Brett Steven

Brett Steven (born 27 April 1969, Auckland ) is a former New Zealand tennis player.


Steven studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in 1988 a professional tennis player. In 1990, he won the Challenger tournament in Canberra, the following year he was on the side by Gianluca Pozzi in Newport win his first doubles title on the ATP World Tour. Overall, he won at the side of different partners nine doubles titles, he stood eight more times in a final.

In 1993 he reached the final of the ATP tournament of Schenectady, but he was defeated Thomas Enqvist. Throughout his career, he reached two other singles finals, but a tournament victory he could never win. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1996 with position 32 in the singles and 1995 with position 16 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 1993, where he lost to Pete Sampras. In the doubles competition, he reached the semifinals of the French Open in 1995.

Steven played between 1990 and 1999 33 single and 16 double matches for the New Zealand Davis Cup team. In the 2-3 defeat against Australia in the quarter-finals in 1990 he won his first singles match against John Fitzgerald in five sets, in the second he was defeated Wally Masur single.

In the Summer Olympics 1996, he went to New Zealand, but retired in the first round against Arnaud Boetsch from.

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