Steve Bryan

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Steve Bryan
Country United States United States
Residence Katy, Texas
Born August 10, 1970
Texas
Height 5'10" (178 cm)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $560,562
Singles
Career record 36-70
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 80 (June 20, 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1996)
French Open 1R (1994)
Wimbledon 1R (1992, 1992,
1993, 1997)
US Open 2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 1-6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 307 (July 15, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 2R (1990)

Steve Bryan (born August 10, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Career[edit]

Competing for The University of Texas, Bryan was the NCAA Men's Division I Singles Champion in 1990. He was the first sophomore to win the NCAA singles title since 1983, when Greg Holmes was victorious.[1]

It wasn't until his ninth Grand Slam singles match that he made it past the first round, breaking the drought at the 1994 US Open, with a comfortable win over Franco Davín, dropping just two games. His tournament came to an end when he lost in the second round to fourth seed Michael Stich. His best run came in the 1996 Australian Open, where he defeated local players Heath Denman and Sandon Stolle, to reach the third round. He then met Andre Agassi and took the first set, but won just three more games for the rest of the match. The American also competed in the men's doubles on one occasion, at the 1990 US Open, with countryman Todd Martin. They won their opening round match over Nick Brown and Libor Pimek but were then eliminated by Guy Forget and Jakob Hlasek.[2]

Bryan had his best performance on the ATP Tour at the 1993 Thriftway ATP Championships, an ATP Super 9 event (now Masters). He lost to Pete Sampras in the quarter-finals, but not before he had posted wins over world number eight Richard Krajicek and world number 12 Andrei Medvedev.[3]

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 United States Indian Wells, United States Hard France Olivier Delaître 6–3 RET
2. 1996 United States Lexington, United States Hard Italy Nicola Bruno 6–2, 6–4

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