Brendan Evans

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Brendan Evans
Country  United States
Residence Charlottesville, Virginia
Born (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 29)
Pontiac, Michigan
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $410,076
Singles
Career record 6–15 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 117 (October 12, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2008, 2009, 2010)
French Open Q1 (2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 1R (2008, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 1–5 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 119 (November 26, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008)
US Open 1R (2004, 2009)
Last updated on: April 8, 2014.

Brendan Evans (born April 8, 1986 in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American professional tennis player. He is currently a retired professional tennis player and a student at The University of Virginia (UVA, class of 2015), studying finance.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

On the junior circuit, Evans reached as high as No. 2 in the combined junior world rankings in July 2004, when he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open boys' doubles titles alongside Scott Oudsema. During his junior career, Evans posted win/loss records of 94–55 in singles and 103–32 in doubles.

Junior Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: QF (2003, 2004)
French Open: SF (2004)
Wimbledon: QF (2003, 2004)
US Open: 2R (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Junior Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: W (2004)
French Open: SF (2004)
Wimbledon: W (2004)
US Open: W (2004)

Nike Deal[edit]

In 2001, Evans signed a 5 year endorsement deal with Nike at the age of 15 for a reported $1.25 million. At the time, the deal was one of the largest endorsement contracts for any junior tennis player.[1]

Pro tour[edit]

After turning pro in 2004, Evans has competed on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 117 in October 2009 and his highest ATP doubles ranking of World No. 119 in November 2007. Evans competed in tournament matches against top players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Mardy Fish. He secured wins over top players Juan Martin Del Potro, Kei Nishikori and John Isner. Evans is coached by former South African player Marcos Ondruska.[2][3][4]

Top Spin 2 on XBOX 360[edit]

In 2006, Evans was featured as a character in the XBOX 360 game, Top Spin 2, along with fellow pro tour players Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and James Blake.[5]

Career After Tennis[edit]

Evans is currently studying finance at The University of Virginia (UVA, class of 2015). Evans is expected to join top investment bank Goldman Sachs as an analyst in its Investment Banking Division after graduation.[6] Evans was named as one of the top tennis players in finance by Business Insider in 2014.[7]

Futures and Challenger finals: 29 (11–18)[edit]

Singles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (3–2)
Futures (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. November 15, 2004 Honolulu, United States Hard United States Wayne Odesnik 6–7(5), 7–6(2), 7–6(4)
Runner-up 1. May 2, 2005 Vera Beach, United States Clay (Green) United States Ryan Newport 6–3, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 2. August 8, 2005 Kenosha, United States Hard United States Ryan Newport 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. February 20, 2006 Brownsville, United States Hard United States Michael Russell 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. June 12, 2006 Rocklin, United States Hard United States David Martin 7–6(3), 7–5
Winner 3. October 22, 2007 Rimouski, Canada Carpet (i) Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 6–7(3), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. May 12, 2008 New Delhi, India Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-hsun Lu 7–5, 6–7(5), 3–6
Winner 4. January 5, 2009 Nouméa, France Hard Germany Florian Mayer 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. February 2, 2009 Dallas, United States Hard (i) United States Ryan Sweeting 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. June 1, 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 6–7(4), 6–4, 7–6(4)

Doubles: 19 (6–13)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (3–8)
Futures (3–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in final
Runner-up 1. May 12, 2003 Orange Park, United States Clay (Green) South Africa Marcos Ondruska United States Brian Baker
United States Philip Simmonds
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1. August 27, 2004 Irvine, United States Hard United States Scott Oudesma United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(7), 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. November 8, 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard United States Scott Oudesma United States Scoville Jenkins
United States Philip Simmonds
6–7(4), 7–6(2), 6–4
Runner-up 2. November 14, 2005 Honolulu, United States Hard United States Pete Stroer Italy Marco Crugnola
Italy Stefano Ianni
6–1, 3–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 3. February 27, 2006 Harlingen, United States Hard United States Tim Smyczek Sweden Johan Brunström
United States Phil Stolt
7–6(4), 6–3
Runner-up 3. March 20, 2006 Little Rock, United States Hard United States Scott Oudesma Colombia Michael Quintero
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. May 1, 2006 Vera Beach, United States Clay (Green) United States Troy Hahn United States Jonathan Chu
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
6–4, 7–6(0)
Winner 4. January 22, 2007 Waikoloa, United States Hard United States Scott Oudesma United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Runner-up 5. April 9, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Hard United States Brian Wilson Mexico Miguel Gallardo-Valles
Mexico Carlos Palencia
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. April 16, 2007 Little Rock, United States Hard United States Brian Wilson Japan Kei Nishikori
United States Donald Young
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 5. July 23, 2007 Lexington, United States Hard United States Ryan Sweeting United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
United States Phillip Simmonds
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. October 22, 2007 Rimouski, Canada Carpet (i) United States Alberto Francis New Zealand Daniel King-Turner
Australia Robert Smeets
7–5, 6–7(7), [10–7]
Runner-up 8. November 12, 2007 Champaign, United States Hard (i) United States Scott Lipsky Israel Harel Levy
United States Sam Warburg
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 9. November 19, 2007 Knoxville, United States Hard (i) United Kingdom Jamie Baker Israel Harel Levy
United States Sam Warburg
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Runner-up 10. March 24, 2008 León, Mexico Hard United States Alex Kuznetsov United States Travis Parrott
Slovakia Filip Polášek
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 11. May 19, 2008 New Delhi, India Hard India Mustafa Ghouse India Harsh Mankad
India Ashutosh Singh
7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. October 13, 2008 Kolding, Denmark Hard (i) South Africa Chris Haggard United Kingdom James Auckland
Australia Todd Perry
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 12. November 17, 2008 Yokohama, Japan Hard Austria Martin Slanar Czech Republic Tomáš Cakl
Slovakia Marek Semjan
6–3, 7–6(1)
Runner-up 13. May 11, 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay (Red) United States Ryan Sweeting Australia Peter Luczak
Italy Alessandro Motti
6–4, 6–4

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