Danie Visser
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Danie Visser

Danie Visser
Country (sports)South Africa
ResidencePalm Desert, California
Born (1961-07-26) 26 July 1961 (age 58)
Rustenburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1982
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$1,528,201
Singles
Career record92-129
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 59 (24 September 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1988, 1989)
French Open2R (1982, 1983, 1985)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)
Doubles
Career record376-292
Career titles17
Highest rankingNo. 1 (29 January 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1990, 1993)
French OpenQF (1990, 1991)
WimbledonF (1990)
US OpenW (1990)

Danie Visser (born 26 July 1961) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won three Grand Slam men's doubles titles (two Australian Open and one US Open). Visser reached the world No. 1 doubles ranking in January 1990.

Visser won the first of 17 career doubles titles in 1985 at Bristol. In 1990 he won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the US Open, partnering his fellow South African player Pieter Aldrich. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year. Visser won the Australian Open doubles crown again in 1993, partnering Laurie Warder. Visser won the final doubles title of his career in 1994 at Manchester.

Visser's best singles ranking was world No. 59, which he attained in 1984.

He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a popular and renowned public school located in Pretoria.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (3 wins, 1 loss)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1990 Australian Open Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 1990 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-7(5-7), 6-7(4-7), 6-7(5-7)
Win 1990 US Open Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6-2, 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Win 1993 Australian Open (2) Hard Australia Laurie Warder Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-4, 6-3, 6-4

WCT/Grand Prix finals

Doubles (17 wins, 25 losses)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1982 Munich, West Germany Clay South Africa Tian Viljoen United States Chip Hooper
United States Mel Purcell
4-6, 6-7
Loss 2. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard South Africa Tian Viljoen United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3-6, 3-6
Loss 3. 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay South Africa Tian Viljoen Peru Pablo Arraya
Argentina José Luis Clerc
6-1, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1. 1985 Bristol, England Grass South Africa Eddie Edwards Australia John Alexander
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6-4, 7-6
Loss 4. 1985 Livingston, U.S. Hard South Africa Eddie Edwards United States Mike De Palmer
Australia Peter Doohan
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1986 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i) South Africa Christo Steyn Poland Wojtek Fibak
Sweden Joakim Nyström
3-6, 6-7
Loss 6. 1986 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet (i) South Africa Christo Steyn United States Andy Kohlberg
United States Robert Van't Hof
2-6, 3-6
Win 2. 1986 Bristol, England Grass South Africa Christo Steyn Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Wally Masur
6-7, 7-6, 12-10
Loss 7. 1986 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Hard South Africa Christo Steyn Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Kim Warwick
3-6, 4-6
Loss 8. 1986 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard South Africa Christo Steyn United States John Letts
Sweden Peter Lundgren
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 9. 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) South Africa Christo Steyn Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-3, 1-6, 6-7
Loss 10. 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Kevin Curren New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Johan Kriek
6-7, 3-6
Win 3. 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
7-6, 6-3
Loss 11. 1988 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 12. 1988 London Queen's Club, England Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2-6, 6-7
Loss 13. 1988 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 14. 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Wally Masur
4-6, 3-6
Loss 15. 1989 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
3-6, 6-4, 6-7
Win 4. 1989 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7-6, 7-6
Loss 16. 1989 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4-6, 4-6
Win 5. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6-4, 6-3
Win 6. 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Kevin Curren
West Germany Eric Jelen
7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 17. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4-6, 5-7
Win 7. 1990 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 18. 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-7, 6-7, 6-7
Win 8. 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
6-3, 6-4
Win 9. 1990 US Open, New York Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6-2, 7-6, 6-2
Win 10. 1990 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i) South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Kevin Curren
United States Patrick Galbraith
7-6, 7-6
Loss 19. 1991 Munich, Germany Clay Sweden Anders Järryd United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Todd Witsken
5-7, 4-6
Loss 20. 1991 Hamburg Masters, Germany Clay Brazil Cássio Motta Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 2-6
Win 11. 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay South Africa Gary Muller France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
7-6, 6-4
Loss 21. 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
4-6, 5-7
Win 12. 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
6-4, 6-4
Loss 22. 1992 Nice, France Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Scott Melville
1-6, 6-3, 4-6
Win 13. 1992 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Andre Agassi
United States John McEnroe
6-4, 6-4
Loss 23. 1992 Paris Masters, France Carpet (i) United States Patrick Galbraith United States John McEnroe
United States Patrick McEnroe
4-6, 2-6
Win 14. 1993 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Australia Laurie Warder Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Win 15. 1993 Bologna, Italy Clay Australia Laurie Warder United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 16. 1993 Lyon, France Carpet (i) South Africa Gary Muller South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
South Africa Stefan Kruger
6-3, 7-6
Loss 24. 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) South Africa Gary Muller Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 17. 1994 Manchester, England Grass United States Rick Leach United States Scott Davis
United States Trevor Kronemann
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Loss 25. 1995 Nottingham, England Grass United States Patrick Galbraith United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
3-6, 7-5, 4-6

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R NH 3R 1R 3R W 1R 3R W 1R 2R A 2 / 10 18-7
French Open 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A QF QF 2R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 12-13
Wimbledon 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R QF QF F 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 15 21-15
US Open A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R W 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1 / 14 13-13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 3 / 52 N/A
Win-Loss 0-2 6-3 2-3 1-3 1-4 4-3 1-3 3-4 6-2 19-2 4-4 5-4 8-3 2-4 2-4 0-0 N/A 64-48
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 6 1-6
Miami 2R QF 2R 2R QF 1R A 0 / 6 5-6
Monte Carlo A 2R 2R A QF A A 0 / 3 3-3
Rome A 1R A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1-4
Hamburg A F 2R A 1R A A 0 / 3 5-3
Canada A A W 2R A A A 1 / 2 5-1
Cincinnati QF 2R QF 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 4-5
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A QF 2R F 2R A A 0 / 4 7-4
Paris 2R 1R F 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 4-5
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 8 1 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 38 N/A
Win-Loss N/A 1-4 9-8 14-7 5-7 6-8 0-3 0-0 N/A 35-37
Year-end ranking N/A 96 90 30 68 14 10 1 33 20 21 85 176 1259 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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