Neville Godwin

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Neville Godwin
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, South Africa
Born (1975-01-31) 31 January 1975 (age 42)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed
Career record 36–56
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 90 (31 March 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1997)
French Open 1R (1997)
Wimbledon 4R (1996)
US Open 2R (1996)
Career record 64–74
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 57 (21 August 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1998)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (1999)

Neville Godwin (born 31 January 1975) is a former tennis player from South Africa.

Godwin turned professional in 1994. The right-hander won one singles title (2001 Newport) in his career, and reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour in March 1997, when he became World No. 90.

His highest world ranking for doubles was World No. 57.

At the 1996 Wimbledon tournament, Godwin had his best finish at a Grand Slam, when he reached the fourth round as a qualifier, defeating Cristiano Caratti, compatriot Grant Stafford and Boris Becker before losing to Alex Rădulescu.

He finished his career in 2003.

He now lives in his hometown of Johannesburg with his wife, Nicky and two sons, Oliver and James. He coached performance players out of the Wanderers Club for 5 years, before coaching South African player Kevin Anderson to a world top 10 ranking and a US Open quarterfinal.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 July 1998 Newport, United States Grass India Leander Paes 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 15 July 2001 Newport, United States Grass United Kingdom Martin Lee 6–1, 6–4

Doubles (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 July 1997 Washington, U.S. Clay Netherlands Fernon Wibier United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 12 April 1998 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard Finland Tuomas Ketola Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 12 April 1999 Chennai, India Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Leander Paes
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 5–7, 4–6

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