Scott Davis (tennis)

Scott Davis (tennis)

Scott Davis
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Irvine, California
Born (1962-08-27) August 27, 1962
Santa Monica, California
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 2,287,611
Singles
Career record 206–198 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 11 (October 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1984)
French Open 1R (1980, 1987, 1990, 1991)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open 3R (1982, 1988)
Doubles
Career record 368–286 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & in Davis Cup)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 2 (January 28, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1991)
French Open 4R (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1992)
US Open F (1991)

Scott Davis (born August 27, 1962 in Santa Monica, California) is a former professional tennis player. He reached a career high singles ranking of World No. 11 (in October 1985) and doubles ranking of World No. 2 (in January 1991).

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
  • Career finals 2
    • Singles (3 titles – 7 runner-ups) 2.1
    • Doubles (22 titles – 19 runner-ups) 2.2
  • External links 3

Tennis career

A 6'2" right-handed serve and volleyer, Davis played 14 years on the tour, earning $2,287,611 in prize money. He won 3 singles titles – the 1983 Maui Grand Prix, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, and 1990 Auckland Grand Prix events – and 22 doubles titles. His biggest doubles title was the 1991 Australian Open, which he won partnering David Pate. Other big doubles wins included the 1990 Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Paris Open, and 1993 Indianapolis Grand Prix events, all partnering Pate. He was also a men's doubles finalist at the 1991 US Open with Pate.

Prior to turning professional, Davis played college tennis at Stanford University, leading the Cardinal to the 1983 NCAA team championship.

Davis was married to Suzy Jaeger in 1984, who played for the Cardinal as well. She is the sister of Andrea Jaeger.

Since retiring from the tour in 1998, Davis has been active on the over-35 senior tour and as a private tennis coach.

Career finals

Singles (3 titles – 7 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 6, 1981 Napa, U.S. Hard Sammy Giammalva, Jr. 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 2. July 10, 1983 Newport, U.S. Grass John Fitzgerald 6–2, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. October 1, 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard Vincent Van Patten 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3. November 30, 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. December 12, 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Nduka Odizor 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 5. February 18, 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Tim Mayotte 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. October 21, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Jimmy Arias 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 6. November 24, 1986 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i) Slobodan Živojinović 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 7. July 24, 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Simon Youl 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. January 15, 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Andrei Chesnokov 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles (22 titles – 19 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. August 7, 1983 Columbus, U.S. Hard Brian Teacher Vijay Amritraj
John Fitzgerald
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. October 1, 1983 Maui, U.S. Hard Mike Bauer Tony Giammalva
Steve Meister
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 2. March 12, 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard Ferdi Taygan Bernard Mitton
Butch Walts
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. August 6, 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard Ben Testerman Paul Annacone
Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. August 12, 1985 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard David Pate Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 4. September 23, 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Robert Van't Hof Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Winner 5. October 21, 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard David Pate Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
Greg Holmes
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 3. October 28, 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) David Pate Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 6. February 3, 1986 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) David Pate Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
7–6, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. October 13, 1986 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard David Pate Leonardo Lavalle
Mike Leach
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. November 9, 1987 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) David Pate Jakob Hlasek
Claudio Mezzadri
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. November 16, 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) David Pate Boris Becker
Patrik Kühnen
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. July 11, 1988 Newport Grass Dan Goldie Kelly Jones
Peter Lundgren
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. October 2, 1988 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) Tim Wilkison John McEnroe
Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–7
Winner 7. October 9, 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Tim Wilkison Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 9. February 20, 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Tim Wilkison Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. April 17, 1989 Seoul, South Korea Hard Paul Wekesa John Letts
Bruce Man-Son-Hing
6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. July 24, 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Broderick Dyke Brad Pearce
Byron Talbot
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. October 9, 1989 Orlando, U.S. Hard Tim Pawsat Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 11. April 9, 1990 Orlando, U.S. Hard David Pate Alfonso Mora
Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. May 14, 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay David Pate Jim Grabb
Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–3
Winner 13. August 6, 1990 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard David Pate Peter Lundgren
Paul Wekesa
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 14. August 20, 1990 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard David Pate Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 10. October 15, 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) David Pate Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 15. November 5, 1990 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) David Pate Darren Cahill
Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 7–6
Winner 16. January 14, 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard David Pate Darren Cahill
Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. January 28, 1991 Australian Open Hard David Pate Patrick McEnroe
David Wheaton
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 18. March 4, 1991 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) David Pate Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 19. July 22, 1991 Washington, U.S. Hard David Pate Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. September 9, 1991 US Open Hard David Pate John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. October 14, 1991 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) David Pate Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. January 13, 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard David Pate Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 20. February 8, 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) Jacco Eltingh Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 14. August 9, 1993 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Grant Connell Wayne Ferreira
Michael Stich
6–7, 6–7
Winner 21. August 23, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Todd Martin Ken Flach
Rick Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 15. June 20, 1994 Manchester, UK Grass Trevor Kronemann Rick Leach
Danie Visser
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 16. August 8, 1994 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Brian MacPhie John Fitzgerald
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 17. August 7, 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Goran Ivanišević Brent Haygarth
Kent Kinnear
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. August 21, 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Todd Martin Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 5–7
Winner 22. July 22, 1996 Washington, U.S. Hard Grant Connell Doug Flach
Chris Woodruff
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 19. May 5, 1997 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Kelly Jones Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–7

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