James Greenhalgh

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James Greenhalgh
Country (sports) New Zealand New Zealand
Born 19 February 1975
Hertfordshire, England
Height 6' (183 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $104,001
Career record 18-31
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 89 (26 Apr 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2000)
French Open 1R (1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1999)

James Greenhalgh (born 19 February 1975) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand.


Greenhalgh, a doubles specialist, was born in England, but at the age of four moved to New Zealand. In his junior career he partnered countryman Steven Downs and the pair were Boys' doubles champion at the 1993 French Open and 1993 Wimbledon Championships.[1] The pair defeated South Africans Neville Godwin and Gareth Williams in both finals.

In 1999, Greenhalgh, with partner Grant Silock, won the Hong Kong Open. They defeated the experienced pairing of Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the semi final and won the final in a walkover, after one of their opponents, Andre Agassi, withdrew with a shoulder injury.[2] It would be his only title win on the ATP Tour and meant that he broke into the double's top 100 rankings for the first time. As a singles player, his highest ever ranking was 327, attained in 1995.

Greenhalgh also made two Grand Slam appearances with Silcock, at the French Open and Wimbledon in 1999, failing to progress past the first round in either. His only other Grand Slam match came in the 2000 Australian Open, where he teamed up with German Michael Kohlmann.[3]

He regularly represented the New Zealand Davis Cup team during his career, participating in a total of 15 ties. In singles he had only a 2-9 record, but won 11 of his 13 doubles rubbers, which is a national record. His six doubles wins with Brett Steven makes them the most successful ever pairing for New Zealand in the Davis Cup.[4]

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. 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hard Australia Grant Silcock United States Andre Agassi
United States David Wheaton

Challenger Titles[edit]

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1998 Poland Sopot, Poland Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Belarus Alexander Shvec
Bulgaria Milen Velev
6–1, 6–3
2. 1998 Poland Warsaw, Poland Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Lebanon Ali Hamadeh
Sweden Johan Landsberg