David Macpherson (tennis)

David Macpherson ( born July 3, 1967 in Launceston, Tasmania ) is an Australian former tennis player and tennis coach.


Macpherson was educated in Tony Roche tennis academy and was a five-time Australian national tennis champion in doubles in the different age classes. He reached the doubles final of the 1983 Junior Tournament of the U.S. Open and won the 1985 the junior doubles title at the Australian Open. In the same year he became a professional tennis player. He specialized in the men's doubles in 1988 and won his first doubles title on the ATP Challenger Tour. The following year, he won three Challenger tournaments double. His first title on the ATP World Tour, he won in 1990 in Toronto at the side of Patrick Galbraith. In 1992 he took after a highly successful year with his doubles partner Steve DeVries at the ATP World Tour Finals in part.

In addition to his 16 doubles titles - with nine different partners - he was more 13 times in a final, including at the Masters tournament in Stockholm. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1990 with position 293 in single and in 1992 with position 11 in doubles.

Only once he was able to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament, in 1987, he failed in the second round of the Australian Open. In the doubles competition, he reached in 1998 on the side of David Wheaton the semifinals of the Australian Open, but they lost Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.

After the end of his professional career Macpherson was tennis coach. He has been training since August 2005, the brothers Mike and Bob Bryan, one of the most successful doubles teams of all time.

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