David Lewis (tennis)
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David Lewis Tennis

David Lewis
Country (sports) New Zealand
ResidenceWellington, New Zealand
Born (1964-09-03) 3 September 1964 (age 58)
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Turned pro1983
Prize money$86,158
Career record8-21
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 152 (14 March 1988)
Career record15-35
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 133 (8 April 1991)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1988)
French Open1R (1988)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
French Open2R (1988)

David Lewis (born 3 September 1964) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand.[1] He is a younger brother of 1983 Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis and of Mark Lewis. He spent his childhood in Auckland and was educated at St Peter's College.


Lewis and partner Tony Withers won the boys' doubles title in the 1981 Australian Open.[2] He was a singles quarter-finalist in the boys' singles at the 1982 Australian Open and also won the New Zealand National Championships for the 18s age group that year.[2]

Most successful as a doubles player, Lewis was a runner-up in the 1990 Geneva Open with Neil Borwick.[2] He appeared in four Grand Slam tournaments and had his best showing at the 1988 Australian Open, where he and Ivo Werner made the round of 16.[2]

He reached his only singles quarterfinal in 1986, at the Auckland ATP event.[2] The following year, he had a win over the world No. 30, Jonas Svensson, in Wellington.[2]

Lewis took part in seven Davis Cup ties for his country. Of his seven doubles rubbers, six of which were with Kelly Evernden, three were won. He won his only singles rubber against Wu Chang-rung of Taiwan.[3]

Lewis is now coaching director of the South Carolina based Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy.[4]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Sep 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Australia Neil Borwick Argentina Pablo Albano
Sweden David Engel
3-6, 6-7

Challenger titles

Doubles: 4

No. Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1989 Hong Kong Hard New Zealand Steve Guy Australia Russell Barlow
Australia Gavin Pfitzner
6-4, 6-2
2. 1990 Nagoya, Japan Hard Sweden Johan Carlsson Japan Shuzo Matsuoka
Japan Shigeru Ota
7-5, 6-2
3. 1990 Turin, Italy Clay Australia Neil Borwick Sweden Christer Allgårdh
Germany Martin Sinner
6-2, 3-6, 6-2
4. 1990 Salou, Spain Clay Australia Neil Borwick United States Jimmy Arias
United States Steve DeVries
6-3, 5-7, 6-3


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