Gary Muller

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Gary Muller
Country South Africa /  South Africa
Residence Los Angeles, USA
Born (1964-12-27) 27 December 1964 (age 49)
Durban, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,447,455
Singles
Career record 85–118 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 49 (6 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1987)
French Open 2R (1991)
Wimbledon 2R (1991)
US Open 2R (1987)
Doubles
Career record 264–238
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 7 (15 November 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990)
French Open QF (1991)
Wimbledon SF (1988, 1993)
US Open SF (1986)
Last updated on: 17 Mar 2012.

Gary Muller (born 27 Dec 1964, Durban) is a former professional South African tennis player.

Muller turned pro in 1985. His 12-year career included wins over Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg. Muller's best singles result at a Grand Slam was reaching the third round in the 1987 Australian Open in which he lost to Miroslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia. A more successful doubles player than singles, Muller won eight doubles titles in his career with six different partners and reached a career highest ranking of 7th. He reached the semi-final of the men's doubles at four Grand Slams (1986 US Open, 1988 Wimbledon, 1990 Australian Open and 1993 Wimbledon).

After his retirement in 1997 Muller worked for eight years as an ATP Tour coach during which time he worked with Jonas Björkman, Stefan Koubek, Sargis Sargsian and Thomas Johansson.

Muller was on the ATP board of directors as a Player Representative from 2002 to 2004.

Doubles finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (3)
ATP Tour (17)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 July 1987 Schenectady, USA Outdoor/Hard United States Gary Donnelly United States Brad Pearce
United States Jim Pugh
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 20 November 1988 Johannesburg, South Africa Indoor/Hard United States Tim Wilkison United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 July 1989 Washington, USA Outdoor/Hard United Kingdom Neil Broad United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 12 August 1990 Cincinnati, USA Outdoor/Hard United Kingdom Neil Broad Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 30 September 1990 Basel, Switzerland Indoor/Hard United Kingdom Neil Broad South Africa Christo van Rensburg
South Africa Stefan Kruger
6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 7 October 1990 Toulouse, France Indoor/Hard United Kingdom Neil Broad Denmark Michael Mortensen
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
7–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 16 July 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Outdoor/Clay South Africa Danie Visser France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
7–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 October 1991 Vienna, Austria Indoor/Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 16 February 1992 Memphis, USA Indoor/Hard United States Kevin Curren Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 6. 26 April 1992 Seoul, South Korea Outdoor/Hard United States Kevin Curren New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Brad Pearce
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 25 April 1993 Seoul, South Korea Outdoor/Hard United Kingdom Neil Broad Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Peter Nyborg
7–5, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 13 June 1993 London, England Outdoor/Grass United Kingdom Neil Broad Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 25 July 1993 Stuttgart, Germany Outdoor/Clay South Africa Piet Norval Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 24 October 1993 Lyon, France Indoor/Carpet South Africa Danie Visser South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
South Africa Stefan Kruger
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 31 October 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Indoor/Carpet South Africa Danie Visser Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
1–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 19 June 1994 Halle, Germany Outdoor/Grass France Henri Leconte France Guy Forget
France Olivier Delaître
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 16 October 1994 Ostrava, Czech Republic Indoor/Carpet South Africa Piet Norval Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Karel Nováček
4–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 12 March 1995 Indian Wells, USA Outdoor/Hard South Africa Piet Norval United States Tommy Ho
New Zealand Brett Steven
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 13 October 1996 Beijing, China Indoor/Carpet Germany Patrik Kühnen Czech Republic Martin Damm
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
4–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 16 February 1997 San Jose, USA Indoor/Hard United States Brian MacPhie The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6, 7–5

Doubles Grand Slam timeline[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A QF 3R 3R SF 3R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 11 21–11
French Open A A A A A QF A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 5 6–5
Wimbledon A 2R SF 1R 2R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 11 15–11
U.S. Open SF 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 10 5–10
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 37 N/A

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