David Adams (tennis)
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David Adams Tennis

David Adams
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1970-01-05) 5 January 1970 (age 51)
Durban, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1989
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,534,247
Singles
Career record9-21
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 131 (24 October 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
Doubles
Career record246-258
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 9 (21 February 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1994, 1999, 2001, 2002)
French OpenF (1992)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US OpenSF (1993)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1999)
French OpenW (2000)
Team competitions
Davis Cup4-2

David Adams (born 5 January 1970) is a former tennis player from South Africa. He turned professional in 1989. In his career, he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 33 times, including at the French Open in 1992. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 9 in February 1994.

Adams participated in six Davis Cup ties for South Africa between 1997 and 2003, posting a 4-2 record, all in doubles.

Adams won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, both with fellow South African Mariaan de Swardt, taking the Australian Open title in 1999 and the French Open title in 2000.[1][2]

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1999 Australian Open Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams
6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7-5)
Win 2000 French Open Clay South Africa Mariaan de Swardt 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Career finals

Doubles: 52 (19 titles, 33 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1992 Munich, Germany Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Australia Carl Limberger
Czech Republic Tomá? Anzari
3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Loss 1. 1992 French Open, Paris Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6-7, 7-6, 5-7
Loss 2. 1992 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
4-6, 6-3, 6-7
Loss 3. 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
4-6, 6-7
Win 2. 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Win 3. 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Menno Oosting
Germany Udo Riglewski
6-3, 7-5
Loss 4. 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
6-7, 6-1, 4-6
Loss 5. 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Javier Frana
6-7, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 6. 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
3-6, 2-6
Loss 7. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Australia Andrew Kratzmann
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4-6, 3-6
Win 4. 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Win 5. 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6-3, 6-4
Loss 8. 1994 Osaka, Japan Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Martin Damm
Australia Sandon Stolle
4-6, 4-6
Loss 9. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
4-6, 2-6
Win 6. 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-7, 6-3, 7-5
Loss 10. 1994 Beijing, China Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Tommy Ho
United States Kent Kinnear
6-7, 3-6
Loss 11. 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
w/o
Win 7. 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Haiti Ronald Agénor
Japan Shuzo Matsuoka
7-5, 6-3
Win 8. 1995 Marseille, France Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
France Rodolphe Gilbert
6-1, 6-4
Win 9. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) South Africa Marius Barnard Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6-3, 5-7, 7-6
Loss 12. 1996 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Czech Republic Ctislav Dosed?l
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7-6, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 13. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Czech Republic Libor Pimek
South Africa Byron Talbot
6-7, 3-6
Loss 14. 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Sweden David Ekerot
United States Jeff Tarango
6-7, 6-7
Loss 15. 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Netherlands Menno Oosting Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
3-6, 4-6
Win 10. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) France Olivier Delaître Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Loss 16. 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Pablo Albano
Sweden Peter Nyborg
4-6, 6-7
Loss 17. 1997 Halle, Germany Grass South Africa Marius Barnard Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Michael Stich
6-7, 3-6
Loss 18. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) France Fabrice Santoro Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4-6, 3-6
Loss 19. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay New Zealand Brett Steven United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
2-6, 5-7
Loss 20. 1998 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Jim Grabb
Australia David Macpherson
4-6, 4-6
Loss 21. 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
5-7, 3-6
Loss 22. 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Germany David Prinosil
4-6, 3-6
Loss 23. 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Belarus Max Mirnyi
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
5-7, 6-7(7-9)
Loss 24. 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Win 11. 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager United Kingdom Neil Broad
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 25. 1999 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
7-6, 1-6, 2-6
Win 12. 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay United States Jeff Tarango Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
7-6(8-6), 6-4
Loss 26. 1999 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager United States Justin Gimelstob
Canada Sébastien Lareau
5-7, 7-6(7-2), 3-6
Win 13. 1999 Bournemouth, England Clay United States Jeff Tarango Germany Michael Kohlmann
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
6-3, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 27. 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager France Olivier Delaître
United States Jeff Tarango
6-3, 6-7(2-7), 4-6
Loss 28. 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Byron Black
7-6(8-6), 6-7(2-7), 0-6
Win 14. 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager United Kingdom Tim Henman
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Win 15. 2000 London, England Hard (i) South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
6-3, 6-7(7-9), 7-6(13-11)
Loss 29. 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay Australia Joshua Eagle United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
4-6, 5-7
Win 16. 2000 Munich, Germany Clay South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Belarus Max Mirnyi
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
6-4, 6-4
Loss 30. 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Argentina Martín García South Africa Marius Barnard
United States Jim Thomas
6-7(10-12), 4-6
Loss 31. 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Argentina Martín García United States Donald Johnson
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
3-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 32. 2002 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Australia Ben Ellwood Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4-6, 7-6(7-5), [5-10]
Loss 33. 2002 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Gastón Etlis Australia Joshua Eagle
Czech Republic David Rikl
3-6, 4-6
Win 17. 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard South Africa Robbie Koenig Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Martin Verkerk
6-2, 7-5
Win 18. 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Russia Marat Safin
7-6(10-8), 6-3
Win 19. 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Robbie Koenig Czech Republic Tomá? Cibulec
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 6-3

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 13 14-13
French Open A A A A A F 2R SF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 12-12
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R SF 3R 2R 2R 0 / 13 12-12
US Open A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 1R 3R QF 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13 15-13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 51 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 6-4 6-3 9-4 1-4 3-4 3-4 3-4 5-4 5-4 4-4 4-4 2-4 N/A 53-50
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 3-6
Miami NME A A A 3R A 3R A A QF 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 8 8-8
Monte Carlo NME A A A SF A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 9 6-9
Rome NME A A QF 1R 1R A 1R QF 1R F 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 11 9-11
Hamburg NME A A 2R 2R QF A 1R 2R F 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 11 11-11
Canada NME A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R SF QF SF 1R A 0 / 8 9-8
Cincinnati NME A A 2R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10 4-10
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A 0 / 10 7-10
Paris NME A A 1R QF QF QF QF 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 2R A 0 / 11 12-11
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 6 0 / 84 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0-0 0-0 4-5 5-7 2-4 4-4 2-6 5-7 9-9 14-9 7-9 9-9 7-9 1-6 N/A 69-84
Year-end ranking 824 434 289 180 101 26 20 13 71 35 25 37 12 19 33 27 91 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

References

  1. ^ "Kafelnikov captures Open title". BBC News. 31 January 1999.
  2. ^ Djata, Sundiata (2008). Blacks at the Net : Black Achievement in the History of Tennis (1 ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0815608981.

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