David Mustard

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David Mustard
Full name David Mustard
Country (sports)  New Zealand
Born (1959-12-29) 29 December 1959 (age 58)
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $74,934
Singles
Career record 13–36
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 121 (9 July 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon 3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record 21–44
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 91 (29 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1982, 1983)
French Open 3R (1985)
Wimbledon 3R (1982)
US Open 1R (1984)

David Mustard (born 29 December 1959) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

Mustard played professionally on the Grand Prix tennis circuit during the 1980s and won an ATP Challenger tournament in Sutton in 1984.

He twice made it past the first round of the Australian Open, mostly notably in 1984 when he gave eventual champion Mats Wilander a close contest in the second round, before losing in four sets.[1] After winning the first set 6–1, Mustard was unable to repeat that performance in the second but had opportunities in the next two sets. He led Wilander 5–2 in the third set and 3–0 in the fourth, but the Swede was able to secure both sets and the match.[2]

His best performance in a Grand Slam tournament came in the 1985 Wimbledon Championships when he made the third round, as a qualifier. He defeated Stuart Bale and Marc Flur, before being eliminated by Kevin Curren.[3]

As a doubles player, he had some success with British player Jonathan Smith. The pair made the round of 16 at the 1985 French Open and won two Challenger titles. His other Challenger title in doubles came with Russell Simpson, with whom he made the semi-finals at a Cleveland Grand Prix tournament in 1984.

Mustard played in one Davis Cup tie for New Zealand, against Taiwan in Auckland in 1985, which the home side won 5-0. He defeated Hsu Huang-Jung in the first singles rubber and was also used in the doubles, with David Lewis.[4]

He now works as a tennis coach in Herne Bay, Auckland.[5]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1984 Sutton, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Steve Shaw 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1984 Tampere, Finland Clay United Kingdom Jonathan Smith Sweden Ronnie Båthman
Italy Luca Bottazzi
6–3, 6–4
2. 1985 Neu-Ulm, West Germany Clay United Kingdom Jonathan Smith West Germany Tore Meinecke
West Germany Ricki Osterthun
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
3. 1986 Nagoya, Japan Hard New Zealand Russell Simpson Australia Shane Barr
United States Scott McCain
7–5, 5–7 6–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilander survives scare". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 30 November 1984. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wilander defeats New Zealander". Ottawa Citizen. 2 November 1984. p. E8. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Times Sport". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 1 July 1985. p. 25. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tennis: Davis Cup - Australia clambers to win". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 11 March 1985. p. 22. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Ikram, Ali (7 March 2014). "Herne Bay Tennis Club and its seven sets of twins". 3 News. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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