Born on August 27, 1962, Scott Davis is a former tennis player who reached a career high ranking of number 11 in singles in 1985. Born in Santa Monica, California, Davis won 24 age group titles while playing in the amateurs. He was the number one junior from 1977 to 1980 and a member of the USTA Junior Davis Cup team in 1980. He turned pro in 1983 and was awarded the ATP Newcomer Award in the same year.
Davis spent 14 years playing on the tour and won three singles titles, the 1983 Maui, the Tokyo Outdoor in 1985 and the Auckland Grand Prix events in 1990. He also won several doubles titles, among them the Australian Open doubles title with David Pate in 1991. Other doubles titles include titles in the Los Angeles and Paris Open in 1990 as well as the 1993 Indianapolis Grand Prix Events, all with David Pate. He also reached the finals in the doubles with Pate at the 1991 US Open. He has won approximately $2,287,611 in prize money in all of his 14 years on the tour.
He reached second place in doubles, a career right, on January 28, 1991. A memorable moment for Davis was during the 1984 Wimbledon when he surprised everyone by reaching round 16, extending Ivan Lendl to five sets.
Before turning pro Davis played collegiate tennis at Stanford University, where he helped the Cardinals reach the 1983 NCAA team championships. Davis retired from the tour in 1998, although he remained active in the over-35 senior tour while working as a private tennis coach.