Brian Devening

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Brian Devening
Country (sports) United States United States
Residence Dallas, Texas
Born (1967-07-16) July 16, 1967 (age 49)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $177,318
Career record 2–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 277 (November 19, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1993)
Wimbledon 1R (1993)
Career record 34–48
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 77 (April 4, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1993, 1994)
French Open 1R (1994)
Wimbledon 2R (1994)
US Open 1R (1993, 1994)

Brian Devening (born July 16, 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]


Devening was the American Hardcourt Championship winner in 1983 and was ranked amongst the top 25 juniors for six years.[2]

Before turning professional, Devening played tennis for Southern Methodist University, from where he would graduate with a business degree.[2] On the ATP Tour he made his appearances mostly in the doubles circuit.[2]

He made the second round of a Grand Slam doubles tournament just once, at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships with countryman Greg Van Emburgh.[2] The pair defeated the Australian pairing of Darren Cahill and John Fitzgerald.[2] As a singles player he reached the second round of the French Open in 1993, beating Frédéric Fontang.[2] His only other singles appearance was in Wimbledon that year, where he lost to seventh seed Ivan Lendl in four sets.[2]

The American reached two ATP finals during his career, both in 1993, at Båstad and Santiago.[2] He also exited in the semi-final stage of four tournaments, Prague and Tel Aviv in 1992, then Mexico City and Rosmalen in 1994.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1993 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Tomas Nydahl Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Sweden Christer Allgardh United States Mike Bauer
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–7, 4–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Singapore Hard Netherlands Sander Groen Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Brazil Danilo Marcelino
6–2, 7–6


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