2002 IN REVIEW
The Australian finished year in Top 20 in doubles for first time at No. 16 and won a career-high three doubles titles and 51 matches…Won two of three titles with Rikl and other with frequent partner Stolle…Won first title of year in Gstaad (w/Rikl) by defeating Bertolini-Brandi in final…Following week in Stuttgart captured title (d. Adams-Etlis in F)…Paired with Stolle as duo won their second title as a team in Vienna with straight-sets victory against Novak-Stepanek in final…The Aussies combined for a 42-26 record and advanced to finals in Sydney, Dubai and Moscow while reaching SF at Adelaide, TMS Rome, TMS Toronto, Indianapolis and Stockholm…They finished No. 8 on ATP Team Race…Also reached 3rd RD at Australian Open and Wimbledon, 2nd RD at Roland Garros…Earned a career-high $256,663.
1992-Reached RD 16 in doubles at Australian Open (w/Doyle)...1993-Reached first Challenger SF at Launceston...1994-Advanced to singles QF at Oberstaufen Challenger...Won doubles at Australia #3 Satellite (w/Florent), Oberstaufen Challenger (w/Haygarth) and finalist at Newcastle Challenger (w/Kempers)...1995-Won doubles title at Perth Challenger (w/Florent) and runner-up at Nagoya Challenger (w/A. Kratzmann) and ATP Tour stop in Seoul (w/Florent), first of career...1996-Enjoyed most success with Florent, finishing No. 20 as a team...The duo defeated Woodbridge-Woodforde in 1st RD of Australian Open before losing the next round to eventual champions Edberg-Korda...Won Furth Challenger title (w/Kempers), then reached ATP Tour final in Oporto (w/Florent) and Bastad (w/Nyborg)...1997-Best ATP Tour results were SF in Tokyo and Beijing (w/Florent) and Stockholm (w/Rafter)...Finished No. 48 in doubles...Qualified in singles in Hong Kong, Halle and Indianapolis...1998-Won 37 matches and reached five ATP finals (w/countryman Florent)... Began year with his first ATP title in Adelaide and advanced to finals in Munich, 's-Hertogenbosch, Stuttgart-outdoor and Kitzbuehel ...Qualified for ATP World Doubles Championship...1999-Played in 10 tournaments with five different partners...Reached SF in Dubai, Rotterdam and London-indoor (all w/Florent), his best ATP results of season...Did not play after mid-April due to shoulder and ankle injuries...Ranked No. 136...2000-Reached four ATP finals, losing in Delray Beach, Kitzbuehel, TMS Toronto (w/Florent) ane Estoril (w/Adams)...2001-Finished in Top 25 in doubles for third time in four years at No. 24…Teamed with countryman Florent to compile a 25-18 record…Duo reached finals at TMS Monte Carlo and SF in Adelaide, Sydney, TMS Indian Wells, Estoril and Barcelona...Won second career ATP title in Dubai in March (w/Stolle).
Full name is Joshua Andrew Eagle...Nicknamed "The Bull"…The youngest of three children and the only child to play tennis...Both parents are teachers...A big fan of the Brisbane Broncos football team and says, "The best day of my life was when the Broncos won the Grand finals and I was there" in 1992...Enjoys reading and favorite book is The Power of One...Compiled a solid junior career, reaching the SF at Wimbledon in 1990 and finishing No. 10 in the world junior rankings...Won Australian Open junior doubles title and Italian Open junior doubles title (w/Doyle) in '91...A member of ATP Tour Player Council in 1997-98.