Grant Doyle (tennis)
9 January 1974 |
|Height||5'11" (180 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 173 (20 Oct 1997)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1992, 1993,
|French Open||1R (1996)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1992, 1993)|
|US Open||1R (1994)|
|Highest ranking||No. 165 (15 Aug 1994)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1992, 1999)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1994, 1995)|
Doyle won four junior Grand Slam titles during his early years. He and partner Joshua Eagle were boy's doubles champions at the 1991 Australian Open. For part of 1992 he was the number one ranked junior in the world. With new partner Brad Sceney, Doyle won the doubles again in the 1992 Australian Open and was also the singles champion, dropping just two games in his defeat of Brian Dunn in the final. He was a doubles winner at the 1992 French Open, partnering Mexican Enrique Abaroa and won the singles title in that year's Queen's Junior Championships.
Doyle was a doubles semi-finalist in the 1993 Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships, held in Adelaide, with Eagle as his partner. He never made it into a final on the ATP Tour. As a singles player he had his best result at the 1997 Sybase Open in San Jose, California, making the quarter-finals, with wins over Brian MacPhie and Jeff Tarango.
The Australian failed to register a win in any his eight singles appearances at Grand Slam level. The closest he came was in the 1995 Australian Open when he lost 5-7 to Wayne Black in the fifth set and also at the 1996 French Open, where Greg Rusedski beat him with the same fifth set score.
He appeared in the men's doubles at the Australian Open every year from 1991 to 1999 and twice reached the round of 16, with Eagle in 1992 and later partnering Ben Ellwood in the 1999 Australian Open. His run with Ellwood included a win over 12th seeds Donald Johnson and Francisco Montana.
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1994||Bochum, Germany||Clay||Michael Tebbutt|| Andrew Florent
|4–6, 7–6, 7–6|
|2.||1994||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Paul Kilderry|| Brian Gyetko
|3.||1997||Granby, Canada||Hard||Mark Merklein|| Eyal Erlich
|4.||1997||Edinburgh, Great Britain||Clay||Wayne Arthurs|| Chris Haggard
|4–6, 6–2, 6–2|