David Macpherson (tennis)
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David Macpherson Tennis

David Macpherson
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-07-03) 3 July 1967 (age 53)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Turned pro1985
Retired2003 (as a player)
Career record0-13
Career record388-396
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 11 (2 November 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1998)
French Open3R (1991, 1996, 1998)
WimbledonQF (1998, 2002)
US OpenQF (1991, 1996, 2000)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1992)
Coaching career
Coaching achievements
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

David Macpherson (born 3 July 1967) is a former professional male tennis player on the ATP Tour. He is the current coach of the Bryan brothers and John Isner.

A product of player and coach, Tony Roche's junior tennis academy, he played lefthanded and turned professional in 1985. As a junior player Macpherson was one of Australia's top prospects in his peer group, reaching the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Tournament finals in 1983 and winning the Australia Open Junior Doubles title in 1985 (with Brett Custer).

Known primarily as a doubles specialist, Macpherson's professional career was highlighted by his 1992 season with partner, Steve DeVries, where they won doubles titles in Milan, Manchester, Indian Wells, Atlanta, Charlotte and Brisbane to finish No. 8 in the year end Team Rankings and qualifying for ATP Tour World Doubles Championships.

In November of that year he achieved his high personal rank of No. 11 in the doubles ranking. During his career, Macpherson captured 16 doubles titles on the ATP tour and earned over $1.7 million USD in career earnings.

Throughout his pro career, Macpherson was a regular player in World TeamTennis league for the Sacramento and Kansas City Explorers franchises.

Macpherson coached arguably the greatest doubles pair in the history of tennis, Mike and Bob Bryan, from 2005 through 2016.[1] He is now the head coach of The George Washington University's men's tennis team.

Doubles titles (16)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 1990 Toronto, Canada Carpet United States Patrick Galbraith United Kingdom Neil Broad
United States Kevin Curren
2-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet United Kingdom Neil Broad Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
5-7, 7-5, 6-4
3. 1992 Indian Wells, USA Hard United States Steve DeVries United States Kent Kinnear
United States Sven Salumaa
4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. 1992 Atlanta, USA Clay United States Steve DeVries United States Mark Keil
United States Dave Randall
6-3, 6-3
5. 1992 Charlotte, USA Clay United States Steve DeVries United States Bret Garnett
United States Jared Palmer
6-4, 7-6
6. 1992 Manchester, England Grass United States Patrick Galbraith United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Australia Laurie Warder
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
7. 1992 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) United States Steve DeVries United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
6-4, 6-4
8. 1993 Nice, France Clay Australia Laurie Warder United States Shelby Cannon
United States Scott Melville
3-4, ret.
9. 1995 Scottsdale, USA Hard United States Trevor Kronemann Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
10. 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Trevor Kronemann Croatia Goran Ivani?evi?
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
6-2, 6-4
11. 1995 Munich, Germany Clay United States Trevor Kronemann Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
6-3, 6-4
12. 1996 San Jose, USA Hard (i) United States Trevor Kronemann United States Richey Reneberg
United States Jonathan Stark
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
13. 1998 St. Pölten, Austria Clay United States Jim Grabb South Africa David Adams
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
6-4, 6-4
14. 2001 Adelaide, Australia Hard South Africa Grant Stafford Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-7, 6-4, 6-4
15. 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Rick Leach Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
1-6, 7-6, 7-6
16. 2003 Newport, USA Grass Australia Jordan Kerr Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
7-6, 6-3


  1. ^ Gatto, Luigi (16 August 2016). "Bryan Brothers Split with their coach David Macpherson". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 2018.

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