Jonathan Stark (tennis)

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Jonathan Stark
Country  United States
Residence Seattle, USA
Born (1971-04-03) April 3, 1971 (age 43)
Medford, Oregon, USA
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,220,867
Singles
Career record 136–151 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 36 (February 28, 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994, 1998)
French Open 2R (1994, 1997)
Wimbledon 3R (1996)
US Open 2R (1992, 1998)
Doubles
Career record 303–186 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 19
Highest ranking No. 1 (August 1, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1994)
French Open W (1994)
Wimbledon QF (1992, 1993)
US Open QF (1995)
Last updated on: March 21, 2012.

Jonathan Stark (born April 3, 1971, in Medford, Oregon) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career he won two Grand Slam doubles titles (the 1994 French Open Men's Doubles and the 1995 Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles). Stark reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1994.

Early life[edit]

Stark was born in Southern Oregon in the city of Medford on April 3, 1971.[1] In college he played tennis for Stanford University, where he was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991.[1] He reached the NCAA doubles final in 1991, partnering Jared Palmer.[1] On July 17, 1997, he married Dana, and they have two sons and a daughter.[1]

Professional tennis[edit]

Stark turned professional in 1991 and joined the ATP Tour.[1] In 1992, he won his first tour doubles title at Wellington. His first top-level singles title came in 1993 at Bolzano (beating Cédric Pioline in the final).

In 1994, Stark captured the men's doubles title at the French Open, partnering Byron Black (the pair were also runners-up at the Australian Open that year). He reached his career high singles ranking of World No. 36 in February.[1] The following year, Stark won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title, partnering Martina Navratilova.

Stark won his second top-level singles title in 1996 at Singapore (beating Michael Chang in the final). He was a member of the 1997 U.S. Davis Cup team.[2] In 1997, Stark won the doubles title at the ATP Tour World Championships, partnering Rick Leach. The final doubles title of Stark's career came in 2001 at Long Island.

Over the course of his career, Stark won 2 top-level singles titles and 19 tour doubles titles. His career prize-money totaled US$3,220,867. Stark retired from the professional tour in 2001 and lives in Seattle, Washington.[1] He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.[3]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles – 1 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 14, 1992 Rosmalen Grass Germany Michael Stich 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. October 17, 1993 Bolzano Carpet (i) France Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. October 6, 1996 Singapore Carpet (i) United States Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 40 (19 titles – 21 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (4)
ATP Tour (11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11)
Clay (3)
Grass (1)
Carpet (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. January 6, 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Jared Palmer Netherlands Michiel Schapers
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. October 12, 1992 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Patrick McEnroe United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. May 17, 1993 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay United States Patrick McEnroe United States Paul Annacone
United States Doug Flach
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. June 14, 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass United States Patrick McEnroe South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 5. October 4, 1993 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Brad Pearce
United States David Randall
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. October 11, 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black Germany David Prinosil
Germany Udo Riglewski
7–5, 7–6
Winner 7. October 25, 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Mike Bauer
Germany David Prinosil
6–3, 7–6
Winner 8. November 8, 1993 Paris, France Carpet Zimbabwe Byron Black Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. February 14, 1994 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Jim Grabb
United States Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–4
Winner 10. June 6, 1994 French Open, Paris Clay Zimbabwe Byron Black Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
6–4, 7–6
Winner 11. August 1, 1994 Montreal, Canada Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jared Palmer
6–6, 6–4
Winner 12. February 27, 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Grabb Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 13. April 17, 1995 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 14. May 29, 1995 Bologna, Italy Clay Zimbabwe Byron Black Belgium Libor Pimek
United States Vince Spadea
7–5, 6–3
Winner 15. April 29, 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Rick Leach United States Kent Kinnear
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. November 11, 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Patrick Galbraith United States Todd Martin
United States Chris Woodruff
7–6, 6–4
Winner 17. November 23, 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet United States Rick Leach India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
Winner 18. August 28, 2000 Long Island, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. August 27, 2001 Long Island, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–1, 6–4

Runner-ups (21)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 17, 1992 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Patrick McEnroe Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 2. October 5, 1992 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) United States Patrick McEnroe United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. February 8, 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) United States Patrick McEnroe United States Scott Davis
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
1–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 4. March 22, 1993 Miami, U.S. Hard United States Patrick McEnroe Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. January 10, 1994 Oahu, U.S. Hard United States Alex O'Brien Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. January 31, 1994 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. February 7, 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Rick Leach
United States Jared Palmer
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. February 14, 1994 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. October 10, 1994 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. October 17, 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 11. November 7, 1994 Paris, France Carpet Zimbabwe Byron Black Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. February 19, 1996 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Richey Reneberg United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 13. January 13, 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Rick Leach South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 14. February 24, 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Rick Leach South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. October 13, 1997 Singapore Carpet United States Rick Leach India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. October 27, 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet United States Rick Leach Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. November 3, 1997 Paris, France Carpet United States Rick Leach Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. March 30, 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard United States Alex O’Brien South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. June 19, 2000 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Philippines Eric Taino Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(1)
Runner-up 20. February 26, 2001 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Alex O’Brien United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–7(3)
Runner-up 21. March 5, 2001 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jan-Michael Gambill The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Brian MacPhie
3–6, 6–7

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A QF 3R F 1R A SF 3R QF A 2R 1R 0 / 9 20–9
French Open A A A A A 1R W 2R SF QF 1R 3R 1R 1R A 1 / 9 15–8
Wimbledon A A A A QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R A 3R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 16–9
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 3R 3R 1R 3R QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 13–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 8–3 5–4 15–3 6–4 6–3 9–4 3–3 7–4 0–3 3–4 0–1 N/A 64–39
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A 1R 2R F 2R 2R QF SF 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 10 11–10
Miami NME A A 1R F SF SF 2R QF F 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 10 18–10
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome NME A A A A A A A SF A 2R A A A 0 / 2 4–2
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada NME A A 2R A W 2R A 2R A A 2R A A 1 / 5 7–4
Cincinnati NME A A F QF QF SF 2R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 7 10–7
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A A QF A F 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 4–4
Paris NME A A A W F 2R 1R F SF 2R A A A 1 / 7 15–6
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 2 / 47 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 5–4 12–3 14–4 6–6 2–4 14–7 10–4 4–7 2–3 0–3 0–0 N/A 69–45
Year End Ranking 935 1056 138 23 10 4 16 41 13 42 48 97 77 1137 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jonathan Stark". Tennis Players. ATP World Tour. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (November 29, 1997). "Americans on brink of defeat". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Pfenning, Cliff. "Hall Passes". OregonSports.com. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 

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