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David Adams (tennis)

David Adams (born 5 January 1970, in Durban, South Africa) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He turned pro in 1989. During his career he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 33 times, including at the French Open in 1992. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 9 in 1994.

Adams participated in six Davis Cup ties for South Africa between 1997 and 2003, posting a 4–2 record, all in doubles.

Adams won two Grand Slam Tiles in Mixed Doubles, both with fellow South African Mariann de Swart, taking the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 1999 and then the French Open Mixed Doubles in 2000.

Doubles titles (19)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1992 Munich, Germany Clay Menno Oosting Carl Limberger
Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1992 French Open, Paris Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Jakob Hlasek
Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1992 Moscow, Russia Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Marius Barnard
John-Laffnie de Jager
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Henrik Holm
Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Martin Damm
Daniel Vacek
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Menno Oosting
Udo Riglewski
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Andrei Olhovskiy Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Pablo Albano
Javier Frana
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Hendrik Jan Davids
Piet Norval
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Byron Black Andrew Kratzmann
Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Grant Connell
Patrick Galbraith
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Menno Oosting Cristian Brandi
Federico Mordegan
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1994 Osaka, Japan Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Martin Damm
Sandon Stolle
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Daniel Orsanic
Jan Siemerink
4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1994 Beijing, China Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Tommy Ho
Kent Kinnear
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
W/O
Winner 7. 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Ronald Agénor
Shuzo Matsuoka
7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. 1995 Marseille, France Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Jean-Philippe Fleurian
Rodolphe Gilbert
6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Marius Barnard Hendrik Jan Davids
Cyril Suk
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1996 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Menno Oosting Ctislav Doseděl
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Menno Oosting Libor Pimek
Byron Talbot
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay Menno Oosting David Ekerot
Jeff Tarango
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 15. 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Menno Oosting Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Olivier Delaître Sandon Stolle
Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 16. 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Pablo Albano
Peter Nyborg
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1997 Halle, Germany Grass Marius Barnard Karsten Braasch
Michael Stich
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet Fabrice Santoro Martin Damm
Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay Brett Steven Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 20. 1998 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Wayne Black Jim Grabb
David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet John-Laffnie de Jager Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Pavel Vízner Nicolas Kiefer
David Prinosil
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i) Pavel Vízner Max Mirnyi
Andrei Olhovskiy
5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 24. 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard John-Laffnie de Jager Wayne Black
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet John-Laffnie de Jager Neil Broad
Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1999 Rome, Italy Clay John-Laffnie de Jager Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay Jeff Tarango Nicklas Kulti
Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 26. 1999 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard John-Laffnie de Jager Justin Gimelstob
Sébastien Lareau
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Winner 13. 1999 Bournemouth, England Clay Jeff Tarango Michael Kohlmann
Nicklas Kulti
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 27. 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i) John-Laffnie de Jager Olivier Delaître
Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) John-Laffnie de Jager Jonas Björkman
Byron Black
7–6(8–6), 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Winner 14. 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) John-Laffnie de Jager Tim Henman
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 2000 London, England Hard (i) John-Laffnie de Jager Jan-Michael Gambill
Scott Humphries
6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 29. 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay Joshua Eagle Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 2000 Munich, Germany Clay John-Laffnie de Jager Max Mirnyi
Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Martín García Marius Barnard
Jim Thomas
6–7(10–12), 4–6
Runner-up 31. 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Martín García Donald Johnson
Gustavo Kuerten
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 32. 2002 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Ben Ellwood Martin Damm
Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Runner-up 33. 2002 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Gastón Etlis Joshua Eagle
David Rikl
3–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Robbie Koenig Raemon Sluiter
Martin Verkerk
6–2, 7–5
Winner 18. 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Jared Palmer Irakli Labadze
Marat Safin
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 19. 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Robbie Koenig Tomáš Cibulec
Leoš Friedl
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 13 14–13
French Open A A A A A F 2R SF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 12–12
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R SF 3R 2R 2R 0 / 13 12–12
U.S. Open A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 1R 3R QF 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13 15–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 51 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 6–4 6–3 9–4 1–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 5–4 5–4 4–4 4–4 2–4 N/A 53–50
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 3–6
Miami NME A A A 3R A 3R A A QF 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 8 8–8
Monte Carlo NME A A A SF A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 9 6–9
Rome NME A A QF 1R 1R A 1R QF 1R F 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 11 9–11
Hamburg NME A A 2R 2R QF A 1R 2R F 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 11 11–11
Canada NME A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R SF QF SF 1R A 0 / 8 9–8
Cincinnati NME A A 2R 1R A 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10 4–10
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A 0 / 10 7–10
Paris NME A A 1R QF QF QF QF 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 2R A 0 / 11 12–11
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 6 0 / 84 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 4–5 5–7 2–4 4–4 2–6 5–7 9–9 14–9 7–9 9–9 7–9 1–6 N/A 69–84
Year End Ranking 824 434 289 180 101 26 20 13 71 35 25 37 12 19 33 27 91 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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