Danie Visser
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Danie Visser

Danie Visser
Country (sports)South Africa
ResidencePalm Desert, California, United States
Born (1961-07-26) 26 July 1961 (age 61)
Rustenburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1982
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$1,526,314
Singles
Career record91-129
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
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 record377-293
Career titles17
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 1 (29 January 1990)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (1990, 1993)
French OpenQF (1990, 1991)
WimbledonF (1990)
US OpenW (1990)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1990)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French OpenF (1990, 1993)
WimbledonSF (1987)
US OpenQF (1991)

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.[1]

Tennis career

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

ATP career finals

Doubles: 42 (17 titles, 25 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (3-1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (1-5)
ATP 500 Series (1-0)
ATP 250 Series (12-19)
Finals by surface
Hard (6-10)
Clay (4-6)
Grass (3-3)
Carpet (4-6)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (14-19)
Indoors (3-6)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 1982 Munich, Germany Grand Prix Clay South Africa Tian Viljoen United States Chip Hooper
United States Mel Purcell
4-6, 6-7
Loss 0-2 Feb 1983 La Quinta, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Tian Viljoen United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Sep 1983 Palermo, Italy Grand Prix Clay South Africa Tian Viljoen Peru Pablo Arraya
Argentina José Luis Clerc
6-1, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-3 Jun 1985 Bristol, United Kingdom Grand Prix Grass South Africa Eddie Edwards Australia John Alexander
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6-4, 7-6
Loss 1-4 Jul 1985 Livingston, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Eddie Edwards United States Mike De Palmer
Australia Peter Doohan
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-5 Feb 1986 Toronto, Canada Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Christo Steyn Poland Wojtek Fibak
Sweden Joakim Nyström
3-6, 6-7
Loss 1-6 Apr 1986 Atlanta, United States Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Christo Steyn United States Andy Kohlberg
United States Robert Van't Hof
2-6, 3-6
Win 2-6 Jun 1986 Bristol, United Kingdom Grand Prix Grass South Africa Christo Steyn Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Wally Masur
6-7, 7-6, [12-10]
Loss 2-7 Aug 1986 Cincinnati, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Christo Steyn Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Kim Warwick
3-6, 4-6
Loss 2-8 Oct 1986 Tel Aviv, Israel Grand Prix Hard South Africa Christo Steyn United States John Letts
Sweden Peter Lundgren
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 2-9 Feb 1987 Philadelphia, United States Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Christo Steyn Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-3, 1-6, 6-7
Loss 2-10 Feb 1988 Philadelphia, United States Grand Prix Carpet United States Kevin Curren New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Johan Kriek
6-7, 3-6
Win 3-10 May 1988 Charleston, United States Grand Prix Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
7-6, 6-3
Loss 3-11 May 1988 Forest Hills, United States Grand Prix Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 3-12 Jun 1988 Queen's, United Kingdom Grand Prix Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2-6, 6-7
Loss 3-13 Aug 1988 Stratton Mountain, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 3-14 Jan 1989 Sydney, Australia Grand Prix Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Wally Masur
4-6, 3-6
Loss 3-15 Aug 1989 Stratton Mountain, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
3-6, 6-4, 6-7
Win 4-15 Aug 1989 Indianapolis, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7-6, 7-6
Loss 4-16 Aug 1989 Cincinnati, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4-6, 4-6
Win 5-16 Oct 1989 San Francisco, United States Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6-4, 6-3
Win 6-16 Nov 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Kevin Curren
Germany Eric Jelen
7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 6-17 Jan 1990 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4-6, 5-7
Win 7-17 Jan 1990 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 7-18 Jul 1990 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-7, 6-7, 6-7
Win 8-18 Jul 1990 Stuttgart, Germany Championship Series Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
6-3, 6-4
Win 9-18 Sep 1990 Flushing Meadows, United States Grand Slam Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6-2, 7-6, 6-2
Win 10-18 Oct 1990 Berlin, Germany World Series Carpet South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Kevin Curren
United States Patrick Galbraith
7-6, 7-6
Loss 10-19 May 1991 Munich, Germany World Series Clay Sweden Anders Järryd United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Todd Witsken
5-7, 4-6
Loss 10-20 May 1991 Hamburg, Germany Masters Series Clay Brazil Cássio Motta Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 2-6
Win 11-20 Jul 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland World Series Clay South Africa Gary Muller France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
7-6, 6-4
Loss 11-21 Feb 1992 San Francisco, United States World Series Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
4-6, 5-7
Win 12-21 Apr 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa World Series Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
6-4, 6-4
Loss 12-22 Apr 1992 Nice, France World Series Clay South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Scott Melville
1-6, 6-3, 4-6
Win 13-22 Jul 1992 Toronto, Canada Masters Series Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Andre Agassi
United States John McEnroe
6-4, 6-4
Loss 13-23 Nov 1992 Paris, France Masters Series Carpet United States Patrick Galbraith United States John McEnroe
United States Patrick McEnroe
4-6, 2-6
Win 14-23 Jan 1993 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard Australia Laurie Warder Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Win 15-23 May 1993 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay Australia Laurie Warder United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 16-23 Oct 1993 Lyon, France World Series Carpet South Africa Gary Muller South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
South Africa Stefan Kruger
6-3, 7-6
Loss 16-24 Nov 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Masters Series Carpet South Africa Gary Muller Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 17-24 Jun 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom World Series Grass United States Rick Leach United States Scott Davis
United States Trevor Kronemann
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Loss 17-25 Jun 1995 Nottingham, United Kingdom World Series Grass United States Patrick Galbraith United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
3-6, 7-5, 4-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Doubles: 3 (2-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-1)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1989 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Grass South Africa Pieter Aldrich South Africa David Adams
South Africa Dean Botha
7-6, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Dec 1991 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Hard South Africa Stefan Kruger United States Kevin Curren
South Africa Royce Deppe
5-7, 2-6
Win 2-1 Mar 1992 Indian Wells, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Pieter Aldrich United States Mike Briggs
United States Trevor Kronemann
7-6, 2-6, 7-5

Performance timelines

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.

Singles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R A 2R 3R 3R A Q1 Q2 0 / 4 6-4 60%
French Open A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R Q1 1R 2R Q1 A 0 / 8 8-8 50%
US Open A 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A A A 0 / 7 6-7 46%
Win-loss 0-0 1-3 3-3 3-3 6-4 2-3 2-3 2-1 3-3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 24 23-24 49%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Miami A A A A 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Canada A 2R A A 2R 2R A A A A A Q3 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Cincinnati A 2R A 1R 2R A A A 2R A 2R A 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Paris A 1R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-1 2-3 3-2 3-2 0-2 2-3 0-1 1-1 0-0 0 / 18 13-18 42%

Doubles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R A 3R 1R 3R W 1R 3R W 1R 2R A A 2 / 10 18-8 69%
French Open 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A QF QF 2R 1R 1R 2R A A 0 / 13 12-13 48%
Wimbledon 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R QF QF F 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R A A 0 / 15 21-15 58%
US Open A 3R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R W 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R A A 1 / 14 14-13 52%
Win-loss 0-2 6-3 2-3 1-3 1-4 4-3 1-3 3-4 6-3 20-2 4-4 5-4 8-4 2-4 2-4 0-0 0-0 3 / 53 65-50 57%
Year-end Championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 1-2 33%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A 2R A SF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q2 Q1 0 / 8 5-8 38%
Miami A A A A 1R 1R 3R 2R SF 2R QF 2R 2R QF 1R A A 0 / 11 12-11 52%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R A QF A A A 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Hamburg A A 1R A A A A A SF A F 2R A 1R A A A 0 / 5 7-5 58%
Rome A A A 1R A A A A 1R A 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 1-6 14%
Canada A 1R SF A QF 2R A A A A A W 2R A A A A 1 / 6 11-5 69%
Cincinnati A 1R 1R 2R A F A 1R F QF 2R QF 1R 1R A A A 0 / 11 13-11 54%
Paris A SF A A A QF A QF SF 2R 1R F 1R 1R A A A 0 / 9 10-9 53%
Win-loss 0-0 2-3 3-3 1-3 2-2 6-4 3-2 2-3 15-6 1-4 7-7 14-6 1-6 5-7 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 / 59 62-58 59%

Mixed Doubles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
French Open A A A A A A A A A F 3R 2R F 1R 2R 0 / 6 11-6 65%
Wimbledon 1R 2R A A A A SF 3R 3R QF 2R 2R A 2R 2R 0 / 10 16-10 62%
US Open A 1R 1R A A A A 2R 2R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 9 5-9 36%
Win-loss 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 3-2 3-2 8-3 4-3 1-4 6-3 1-4 2-2 0 / 28 33-28 54%

References

  1. ^ "Danie Visser | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2020.

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