David Lewis (tennis)

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David Lewis
Country (sports) New Zealand New Zealand
Residence Wellington
Born (1964-09-03) 3 September 1964 (age 52)
Lower Hutt,
New Zealand
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $86,158
Career record 8-21
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 152 (14 Mar 1988)
Career record 15-35
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 133 (8 Apr 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1988)
French Open 1R (1988)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1988)
French Open 2R (1988)

David Lewis (born 3 September 1964) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand.[1] He is a younger brother of 1983 Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis and of Mark Lewis. He spent his childhood in Auckland and was educated at St Peter's College.


Lewis and partner Tony Withers won the boys' doubles title in the 1981 Australian Open.[2] He was a singles quarter-finalist in the boy's singles at the 1982 Australian Open and also won the New Zealand National Championships for the 18s age group that year.[2]

Most successful as a doubles player, Lewis was a runner-up in the 1990 Geneva Open with Neil Borwick.[2] He appeared in four Grand Slam tournaments and had his best showing at the 1988 Australian Open, where he and Ivo Werner made the round of 16.[2]

He reached his only singles quarter-final in 1986, at the Auckland ATP event.[2] The following year he had a win over the world Number 30, Jonas Svensson, in Wellington.[2]

Lewis took part in seven Davis Cup ties for his country. Of his seven doubles rubbers, six of which were with Kelly Evernden, three were won. He won his only singles rubber against Chang-Rung Wu of Chinese Taipei.[3]

Lewis is now coaching director of the South Carolina based Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy.[4]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Australia Neil Borwick Argentina Pablo Albano
Sweden David Engel
3–6, 6–7

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (4)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1989 Hong Kong Hard New Zealand Steve Guy Australia Russell Barlow
Australia Gavin Pfitzner
6–4, 6–2
2. 1990 Nagoya, Japan Hard Sweden Johan Carlsson Japan Shuzo Matsuoka
Japan Shigeru Ota
7–5, 6–2
3. 1990 Turin, Italy Clay Australia Neil Borwick Sweden Christer Allgardh
Germany Martin Sinner
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
4. 1990 Salou, Spain Clay Australia Neil Borwick United States Jimmy Arias
United States Steve DeVries
6–3, 5–7, 6–3