Paul Baccanello
  Dejan Petrovic
3–6, 4–6
Loss 7–4 Dec 2000 Australia F4, Barmera Futures Grass   Lee Pearson   Tim Crichton
  Todd Perry
6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(11–13)
Win 8–4 Mar 2001 Perth, Australia Challenger Hard   Lee Pearson   Jordan Kerr
  Grant Silcock
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(7–1)
Win 9–4 Jul 2001 Germany F7, Zell Futures Clay   Lee Pearson   Carlos Cuadrado
  Gorka Fraile
6–3, 6–1
Win 10–4 Jul 2001 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Lee Pearson   Tuomas Ketola
  Jarkko Nieminen
7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
Loss 10–5 Aug 2001 San Benedetto, Italy Challenger Clay   Lee Pearson   Leonardo Azzaro
  Stefano Galvani
6–3, 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Loss 10–6 Aug 2001 Bressanone, Italy Challenger Clay   Lee Pearson   Massimo Bertolini
  Cristian Brandi
5–7, 3–6
Loss 10–7 Sep 2001 Florianópolis, Brazil Challenger Clay   Lee Pearson   Gaston Etlis
  Martin Rodriguez
2–6, 1–6
Win 11–7 Nov 2001 Tyler, United States Challenger Hard   Paul Rosner   Mardy Fish
  Jeff Morrison
6–4, 6–2
Win 12–7 Feb 2002 Brest, France Challenger Hard   Ben Ellwood   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
6–1, 6–4
Win 13–7 Feb 2002 Wroclaw, Poland Challenger Hard   Ben Ellwood   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Johan Landsberg
6–7(3–7), 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 14–7 Nov 2002 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Hard   Ashley Fisher   Scott Humphries
  Mark Merklein
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 14–8 Feb 2003 Andrézieux, France Challenger Hard   Jeff Tarango   Lovro Zovko
  David Skoch
6–7(4–7), 6–0, 3–6
Win 15–8 May 2003 Aix-en-Provence, France Challenger Clay   Myles Wakefield   Todd Perry
  Thomas Shimada
6–1, 7–5
Win 16–8 May 2003 Kosice, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Myles Wakefield   Alex Lopez-Moron
  Andres Schneiter
6–4, 6–3
Loss 16–9 Aug 2003 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard   Myles Wakefield   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
4–6, 3–6
Win 17–9 Nov 2003 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet   Robert Lindstedt   Lars Burgsmuller
  Andreas Tattermusch
walkover
Win 18–9 Jan 2004 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard   Ashley Fisher   Luke Bourgeois
  Vince Mellino
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 18–10 Apr 2004 Canberra, Australia Challenger Clay   Peter Luczak   Lukasz Kubot
  Zbynek Mlynarik
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Loss 18–11 Apr 2004 Bermuda, Bermuda Challenger Clay   Ashley Fisher   Jordan Kerr
  Tom Vanhoudt
6–4, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 19–11 Jan 2005 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard   Wesley Moodie   Jérôme Golmard
  Harel Levy
6–3, 6–0
Win 20–11 May 2005 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay   Johan Landsberg   Amir Hadad
  Harel Levy
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 21–11 Oct 2005 Kolding, Denmark Challenger Hard   Johan Landsberg   Frederik Nielsen
  Rasmus Norby
1–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Loss 21–12 Jun 2007 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   James Auckland   Alex Kuznetsov
  Mischa Zverev
6–2, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 21–13 Nov 2007 Nashville, United States Challenger Hard   Ashley Fisher   Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–12]
Win 22–13 Nov 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Challenger Hard   Wesley Moodie   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam Qureshi
7–6(12–10), 6–3
Win 23–13 Sep 2008 Tulsa, United States Challenger Hard   Ashley Fisher   Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 24–13 Apr 2010 Baton Rouge, United States Challenger Hard   Joseph Sirianni   Chris Guccione
  Frank Moser
1–6, 6–2, [13–11]
Win 25–13 Apr 2010 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Hard   Joseph Sirianni   Robert Kendrick
  Bobby Reynolds
6–2, 6–4
Win 26–13 May 2011 Sarasota, United States Challenger Clay   Ashley Fisher   Alex Bogomolov Jr.
  Alex Kuznetsov
6–3, 6–4

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 4–11 27%
French Open A 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 9 8–9 47%
Wimbledon Q2 1R 1R 2R W 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1 / 10 13–9 47%
US Open Q1 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 0–7 0%
Win–loss 0–1 1–4 0–3 0–3 7–2 3–4 2–3 3–4 1–4 3–4 4–4 1 / 37 25–36 41%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R A A A 1R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A 2R A A A 1R A A F 1R A 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Monte Carlo A A A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome A A A A A 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Madrid A A A A A A A A QF A A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Canada Masters A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A QF A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Shanghai Not Held 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 6–5 0–2 0–0 0 / 14 10–14 42%
Year End Ranking 126 72 113 107 22 55 70 56 45 60 0 Prize Money: $1,010,831

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
French Open A A A A 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon 1R 3R A A 2R A A SF A 2R 0 / 5 7–5 58%
US Open A A A 2R A A A 2R A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Win–loss 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 5–4 0–1 1–1 0 / 14 14–14 50%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qualifiers win men's doubles, espn.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ Moodie is revived by Wimbledon win, cnn.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015
  3. ^ 1999 All-America Awards[permanent dead link], itatennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  4. ^ 2000 All-America Awards Archived 10 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, itatennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  5. ^ SEC Men’s Tennis Record Book, assets.espn.go.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  6. ^ Auburn Men's Tennis Outlasts California 4–3 In NCAA First Round At Stanford, gostanford.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  7. ^ ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Player Profile - HUSS, Stephen (AUS), itftennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  8. ^ A Look Back at the 2011 Grand Slam Champions, longislandtennismagazine.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015
  9. ^ Huss named men's tennis assistant coach, hokiesports.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015

External linksEdit