Steve Shaw (tennis)

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Steve Shaw
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Winchmore Hill
Born 1 January 1963
Enfield, Middlesex
England
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $127,632
Singles
Career record 23-46
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 88 (20 May 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1984, 1988)
French Open 1R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1984, 1987)
Doubles
Career record 14-30
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 139 (15 Sep 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1985)
French Open 1R (1986)
Wimbledon 3R (1988)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1988)

Stephen "Steve" Shaw (born 1 January 1963) is a former professional tennis player from England who competed for Great Britain.[1]

Career[edit]

While studying sports medicine, Shaw played college tennis for the University of Alabama, from 1980 to 1982.[2]

Shaw made his first big impression on the Grand Prix tennis circuit in 1985, when he made the final four at a tournament in Marbella.[2] He had to retire hurt during his semi-final with Horacio de la Peña.[2] The Englishman also reached quarter-finals in the 1987 Bordeaux Open and 1988 Bristol Open.[2] He made the second round of a Grand Slam event on four occasions, with wins over Claudio Panatta, Damir Keretić, Todd Witsken and Carl Turich.[2] He managed to take a set off Jimmy Connors in their second round meeting at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships.[2]

In doubles, Shaw teamed up with David Felgate in 1985 to win the Bordeaux Open.[2] His best Grand Slam doubles performances were made in the 1988 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the third round of the men's doubles, partnering John Lloyd, as well as the second round of the mixed doubles, with Catarina Lindqvist.[2] Shaw and Lloyd's run to the third round included a win over seventh seeds Paul Annacone and Christo van Rensburg.[2]

He took part in four Davis Cup ties for Great Britain during his career, two against Yugoslavia and one each against Portugal and Austria. He won three of his eight rubbers, which all came in Great Britain's win over Portugal at Nottingham in 1985.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1985 France Bordeaux, France Clay United Kingdom David Felgate Czechoslovakia Libor Pimek
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 5–7, 6–4

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 Greece Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Sweden Stefan Svensson 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 Greece Thessaloniki, Greece Clay United Kingdom Jeremy Bates Greece George Kalovelonis
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
6–2, 6–4

References[edit]