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  SANDON STOLLE         ATP Tour site bio
(pronounced: STAH-lee)
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(Source: 1998 ATP
Tour Player Directory)

Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Turned pro: 1991
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Residence: Sydney, NSW, Australia N. Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Height: 6' 4" (1.92m)
Weight: 175 (79kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Career prize money: $1,539,326
Highest singles ranking: 50 (January 13, 1997)
Highest doubles ranking: 16 (November 14,1994)


1997 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prize money: $311,287
  • Matches won-lost: Tour: 23-19 (singles), 24-15 (doubles) Challenger: 0-1 (singles), 0-0 (doubles)
  • Singles Semifinalist: Nottingham. Quarterfinallist: Sydney, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Newport.
  • Doubles Finalist: Dubai, Antwerp, Queen's (w/ SUK). Semifinalist: Orlando, Atlanta, Rome, Los Angeles (w/ SUK).

    1997 IN REVIEW

  • Despite missing last four months QF the season because QF a shoulder injury, finished in the Top 100 for the second consecutive season
  • Reached QF in Sydney (l. to Ivanisevic) and extended Hrbaty to five sets at Australian Open
  • A month later, reached QF in Philadelphia (l. to Stafford)
  • Defeated No. 15 Mantilla in 1st RD at Mercedes Super 9 in Indian Wells
  • Played well on grasscourts, reaching SF in Nottingham 0. to Rusedski), 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Stich) and QF in Newport 0. to Sargsian)
  • In July, suffered a right shoulder injury that kept him out for the remainder QF the year
  • In doubles, teamed with Suk to reach finals in Dubai, Antwerp and Queen's as well as SF in Rome, Atlanta, Orlando and Los Angeles
  • Finished the year ranked No. 39 individually in doubles.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    1991

  • Reached his first QF in Brasilia
  • Qualified at Wimbledon and beat M. Kratzmann in 1st RD

    1992

  • Won first Tour doubles title (w/ Fitzgerald) inTaipei
  • 1993-Won doublestitle in Sydneyoutdoor (w/ Stoltenberg)

    1994

  • In doubles, won Sydney-outdoor (w/ Cahill), Osaka (w/ Damm) and Cincinnati (w/ O'Brien)
  • Finished No. 12 (w/ O'Brien) in the Team Rankings

    1995

  • Qualified at Queen's, where he beat D. Flach, Palmer and Bjorkman before losing to Sampras in QF
  • In doubles, reached four finals, including U.S. Open (w/ O'Brien)
  • Finished No. 13 in Team Rankings (w/ O'Brien)

    1996

  • Finished 8-4 on grass, including his first career final in Nottingham (l. to Siemerink)
  • In doubles, won Ostrava (w/ Suk) and the Annenheim Challenger (w/ Tebbutt) and reached the finals QF three other Tour events
  • Surpassed $1 million mark in career earnings.

    CAREER FINALIST:

    1996

  • Nottingham.

    CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (6).

    FINALIST (13).

    PERSONAL

  • Began playing tennis at age 6
  • Father, Fred, a former Australian tennis great, is a commentator on ESPN in U.S. and Channel 9 in Australia
  • Mother, Pat
  • Studied two years atTexas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, majoring in marketing and business
  • Earned All-America honors in doubles (w/ Luis Ruette) in 1990
  • Fitness coach is Brett Stephens.

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