Scott Davis (tennis)

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Scott Davis
Country  United States
Residence Irvine, California
Born (1962-08-27) August 27, 1962 (age 52)
Santa Monica, California
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,287,611
Singles
Career record 206–198 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 11 (October 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1984)
French Open 1R (1980, 1987, 1990, 1991)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open 3R (1982, 1988)
Doubles
Career record 368–286 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 2 (January 28, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1991)
French Open 4R (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1992)
US Open F (1991)

Scott Davis (born August 27, 1962, in Santa Monica, California) is a former top-ranking professional tennis player. He reached a career high singles ranking of World No. 11 (in October 1985) and doubles ranking of World No. 2 (in January 1991).

Tennis career[edit]

A 6'2" right-handed serve and volleyer, Davis played 14 years on the tour, earning $2,287,611 in prize money. He won 3 singles titles – the 1983 Maui Grand Prix, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, and 1990 Auckland Grand Prix events – and 22 doubles titles. His biggest doubles title was the 1991 Australian Open, which he won partnering David Pate. Other big doubles wins included the 1990 Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Paris Open, and 1993 Indianapolis Grand Prix events, all partnering Pate. He was also a men's doubles finalist at the 1991 US Open with Pate.

Prior to turning professional, Davis played college tennis at Stanford University, leading the Cardinal to the 1983 NCAA team championship.

Davis was married to Suzy Jaeger in 1984, who played for the Cardinal as well. She is the sister of Andrea Jaeger.[citation needed]

Since retiring from the tour in 1998, Davis has been active on the over-35 senior tour and as a private tennis coach.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (3 titles – 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 6, 1981 Napa, U.S. Hard United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr. 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 2. July 10, 1983 Newport, U.S. Grass Australia John Fitzgerald 6–2, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. October 1, 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Vincent Van Patten 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3. November 30, 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. December 12, 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Nigeria Nduka Odizor 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 5. February 18, 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard United States Tim Mayotte 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. October 21, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Jimmy Arias 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 6. November 24, 1986 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 7. July 24, 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Australia Simon Youl 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. January 15, 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles (22 titles – 19 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. August 7, 1983 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Brian Teacher India Vijay Amritraj
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. October 1, 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Mike Bauer United States Tony Giammalva
United States Steve Meister
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 2. March 12, 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Ferdi Taygan South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. August 6, 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard United States Ben Testerman United States Paul Annacone
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. August 12, 1985 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard United States David Pate United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 4. September 23, 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Van't Hof United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Winner 5. October 21, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States David Pate United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
United States Greg Holmes
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 3. October 28, 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States David Pate United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 6. February 3, 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) United States David Pate Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–6, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. October 13, 1986 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States David Pate Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
United States Mike Leach
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. November 9, 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) United States David Pate Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. November 16, 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) United States David Pate West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Patrik Kühnen
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. July 11, 1988 Newport Grass United States Dan Goldie United States Kelly Jones
Sweden Peter Lundgren
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. October 2, 1988 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Tim Wilkison United States John McEnroe
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–7
Winner 7. October 9, 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Tim Wilkison United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 9. February 20, 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Tim Wilkison United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. April 17, 1989 Seoul, South Korea Hard Kenya Paul Wekesa United States John Letts
United States Bruce Man-Son-Hing
6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. July 24, 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Australia Broderick Dyke United States Brad Pearce
South Africa Byron Talbot
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. October 9, 1989 Orlando, U.S. Hard United States Tim Pawsat United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 11. April 9, 1990 Orlando, U.S. Hard United States David Pate Venezuela Alfonso Mora
United States Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. May 14, 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay United States David Pate United States Jim Grabb
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–3
Winner 13. August 6, 1990 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States David Pate Sweden Peter Lundgren
Kenya Paul Wekesa
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 14. August 20, 1990 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States David Pate Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 10. October 15, 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States David Pate France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 15. November 5, 1990 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) United States David Pate Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 7–6
Winner 16. January 14, 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard United States David Pate Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. January 28, 1991 Australian Open Hard United States David Pate United States Patrick McEnroe
United States David Wheaton
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 18. March 4, 1991 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) United States David Pate Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 19. July 22, 1991 Washington, U.S. Hard United States David Pate United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. September 9, 1991 US Open Hard United States David Pate Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. October 14, 1991 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States David Pate United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. January 13, 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard United States David Pate Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 20. February 8, 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) Netherlands Jacco Eltingh United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 14. August 9, 1993 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Canada Grant Connell South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Germany Michael Stich
6–7, 6–7
Winner 21. August 23, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Todd Martin United States Ken Flach
United States Rick Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 15. June 20, 1994 Manchester, UK Grass United States Trevor Kronemann United States Rick Leach
South Africa Danie Visser
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 16. August 8, 1994 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 17. August 7, 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Croatia Goran Ivanišević South Africa Brent Haygarth
United States Kent Kinnear
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. August 21, 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Todd Martin The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 5–7
Winner 22. July 22, 1996 Washington, U.S. Hard Canada Grant Connell United States Doug Flach
United States Chris Woodruff
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 19. May 5, 1997 Atlanta, U.S. Clay United States Kelly Jones Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–7

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