Grant Stafford
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Grant Stafford

Grant Stafford
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceAlpharetta, Georgia, United States
Born (1971-05-27) 27 May 1971 (age 51)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,307,208
Singles
Career record83-117
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 53 (31 January 1994)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1994)
French Open1R (1994, 1997, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1992)
US Open2R (1991, 1997)
Doubles
Career record109-109
Career titles5
6 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 42 (14 September 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1995)
French Open2R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 1998, 1999)
US OpenQF (2000)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenSF (1999)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 2001)
Last updated on: 12 December 2021.

Grant Stafford (born 27 May 1971) is a former tennis player from South Africa.


Turning professional in 1990, Stafford won five doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his career-high singles ranking on the ATP Tour of World No. 53 in January 1994.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Win 1989 US Open Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Jan Kodes
6-3, 6-4

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (0-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-3)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1993 Durban, South Africa World Series Hard United States Aaron Krickstein 3-6, 6-7(7-9)
Loss 0-2 Jul 1996 Newport, United States World Series Grass Venezuela Nicolás Pereira 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-3 Apr 1997 Orlando, United States World Series Clay United States Michael Chang 6-4, 2-6, 1-6

Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (1-0)
ATP World Series (4-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-1)
Clay (2-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (5-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1994 Sun City, South Africa World Series Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Brent Haygarth
3-6, 5-7
Win 1-1 Oct 1996 Tel Aviv Open, Israel World Series Hard South Africa Marcos Ondruska Israel Noam Behr
Israel Eyal Erlich
6-3, 6-2
Win 2-1 Apr 1998 Orlando, United States World Series Clay South Africa Kevin Ullyett Australia Michael Tebbutt
Sweden Mikael Tillström
4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Win 3-1 May 1998 Coral Springs, United States World Series Clay South Africa Kevin Ullyett The Bahamas Mark Merklein
United States Vince Spadea
7-5, 6-4
Win 4-1 Jul 1998 Washington, United States Championship Series Hard South Africa Kevin Ullyett South Africa Wayne Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-3, 7-5
Win 5-1 Jan 2001 Adelaide, Australia World Series Hard Australia David Macpherson Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 5 (3-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1990 Durban, South Africa Challenger Hard United Kingdom Jeremy Bates 4-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Apr 1996 West Bloomfield, United States Challenger Hard Armenia Sargis Sargsian 6-4, 6-2
Win 2-1 May 1996 Andijan, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard France Stephane Simian 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
Win 3-1 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard South Africa Chris Haggard 6-4, 6-3
Loss 3-2 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard United States Vince Spadea 3-6, 5-7

Doubles: 12 (6-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (6-6)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-3)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 1992 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard South Africa Kevin Ullyett Mexico Gerardo Martinez
United States Tom Mercer
7-6, 6-4
Win 2-0 May 1992 Itu, Brazil Challenger Hard South Africa Kevin Ullyett Haiti Bertrand Madsen
United States Tom Mercer
6-1, 6-3
Win 3-0 Nov 1992 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet South Africa Christo Van Rensburg Denmark Michael Mortensen
Germany Christian Saceanu
6-1, 6-3
Loss 3-1 Nov 1992 Munich, Germany Challenger Carpet South Africa Marcos Ondruska Netherlands Sander Groen
Germany Arne Thoms
4-6, 6-7
Win 4-1 May 1993 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay South Africa David Nainkin Brazil Danilo Marcelino
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
6-0, 6-1
Loss 4-2 Sep 1993 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard Netherlands Sander Groen United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
3-6, 4-6
Win 5-2 Oct 1993 Brest, France Challenger Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Mike Briggs
United States Trevor Kronemann
2-6, 7-5, 7-5
Loss 5-3 Dec 1994 Naples, United States Challenger Clay South Africa Marcos Ondruska Australia David Macpherson
United States Trevor Kronemann
3-6, 6-7
Win 6-3 Aug 1996 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard United States Geoff Grant United States Chad Clark
Egypt Tamer El Sawy
7-5, 6-1
Loss 6-4 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard Canada Sebastien Leblanc India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2-6, 2-6
Loss 6-5 Aug 2000 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Wesley Whitehouse Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
Italy Laurence Tieleman
6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)
Loss 6-6 Apr 2001 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay Japan Thomas Shimada United States Paul Goldstein
United States Andy Roddick
6-4, 3-6, 4-6

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 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 4R 1R Q3 2R 1R A 2R 0 / 7 5-7 42%
French Open A A A Q1 1R A A 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 A 3R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 7 3-7 30%
US Open A 2R Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 2R Q3 A A 0 / 5 2-5 29%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 2-2 0-3 3-4 0-1 1-2 2-4 0-3 0-1 1-1 0 / 22 10-22 31%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 2R A Q1 1R A 1R Q1 A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Miami A A 2R 2R 2R Q2 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 6 5-6 45%
Canada A A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Cincinnati A 2R A A A A Q2 1R A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Stuttgart1 A A A A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 1-1 3-3 1-2 0-0 0-2 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 / 15 8-15 35%


Doubles

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R QF A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 0 / 6 5-6 45%
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q2 Q1 A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
US Open A A A A 3R Q1 A 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 0 / 6 8-6 57%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-1 0-0 2-4 3-4 3-3 4-3 1-4 0 / 21 18-21 46%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami A A A A A 2R A 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 0 / 6 7-6 54%
Rome A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A A A A 1R A A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0-4 0%
Cincinnati A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 4-4 0-1 0-2 0 / 15 8-15 35%


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