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Jonathan Stark (tennis)

This article is about the tennis player. For the actor and screenwriter, see Jonathan Stark (actor).
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Jonathan Stark
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Seattle, USA
Born (1971-04-03) April 3, 1971 (age 44)
Medford, Oregon, USA
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,220,867
Singles
Career record 136–151 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 2</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 36 (February 28, 1994)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994, 1998)</td></tr>
French Open 2R (1994, 1997)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 3R (1996)</td></tr>
US Open 2R (1992, 1998)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 303–186 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 19</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 1 (August 1, 1994)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1994)</td></tr>
French Open W (1994)</td></tr>
Wimbledon QF (1992, 1993)</td></tr>
US Open QF (1995)</td></tr>

Last updated on: March 21, 2012.</td></tr></table>

Jonathan Stark (born April 3, 1971, in Medford, Oregon) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career he won two Grand Slam doubles titles (the 1994 French Open Men's Doubles and the 1995 Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles). Stark reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1994.

Early life

Stark was born in Southern Oregon in the city of Medford on April 3, 1971.[1] In college he played tennis for Stanford University, where he was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991.[1] He reached the NCAA doubles final in 1991, partnering Jared Palmer.[1] On July 17, 1997, he married Dana, and they have two sons and a daughter.[1]

Professional tennis

Stark turned professional in 1991 and joined the ATP Tour.[1] In 1992, he won his first tour doubles title at Wellington. His first top-level singles title came in 1993 at Bolzano (beating Cédric Pioline in the final).

In 1994, Stark captured the men's doubles title at the French Open, partnering Byron Black (the pair were also runners-up at the Australian Open that year). He reached his career high singles ranking of World No. 36 in February.[1] The following year, Stark won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title, partnering Martina Navratilova.

Stark won his second top-level singles title in 1996 at Singapore (beating Michael Chang in the final). He was a member of the 1997 U.S. Davis Cup team.[2] In 1997, Stark won the doubles title at the ATP Tour World Championships, partnering Rick Leach. The final doubles title of Stark's career came in 2001 at Long Island.

Over the course of his career, Stark won 2 top-level singles titles and 19 tour doubles titles. His career prize-money totaled US$3,220,867. Stark retired from the professional tour in 2001 and lives in Portland, Oregon.[1] He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.[3]

Career finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles – 1 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 14, 1992 Rosmalen Grass 23x15px Michael Stich 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. October 17, 1993 Bolzano Carpet (i) 23x15px Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. October 6, 1996 Singapore Carpet (i) 23x15px Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 40 (19 titles – 21 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (4)
ATP Tour (11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11)
Clay (3)
Grass (1)
Carpet (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. January 6, 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Jared Palmer 23x15px Michiel Schapers
23x15px Daniel Vacek
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. October 12, 1992 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. May 17, 1993 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px Doug Flach
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. June 14, 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px David Adams
23x15px Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 5. October 4, 1993 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Brad Pearce
23x15px David Randall
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. October 11, 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i) 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px David Prinosil
23x15px Udo Riglewski
7–5, 7–6
Winner 7. October 25, 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Mike Bauer
23x15px David Prinosil
6–3, 7–6
Winner 8. November 8, 1993 Paris, France Carpet 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Tom Nijssen
23x15px Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. February 14, 1994 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–4
Winner 10. June 6, 1994 French Open, Paris Clay 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Jan Apell
23x15px Jonas Björkman
6–4, 7–6
Winner 11. August 1, 1994 Montreal, Canada Hard 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Patrick McEnroe
23x15px Jared Palmer
6–6, 6–4
Winner 12. February 27, 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Jim Grabb 23x15px Jacco Eltingh
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 13. April 17, 1995 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard 23x15px Mark Knowles 23x15px John Fitzgerald
23x15px Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 14. May 29, 1995 Bologna, Italy Clay 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Libor Pimek
23x15px Vince Spadea
7–5, 6–3
Winner 15. April 29, 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Kent Kinnear
23x15px Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. November 11, 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 23x15px Patrick Galbraith 23x15px Todd Martin
23x15px Chris Woodruff
7–6, 6–4
Winner 17. November 23, 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet 23x15px Rick Leach Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
Winner 18. August 28, 2000 Long Island, U.S. Hard 23x15px Kevin Ullyett 23x15px Jan-Michael Gambill
23x15px Scott Humphries
6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. August 27, 2001 Long Island, U.S. Hard 23x15px Kevin Ullyett 23x15px Leoš Friedl
23x15px Radek Štěpánek
6–1, 6–4

Runner-ups (21)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 17, 1992 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Mark Woodforde
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 2. October 5, 1992 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Steve DeVries
23x15px David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. February 8, 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Scott Davis
23x15px Jacco Eltingh
1–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 4. March 22, 1993 Miami, U.S. Hard 23x15px Patrick McEnroe 23x15px Richard Krajicek
23x15px Jan Siemerink
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. January 10, 1994 Oahu, U.S. Hard 23x15px Alex O'Brien 23x15px Tom Nijssen
23x15px Cyril Suk
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. January 31, 1994 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Jacco Eltingh
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. February 7, 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Rick Leach
23x15px Jared Palmer
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. February 14, 1994 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Grant Connell
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. October 10, 1994 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Jacco Eltingh
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. October 17, 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Hard 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Grant Connell
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 11. November 7, 1994 Paris, France Carpet 23x15px Byron Black 23x15px Jacco Eltingh
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. February 19, 1996 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Richey Reneberg 23x15px Trevor Kronemann
23x15px David Macpherson
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 13. January 13, 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 14. February 24, 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. October 13, 1997 Singapore Carpet 23x15px Rick Leach Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. October 27, 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Todd Woodbridge
23x15px Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. November 3, 1997 Paris, France Carpet 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Jacco Eltingh
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. March 30, 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard 23x15px Alex O’Brien 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Rick Leach
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. June 19, 2000 London/Queen's Club, England Grass 23x15px Eric Taino 23x15px Mark Woodforde
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(1)
Runner-up 20. February 26, 2001 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Alex O’Brien 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–7(3)
Runner-up 21. March 5, 2001 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Jan-Michael Gambill 23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Brian MacPhie
3–6, 6–7

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A QF 3R F 1R A SF 3R QF A 2R 1R 0 / 9 20–9
French Open A A A A A 1R W 2R SF QF 1R 3R 1R 1R A 1 / 9 15–8
Wimbledon A A A A QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R A 3R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 16–9
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 3R 3R 1R 3R QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 13–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 8–3 5–4 15–3 6–4 6–3 9–4 3–3 7–4 0–3 3–4 0–1 N/A 64–39
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A 1R 2R F 2R 2R QF SF 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 10 11–10
Miami NME A A 1R F SF SF 2R QF F 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 10 18–10
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome NME A A A A A A A SF A 2R A A A 0 / 2 4–2
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada NME A A 2R A W 2R A 2R A A 2R A A 1 / 5 7–4
Cincinnati NME A A F QF QF SF 2R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 7 10–7
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A A QF A F 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 4–4
Paris NME A A A W F 2R 1R F SF 2R A A A 1 / 7 15–6
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 2 / 47 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 5–4 12–3 14–4 6–6 2–4 14–7 10–4 4–7 2–3 0–3 0–0 N/A 69–45
Year End Ranking 935 1056 138 23 10 4 16 41 13 42 48 97 77 1137 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jonathan Stark". Tennis Players. ATP World Tour. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (November 29, 1997). "Americans on brink of defeat". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Pfenning, Cliff. "Hall Passes". OregonSports.com. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 

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