Scott Davis (tennis)
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Scott Davis Tennis
Scott Davis
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceIrvine, California
Born (1962-08-27) August 27, 1962 (age 57)
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)

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).

Tennis career

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 for coach Dick Gould.

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

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

Career finals

Singles (3 titles - 7 runners-up)

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

Doubles (22 titles - 19 runners-up)

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

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