2007 IN REVIEW
The American finished out of Top 100 for first time since 2004 with nine match wins in ATP level play...His best ATP result was QF in Adelaide (l. to Djokovic) in first week of season...Made five first round exits...Played last tournament at US Open 1st RD (l. to Grosjean)...On Challenger circuit, won title in Forest Hills (d. A. Garcia)...Compiled record of 8-11 on hard...In doubles, reached Tunica final (w/Young).
1994--Received wild card into US Open draw and lost to Agenor in 1st RD...1996--Reached first Challenger SF at Urbana...1997--Reached 2nd RD at San Antonio Challenger and first Challenger doubles final in Las Vegas (w/Thomas) ...1998--In August, won first Challenger title in Lexington (d. H. Lee)...Reached final in San Diego (l. to Liukko)...Won first Challenger doubles title in San Diego (w/Peterson) ...Also reached doubles final at Lexington Challenger (w/Thomas)...1999-Qualified at Australian Open and upset No. 8 Rusedski en route to Grand Slam-best 3rd RD (l. to Pavel in five sets)...Advanced to 3rd RD at Wimbledon...Became first American to win singles gold medal at Pan American Games in Winnipeg since Greg Homes in 1983 (d. Mamiit)...Advanced to first ATP QF in Washington (d. No. 8 Corretja)…2000-- Won Challenger title at Waikoloa (d. Sa)...Reached first ATP SF in Delray Beach defeating Rafter in QF... Advanced to 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Gambill)...Back-to-back QFs in Newport and Los Angeles...In doubles, reached first ATP final at Brighton (w/ Thomas...2001 – Won at least one match at each of first four ATP events…Won only one match the rest of the year…Won Lexington Challenger (d. Brasington)…Claimed Futures title in Malibu (d. Boeker)…Won doubles titles at Challengers at Waikoloa (w/Thomas) and Bermuda (w/Roddick)…2002 – Played three ATP events, reaching 2nd RD at Memphis (d. Arthrus, l. to Gambill)…Challenger winner in Tyler (d. Fish) and runner-up in Lexington (l. to Draper)…Won doubles title at Binghampton Challenger (w/Humphries)…Finalist at Calabasas (w/Gimelstob)…2003 – Reached 2nd RD at four of five ATP events he played…In June, claimed Tallahassee Challenger (d. A. Kim)…Closed year by reaching three straight Challenger finals…Runner-up at Waco (l. to G. Lapentti)…Won back-to-back titles in Austin (d. Kendrick) and Champaign (d. Vahaly)…Reached ATP doubles final at San Jose w/Kendrick (l. to Lee-Voltchkov)…Also w/Kendrick, reached SF at Delray Beach…Won title in San Antonio (w/Morrison)…Reached three other finals…2004 – Reached 2nd RD at four of the six ATP events he played, including as a qualifier at US Open…Won Covington Challenger (d. Sa)… Won back-to-back Challenger doubles titles in Covington (w/Hippensteel) and College Station (w/Vahaly)… 2005 – Finished with a career year-end best ranking of No. 68, his first Top 100 season since 2000...Won Waikoloa Challenger (d. Mamiit)... Played first ATP Masters Series since Miami in 2001 when he qualified at Indian Wells (l. to Melzer in 2nd RD)...Reached back-to-back Challenger finals in Busan and Yuba City... Advanced to SF at Newport (l. to Spadea)... Followed with a QF run in Indianapolis (l. to Dent)...Reached career-high ranking of No. 64 on Aug. 22... Won USTA circuit record 11th career Challenger title at Boston (d. Dancevic)... In doubles, posted best career Grand Slam result with run to SF at US Open with former college teammate Jim Thomas... Run included wins over Knowles-Nestor in 1st RD and Aspelin-Perry in QF before losing to fellow Stanford alums Bob and Mike Bryan... Claimed 15th career Challenger doubles title with R. Ram in Busan...2006--Turned in his second straight Top 75 finish with 16 match wins in ATP level play...His best ATP results were SF in Las Vegas (l. to Hewitt) in March and Houston (l. to Melzer) on clay in April...Also advanced to QF in Los Angeles in July, defeating No. 2 seed Hewitt and Kunitsyn before losing to eventual champion Haas... In limited Challenger action, won title in Sacramento (d. R. Ram) and reached final in Busan, Korea (l. to Udomchoke)...Compiled records of 12-14 on hard and 3-2 on clay...In doubles, reached three finals - San Jose, Indianapolis and Tokyo (all w/Thomas) and finished a year-end best No. 46...Earned a career-high $330,485.
Full name is Paul Herbert Goldstein...Enjoyed an outstanding junior and collegiate career...In 1994, became first player in 45 years to repeat as singles champion at USTA National Boys’ 18s Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. (d. Gambill)...Also captured Boys’ 16s title in 1992 and ranked No. 1 that year...In doubles, won USTA 18s title, reached US Open Juniors final (w/Humphries)...Played collegiately at Stanford University from 1994-98, graduating in Human Biology...In 2005, finished as highest ranked player on ATP circuit with a college degree... Became first player in collegiate history to help his school to four straight NCAA team titles and earn All-American honors four years...Reached NCAA singles final in ‘98, losing to teammate Bob Bryan...In 1997, recipient of Rafael Osuna Award, for symbolic competitive excellence and contribution to the game...Favorite TV show is ESPN sports trivia program “Stump the Schwab”...Considers hard court favorite surface...In June 2006, elected to ATP Player Council for two-year term...Wife, Abbie (married July 10, 2004 in Boston); daughter, Sadie (born June 15, 2007)....Coached by Scott McCain.