Paul Goldstein (tennis)
Goldstein, son of a former table tennis champion, began playing tennis at age 9. In 1990 he reached the final of the USTA National Boys' U14 Indoor Championships, two years later, he took first place at the USTA games at the U16. In 1993 and 1994 he won the USTA Boys' U18, he also won the double championship in 1994 with Scott Humphries. In the same year he reached the junior doubles final of the U.S. Open and the Junior semi-finals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Between 1994 and 1998, he attended Stanford University and was excellent in all four years with the All- American. Goldstein won numerous double championships with Scott Humphries. He was also the first athlete who participated in four NCAA tournaments. In the last school year Goldstein played primarily singles matches and led Stanford to a 28:0 Sasionsrekord. In 1997 and 1998 he was awarded the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award. In 1998 he reached the final of the NCAA singles matches, but he lost to his teammate Bob Bryan. In the same year he graduated from in human biology.
In 1998 he won his first singles title in Lexington on the ATP Challenger Tour. The doubles title he won with his partner KJ Hippensteel. In the same month he was successful with Brian Vahaly in College Station in doubles. His best finish on the tennis world rankings he had in 2006 with position 58 in singles, and in 2007 with 40 position
His greatest successes came when winning the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999 in Winnipeg, as well as reaching the semi-finals in the men's doubles at the U.S. Open in 2005, when he was defeated at the side of Jim Thomas against the eventual champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.
Goldstein ended his professional career in 2008 and founded an energy company in the bay of San Francisco. He is married and has one daughter.