Neil Broad

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Neil Broad
Country  South Africa
 United Kingdom
Residence Cape Town, South Africa
Born (1966-11-20) 20 November 1966 (age 47)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1986
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $1,205,610
Singles
Career record 7–19 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 84 (8 May 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
French Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 2R (1990)
US Open 2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record 283–273 (at ATP Tour, Grand Prix tour, and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 9 (9 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990)
French Open 2R (1989, 1992, 1995, 1997)
Wimbledon QF (1997)
US Open QF (1998)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver Medal (1996)
Last updated on: 21 February 2010.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Great Britain
Men's Tennis
Silver 1996 Atlanta Doubles

Neil Broad (born 20 November 1966 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a tennis player who represented Great Britain for most of his playing career. He is a former British No. 1 who won 7 ATP tour doubles titles in his career, and won the Silver Medal in doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Playing career overview[edit]

The right-hander played primarily doubles in his career. He achieved his highest doubles ranking of No. 9 on 9 April 1990. Broad achieved his best Grand Slam doubles result at the 1990 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals while partnering Gary Muller of South Africa. Broad played on the Great Britain Davis Cup team from 1992 to 2000, achieving a doubles record of 4–7. He won a silver medal for Great Britain at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, partnering Tim Henman. He retired from the tour in 2000.

Major finals[edit]

Olympic finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1996 Atlanta Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 4–6, 2–6

Grand Prix, ATP Tour, and Grand Slam doubles finals (24)[edit]

Titles (7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Olympic Games (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 8 January 1989 Adelaide, Australia Hard South Africa Stefan Kruger Australia Mark Kratzmann
United States Glenn Layendecker
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 16 July 1989 Newport, U.S. Grass South Africa Stefan Kruger United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Brian Garrow
6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 30 July 1989 Washington, U.S. Hard South Africa Gary Muller United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 18 February 1990 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i) United States Kevin Curren United States Patrick Galbraith
Australia David Macpherson
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 12 August 1990 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard South Africa Gary Muller Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 30 September 1990 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Gary Muller South Africa Stefan Kruger
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 7 October 1990 Toulouse, France Hard South Africa Gary Muller Denmark Michael Mortensen
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
7–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 9 February 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Australia David Macpherson Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 25 October 1992 Lyon, France Carpet (i) South Africa Stefan Kruger Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 25 April 1993 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Africa Gary Muller Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Peter Nyborg
7–5, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 13 June 1993 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass South Africa Gary Muller Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 12 June 1994 Florence, Italy Clay United States Greg Van Emburgh Australia Jon Ireland
United States Kenny Thorne
6–7, 3–6
Winner 5. 14 August 1994 San Marino Clay United States Greg Van Emburgh Spain Jordi Arrese
Italy Renzo Furlan
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 2 October 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay United States Greg Van Emburgh Netherlands Tom Kempers
United States Jack Waite
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 30 July 1995 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay Australia Wayne Arthurs Chile Marcelo Ríos
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 21 April 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Piet Norval Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 23 June 1996 Nottingham, U.K. Grass South Africa Piet Norval United Kingdom Mark Petchey
United Kingdom Danny Sapsford
7–6, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 28 July 1996 Atlanta Olympics, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 6 October 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i) South Africa Piet Norval United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 11 May 1997 Hamburg, Germany Clay South Africa Piet Norval Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 16. 8 March 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Piet Norval Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 3–6
Winner 6. 2 August 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay South Africa Piet Norval Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 20 September 1998 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Australia Wayne Arthurs
Spain Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 21 February 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Australia Peter Tramacchi South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
7–6, 3–6, 4–6

After the tour[edit]

Since retirement, Broad has helped coach South African Paralympic tennis player Tim Hubbard in preparation for the 2004 Paralympic Games.[1] Broad is currently coaching Brad Williams, a player at Texas A&M University.[2] Broad also plays tennis on the Senior tour. He is also coaching a very promising young player, Chloe Heerden.

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