David Adams (tennis)

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David Adams (born 5 January 1970, in Durban, South Africa) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He turned pro in 1989. During 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 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 Tiles in Mixed Doubles, both with fellow South African Mariann de Swart, taking the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 1999 and then the French Open Mixed Doubles in 2000.

Doubles titles (19)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1992 Munich, Germany Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Australia Carl Limberger
Czech Republic Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1992 French Open, Paris Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1992 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Menno Oosting
Germany Udo Riglewski
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Javier Frana
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Australia Andrew Kratzmann
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1994 Osaka, Japan Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Martin Damm
Australia Sandon Stolle
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1994 Beijing, China Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Tommy Ho
United States Kent Kinnear
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
W/O
Winner 7. 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Haiti Ronald Agénor
Japan Shuzo Matsuoka
7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. 1995 Marseille, France Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
France Rodolphe Gilbert
6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Marius Barnard Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1996 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Czech Republic Ctislav Doseděl
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Czech Republic Libor Pimek
South Africa Byron Talbot
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Sweden David Ekerot
United States Jeff Tarango
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 15. 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Netherlands Menno Oosting Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) France Olivier Delaître Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 16. 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Argentina Pablo Albano
Sweden Peter Nyborg
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1997 Halle, Germany Grass South Africa Marius Barnard Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Michael Stich
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet France Fabrice Santoro Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay New Zealand Brett Steven United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 20. 1998 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Jim Grabb
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Germany David Prinosil
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Belarus Max Mirnyi
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 24. 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager United Kingdom Neil Broad
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 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
Winner 12. 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay United States Jeff Tarango Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 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
Winner 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)
Runner-up 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
Runner-up 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
Winner 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
Winner 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)
Runner-up 29. 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay Australia Joshua Eagle United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 2000 Munich, Germany Clay South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Belarus Max Mirnyi
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Argentina Martín García South Africa Marius Barnard
United States Jim Thomas
6–7(10–12), 4–6
Runner-up 31. 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Argentina Martín García United States Donald Johnson
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 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]
Runner-up 33. 2002 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Gastón Etlis Australia Joshua Eagle
Czech Republic David Rikl
3–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard South Africa Robbie Koenig Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Martin Verkerk
6–2, 7–5
Winner 18. 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Russia Marat Safin
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 19. 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Robbie Koenig Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
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
U.S. 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

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