David Engel (tennis)

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David Engel
Country (sports) Sweden Sweden
Residence Dinslaken, Germany
Born (1967-10-17) 17 October 1967 (age 49)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1986
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $363,721
Career record 24–48
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 114 (5 Nov 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1991)
French Open 1R (1988, 1990)
US Open 2R (1990)
Career record 23–42
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 107 (15 Jul 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1990, 1991, 1992)
French Open 2R (1991)
Wimbledon 1R (1990)
US Open 1R (1991)

David Engel (born 17 October 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.


Engel participated in the singles draw of five Grand Slams and twice progressed to the second round. He defeated Marcio Rincon in the opening round of the 1990 US Open, before losing to John McEnroe and also had a win in his next Grand Slam event, the 1991 Australian Open, where he beat Kelly Evernden in four sets. His best showing in a singles tournament during his time on the ATP Tour came at the 1990 Continental Championships in the Netherlands. He reached the quarter-finals and en route defeated world number 38 Paul Haarhuis.[1]

He was more successful on the doubles circuit, with the highlight of his career being his win in the 1990 Geneva Open, with Pablo Albano. Previously, Engel had been a doubles semi-finalist at Tel Aviv in 1987, Båstad in 1989 and Basel in 1989. He made the second round of the 1991 French Open, partnering Ola Jonsson, but it would be his only win in a Grand Slam doubles match.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Argentina Pablo Albano New Zealand David Lewis
Australia Neil Borwick
6–3, 7–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1989 Helsinki, Finland Carpet Finland Veli Paloheimo 4–6, 7–6, 6–1
2. 1993 Hong Kong Hard Mexico Oliver Fernandez 6–1, 1–0 RET

Doubles: (5)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1987 Tampere, Finland Clay Australia Desmond Tyson Sweden Christer Allgardh
Greece George Kalovelonis
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2. 1989 Pescara, Italy Clay Sweden Fredrik Nilsson Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–2, 4–6, 7–6
3. 1991 Salzburg, Austria Clay Sweden Johan Carlsson New Zealand Bruce Derlin
Germany Martin Sinner
7–6, 6–2
4. 1993 Tampere, Finland Clay Sweden Nicklas Utgren Croatia Saša Hiršzon
Norway Christian Ruud
6–4, 7–5
5. 1994 Aachen, Germany Carpet Sweden Ola Kristiansson Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Brent Larkham
6–4, 6–4