David Wheaton

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David Wheaton Tennis player
David Wheaton
David Wheaton 2006
Nation: United StatesUnited States United States
Birthday: 2nd June 1969
Size: 193 cm
Weight: 84 kg
1st professional season: 1988
Resignation: 2001
Playing hand: Right
Trainer: John & Mark Wheaton
Prize money: $ 5,238,401
Career record: 232: 191
Career title: 3
Highest ranking: 12 (July 22 1991)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 157: 122
Career title: 3
Highest ranking: 24 (June 24 1991)
Grand Slam record
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

David Wheaton (born June 2, 1969 in Minneapolis ) is a retired American tennis player .


Wheaton was in 1986 at the side of Jeff Tarango in the double finals of the junior tournament of the US Open . In the individual he was defeated there in the quarterfinals Javier Sánchez . The following year he won the US Open Junior title by beating Andrei Cherkassov in the final . He studied at Stanford University for a year and won the NCAA single title in 1988 .

In the same year he became a professional tennis player and in January 1989 he won his first game on the ATP Tour when he reached the second round in Wellington by defeating Luke Jensen . In August of that year, he penetrated Stratton Mountain for the first time in a semi-finals; he defeated there in succession Andre Agassi and Jim Courier , before losing to Brad Gilbert in three sets . He won his first single title in 1990 in Kiawah Island , followed in the same year by his first double title. In 1991 he won the Grand Slam Cup in Munich with a final victory over Michael Chang after he had previously defeated Michael Stich in three sets, each of which was only decided in the tie-break . Due to a hip injury (1994), an injury to the Achilles tendon (1996) and an elbow operation (1998), he was later unable to continue his previous achievements. He reached his last semi-final on the professional tour in July 1997 in Washington . After that he mainly played on the ATP Challenger Tour , where he had to go through the qualification even there. In his professional career, he won a total of three single and three double titles. He achieved his best placement in the tennis world rankings in 1991 with position 12 in singles and position 24 in doubles.

His best result in a Grand Slam tournament in singles was his participation in the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1991, when he failed in three sets against Boris Becker after victories over Petr Korda , Cédric Pioline , Ivan Lendl , Jan Gunnarsson and Andre Agassi . In the doubles competition he was in the 1990 final of the US Open with Paul Annacone and in 1991 with Patrick McEnroe in the final of the Australian Open . In 1995 at the French Open and in 1998 at the Australian Open, he was able to reach another semi-final in doubles.

Wheaton completed two individual encounters for the US Davis Cup team in 1993 . In the 1: 4 defeat in the first round of the world group against Australia , he lost his first individual against Mark Woodforde ; He won the insignificant last single against Wally Masur in two sets and thus got the only point for the USA. In 1991 he represented his country at the Hopman Cup , where he competed in mixed alongside Zina Garrison .

2001 David Wheaton resigned from professional sports.

Tournament victories

Grand Slam
Grand Slam Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series (4)


No. date competition Topping Final opponent Result
1. May 13, 1990 United StatesUnited States Kiawah Island sand South AfricaSouth Africa Mark Kaplan 6: 4, 6: 4
2. December 15, 1991 GermanyGermany Grand Slam Cup Carpet (i) United StatesUnited States Michael Chang 7: 5, 6: 2, 6: 4
3. July 10, 1994 United StatesUnited States Newport race AustraliaAustralia Todd Woodbridge 6: 4, 3: 6, 7: 6


No. date competition Topping partner Final opponent Result
1. July 28, 1990 CanadaCanada Toronto sand United StatesUnited States Paul Annacone AustraliaAustralia Broderick Dyke Peter Lundgren
6: 1, 7: 6
2. April 17, 1993 Hong KongHong Kong Hong Kong Hard court AustraliaAustralia Todd Woodbridge AustraliaAustralia Sandon Stolle Jason Stoltenberg
6: 1, 6: 3
3. May 4, 1996 United StatesUnited States Atlanta sand South AfricaSouth Africa Christo van Rensburg United StatesUnited States Bill Behrens Matt Lucena
United StatesUnited States
7: 6, 6: 2

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