Danny Sapsford
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Danny Sapsford

Danny Sapsford
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceWeybridge, Surrey, England
Born (1969-04-03) 3 April 1969 (age 53)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$450,722
Singles
Career record18-32
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 170 (15 April 1996)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (1989)
French OpenQ1 (1996, 1997, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open2R (1991)
Doubles
Career record30-45
Career titles1
8 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 83 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998)
French Open2R (1998)
Wimbledon2R (1990, 1991, 1996)
US Open3R (1998)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1997)
Last updated on: 8 February 2022.

Danny Sapsford (born 3 April 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain, who turned professional in 1989. He won one doubles title (1996, Nottingham) during his career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 15 April 1996, when he became World No. 170. In 1999, he reached the third round of Wimbledon Championships, defeating Julián Alonso and Galo Blanco before losing to then world number one Pete Sampras in straight sets. This was Sapsford's last singles match as a professional.

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 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q3 A Q1 A Q2 A A Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 7 4-7 36%
US Open A A A 2R Q1 A Q2 Q3 Q3 Q1 Q2 A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 2-1 0 / 8 5-8 38%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Q1 Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0-0  - 
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A A A A A A Q3 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Stuttgart A A A A A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 0 0-0  - 

Doubles

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon Q1 2R 2R 1R Q1 Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 3-8 27%
US Open A A A A A A A 1R A 3R A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 3-4 0-1 0 / 12 6-12 33%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A A A A A Q1 A 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 / 1 1-1 50%

ATP career finals

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-2)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1995 Bordeaux, France World Series Hard Sweden Henrik Holm Croatia Sasa Hirszon
Croatia Goran Ivanisevic
3-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Jun 1996 Nottingham, United Kingdom World Series Grass United Kingdom Mark Petchey United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
6-7, 7-6, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Jun 1997 Nottingham, United Kingdom World Series Grass United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-4, 6-7, 6-7

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Doubles: 9 (9-0)

Legend
ATP Challenger (8-0)
ITF Futures (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (6-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 1994 Azores, Portugal Challenger Hard United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson Portugal Emanuel Couto
Israel Eyal Ran
7-5, 6-1
Win 2-0 Oct 1994 Dublin, Ireland Challenger Carpet United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson Germany Arne Thoms
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
7-6, 2-6, 6-3
Win 3-0 Oct 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Challenger Hard United Kingdom Andrew Foster India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
walkover
Win 4-0 Jul 1995 Newcastle, United Kingdom Challenger Hard United Kingdom Andrew Foster Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic
Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Win 5-0 Mar 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Challenger Hard United Kingdom Andrew Foster South Africa Lan Bale
South Africa Brent Haygarth
6-3, 6-1
Win 6-0 Aug 1996 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard United Kingdom Mark Petchey Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Belarus Orlin Stanoytchev
6-3, 7-5
Win 7-0 Jul 1997 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Mark Petchey Israel Noam Behr
Switzerland Filippo Veglio
6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Win 8-0 Nov 1997 Portoroz, Slovenia Challenger Hard United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson Croatia Sasa Hirszon
Austria Udo Plamberger
6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Win 9-0 May 1999 Great Britain F5, Hatfield Futures Clay United Kingdom Simon Dickson France Sebastien de Chaunac
France Olivier Mutis
7-5, 6-0

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