Justin Bower

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Justin Bower
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Residence Houston, United States
Born (1978-05-23) 23 May 1978 (age 39)
South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $166,067
Career record 2–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 180 (18 June 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1999)
Wimbledon 2R (2000)

Justin D. Bower (born 23 May 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Johannesburg, South Africa.[1]


Bower took part in the main draw of three Grand Slam tournaments during his career.[2] He first appeared at the 1999 Australian Open, where he lost in the opening round to Andrei Medvedev.[2] In the 2000 Wimbledon Championships he defeated Davide Sanguinetti in the first round, then lost to fourth seed Gustavo Kuerten.[2] He returned to Wimbledon two years later and got beaten in five sets by Stefan Koubek in the first round.[2]

The South African appeared in four Davis Cup ties for his country.[2] He won two of his seven singles rubbers, which were against Janko Tipsarević in 2001 and Vladimir Obradović the following year.[3]

Justin now co-owns and operates his own premier tennis academy named Redmond Tennis Club, located in Redmond, Washington.

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2000 Binghamton, United States Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
Italy Laurence Tieleman
6–3, 7–5
2. 2002 Gosford, Australia Hard Switzerland Yves Allegro Republic of Ireland John Doran
Australia Andrew Painter
7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
3. 2003 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
3–6, 7–6(7–0), 6–4